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Microsoft Office 365

Cloud collaboration and file sharing application suite

4.3/5 (254 reviews)
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Microsoft Office 365 is a cloud collaboration tool that provides a private and secure space to store, share and edit files and documents, to connect dispersed teams using shared calendars, messaging and conferencing tools, and to improve your brand experience using branded emails and online websites.

The business class email provided by Office 365 allows for 50 GB of storage per user and the ability to send messages of up to 25 MB. This enables you to send images within emails and to apply custom formatting. You can customize your inbox rules and notifications, and update your calendar and to-do list, to help prioritize tasks. Communicate with colleagues more effectively with online availability statuses to instigate online chat, instant messaging tools and one-to-one, or one-to-many voice and video calling.

Office 365 provides collaboration and knowledge sharing tools for both internal and external purposes. You can allow external project stakeholders and clients to access documents, and create project-specific mailboxes and websites for specific teams, complete with automatic policies and rights protection.

You can also use Office 365 to build blogs and wikis for further knowledge sharing, as well as assigning tasks to team members and tracking tasks on a timeline. Enterprise plans for Microsoft Office 365 provide social networking tools to further enhance communication and collaboration.
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Microsoft Office 365 Overview

Pricing

Starting from: $6.00/month
Pricing model: Subscription
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Microsoft Office 365 Reviews (254)

Most positive review

 Microsoft Office 365. Titan!

I literally can't do business without this application. The standard apps like word and excel are daily applications. Microsoft is a standard in mu business.

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Reviewed 7th of June by DJ Marcuis Wade

Most critical review

 Microsoft is Still a Dinosaur

Complicated membership tiers that need the help of technical support to move through. Outdated database platform in MS Access. Poor technical support (contractors...Microsoft does not mess with this directly unless there is a real issue). I struggled with this platform for almost 2.5 years. ...

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Reviewed 6th of June by A verified reviewer

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Specifications

Intended Users
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profits, Public Administrations, Small Business
Devices Supported
Android, iPhone-iPad, iPhone, iPad, Mac, Windows, Web-based, Windows Phone
Supported Countries
Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom, United States
Supported Languages
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian
Support Options
FAQs, Video Tutorials

Microsoft Office 365 Pricing

Starting from: $6.00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Prices for small businesses start from $6 per user, per month.

Competitors Pricing

Lync Online

Starting from: $2.00/month
Pricing model: Freemium, One-time License

Microsoft Outlook

Starting from: $109.99
Pricing model: Freemium

Zimbra

Pricing model: Freemium, Open-source, Subscription

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Key Features of Microsoft Office 365

  • Microsoft Office
  • Email and calendars
  • Website creation
  • Office web apps
  • File sharing
  • Instant messaging
  • Online meetings
  • PC-to-PC calling
  • Social networking
  • Business-class email
  • Access files from any device
  • Shared calendars
  • Branded emails
  • Remote mobile data wiping
  • eDiscovery Center
  • Voice and video calls
  • Share files internally and externally
  • Blogs and wikis
  • Project-specific mailboxes
  • No additional hosting fees

Benefits

Email and calendars
Take your email and calendar with you on business trips, with access from your computer or mobile device.

Website
Create an attractive website with no special skills required. Easy-to-use online tools will do the job for you.

Office Web Apps
Save your documents in the cloud and edit them from anywhere.

File Sharing
Collaborate with your colleagues online: Respond to comments and status updates made by partners, colleagues or customers. Store and organize important documents with 1TB of storage per user.

Instant Messaging
Use your computer for video calls and to conduct online meetings, or connect with your co-workers through instant messaging.

With native iOS and Android apps available for Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, OneNote, OneDrive, Skype for Business, and Microsoft Teams, Microsoft 365 helps you to be productive on the go.

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Rebecca Neilson

I have used this product for a couple of years.

15/08/2017

Ablity to store docs in the cloud and access anywhere

Pros

I like that I can store documents in the cloud &/or on my computer. It is always up to date. Includes a variety of programs.

Cons

Cost of annual subscription. While updates are nice, it is a real pain at times. Learning to use new features isn't always easy. When they take away some features and there is nothing comparable it is frustrating. They add templates but also take away the ones I like to use is a real pain1

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Marcy Bergman

Love that we made the switch!

15/08/2017

No longer tied down to my desktop or office. Freedom. Always have the latest versions of the Office Programs.

Pros

Love that everything is highly accessible from the cloud. I can access all my documents from home or on the road. Very user friendly and great training tools available.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jesse Foster

I have had both personal and corporate versions of office 365 and both were great experiences.

09/08/2017

I gained the ability to open email, do word processing, and create spreadsheets

Pros

The software is ¿cloud based¿ and allows for easy installation to up to 5 pcs. You can use themes. And for the Corp people out there we have over 700 licenses so it does scale quite well.

Cons

The only real issue I ha e run into is a small issue between office 2010, and office 365. This is a rather specific issue on the enterprise end of things, and there is a patch. For individuals you get all the latest office software so you would not run into this.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Ravikiran Reddy

Keep office on the cloud and scale to any extent

09/08/2017

Good product for an office

Pros

Good API support to integrate. Total office suite available at one place. Able to scale to any extent. Good collaboration tools like yammer.

Cons

For many products API are not available to integrate. Some time it is difficult to know what to do with some products like delve

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Vince Profaca

Office 365 Review

09/08/2017

The would benefits of being able to access all my things for work from my other devices is very useful , because in the past I could not access anything. This has saved me time.

Pros

One of the great features is that you have security and encryption. Microsoft uses several layers of access control like biometric scanners, motion sensors, 24-hour surveillance and much more. Data encryption while at rest and also while being transmitted, which is important. Microsoft also provides no data mining for advertising purposes. Microsoft provides optional Enforcement of `hard¿ passwords. The option for the end-user organization to maintain their own encryption keys, which prevents Microsoft from accessing it all. Plus their email works very well. We have access anywhere and we are able to integrate to OneDrive, Skype for Business, or Delve, and more.

Cons

Microsoft has a lot of catching up to do to keep up with the seamless cloud collaborating experience that Google offers. Google's collaboration is very smooth. You need to really understand the licensing, other wise you can purchase the wrong license for what you need. You might purchase too much, or you might not purchase to little in terms of features and what you need this cloud or on-premise software to provide for you.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Deborah Presley

Our office utilizes this product in every way. Typing data and spread sheets helps tremendously

08/08/2017

No hassle and am able to type and organize whatever is required for the business.

Pros

This is fairly simple to use and We love that it interfaces with our email to send the documents as needed. I also like that I can have it auto renewed online, very easy to keep up with.

Cons

Having to pay year to year would be the only con I can write about. Just paying every year for a product is the only con I see. It would be better to just have a lifetime membership

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Damon Egglefield

Very functional , have trouble logging in and out sometimes. Great for the money

27/07/2017

I'm able to work efficiently and effectively.

Pros

Responsive, no much lag time. Easy to share information with others. Great easy to share on the cloud

Cons

Feature Tutorials could be better. Sometimes it's hard to learn how to use certain features. A learning section would be nice.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Edo Modun

International standard for years

27/07/2017

This package is a global standard for office work. Nice package, many options, constantly updates on-line so that can guarantee best working experience and safety of documents.

Pros

Extremely good package of software solutions for office work. Word is fantastic word processor. Without Excel tables everyday work in standard office is not possible. PowerPoint is a golden standard for presentations. Publisher is a nice touch in whole package, with some limitations.

Cons

Ribbons interface is still not good enough. Some options are working in slightly different way that supposed. Some small bugs. Publisher have some limitations and is in many features behind competition. Good package but more than slightly overpriced.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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H Peter Bassen

Office365 makes life so much easier. You can either use the apps, or online, from multiple devices.

27/07/2017

You can use this set of apps on your computer, or online using multiple devices. You're no longer tied down to the office desk.

Pros

It's flexibility. You can start a document on the app, share it with a collaborator, and they can work with it online, or on their system via the app. No access to your work computer? No problem, you can access the document online using your tablet or smartphone.

Cons

Like any software, there is a learning curve. For most of the apps, it's fairly fast, for others, a bit more intensive. Good tutorials (both through Office and online) help a lot.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Kieran Seebadan

Office, but in the cloud!

27/07/2017

Convenience of cloud storage, management of users/email accounts, software.

Pros

The office 365 suite and email combination is by far the best productivity suite option out there. I've used Gmail Apps for Business but it does not compare. Not only is Office the more familiar, more accepted and more used software solution, it's just more intuitive. Now bundled with OneDrive it adds the convenience of the cloud with the versatility to use mobile editing software or the full office suite. Also, the Microsoft Office 365 apps are definitely leaps and bounds better than the google tools.

Cons

The different plans can be a bit confusing. Some of the web interfaces have a little bit of a learning curve.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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