Review of Office 365
- Office 365 is a suite of cloud based services from Microsoft.
- It offers access to business tools such as email, messaging, videoconferencing, collaboration and browser-based versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote
1. Microsoft Exchange Online
- It is an email, calendar and contacts solution delivered as a cloud service.
- The service is based on Microsoft Exchange Server
- It offers 25GB for email storage for one licensed product
- In addition to that it offers calendar and contacts with sharing capabilities.
- Exchange ActiveSync provides mobile connectivity to Exchange services and mobile email applications.
- It is a collaboration, sharing, and document editing service using internal and external sites.
- It is used to create Public Facing Web Sites.
- It provides Communication features like instant messaging, video/audio chat etc
- Lync Online is accessed through the Lync client.
- It has month-to-month, per-user licensing.
- It can be installed by users from Microsoft Online Services.
- It is activated using the same Microsoft Online Services ID that users employ to sign in to Office 365 and the license is renewed on a 30-day cycle.
- It is a browser based version of Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
- It is lightweight editing of Office documents in Web browsers while preserving the formatting of the original documents.
- Office 365 for enterprise:
For businesses with internal or partner-supported IT staff and resources. Add on plans are available for information workers with dedicated PCs workers who share a PC and need only Web-based access.
- Office 365 for small business:
Designed for businesses without dedicated IT staff or resources.
- Office 365 for education:
Designed for schools and a replacement for the Office Live@edu service.