Office 365 Business Essentials. With Business Essentials, get the core cloud services for running your business, including business-class email, online meeting tools and cloud storage to easily share, collaborate and edit your Office files on any device. Price Per User Per Month.
Office in the cloud, you can work from anywhere with your go-to applications—Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, and Publisher. Your recent documents are always right up front, so you can start working fast. And with 1 TB of online storage with OneDrive for Business, you always have the files you need and you can easily share them.
With Business Essentials, get the core cloud services for running your business, including business-class email, online meeting tools and cloud storage to easily share, collaborate and edit your Office files on any device.
How do I use Office 365 Business Essentials?
Create Office 365 accounts and add your domain. In this step, you use the Setup wizard to create Office 365 accounts for your users
- Import email
- Connect email accounts
- Install Skype for Business
- Store files online
- Get started using Office
- Email hosting with 50 GB mailbox and custom email domain address
- Web versions of Office applications: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote (plus Access and Publisher for PC only)
- File storage and sharing with 1 TB of OneDrive storage
- Online meetings and video conferencing for up to 250 people
- 24/7 phone and web support
Office 365 Business Essentials includes:
Office on tablets and phones
Create, access and edit files on the go with a fully-installed Office experience across iOS®, Android™ and Windows phones and tablets with screen sizes of 10.1” or less. Each user can install Office mobile apps on 5 tablets and 5 phones.
Email and calendars
Use business-class email through a rich and familiar Outlook experience you can access from your desktop or from a web browser. Get a 50 GB mailbox per user and send attachments up to 150 MB.
File storage and sharing
OneDrive for Business gives each user 1 TB of personal cloud storage that can be accessed from anywhere. Easily share documents with others inside and outside your organization and control who can see and edit each file.
Host online meetings with audio and video using one-click screen sharing and HD video conferencing.
Instant messaging and Skype connectivity
Communicate using messaging, voice calls, and video calls, and let people know your availability with your online status. Share presence, messaging, and audio calling with Skype users.
Hub for teamwork
Connect your teams with Microsoft Teams in Office 365, where chat, content, people, and tools live together, so your teams have instant access to everything they need.
Corporate social network
Yammer collaboration software and business applications allow your employees to connect with the right people, share information across teams, and organize around projects so they can go further, faster.
Enable easy access and sharing of documents with 1 TB baseline storage plus 500 MB of storage per user.
Create and edit Word, OneNote, PowerPoint, and Excel documents from a browser.
Planner makes it easy for your team to create new plans, organize and assign tasks, share files, chat about what you’re working on, and get updates on progress.
Professional digital storytelling
With Sway, a new Office 365 app, you can easily create engaging, interactive web-based reports, presentations, newsletters, trainings and more—right from your phone, tablet, or browser. Sways are easy to share and look great on any screen.
Intelligent search and discovery
Unlock creativity in your organization with search across Office 365 based on personalized insights. Discover content and expertise with the power of the Microsoft Graph, using your connection and collaboration patterns. Access intelligent search across a range of experiences, including SharePoint, Delve and Office applications.
Communication and work management
Microsoft Kaizala makes it easy to connect and coordinate with your Firstline workers, partners, and customers – wherever they are – using a simple-to-use chat interface.
Build automated workflows between apps and services to get notifications, synchronize files, collect data, and more with Microsoft Flow – no coding required.
Web and mobile app development
Quickly build and publish custom business apps for web and mobile with PowerApps. Choose from templates or start from scratch to extend your business data – no coding required.
- Get work done anywhere
- Work across your devices to create, edit, and share your Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote files online. Anytime, anywhere.
- Simplify how you work together
- Store, sync, and share your files online, so they’re always up to date. Plus, you can edit documents with others in real time.
- Easy setup and management
- With step-by-step guidance, you can set up users easily and start using the services fast. And Office 365 takes care of IT for you
Can I cancel my subscription at any time?
You can cancel your subscription at any time. Office 365 Business Essentials subscriptions are available for monthly commitment payment, quarterly, half-yearly or annual commitment payment. Although a subscription can be cancelled at any time, there is no refund for any advance payment associated with the subscription.
What happens to my data if I cancel my subscription?
Your data is yours. If you decide to cancel your Office 365 subscription, you can download your data—for example, your email and documents on team sites—and save it to another location. You should save your data before you cancel. After you cancel your subscription, data associated with your Office 365 account will be available to your administrator(s) in a limited function account for 90 days.
How can I manage the licenses that I have purchased?
You can add/upgrade your licenses directly from the “My Accounts” page in the CloudStore. To map your purchased licenses to the respective user, you would need to log in to the admin portal of Office 365 from your “My Accounts” page.
Where can I get a detailed comparison of all the Small Business Plans?
You can refer to the detailed comparison table in the top section of this page. You can also check out the individual plan pages to get further details on each of the plans. You can also reach out to your Vodafone Account Manager for further details.
Physical Security on the Office 365 Servers
If you can get into the servers where any of our content is stored, I’d be extremely impressed. More than impressed in fact. Let’s see…
“As a standard policy, Microsoft does not disclose the location of its data centers. Microsoft operates between 10 and 100 data centers located around the world.”
First, try to find the location for these facilities. They’re not disclosed to the public and finding them will be your first challenge. Let alone finding the one that has the content you’re looking to breach. And if somehow you’ve found them, here are some of the things you have to get through.
You need to be identified as authorized personnel and get passed the multiple layers of physical security… Oh and bypass the biometric as well as motion sensors all under constant video surveillance. I think this sounds closer to a new “thief” movie called “Ocean’s 365” than a likely scenario.
Encryption of Data at Rest and Transmitted
Whether you’re communicating with the various Office 365 experiences or looking at the data being at rest, you’ll see that it’s always encrypted. Disks using BitLocker encryption, SSL over HTTP and even IRM on Document Libraries are a few things that ensure no unwanted eyes can peek at your data.
No Mining or Accessing Your Data for Advertising Purposes
In Office 365, the way you and your users use the platform isn’t mined for advertising purposes. Though many cloud platforms will use this information to target ads like Facebook and Gmail as examples, this isn’t something you’ll have to worry about here.
With the many preconceived worries on the cloud and security, Microsoft takes a safe approach by making sure none of your data can get exposed.
Office 365 customer data only used to improve the service
From an administrator’s perspective as well as an end users’, you can manage what can be seen and by whom on your content. But privacy goes beyond the extensive options we have come to expect from most of these cloud platforms, it’s also about the data collected on the usage of the platform.
Microsoft may use the data to improve the overall experience, but the data will not be shared. And when I mean the data collected, it does not mean they’ll access your actual content. Your mailbox or OneDrive for Business files will never be accessed without your permission. Only data on how you use features to improve the service, not unlike when you look at Analytics of people visiting your website to improve it over time.
On top of that, the Admin Center allows you to audit all access to your tenant information by a Microsoft Employee so you know what’s going on.
Regular Data Backups
Microsoft employs multiple layers of redundancy and backups of information at the datacenter level, so in a rare event where data may be lost or corrupted on Microsoft servers, it can be restored.
Though there is no link I can point you to with a service description for backup and recovery, it’s important to know that it may not be ideal for all organizations. The platform comes with many capabilities from Versioning to Recycle Bins as well as recovery options. However, they are not indefinite. Meaning it may be too late for you to recover the data or the recovery method may not be ideal for you in your scenario.
You Won’t Lose All Your Data Simply Because Your Subscription is Over
I know what you’re thinking, “That’s horrible! I don’t want them to keep my data even after I no longer use Office 365”. To give you time to take your data away from a terminated subscription, you have a timeframe which allows you to do so.
“Upon expiration or termination of your Office 365 subscription or contract, Microsoft will provide you, by default, additional limited access for 90 days to export your data.”
In-Region Servers to Host Customer Data
Though still a concern for some due to legal and regulatory requirements, Microsoft will keep your data in the region specified when the subscription is first created. A region doesn’t necessarily mean a country however, if this is a concern for you then you should look at the details in the Trust Center.
Keep in mind that many worries we have about this are misunderstood. Be sure to understand your requirements before.