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?
Analysis of the licenses in order to evaluate the cost and select the proper payment methods (monthly | yearly)..
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.
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.
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.
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.
We use both the cloud and on-premises deployment models. I'd recommend the product. I'd rate it nine out of ten.
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.
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.
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.
It is advisable to have a basic knowledge of traditional office tools to be able to get the most out of it.