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All you need to know about Microsoft 365 in one place!

If you didn’t know, Microsoft 365 (previously known as Office 365) collates all the very best tools to meet the way in which people work today. Microsoft 365 brings together the ever-reliable Excel and Outlook with powerful Cloud services such as Teams to ensure that anyone can create and share anywhere, on any device, from any location. 

What is Microsoft 365? 

Microsoft 365 is the productivity cloud designed to help you pursue your passion and run your business. More than just apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft 365 brings together best-in-class productivity apps such as Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Power Automate with powerful cloud services, device management, and advanced security in one, connected experience. 

What are the major differences between Office 365 and Microsoft 365? 

Put simply, Office 365 is essentially meaning the suite of online services that come to include Exchange Online, SharePoint Online that can be accessed by Office applications such as Word & Excel. What Microsoft 365 does is brings everything you know in Office 365 with a secure enterprise desktop, mobile device and application management & much more. 

What types of businesses can use Microsoft 365? 

It goes without saying but Microsoft 365 caters for businesses of all shapes & sizes. From SMEs right through to enterprise level businesses, Microsoft 365 has been specifically designed to help businesses and people to achieve more from the very best in collaboration and productivity tools. 

What are the costs associated with Microsoft 365 licensing? 

For most of our customers, enterprise or business licensing will be perfect for their everyday requirements. Our team of IT experts here at Advantage will be able to point you in the right direction with which license will suit your business best. 

Enterprise Licensing 


Microsoft 365 F3  

Microsoft 365 E3  

(most popular)  

Microsoft 365 E5  

Aimed at 

Frontline workers with web-based productivity apps and cloud services that allow them to do their best work. 

Best-in-class productivity apps combined with core security and compliance capabilities for your enterprise. 

Best-in-class productivity apps and advanced security, compliance, voice and analytical capabilities for your enterprise 

Per-user per month (ex VAT) – annual commit 





Business Licensing 


Microsoft 365 Business Basic  

Microsoft 365 Business Standard (most popular)  

Microsoft 365 Business Premium  

Aimed at 

Best for businesses that need easy remote solutions, with Microsoft Teams, secure cloud storage, and Office Online (desktop versions not included). 


Best for businesses that need full remote work and collaboration tools including Microsoft Teams, secure cloud storage, business email, and premium Office applications across devices. 


Best for businesses that require secure, remote work solutions with everything included in Business Standard, plus advanced cyberthreat protection and device management. 

Per-user per month (ex VAT) – annual commit 





Is Microsoft 365 safe & secure for my business? 

Of course it is! The Microsoft 365 service that Microsoft provides is very secure and they have an independent security team constantly monitoring the service. Despite this, there are additional steps that can be taken to ensure that the users across your business are taking security seriously. One bit of advice is to get multi-factor authentication in place which essentially gives you another layer of security when you login to prove you are that user by completing a tiny security question. If you aren’t quite sure on this, no need to panic as our Microsoft 365 consultants are on hand to work with your business and provide leading advice on how you can take your security to the next level. 

How is my Microsoft 365 content backed up? 

Like with anything the content on Microsoft 365 is backed up for a short time, however at this point it would be worth considering whether more storage is required to protect your data. For some businesses in particular, data security is crucial and for some there is a requirement to have a backup recovery option on laptops as well as desktops. Therefore, for these businesses, they need to have a suitable backup option in place which is something that Advantage can provide as and when required. 

How can I access the services in Microsoft 365? 

The great thing about Microsoft 365 is the fact that it can be accessed on almost any device such as PCs, Macs, tablets as well as mobile devices.  

Here at Advantage, we can provide your business with a wide variety of services that can help your business to implement, adopt as well as drive value from Microsoft 365. In addition to this, Advantage is Tier 1 Cloud Solution Provider as well as Microsoft Gold partner with a proven record of building solutions in Microsoft 365. 

If you are looking for Advantage to help you migrate over to Microsoft 365 or improve your overall experience of the software then please speak to our team today