If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Office 365, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
Office 365 has got variety of subscriptions. Very good option for small and medium business. Office 365 email solution is excellent, very good admin control console to enable security features to inbound and outbound emails. This is part of basic standard subscription itself. As the subscription modules goes up, the security features are too notch. Email spam and malware can be integrated with third party solutions like Symantec email cloud security or barracuda or any other solution. Without any hesitations one can go for this...
If you need, reach out to MS support. They were really helpful in setting things up for our team.
Microsoft Office is a basic tool in consulting. I have implemented macros, specialized Office tools, and applications for it using Visual Basic. I usually need to design tools for our clients, because I want to give them a really good product. It needs to be more than Excel, alone, because it has to be easy to enter data. There are also calculations that happen in the background, and we do not want the client to be harassed by things that they do not need to know. The mission of the Office is to do small computations. It is a tool for small documents and spreadsheets, and I think it's perfect for what it's meant to be. On the other hand, there is always something that can be improved. I would rate this solution a four out of ten.
The advice I would give depends mainly on their requirements. If they need to minimize their administration, Office 365 would be an excellent option. On a scale of one to ten, one being the lowest and ten being the highest, I would rate this product a seven.
The version we are using is very generic. It requires that you perform a lot of customizations. I rate this product a 7 out of 10. I give it this rating because it works but it's not sophisticated enough and not specialized enough for health care. It requires a lot of time to customize.
It is a nice service that lets us share information easily. Look into the security and cost of the solution before purchasing.