What is Microsoft 365?

Microsoft 365, formerly Office 365, is Microsoft’s cloud-based productivity suite of tools for small businesses and enterprises. Microsoft include a range of tools that can improve collaboration between your staff and with external companies and boost productivity. Microsoft offer licences specially for small businesses under 300 users including Microsoft 365 Business Basic, Standard and Premium.    

Microsoft 365 for Business

The Microsoft 365 Business range of licences are perfect for small businesses up to 300 users. All of the Microsoft 365 Business licences include the base features below:

  • Exchange Online for email, calendars and contacts
  • OneDrive provides 1tb of data storage per user
  • SharePoint Online provides document sharing and intranet
  • Microsoft Teams for chat, online meetings and collaboration
  • Power Platform – Power Bi for data analysis, Power Apps for low and no code applications and Power Automate for process automation

Microsoft 365 Basic

The basic licences includes the base features and the online versions of Office applications.  

Microsoft 365 Standard

The standard licences includes features from the basic licence along with the desktop versions of Office that can be installed on up to 5 devices.

Microsoft 365 Premium

The premium licence is the most cost effective licence and includes all the features of standard plus Intune, Defender and Information Protection.  These additional features provide additional security, device management and data protection.  

How we can help you with Microsoft 365

With the many licences and addon options Microsoft provide, selecting the right one can be daunting. As a Microsoft Small and mid-market cloud solutions silver partner we can help you make the right choice.   

Set up and migration

Through our set up and migration service we provide an efficient and stress free migration to Office 365. We manage the process from start to finish to get you up and running and your data migrated.   


Once you are set up in Microsoft 365 we can take care of the ongoing management. This includes making sure you are not paying for unused licences, maintaining security and set up of new services. 

Consulting and Development

We provide consulting and development services to help you make the most of your Microsoft 365 subscription.  Using SharePoint, Power Automate and Power Apps we can get you started with process automation. 

Add-on services

There are many addon’s both from Microsoft and third parties, including spam filtering, centralised email signatures and backups.  We can help you select the right services to get the most out of Microsoft 365.  

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