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Akita is an accredited Microsoft Gold partner and provides Microsoft 365 solutions to organisations of all sizes.
We’re also rare in being a Microsoft Tier 1 CSP partner as well. This means we can provide Microsoft licensing at the same cost as buying direct from Microsoft, plus can obtain advanced Microsoft support for your organisation as needed.
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WHAT IS Microsoft 365?
Microsoft 365 is a family of business applications that offer essential functionality for the modern workplace.
From the staple applications that make up Office 365 (such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), to more advanced solutions such as Visio and Stream, Microsoft 365 offers around 30 products in all that cover practically every business requirement.
Where once Microsoft Office was sold as a permanent licence per PC, Microsoft 365 is provided as cloud software, so is licenced per user and paid monthly. This offers several benefits. Organisations can manage licences more easily, removing or transferring licences as users leave or join an organisation.
Users can access the applications they need on whatever device they’re working on simply by logging into Microsoft 365 online (you can still download applications onto your PC if you wish). There are no issues with version compatibility as Office 365 always provides users with the latest version. Plus, Microsoft 365 provides individual users with cloud storage via OneDrive or organisation-wide storage through SharePoint.
Different licences provide access to different products. So to ensure you get what you need (and don’t pay for things you don’t) contact Akita for licence guidance.
MICROSOFT 365 Business Premium
The Microsoft 365 Business Premium licence is designed to provide everything a business requires to operate within a single, cost-effective licence – and is growing in popularity as a result.
Alongside the core Office 365 applications, Business Premium also offers team collaboration tools in the form of SharePoint, Teams and Exchange, as well as personal cloud storage in the form of OneDrive. Organisations can also utilise Windows Virtual Laptop, facilitating secure remote working from any location.
The licence also grants access to a raft of Microsoft security features including Windows Defender (anti-virus), Intune (mobile device management) and Azure Information Protection (file protection).
Organisations are finding that switching to Microsoft 365 Business Premium licences covers more of their requirements at a lower price point than their existing Microsoft licences. For a licence cost comparison, please get in touch:Contact Us
MICROSOFT 365 MIGRATION
Not currently using Microsoft 365 solutions? Akita has helped hundreds of organisations across London and the South East to embrace the full potential of Microsoft 365’s suite of applications.
From those using legacy Microsoft products to those moving away from free solutions such as Google Workplace, we assist organisations in getting the right licences, migrating their data and emails, and providing user training.
Our consultants will also help you configure your tenant to ensure that security and administration settings are properly in place, giving you the best start with Microsoft 365.