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What is Office 365 for Business?

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Office 365 for business is a Microsoft subscription service that includes access to Office applications and online productivity services, as well as business services such as web conferencing, hosted email, and online storage. You'll get the following when you sign up for Office 365 for business.

Office apps

Office apps for PC and Mac

The latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, OneDrive for Business, and Access.

Office apps for tablets and phones

Office 365 mobile apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneDrive for Business, Skype for Business, Yammer, and OneNote) installed on up to 5 PCs or Macs, 5 tablets, and 5 phones per user.

Online services

File storage and sharing

1 TB of OneDrive for Business cloud storage for each user, which can be accessed from anywhere and syncs with PC and Macs for offline access.

Office Online

Online versions of Word, OneNote, PowerPoint, and Excel, accessible from any browser with Office Online.

Interactive reporting and storytelling

Creation and sharing of interactive reports, presentations, and personal stories with Sway.

Other subscription benefits

Reliability, security, and privacy

Guaranteed 99.9% uptime, five layers of security and proactive data monitoring, and privacy protection.

Ease of administration

No IT expertise required to deploy and manage Office 365 across your organization.

Always current

Updates regularly and automatically rolled out.

Active Directory integration

Single sign-on and synchronisation with Active Directory for managing user credentials and permissions.


Phone and online support, how-to resources, and community forums.

With a business subscription to Office 365, you can run your business in the cloud and let Microsoft take care of the IT for you, which means no more setting up servers, databases, file shares, or on-premise software for you and your employees.

So what is Office 365 for Business, exactly? It's Microsoft software and online services, available to you as a monthly or yearly subscription.

Depending on the subscription, you get the very latest version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and all the office apps, on up to five PCs, Macs, and mobile devices.

You get business-class email, calendars, and contacts; online meetings and instant messaging; cloud-based storage, so that you can work on and share files from anywhere, without coming into the office; and collaboration and productivity tools you can use to grow your business. You get all this with Office 365.

If you're a one-person business, get Office 365 for yourself. If you have employees, add them too, so you can work seamlessly together with your customers.

Get started with Office 365, and watch your business grow.

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