What is Office 365?

What is Office 365?

Office 365 is the latest ‘software as a service’ product from Microsoft. Software as a service means that you pay a monthly/ yearly subscription for all the latest Office productivity tools. There is no more large upgrade or software fees as your Office suit is automatically updated with the latest versions of all the Office tools.

Office 365 includes web versions and desktop versions of all the Office tools you know and use like, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Also included is OneDrive which is cloud based storage and file sharing system consisting of 1TB of storage per user and syncs seamlessly with your personal computer. No more backing up important files!

Office 365 includes the latest version of all the familiar Office applications – including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook – for you to use on your PCs and Macs. For each Office 365 licensed user, you can use Office on up to 5 PCs, Macs, or mobile devices.

In addition, it also provides access to certain Office applications that are optimised for tablets and smartphones. For example, Outlook for Windows tablets is optimized for touch experience and makes it easier for users to interact, compose and manage their email on the go. Lync and OneNote for Windows Phones as well as iOS and Android operating system provide the rich experience on the mobile phones.

Join meetings with one click from your preferred mobile device, View the presenter’s shared screen or PowerPoint slides, Communicate with clear audio and HD video, Connect in new ways with real-time white-boarding, Q&A, and polling.

Co-author documents and quickly collaborate with others in Office desktop and web-based apps, Stay current with real-time updates in Office Online, Share documents securely and collaborate across desktops, tablets, and mobile devices