Are you getting the full value of your Office 365 subscription?

January 12th, 2015

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Starting at around $2 per user per month, Office 365 offers an amazing level of value and functionality and a new and less expensive way of computing for organizations and individuals.  Cloud computing has turned traditional IT spending upside down, removing the need for expensive hardware and software infrastructure deployments and upgrades and helping you spend resources where they matter the most.

Though hundreds of thousands of organizations around the world have been enjoying the benefits of Office 365, not everyone is aware of the full value of their subscriptions.  Here are some hidden gems embedded in the most popular Office 365 plans and which not everyone may be aware of:

  • Ability to deploy Office Pro Plus (aka 'Office Suite Software') in up to 5 machines per licensed user.  This is like purchasing five copies of Microsoft Office ($300+ list price) for the price of one!
  • Dial-in conference number for Lync conference calls. Plans like the E3 include the ability to automatically add a bridge number to your web conference calls.  No more need for expensive monthly subscription plans from other 3rd-party providers!
  • Full Enterprise UC capabilities.  Replace your obsolete phone system with the #1 Enterprise Unified Communications solution in the US.  If you are currently on an E3 Plan, for an additional $2 or less monthly per user, you can deploy the premier enterprise UC platform, Lync Enterprise Voice and enjoy the benefits of unified communications.  In order to port your phone service and enable telephony with your Office 365 plan you do need to integrate phone services.  Companies like Azendent.com make this a breeze and at very competitive prices (disclaimer - Azendent is one of our sister organizations)

We will try to add more tips on how to get the most out of your Office 365 subscription in future posts.  For more information feel free to contact us today.