16 January 2020
Microsoft 365

Support for Windows 7 ended on 14th January 2020. This means that you’ve either upgraded to Windows 10 already, or you’re about to upgrade to Windows 10. If you’re also an Office 365 user, there are some compelling reasons why you should move to Microsoft 365 Business.

In today’s modern workplace, employees are desiring the freedom to work in multiple locations across multiple devices, at any time. Unfortunately, meeting these demands presents additional security risks. Microsoft 365 empowers your employees with the freedom to work anywhere without forfeiting security.

The service contains Office 365, Windows 10 Pro and a robust security package (Enterprise Mobility and Security (EM+S)).

The five elements of EM+S address all the issues that working outside of the company firewall and across devices may present. For example, Mobile Device Management allows the easy access of company data without sacrificing security or being intrusive on users’ devices, and has a remote wipe feature so if a device is lost or stolen, your company data remains safe.

Further features such as multi-factor authentication, Azure Information Protection which allows you to control who can and can’t access company data, and Conditional Access which blocks sign in attempts based on certain criteria, ensure total security without hindering users’ productivity.

The upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 is the perfect catalyst for a move to Microsoft 365 Business, especially if you’re already using Office 365, then adopting Microsoft 365 Business is a no brainer - there really is nothing stopping you!

Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 is a complete, intelligent solution that includes Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security. This single solution enables you to collaborate more efficiently, simplify IT management, and safeguard your business using additional protection and security controls.

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Please note: As of April 21st 2020, Office 365 plans for SMBs have adopted the Microsoft 365 brand name. In practice, this means:

Office 365 Business Essentials is now Microsoft 365 Business Basic;

Office 365 Business Premium is now Microsoft 365 Business Standard;

Microsoft 365 Business is now Microsoft 365 Business Premium; and,

Office 365 Business AND Office 365 ProPlus are now Microsoft 365 Apps (for Business, and for Enterprise, respectively).

There are no changes to the cost or features in the plans as yet.