Microsoft 365

Cloud collaboration and file sharing application suite

About Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365, formerly 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 Microsoft 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.

Microsoft 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 Microsoft 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 365 provide social networking tools to further enhance communication and collaboration.

Pricing starting from:

US$6,00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Microsoft 365

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.

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, United Kingdom, India, Japan, Mexico, United States

Supported Languages

Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, zh-hant

Pricing starting from:

US$6,00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Microsoft 365 Software - Desktop applications are available for Windows and Mac
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Microsoft 365 Software - Native mobile apps for iOS, Android, and Windows phone are also available
Microsoft 365 Software - Mobile apps are available for both smartphones and tablet devices
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Features

Total features of Microsoft 365: 69

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  • Activity Tracking
  • Address Book
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Appointment Management
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Audit Trail
  • Booking Management
  • Brainstorming
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar/Reminder System
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Conferencing
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Customizable Templates
  • Customization
  • Data Synchronization
  • Data Visualization
  • Discussions / Forums
  • Document Automation
  • Document Generation
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Document Templates
  • Email Management
  • Email Templates
  • Event Management
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • File Transfer
  • Full Text Search
  • Inbox Management
  • Live Chat
  • Meeting Management
  • Microsoft Outlook Integration
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-User Collaboration
  • Multiple Format Support
  • Multiple Projects
  • Notes Management
  • Office Suite
  • Offline Access
  • Presentation Tools
  • Project Templates
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reminders
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Room Booking
  • Scheduling
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Task Management
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Team Calendars
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • To-Do List
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • Two-Way Audio & Video
  • Version Control
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Streaming
  • Video Support

Alternatives

Google Workspace

4,7
#1 Alternative to Microsoft 365
G Suite is a suite of apps from Google which offers a number of tools to communicate and collaborate with colleagues,...

Google Docs

4,7
#2 Alternative to Microsoft 365
Google Docs is an online word processor that lets you create and format text documents and collaborate with other...

LibreOffice

4,3
#3 Alternative to Microsoft 365
LibreOffice is a cloud-based and on-premise suite of applications designed to help businesses, charities, and government...

Apache OpenOffice

4,4
#4 Alternative to Microsoft 365
Apache OpenOffice is an open-source office suite that helps organizations create spreadsheets, presentations, and...

Reviews

Overall rating

4,6 /5
(12 360)
Value for Money
4,3/5
Features
4,6/5
Ease of Use
4,5/5
Customer Support
4,3/5

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Christine G.
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  • Industry: Legal Services
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Microsoft 365 Has All You Need

Reviewed on 2021/11/26

Overall experience is great. For my personal use, I would most likely use one of the free options...

Overall experience is great. For my personal use, I would most likely use one of the free options that would work just as well for my needs. However, if utilizing software from a business standpoint, it's unbeatable.

Pros

Software is user friendly and simple to navigate. Has every functionality you'd want for day to day use.

Cons

It is a bit pricey and there are other programs that offer very good, comparable software for no fee.

Luis henrique M.
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  • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Microsoft 365 Review

Reviewed on 2021/10/08

We used a data server, an email server and a messaging server. All this generating expenses with...

We used a data server, an email server and a messaging server. All this generating expenses with energy, maintenance and constant modifications. After migrating to Microsoft 365, we were able to cut our hardware spending by more than half, not to mention we have a 100% guarantee of service stability. And because it's all part of the same toolset, it all integrates beautifully.

Pros

It's great to be able to use the work tools from anywhere, whether on a computer, tablet or mobile. Best of all, everything is synchronized and accessible both online and offline.

Cons

What I still see as a negative point is that applications in web mode have difficulties to edit documents from other software in the same segment.

Alternatives Considered

Google Workspace

Reasons for Switching to Microsoft 365

What mattered was the stability and support of the product.
Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Essential for a Non-Profit!

Reviewed on 2021/11/26

We were using OpenOffice previously and suffered through it until we could get our Microsoft grant....

We were using OpenOffice previously and suffered through it until we could get our Microsoft grant. It immediately made a huge difference in our productivity, collaboration, and file management.

Pros

All the features are important and useful. The ability to communicate and track information has been very important to our starting up and operating.

Cons

It has been an extremely steep learning curve. There is a lot that we want to use but don't have the time to fully learn it and I have a technology degree! I find myself spending at least two hours out of my day trying to learn new IT tasks for our new non-profit because the rest of the staff have zero knowledge or desire. Our budget is not where we can hire a dedicated IT tech.

Jeanne C.
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  • Industry: Law Enforcement
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

50/50

Reviewed on 2019/01/19

I'm on the fence about Office 365. Some of the features work really well like the applications....

I'm on the fence about Office 365. Some of the features work really well like the applications. Other features like OneDrive aren't as trustworthy as I had hoped. Our company has had issues with accessing files on OneDrive and SharePoint. Microsoft tech support usually has the problem resolved within 24 hours. But for a 24 hours facility, sometimes that's not fast enough. Ultimately the decision was not mine to move to Office 365. Had I known it wasn't very reliable, I would have waited to transition to it.

Pros

SharePoint is a good function for a medium to large sized business. We use it to post documents that our staff use consistently so they can find everything in one place. The documents can get kind of buried in the file structure but it's ideally the same as Windows Explorer once you get used to it. It's nice that you can personalize the sites with background photos and text. Another great feature is the downloadable apps that you get with an E3 account. You can download the apps on a number of computers so you can use it anywhere. Additionally you can download the apps on your phone or tablet.

Cons

OneDrive has given me some trouble when I've got the folder linked with my computer. If you upload things to the OneDrive via internet browser, it's great. Once I added it to my desktop and opened the file window to be used in addition to the web browser, it got questionable. I would open files from the file explorer window and edit them and they wouldn't upload to OneDrive when saved. It's something you really have to keep an eye on. Maybe it was my network card or internet connection. But when you have more than one person editing the same files at different times, you never know if you're getting the most up to date version of that file. I've lost a lot of data because of this. Also when you create Groups and try to use that group for an email, you have to be sure to expand the group or it won't be sent as an email. It will send as a group message and most of the people I work with don't know how to view that.

Danang muhammad F.
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

A Productivity suite for everyday job you'd never change!

Reviewed on 2021/09/28

As a freelance translator, I definitely use Microsoft Office on a daily basis. I use the Mac...

As a freelance translator, I definitely use Microsoft Office on a daily basis. I use the Mac version of Office, and this software is extremely beneficial to me. I prefer to type scripts in Word. The formatting options are quite extensive. I use Excel to keep track of schedules, client lists, and monthly expenses. While PowerPoint is used to present to clients, the templates provided are quite good and visually appealing. Collaboration features that make it easy to see changes made by peers, as well as 1 TB of online storage that is more than enough for document storage. However, the monthly subscription fee is quite pricey for personal, and the iPad application's numerous limitations frequently prevent me from working when i didn't carry my Mac.

Pros

It just all-in-one complete productivity suite you need to do your job. An auto-save document feature (i use OneDrive) that saves me thousand time, and the fact that this software is a standard in every industry brings convenience to its users to exhange document and work on same project.

Cons

The subscription fee which pretty expensive for individual, the iPad app is less intuitive as it doesn't offer full function like the desktop version.

Alternatives Considered

WPS Office and Google Docs

Reasons for Switching to Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 offer compatibility support and being standard means eliminating error formatting on documents.
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Microsoft 365 FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Microsoft 365.

Microsoft 365 offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$6,00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Office 365 Business: $8.25/user/month (billed annually) or $10/user/month (billed monthly). Office 365 Business Premium: $12.50/user/month (billed annually) or $15/user/month (billed monthly). Office 365 Business Essentials: $5/user/month (billed annually) or $6/user/month (billed monthly).

Microsoft 365 has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

Microsoft 365 supports the following languages:

Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, zh-hant

Microsoft 365 supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Microsoft 365 integrates with the following applications:

Microsoft Bookings, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Invoicing, Microsoft OneNote, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Planner, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft StaffHub, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Word, OneDrive, Skype for Business

Microsoft 365 offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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