The Microsoft cloud platforms offer employees access to productivity tools, enhancing their work quality and the efficiency of their service delivery.
Empowering employees with the proper productivity tools goes to great lengths to ensure that they are more productive, feel valued and are happy with their jobs.
What’s more, this ensures a trusted and secure business platform.
At CloudTech24, we pride ourselves on providing excellent Microsoft 365 support services for businesses utilising Microsoft Modern Workplace solutions.
CloudTech24 offers the following Microsoft Licensing services:
Microsoft Business Basic
Microsoft Business Basic (previously Office 365 Business Essentials) is a cloud-based IT solution that offers small and medium-sized businesses a more tech-savvy approach to office work. The solution includes business emails and web-based versions of Microsoft 365 apps such as Excel and Word. It also comes with secure communication and data storage in the form of Microsoft Teams and OneDrive.
The Microsoft Business Basic Package is what you need to boost your company’s productivity and collaboration. It enhances flexibility for remote workers by easing file sharing initiatives through SharePoint, OneDrive, Teams, or through your company’s cloud network.
The Microsoft Business Basic Package has the following features:
Secure Cloud Storage
You can securely store your business’s data in a single location yet access files from any device, anywhere. This package comes with ITB file storage allowance on OneDrive. Secure cloud storage gives added flexibility in sharing and editing documents while on the go.
Business Email System
Microsoft Outlook offers widespread support across various devices and platforms and the Web using Outlook Web App. This allows for easy and fast access to emails. Outlook allows you to customise your email address to your company name and can hold up to 50GB worth of emails in your inbox and attachments up to 150MB.
This package has web and mobile versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Notebooks. You need a browser to access these programs and work in real-time with other members.
This complete solution is designed to enable employees to collaborate on projects. Microsoft Teams leverages real-time communication tools like video calling, instant messaging in groups or privately with the ability to share screens.
Microsoft Business Standard
Microsoft Business Standard (formerly Office 365 Business Standard) is a widely used Microsoft product catering to small and medium-sized businesses. It adds business emails, data storage in OneDrive and various productivity-enhancing features to the web and desktop versions of the Microsoft Office suite. You also get access to Microsoft Teams. This package allows for collaborative working from different locations. The Microsoft Business Standard package offers the following features:
Business Email System
With Microsoft Office email, you can seamlessly view emails on the web, on mobile devices and the desktop app from anywhere, anytime. This plan offers 50GB of email storage with a 150MB size limit per email.
All Your Favorite MS Applications
Enterprises of all scales have a heavy reliance on MS Office. Microsoft Business Standard caters to this demand with offline access to all of your favourite desktop apps. Such apps include Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Additionally, you can also get unrestricted access to Microsoft Access and Publisher.
Flexible Cloud Storage
The Microsoft Business Standard cloud-based suite of services is designed to help you run a leaner and meaner enterprise. This package comes with 1 TB of file storage on One Drive, making it easy to locate files and data across your organisation.
It also gives remote workers an easy way to access everything from anywhere. Whether it’s in the office or out in the field with mobile devices -all your content can be accessed quickly and efficiently through one platform.
Send instant messages or video calls with your colleagues both privately and in groups using Microsoft Teams. Other perks such as sharing screens offer a more realistic and productive way of holding remote meetings and conferences.
Online Office Suite
In addition to the desktop app version, Microsoft Business Standard gives you access to the mobile and web versions of the Office Suite. All you need is a stable internet connection to share or edit Word, Excel, Notebooks and PowerPoint with your colleagues in real-time.
CloudTech24 is one of the most trusted providers of Microsoft products to companies across the UK. Get in touch today to learn more about our exclusive deals on the Microsoft Business Standard license.
Microsoft Business Premium
Microsoft Business Premium (previously Office 365 Business Premium) is the most advanced Microsoft Business package. It is designed with all the considerations of small and medium-sized enterprises in mind. So it is more than adequate for companies with 300 or fewer employees.
This plan comes with everything offered in the Business Standard plan. Standard features include online & desktop Microsoft apps, business emails, Microsoft and OneDrive storage. It also features advanced integrated security to protect against cyber-crime plus an upgraded Windows 10.
The Microsoft Business Premium package offers the following features.
Microsoft Business Premium arms your enterprise with advanced security that can deter even the most malicious cyber-security threats. Such counter-measures include advanced ransomware and phishing protection that keep your system architecture safe.
Desktop Office Suite
Desktop office suite gives you offline access to Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and the other essential MS apps. This is possible since the Microsoft Office apps are integrated with your Microsoft Business Premium product. To top it off, you can also access Microsoft Access and Publisher.
Business Email System
Microsoft Outlook allows you to access your email anytime, anywhere via any mobile device. You can gain access online through Microsoft Outlook app or any conventional browser. It comes with 50GB of data storage, and you can attach a maximum of 150MB worth of data to your emails through this platform.
Secure Cloud Storage
Microsoft Business Premium has a standard storage size of ITB on OneDrive. All your business data is stored in a single location that can seamlessly be accessed anywhere on any device.
Microsoft Teams streamlines remote working and collaboration between employees. It allows them to chat or video call privately or in groups with added ease. Teams makes it easier to meet and deliberate from anywhere. The screen share and instant response features tear down the barriers created by time and geographical distance.
With Microsoft Business Premium, you can upgrade from Legacy Windows operating systems to Windows 10 Pro. This can be done using the self-service PC deployment menu on Windows AutoPilot. You can also securely manage android, iOS, Windows, and other Apple devices using Microsoft Business Premium.
CloudTech24 is a trusted partner of Microsoft, providing Microsoft Business Premium to companies across the UK. Consult with us today to get the best out of this and other Microsoft products
Business Office Suite
Microsoft Business Premium gives your business access to the web and mobile versions of the Microsoft Office Suite and desktop apps.
Comparison of Microsoft Business Solutions
|Microsoft Business Basic||Microsoft Business Standard||Microsoft Business Premium|
|Monthly Pricing (per user)||$5.00||$12.50||$20.00|
|Best For:||Businesses that need easy remote solutions, with Microsoft Teams, secure cloud storage, and Office Online (desktop versions not included).||Businesses that need full remote work and collaboration tools, including Microsoft Teams, secure cloud storage, business email, and premium Office applications across devices.||Businesses that require secure, remote work solutions with everything included in Business Standard, plus advanced cyber threat protection and device management.|
|Premium Office apps included||Web and mobile versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint||Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher( PC Only) Access( PC Only)||Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher( PC Only) Access( PC Only)|
|Secured cloud services included||OneDrive, SharePoint, Teams, Exchange||OneDrive, SharePoint, Teams, Exchange||OneDrive, SharePoint, Teams, Exchange, Intune, Azure Information Protection|
|Teamwork and communication||Partly Included||Included||Included|
|Web and mobile versions of Office apps||Included||Included||Included|
|Desktop versions of Office apps for PC and Mac||Not Included||Included||Included|
|Email and calendaring||Included||Included||Included|
|File storage and sharing||Included||Included||Included|
|Security and compliance||Included||Included||Included|
|Support and deployment||Included||Included||Included|
|Tools to build and manage your business||Partly Included||Included||Included|
|Advanced threat protection||Not Included||Not Included||Included|
|PC and mobile device management||Not Included||Not Included||Included|
Microsoft 365 Enterprise E3
Microsoft 365 Enterprise E3 plan is a popular Microsoft product. It caters to all the productivity needs of businesses with over 300 users. This license covers access to desktop and web-based productivity apps, storage, advanced security solutions and much more. The plan is well suited for remote working in different companies with apps such as Microsoft Stream and OneDrive.
Some features of Microsoft 365 Enterprise E3 include:
Enterprise Windows Operating System Installation
Enterprise E3 supports Windows 10 Enterprise installation- the most powerful Windows operating system, which comes with great add-ons, including in-built security and productivity features.
Enterprise Email System
Get 100GB email storage, send up to 150MB attachments and custom email addresses @yourcompany.com (.co.uk). The email system comes with a high level of encryption, preventing the recipient from forwarding sensitive or confidential messages.
Secure Cloud Storage
With secure cloud storage, you can store all your company data in a single place and access files anywhere using any mobile device. You get 1TB file storage on OneDrive with Rights Management Services enabling you to restrict access to documents and email to specific people. This means that you can prevent anyone from accessing or editing your documents even if they are sent outside the organisation.
Streamline your remote working with everything from video conferencing to instant messaging between employees.
Business Office Suite
This solution offers standard Office Suite apps, i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, One Note, Access and Publisher. Microsoft 365 Enterprise E3 enhances your productivity drive with access to additional business productivity applications:
- Power Automate for Office 365
- Microsoft To-Do
- Microsoft Stream
- Power Apps for Microsoft 365 and Planner.
These productivity applications can be accessed on five networked devices anywhere and anytime.
There will always be risks and vulnerabilities that could lead to attacks on our most sensitive data. That’s why your organisations need to take all manner of precautions in securing corporate data. Microsoft 365 Enterprise E3 comes with advanced security features, which include:
- Device Guard
- Credential Guard
- Windows Defender Antivirus
- Endpoint encryption via Bitlocker.
You also get to secure your business data online using Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics, Microsoft 365 data loss prevention and Windows Information Protection.
Microsoft trusted partner, CloudTech24 has the necessary expertise to supply and install Microsoft Enterprise E3 to organisations across the UK.
Microsoft 365 Enterprise E5
This solution caters to the needs of large organisations. Microsoft 365 Enterprise E5 integrates all features of Microsoft 365 Enterprise E3 with excellent add-ons such as
- Advanced security
- Voice capabilities
- A suite of productivity apps.
- Enhanced protection from sophisticated cyber-attacks
- Intelligent cloud services
- Best-in-class desktop and online apps.
Microsoft 365 Enterprise E5 sits at the top of Microsoft 365 products.
Enterprise E5 features include:
Advanced Security +
Microsoft 365 Enterprise E5 offers advanced protection against sophisticated cyber-attacks such as phishing and zero-day malware. Advanced security + safeguards corporate data while enhancing GDPR Compliance with Azure Information Protection P2.
This system allows you to discover, classify, label, and protect sensitive documents and emails. Additionally, you can perform risk assessments across Microsoft Cloud services to automatically protect and govern sensitive data from malicious attacks.
Enterprise E5 offers advanced communication functions, including Microsoft 365 Phone System with Audio Conferencing, call control and PBX capabilities in the cloud with Microsoft Teams. Set up or call into meetings from your phone with Audio Conferencing, allowing up to 250 phone attendees.
Enterprise E5 offers you access to business analytics enabling you to make better-informed decisions.
Secure Cloud Storage
Get up to 1TB storage space with OneDrive storage. As such, you can access all your organisation data remotely or in an office. What’s more, with its advanced security features, Enterprise E5 allows users to restrict access to documents for specific colleagues even when shared outside the organisation.
Enterprise E5 also comes with Microsoft 365 Teams which facilitates communication in remote working via real-time messaging and video conferencing.
Business Office Suite
In addition to the desktop and online version of the Office 365 suite (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, One Note), Enterprise E5 offers additional products, including Sway, Microsoft To-Do, Power Automate for Office 365, Microsoft Stream Engage, Yammer Connect and Sway.
Microsoft Enterprise F3
Microsoft 365 Enterprise F3 (Formerly Microsoft 365 F1) package is designed for large organisations supporting an unlimited number of users. It’s well-suited for large companies that require real-time data access and emails on the go, i.e. secure cloud storage. It’s purely online-based, thus ideal for frontline workers who are always on the move rather than workers based in an office.
Microsoft Enterprise F3 package comes with great features, including:
Business Email System
Access Microsoft Outlook email with 2GB of data per user. The emails, calendar and contacts can be accessed via mobile apps.
Office 365 Web Applications
With Microsoft 365 Enterprise F3, you can access Office Web Applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Notebooks via mobile or a browser connected online. As such, you can collaborate with your colleagues on projects in real-time via these apps anywhere, anytime.
Secure Cloud Storage
Share, edit and save on the go with 2GB secure cloud storage in OneDrive for each user.
Enterprise F3’s Microsoft Teams is ideally made for frontline workers with plenty of features, including task management, walkie-talkie, and shift management.
CloudTech24 are in the top 5% of all global partners of Microsoft products; therefore, you can trust us to get you Enterprise F3 with additional perks, including consulting, technical implementation and continuous technical support.
Comparison of Microsoft Enterprise Solutions
|Feature||Office E1||Office E3||Office E5|
|Monthly Pricing (per user)||$8 USD||$20 USD||$35 USD|
|Security||✓Includes Exchange Online Protection||✓✓Adds Rights Management, Intune device management||✓✓✓Adds Advanced Threat Protection, Customer Lockbox|
|Teams – IM, Voice, Video Chat||✓||✓||✓|
|Microsoft Office Apps Online||✓||✓||✓|
|Power BI Pro License||✓|
|Email and Calendar||✓||✓||✓|
|Power Apps and Power Automate||✓||✓||✓|
|Yammer, Video, SharePoint||✓||✓||✓|
|OneDrive for Business, Delve||✓||✓||✓|
|Backup||✓||✓✓✓Adds Data Loss Prevention and eDiscovery||✓✓✓Same as E3|
Realise the Full Potential of Microsoft365 with CloudTech24
From increased productivity to enhanced collaboration among employees, Microsoft 365 offers plenty of benefits to businesses. However, the secret to realising the full benefits of Microsoft365 lies just beyond simply acquiring the software. For your business to exploit the benefits of Microsoft365 fully, it’s imperative to carry out structured implementation coupled with robust, systemic management.
At CloudTech24, we are ready to assist you in getting the most out of Microsoft 365, whether you’re looking to migrate to the Microsoft Cloud or need extra technical support regarding some aspects of Microsoft365. We offer world-class organisational support for the Microsoft 365 Cloud productivity suite encompassing installation, implementation, support, and training. Switching to new technology is usually a challenging move regardless of a firm’s technological capacity. As such, it calls for elite support for a seamless transition to the latest technology.
CloudTech24 is ready to help you to achieve a seamless migration to Microsoft 365. We have a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field to guarantee a hassle-free transition for your business. Our team of specialised IT experts will plan and execute a top-quality, strategic migration of your data and applications based on your specific IT needs. Better still, they will ensure zero disruption to your business operations plus supply everything you need to optimise and manage Microsoft 365 following the implementation. We also offer a broad spectrum of Microsoft 365 support package options, with varying features included to meet the specific needs of particular SMEs or businesses.
You Can Trust Us with Your Data
At CloudTech24, we understand that your business data is highly sensitive and needs uncompromised handling. So, why trust us?
We Are Thorough
This is the real reason why we ensure that your data is secure, backed up and verified in Microsoft 365. We offer a cloud data backup system that safely backs up and restores data directly from Microsoft 365.
We Are Cloud-Conversant
With our advanced cloud data backup system, you can schedule automatic backups of your data to enhance data security and safeguard your organisation from any business-critical losses.
We Are Experts in Business Continuity
In the unfortunate event that you experience any data loss, we have the capacity to execute an emergency recovery to restore data within minutes. This guarantees maximum protection for your data, ensuring reduced business operation downtimes which are pretty costly.
We Are A Full Service Managed IT Firm
Our Microsoft 365 support services also encompass license management as well as the provision and decommission of user accounts. We’re well aware of the rapidly changing business landscape brought on by the challenges of updating your IT system, new corporation requirements and staff turnover. As such, you can rely on us to overcome these concerns by providing full Office 365 management of your licenses and taking care of user accounts, including creating new starter accounts and eliminating privileges for outgoing employees and dormant accounts.
We Are Proactive
With our proprietary Microsoft 365 support services, you have the peace of mind that only authorised users can access your applications, and system accessibility is always guaranteed. We also offer continuous platform monitoring and maintenance once your Microsoft 365 systems are up and running by leveraging our own dynamic system to ensure that your Office 365 systems are secure and fully functional at all times.
We Are Flexible
Using our industry-leading management tools, we offer performance tracking by delivering ongoing health and safety checks for your applications. Our systems alert us of any potential issues and relay immediate response and remediation remotely via cloud integration. We promise full reliability and security for your Microsoft 365 data and applications and, in turn, enable you to drive productivity and efficiency within your business.
Choose Award-winning Microsoft Support
Our award-winning managed IT support guarantees you the best out of Microsoft 365 services. We offer round-the-clock IT support. A team of technical specialists is always on standby to offer remote assistance or to answer your questions.
These teams of qualified experts are versed in everything Microsoft 365. They are also well-rounded in other IT matters. So you can rest assured of professional help, however, complex your support needs are. These complete Microsoft 365 support services are accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year via phone or email.
CloudTech24’s Microsoft 365 support services will take your organisation a step closer to attaining all its objectives. It all starts with an initial (complimentary) consultation. First, the expert team assesses your business and understands its specific objective. Then, they offer a raft of personalised services to help your organisation realise its potential. What’s more, we can offer expert recommendations on the Microsoft 365 support services we believe best fit your business.
At CloudTech24, we’re well concerned with helping businesses exploit the full benefits of Microsoft 365 products and services. You can count on us for all your Microsoft 365 support needs, which allows you to concentrate on other matters vital to your organisation.
What is Microsoft 365?
Microsoft 365 is a subscription service that includes Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security. It is designed for businesses, enterprise-level organizations, and educational institutions.
How much does Microsoft 365 cost?
The cost of a Microsoft 365 subscription varies depending on the plan and the number of users. Business plans start at $5 per user per month, and enterprise plans start at $8 per user per month. Educational institutions can also get a discounted rate.
HOW DO I CONTACT MICROSOFT TECHNICAL SUPPORT?
You can quickly contact Microsoft technical support by opening a service request in the Microsoft 365 Admin Center, and a representative will get back to you.
DOES MICROSOFT 365 INCLUDE SUPPORT?
Yes! Microsoft 365 includes technical support. However, its technical support is subscription-based and limited to Microsoft 365 enterprise Apps or Microsoft 365 Apps for business when purchased individually or as part of a Microsoft 365 service plan.
Is Microsoft 365 secure?
Microsoft 365 includes enterprise-level security features to protect against threats such as malware and hacking. However, it is important to note that it is ultimately the responsibility of the user to ensure their account and data is secure.
HOW DO I TALK TO A LIVE PERSON AT MICROSOFT?
To talk to a live person at Microsoft, simply request a call via this link. Microsoft also has live chat support. Go to the https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/contact/virtual-agent/ and start chatting with a live agent.
IS MICROSOFT 365 BETTER THAN GOOGLE WORKSPACE?
Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace (G Suite) have a lot in common in terms of features and pricing. Both G Suite and Office 365 are subscription-based, charging users fees every month. G Suite is web-based but can work offline as well. Office 365 is desktop-based but also provides web-based versions of its apps. Both platforms are compatible with a wide range of devices. So, which one is better? Microsoft 365 has the upper hand as it offers a well-known solution that translates to familiarity and confidence in cloud SaaS environments.
WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH MICROSOFT 365?
Microsoft 365 includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, and Access (Publisher and Access are available on PC only- not available for Mac).
WHAT IS MICROSOFT 365 ATP (ADVANCED THREAT PROTECTION)?
Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) is a cloud-based email filtering service that protects organisations against unknown malware and viruses by providing solid zero-day protection. ATP detects and blocks potentially malicious files from entering your team sites or emails in real-time. Once a file has been identified as malicious, ATP locks it and prevents anyone from accessing it.
HOW MUCH IS A MICROSOFT 365 SUBSCRIPTION?
Microsoft 365 Subscription is as below:
• 365 Personal ($6.99 a month or $69.99 a year)
• 365 Family ($9.99 a month or $99.99 a year)
WHAT IS MICROSOFT ENTERPRISE?
Microsoft Enterprise is a volume licensing package for Microsoft essential productivity and business apps. Its primary target is large organisations with a network of 500 or more PCs and mobile devices. The minimum requirement is 250 networked devices.
How do I manage my Microsoft 365 subscription?
You can manage your Microsoft 365 subscription through the Microsoft 365 admin center. This includes managing users, billing, and setting up security features.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MICROSOFT365 BUSINESS AND ENTERPRISE?
Both solutions offer similar MS products. The main difference comes with the number of supported devices;
Microsoft 365 Business licenses can be shared by up to 300 users or networked devices.
Office 365 Enterprise licenses support an unlimited network of users.
ARE MICROSOFT BUSINESS ACCOUNTS FREE?
Microsoft Business offers a free month trial, after which you can opt for the subscription model. A standard license comes with a $12.50 monthly fee for each user. This subscription also requires an annual commitment fee.