Office 365, a productivity cloud service from Microsoft which integrates the existing suite of Microsoft’s productivity applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher etc. into a single product that is offered as a cloud service while at the same time adding business-oriented products such as Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams. Office 365 has been created and curated to meet the needs of enterprises where many people need to collaborate on an individual project.
The cloud-based model has been the staple for the popularity of Office 365 because more and more business and services have been moving to cloud-based organizational architectures and with the recent impact of COVID-19 pandemic, enterprises, as well as large and smaller organizations, have been forced to work remotely. Office 365 comes in handy in such situations with the help of the cloud-based services where multiple users can work and collaborate on the same document and project at the same time even while working remotely. Office 365 users can access their email, documents, contact and calendars from any device and any kind of browser which removes the hardware constriction that might make the software and service unfavourable or inaccessible to people restricted by their hardware limitation. Users can obtain similar experience regardless of the device they are using to access the Office 365 infrastructures which provide a uniform communication and collaboration experience.
Office 365 enables users to store their documents and other necessary resources in OneDrive, a cloud-enabled service which means users can access their documents and other resources from any place at any time and the data is also safeguarded with state-of-the-art security architecture and are also protected from physical damage and entity-theft that might occur with the physically stored data. Office 365 also provides a state-of-the-art IT related support, 99.9% guaranteed uptime, geo-redundant data centres, disaster recovery to the users which can enable the users to solve any problem with the minimal hassle they might encounter while using Office 365. Office 365 also provides real-time synchronization between the email, calendar and contacts meaning the users can have their multiple devices synced with updated information in real-time. Office 365 also offers a Single Sign-On (SSO) which enables users to store their password in the system-tray of the machine of their choice which removes the hassle of having to avoid the hassle of repeated sign-in to the services of their choice.
Office 365 has enabled to spearhead the collaboration and day-to-day activities of organizations of all scales in such challenging times with the suite of powerful features provided to the users which have made it a go-to organization productivity suite option for the organization of any scale.
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