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2018-09-04T00:28:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Microsoft 365 Business?

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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Microsoft 365 Business, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 5Real User

Personally, I don't like working in the cloud. The majority of this solution is used on-premises. I would recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it. I would rate Microsoft 365 Business a seven out of ten.

2021-09-29T14:00:55Z
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Top 20Real User

I would recommend this solution to others. I rate Microsoft 365 Business a nine out of ten.

2021-09-28T15:40:14Z
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Top 5Real User

I would recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it. I am very happy with the product. I would rate Microsoft 365 Business a ten out of ten.

2021-09-27T13:19:45Z
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Top 20Real User

We are an end-user as well as a partner. We had a partnership before as a developer. I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten. We're pretty happy with its capabilities.

2021-09-15T12:59:13Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I rate the solution nine out of 10.

2021-09-13T10:15:52Z
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Top 5Real User

I believe we have around 10,000 users. I would definitely recommend the solution to others. I rate Microsoft 365 Business as a nine or nine-point-five out of ten.

2021-09-08T13:53:54Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend this solution for others who are interested in using it. I would rate Microsoft 365 Business a ten out of ten.

2021-09-06T08:39:53Z
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Top 5Real User

We're customers and end-users. I'd rate the solution at a seven out of ten. I would recommend the solution to other users and organizations. We've been pretty happy with its capabilities.

2021-08-27T14:38:38Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I am a customer and an end-user. As a cloud-based solution, we are always on the most recent version. It's automatically updated. I would rate the solution at a ten out of ten. We are very happy with the solution and its capabilities. I would recommend the product to other users and organizations.

2021-08-27T14:22:42Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

My understanding is that we are using the cloud deployment model, or maybe a hybrid. Some parts are cloud, some parts are local. We're using the latest version of the solution at this time. However, I cannot speak to the exact version number. I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten. We have been happy with how it works in general. I would recommend this solution to other users and companies.

2021-08-26T16:23:15Z
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Top 20Real User

We're customers and end-users. We are using the latest version of the product. I cannot speak to the exact version number, however, we are using the Business Standard option. I would recommend the solution. It's worth trying. I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten. we've mostly been happy with its capabilities.

2021-08-25T10:07:50Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I rate Microsoft 365 Business an eight out of ten.

2021-08-23T10:01:24Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend this solution to others. I rate Microsoft 365 Business an eight out of ten.

2021-08-23T09:08:50Z
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Top 20Real User

I would rate Microsoft 365 Business a seven out of 10.

2021-08-21T06:06:08Z
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Top 20Real User

I rate the solution seven out of 10.

2021-08-20T08:54:04Z
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Top 20Real User

The Microsoft mail server is a very strong and stable solution, good for business reliability and usability rather than some of the smaller email solutions or trying to host the solution yourself. I rate this solution nine out of 10.

2021-08-19T10:40:16Z
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Top 10Real User

You know exactly what you are going to get whenever you use it. It won't necessarily wow you but it gets you from point A to point B, and that is what is important. I would rate Microsoft 365 Business a seven out of ten.

2021-08-18T23:12:09Z
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Top 5Reseller

I am really very happy using this solution. I am comfortable using it and have asked my team to offer this solution and I have included it as a part of our portfolio. I encourage my team to offer this solution to some of our customers who are not yet with Office 365. We have our own management portal and we are partners with Microsoft. I would definitely recommend this solution to anyone who is not yet using it. I would rate Microsoft 365 Business a nine out of ten.

2021-08-12T11:08:25Z
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Top 5Real User

I would highly recommend this solution to others. I rate Microsoft 365 Business a nine out of ten.

2021-08-06T17:46:10Z
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Top 20Real User

I'd rate the solution at a nine out of ten. If the process was a bit more seamless, I'd give it a perfect score. However, for the most part, I'm happy with the capabilities.

2021-08-06T16:18:16Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend this solution to other users. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Microsoft 365 Business a nine.

2021-07-29T15:22:46Z
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Top 5Real User

I rate Microsoft 365 Business an eight out of ten.

2021-07-16T13:58:52Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I rate Microsoft 365 Business an eight out of ten.

2021-06-23T13:44:18Z
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Top 5Real User

I would recommend this solution without a shadow of doubt. I would rate Microsoft 365 Business a ten out of ten.

2021-06-02T15:46:36Z
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Top 5Reseller

I would rate Microsoft 365 Business a seven out of ten.

2021-06-02T15:23:18Z
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Top 10Real User

We are using the latest version of the solution. We are currently migrating to the cloud. Most of it's SharePoint, however, it's still a mix of on-prem and cloud. We have to do a complete migration to the cloud eventually. While there may be some open-source tools on the market, we find that you do get what you pay for and Microsoft does offer quite a bit. In general, I'm mainly used to Microsoft and have been happy with it. I'd recommend it to others. I'd rate the solution at a nine out of ten.

2021-06-01T13:22:04Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We're just a customer and an end-user. We are using the latest version of the solution. We are like customers. Even if we do not sell these kinds of services, when customers ask us for advice, we recommend them to move to Microsoft. One of our business lines is in GDPR. For that, we recommend them to move to something which is completely secure. Microsoft Office 365 is one of them. We recommend customers move to Office 365 for that reason. I'd rate the solution at a nine out of ten.

2021-06-01T12:40:58Z
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Top 20Real User

I would rate this solution at eight on a scale from one to ten. There are still a lot of companies, especially small ones, that still rely on on-premises or on a small partner that delivers old style Windows Office environments hosted somewhere locally. I would really encourage all of them to move to Microsoft 365, maybe coached or managed by a third-party. I would suggest that they think in this new style and help and support the use of Microsoft 365, an IT commodity, and not think the old way that it has to be installed and maintained the old way.

2021-05-28T16:23:31Z
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Top 20Real User

I would recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it. I would rate Microsoft 365 Business a nine out of ten.

2021-05-27T11:49:39Z
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Top 5LeaderboardMSP

I'd rate the product at a ten out of ten. We've been extremely satisfied with its capabilities. I would recommend the solution to other organizations.

2021-05-15T10:52:28Z
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Top 20Real User

We are just a customer and an end-user. We don't have a business relationship with Microsoft. We use universal updates. The solution is typically on the latest version. The cloud deployment is constantly automatically updated. I would advise potential new users to prepare carefully on the business side. It's not just the technical implementation. It's how it will be used for business. There needs to be a plan in place. The most challenging part is simply making the business as a whole - including end-users - comfortable with the product. I would rate the solution at an eight out of ten.

2021-04-20T14:57:18Z
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Top 5Real User

I think it is a very good product and would recommend new users to try it. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Microsoft 365 Busines a nine.

2021-04-19T16:21:59Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We are on the cloud version of the solution. We're always, therefore, on the latest version of the product. I'd rate the solution at a ten of ten. I'm very pleased with its overall capabilities. I'd recommend the solution to other users, due to the fact that we have had such a positive experience.

2021-04-19T15:33:55Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I have no problem recommending this solution. I would rate Microsoft 365 Business an eight out of ten.

2021-04-19T15:00:28Z
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Top 20Real User

I would recommend that they review the licensing and the abilities. It's not difficult to add to things after that, but you may get some additional features if you decide to upgrade your licensing. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten, because it does absolutely everything that I need it to, and it has the ability to do more, but it's not necessarily the most straightforward.

2021-04-14T15:08:40Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend this product to others. With respect to the services that are available on O365 and the kind of applications that are available on the O365 platform, it is pretty good. We will keep using it. I would rate Microsoft 365 Business an eight out of ten.

2021-03-31T10:48:26Z
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Top 20Real User

I would advise making sure that someone experienced with Microsoft Office 365 platform and ecosystem is leading your organization. Otherwise, find a great partner to help you and guide you through the implementation process. I would rate Microsoft 365 Business a seven out of ten. A couple of things can be better.

2021-03-30T22:16:38Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

It's come a long way in terms of evolution. I would rate Microsoft 365 Business an eight out of ten.

2021-03-29T14:21:52Z
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Top 5Real User

I would recommend this solution. I would rate Microsoft 365 Business a seven out of ten.

2021-03-29T09:10:56Z
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Top 20Real User

I would rate Microsoft 365 Business an eight out of ten.

2021-03-25T18:53:43Z
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Top 20Real User

We have plans to continue using this solution. We are selling this product in another department, and I would recommend it to others who are interested in using it. I would rate Microsoft 365 Business an eight out of ten.

2021-03-19T18:06:24Z
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Top 5Real User

Overall, this is a good product and I am satisfied with the features that it has. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2021-03-05T14:58:38Z
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Top 5Real User

I would 100% recommend this solution. I will keep using this solution. I would rate Microsoft 365 Business a nine out of ten.

2021-03-04T16:06:21Z
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Top 10Real User

We plan on using the solution in the future and I would recommend it to others. I rate Microsoft 365 Business a nine out of ten.

2021-03-04T08:25:27Z
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Top 20Real User

I'm not sure which version of the solution we're currently using. I don't know the version number off-hand. I'd recommend this solution to other organizations. I'd rate it ten out of ten. It's worked well for me and I'm very comfortable with the product.

2021-03-03T13:34:09Z
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Top 5Real User

I would definitely recommend this solution to others. I would rate Microsoft 365 Business an eight out of ten.

2021-03-02T13:26:05Z
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Top 20Real User

It's a good product. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2021-03-01T23:13:35Z
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Top 5Real User

I'm an end-user of the product. I don't have a business relationship with Microsoft. I'm using the latest version of the solution. I would recommend that everyone downloads the mobile application, as it makes it so easy to access and use.

2021-03-01T20:59:05Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

It is very stable, even during the period when everyone was working from home. I would recommend this solution to others. We got great value out of it. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2021-03-01T18:12:55Z
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Top 20Real User

We are a Microsoft Gold partner. While we deploy to the cloud, we do have clients that use the on-premises deployment model. Our company provides functions on top of Microsoft 365. That means that we obviously fill some gaps and we have developed specific solutions for document management and cache management and project management and stuff like that. We are adding functions to Office 365 and Microsoft 365 with WorkPoint 365. I'd advise that other organizations should think of it as a platform. It's a platform where you can actually start in one place and develop in so many other areas with WorkPoint 365.

2021-02-25T06:12:28Z
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Top 20Real User

We are using the latest version of the solution. I'm not sure of the exact version number. I would rate the solution at a nine out of ten. So far, it's met our needs. I have no complaints. I'm very happy with it.

2021-02-22T23:27:40Z
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Top 20MSP

I'm a customer and end-user. I'm not sure which version of the solution we're using. I don't know the version number. I presume that we intend to continue to use the solution going forward. I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten. If the Microsoft Teams portion was more stable, I would rate it higher.

2021-02-22T21:25:12Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2021-02-22T15:33:04Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend this solution. It has everything that I need, and I plan to keep using this solution. I would rate Microsoft 365 Business a nine out of ten.

2021-02-18T10:36:24Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of eight.

2021-02-17T14:13:55Z
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Top 20Real User

I would recommend this solution. I plan to keep using it. I would rate Microsoft 365 Business a nine out of ten.

2021-02-12T14:43:48Z
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Top 20Real User

I would recommend this solution to others. I rate Microsoft 365 Business a nine out of ten.

2021-02-11T11:40:43Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Microsoft wonders me, I am quite satisfied with this solution. I would recommend this solution to others. I rate Microsoft 365 Business a nine out of ten.

2021-02-10T13:35:39Z
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Top 5Real User

I would recommend this solution. I rate this solution an eight out of 10.

2021-01-27T10:13:02Z
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Top 5Real User

My advice to anyone considering Business 365 is to go use it. It is a brilliant service delivery solution for small businesses as well as for larger businesses that don't want to be responsible anymore for their on-premise environment because if that should fail there is a loss of information and a loss of productivity, which they cannot afford. On a scale of one to ten, I would give Microsoft 365 Business an eight.

2021-01-24T09:04:00Z
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Top 20Real User

I would recommend this solution, but it depends on the user base and company. We are a government organization, and it works for us. I would recommend it for other government organizations. Our county and other counties are using this solution. I would rate Microsoft 365 Business an eight out of ten.

2021-01-22T16:21:16Z
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Top 5Real User

I can recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it. I would rate Microsoft 365 Business an eight out of ten.

2021-01-13T16:15:24Z
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Top 5Real User

My advice for anybody who is implementing Microsoft 365 Business is to have some in-house capability, as we do. This is the best way to engage with this product. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2021-01-08T12:10:38Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would absolutely recommend this solution. We plan to keep using this solution, and we are going to buy new licenses soon. It has a lot of automatic upgrades, and they keep on coming up with security fixes and interesting features. There were a couple of features that were not available when we bought it, but over a period of time, they have included all those features in it. I would rate Microsoft 365 Business a ten out of ten.

2021-01-04T11:49:48Z
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Top 20Real User

I don't have a specific answer as to whether I would recommend it to others. It depends on the situation. At the moment, we plan to continue using it in the future. I would rate this solution a six out of ten.

2020-12-17T12:10:41Z
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Top 5Real User

I would recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it. I would rate Microsoft 365 Business a nine out of ten.

2020-12-10T09:56:58Z
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Top 5Real User

I would recommend this solution to other users because Microsoft is experienced in the business world. They're more competent in business processes as compared to other vendors, who are more consumer-based rather than business-functionalities-based. We plan to keep using this solution. We trust our future with Microsoft 365. I would rate Microsoft 365 Business an eight out of ten. I'm satisfied with this solution.

2020-12-04T18:07:52Z
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Top 5Real User

If you can afford it, then go for it. It is a good product. I would rate Microsoft 365 Business a six out of ten.

2020-11-24T20:30:20Z
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Top 5Real User

When we look at the roadmap, we see they are moving with the current trends in technology. So you won't have a solution whereby there are no upgrades from its functionalities. Microsoft is well established on the foothold and the business processes. They understand the key business processes that are required to be supported by an ERP. I would recommend it to another client. I would rate Microsoft 365 Business an eight out of ten.

2020-10-29T19:45:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Even though this is the year of the cloud, I will suggest that instead of the cloud deployment, go for the in-house deployment. Microsoft 365 Business is the best when your business is growing up and you want to collaborate using these tools. In my current organization, we don't explore Microsoft 365 Business much. If you see the Microsoft product portfolio, our utilization is just 10% as of now, which probably is applicable to most of the organizations. It is being used just for mailing and the ATP. Our administrators haven't enabled anything else and aren't interested. The joint collaboration is not there, and people are not looking into that aspect. We are just using a product like Microsoft Teams just to make calls so that the telephone bills don't increase. We use chat for easier corporate communication and so that we don't have to type emails. However, there are many further uses of Microsoft Teams. There may be some companies, which are utilizing it a bit more. These are many products that you can integrate and make use of the investments. The monthly payment, which you are making, to buy and maintain this product can be over-utilized. Microsoft can also start promoting what can you do more with this product. Currently, they're only telling that this product is available, but they are not specifying how you can collaborate and integrate with other products. The software companies are taking advantage of bringing AI, which can work. I promote AI, but it should be used for convenience, not for replacing or eliminating mankind. I would rate Microsoft 365 Business a seven out of ten.

2020-08-23T08:17:32Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would, of course, recommend Microsoft for all people. Microsoft always meets your expectations. I would rate Microsoft 365 Business a nine out of ten. I think it's a complete application. They just need to enhance the performance of Excel.

2020-08-23T08:17:00Z
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Top 10Real User

We have a setup file that we are running on our systems but most of the functionalities and features are from the cloud. I would recommend this solution. The challenges with technologies are very dynamic. It changes daily based on the requirements and the scope. If we look at the world right now, we are moving towards digital platforms at our premises due to the non-contact, issues of working from home, being able to pay people, and needing to have meetings. Proof of concept is okay when you are trying to purchase or have a trial to purchase. You start the first month on a free platform. It is nice because the first month is free. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-08-20T07:50:17Z
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Top 20Real User

I would recommend Microsoft 365 Business to others. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-08-19T07:57:33Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Overall I am satisfied with Office 365. It is a very convenient and common product — so nothing special to give advice about that most people do not already know. You really do not need any tools, any skills, or any special training to start using it. Of course, later on, you can learn about some tips and tricks to enhance your experience and productivity. But in general, it is very nice. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate this product as a nine-out-of-ten.

2020-08-19T07:57:24Z
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Top 10Real User

I recommend the Microsoft Office 365 product to clients. We are able to do proofs-of-concept with clients who are interested and carry forward from there. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate Microsoft Office 365 as eight-and-a-half.

2020-08-19T07:57:23Z
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Top 20Real User

We're just a customer. We don't have a business relationship with Microsoft. We're working on the latest version of the solution. We get the latest version each time it comes out. Overall, I'd recommend the solution. It's been very good to us so far and we like the way it functions. I'd rate it eight out of ten.

2020-08-11T06:17:35Z
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Top 20Real User

I would rate this solution a 10 out of 10.

2020-07-23T07:58:00Z
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Top 10Real User

We're Microsoft customers. We aren't resellers or consultants. We have a fairly robust version of the solution, although I don't recall the exact version number offhand. In terms of what I would advise other organizations, I would say it's worthwhile and I would do it as quickly as you can because for what you get, it's a really good bang for the buck while being pretty easy to use. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten.

2020-07-13T06:55:55Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Analysis of the licenses in order to evaluate the cost and select the proper payment methods (monthly | yearly)..

2020-06-02T12:54:21Z
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Top 10Real User

My advice to others about this solution is to go ahead with no fear. I would recommend this solution. I would rate this solution and eight out of ten.

2019-10-28T06:33:00Z
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Top 20Real User

This is a solution that I recommend. I have not yet set it up so the messaging can be sent to my mobile phone, but this is something I know can be done because our technical people have done it. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2019-10-27T06:19:00Z
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Top 10Real User

My advice would be to make sure to find everything out before you start appointments. Make sure you know who is getting what and what sort of licenses you need. Be well-prepped before you start. Be sure you know what licenses you have and the license management. Make sure that you know what you are doing without a fuss because if you make a mistake with that, then you can potentially make a bit of a mess of things. I would rate it an eight out of ten.

2019-10-23T05:52:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We use both the cloud and on-premises deployment models. I'd recommend the product. I'd rate it nine out of ten.

2019-10-22T04:42:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

This solution requires a lot of money. It's a huge expense and it's a concurrent expense. You don't just pay it once, it's going to be continuous and you pay annually. Unless there is a huge impact on the business, then it would be worth going for it. If there is no impact on the business then you can use it on-premises and work with the old office. I would recommend this solution for newly opening businesses that need collaboration and communication that requires the internet but doesn't need a fixed place to work. They should go with Office 365. They are going to pay every year but they will be saving a lot of money for electricity and maintenance for the telephone, voice, VOIP, IP telephones, internet, and subscriptions. The security is also important, it's not exposed to everybody. You won't need an IT department because one person can handle everything. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2019-10-22T04:42:00Z
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Consultant

Pay attention to the migration of the daily solution to the new solution. This is the most painful part. You can pay online for the migration from the old email server to the new one. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2019-10-16T06:52:00Z
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Reseller

This solution is updated on a monthly basis. My advice to anybody who is researching this solution is to understand what you are buying. Microsoft 365 is a huge product. Depending on which plan you purchase, there are a plethora of applications available to you. It's important to understand what those applications can do for you. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2019-10-15T08:01:00Z
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Real User

My advice to people who are considering the use of this product is that if you are starting from scratch — from absolute zero — take some courses or training in the product to make sure you have some basic understanding of each of the products in the suite. You need to know what they do and have some basic skills or you will spend a lot of time finding out for yourself what is already easy to learn. On a scale from one to ten, where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate this product as an eight. What it can do in the next release to be closer to a ten is to integrate the components better. I would like to see all of the functionality come together in one workspace. I would prefer not to have the work separately with an Excel spreadsheet and a separate PowerPoint interface for presentation and a Flow interface for workflow. This is a little clumsy. I would prefer further integration of all the products into one single solution so it is not necessary to switch back-and-forth as you work. Or have the option to customize how you integrate according to the way you work.

2019-10-13T05:48:00Z
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Real User

Just it.

2019-02-21T12:40:00Z
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Real User

It is advisable to have a basic knowledge of traditional office tools to be able to get the most out of it.

2018-09-04T00:28:00Z
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