Microsoft Office 365 Business Premium is Microsoft’s one-stop-shop for not just email hosting, but much more, including collaboration, productivity, and more. By offering cutting edge hosted email in conjunction with not only its venerable suite of Office productivity tools, but also advanced back-office offerings, like SharePoint Online, Microsoft has created a tough-to-beat solution that can satisfy the needs of almost any business.

Office 365 Business Premium plan offers tremendous values for small to medium sized businesses who want to get the best of both worlds: the superb offerings of Exchange Online (business-class email, hosting, storage… etc.) and the advantages of cloud-based communication and collaboration services.

  • Included apps: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher
  • Apps can be fully installed to a PC or Mac, available offline
  • 50 GB mailboxes with custom domains (me@mybusiness.com) & shared calendaring
  • 1TB of OneDrive for Business cloud storage
  • Online meetings for up to 250 participants, with screen sharing, audio and video, virtual whiteboards, polls, and shared notes.
  • Supports on-premises Active Directory sync for single sign on 300 user cap
  • Financially-backed 99.9% uptime service level agreement, 24/7 support for business critical issue

With Office 365 Business Premium, you get the complete solution for every day office life in your company, which not only means you get a cross-company e-mail solution including calendar and 50 GB of memory per user, but also video conferences in HD quality for up to 250 people. Additionally, you can provide up to 300 employees with the latest Office suite (online and offline version). You can save project files and important company data in the Microsoft OneDrive for Business cloud. Whether your employees work on-site, at home, or on the road, it isn’t a problem with Office 365 Business Premium: with internet access and the appropriate license, each user can assess the majority of components at any time.

Programs included in the Office 365 Business Premium

Office

The ability to install the Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Publisher, Skype for Business, Outlook, Access desktop applications, as well as the online version. Online applications are available 24/7, both on stationary and mobile devices.

Exchange Online

business mail with a capacity of 50 GB with the option of additional storage space. In this mailbox, there is a global address book and calendar, as well as groups. The calendar can be shared with colleagues and clients and business partners.

OneDrive

1TB disk space per user. One can create, store and share files in OneDrive. The tool will be great for teamwork thanks to the ability of many people to work in real time on the same document.

Skype for Business

Skype can be installed offline, but it is also available online. It allows you to make video and voice calls with other people, send messages to chat and conferences.

SharePoint

is an intranet site for departments, teams, projects. SharePoint is a powerful but easy-to-use tool. It allows you to manage multiple company resources from one place.

Yammer

communicator that is also used to collect resources assigned to a given project. It allows creating project, departmental or general groups.
In addition, Office 365 Business includes tools for professional preparation of interactive reports and presentations. The company’s video portal and advanced search and discovery options are available.

Office 365 Business Premium combines the functions of Office 365 Business and Office 365 Business Essentials into a single plan. This plan includes both the latest Microsoft Office products in online and desktop versions, as well as access to the high-performing Exchange Online and Microsoft Teams. The advantage is having all the tools a modern small business needs for structuring and collaborating on projects from one single provider. You do not have to rely on additional hardware or software to run an e-mail server or a file server, for example.

Just like with the other two business plans, this plan’s functionality and services are reliable: Microsoft guarantees a high availability of 99.9% and can always be reached in case of critical software problems. Store data on Microsoft servers is protected by state-of-the-art security measures and proactive monitoring. Simultaneously, data is available to you and your company at all times – Microsoft does not scan stored e-mails or documents for advertising purposes. To ensure the standard of security stays high, all new version updates and features are free. Active Directory Integration allows you to easily add new users, manage registration information, and access rights for all employees.

  • Desktop versions of the classic Office apps: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote, plus Access and Publisher for PC only.
  • Web versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are also included, with one license covering fully-installed Office apps on five phones, five tablets, and five PCs or Macs per user.
  • File storage and sharing with 1TB of OneDrive storage, enabling file hosting and synchronisation.
  • 24/seven phone and web support is available, plus you can rest assured knowing you are licenced for commercial use.
  • Email hosting with 50GB mailbox and custom email domain address
  • SharePoint for company-wide intranet and team sites
  • Online meetings and video conferencing facilities for up to 250 people
  • Microsoft Teams – a hub for teamwork
  • Outlook Customer Manager – a top-notch customer relationship management system
  • Microsoft Invoicing, Microsoft Bookings, and MileIQ, to help you manage your finances
  • Microsoft Planner for managing tasks and teamwork projects

Who is it good for?

Businesses who have a lot of big team projects to keep on top of, as well as businesses that conduct a lot of meetings (both internally or with clients). The Premium package is also good for businesses who are fond of working in remote locations, but need access to files and need the option to connect to the rest of the team, any time, anywhere.

Microsoft Office 365 Business Premium is built for your organization. It’s the Office you know, plus tools to help you work better together, so you can get more done—anytime, anywhere. It’s the best choice for businesses that need business-class email, Office applications, and other business services.

  • For one person – available for organizations with up to 300 people with additional paid licenses
  • For use on up to 5 PCs/Macs, 5 tablets, and 5 phones (including Windows, iOS, and Android*)
  • Premium support via chat or phone with Microsoft experts

Office 365 Business Premium includes all of the online services and desktop apps. For larger organizations, Microsoft offers four Office 365 Enterprise plans that support an unlimited number of users.

How many users does Office 365 Business Premium support?

Office 365 Business Premium supports a maximum of 300 users.

Can I mix and match different Office 365 plans?

Yes, you can mix and match Office 365 plans. Please note that there are some license limitations at the plan level. The Office 365 Business, Business Essentials, and Business Premium plans each have a limit of 300 users, while the Enterprise plans are for an unlimited number of users. For example, you can purchase 300 Business Premium seats, 300 Business Essentials seats, and 500 Enterprise E3 seats on a single tenant.

What is the cloud?

“The cloud” is a friendly way of describing web-based computing services that are hosted outside of your organization. When you use cloud-based services, your IT infrastructure resides off your property (off-premises), and is maintained by a third party (hosted), instead of residing on a server at your home or business (on-premises) that you maintain. With Office 365, for example, information storage, computation, and software are located and managed remotely on servers owned by Microsoft. Many services you use every day are a part of the cloud—everything from web-based email to mobile banking and online photo storage. Because this infrastructure is located online or “in the cloud,” you can access it virtually anywhere, from a desktop, PC or Mac, laptop, tablet, smartphone, or other device with an Internet connection.

What happened to the Office 365 Small Business Premium plan? What happened to the Office 365 Midsize Business plan?

The Office 365 Small Business Premium and Office 365 Midsize Business plans have been replaced by one new plan, called “Office 365 Business Premium.” Office 365 Business Premium combines the best features and services into one plan, with a maximum of 300 users.

Can I integrate Yammer with SharePoint?

Yes,Yammer and SharePoint already can be connected using available web parts to pull in data from Yammer, and Open Graph technology to push information from 3rd party systems into the Yammer stream.

How much space will be available in SkyDrive Pro per user?

7GB, up from 500MB in the previous Office 365 experience.