Regardless of the size of your business, you need affordable & professional tools. Office 365 gives you and your employees access to popular productivity applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint anytime, from virtually anywhere. You can also take advantage of built-in enterprise-grade services such as high-definition video conferencing, business-class email, and portals for file sharing.

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Unlike a traditional Microsoft Office installation, Office 365 allows you to;

Use your Office apps on almost any device including PC, Mac, tablet, and smartphone. That’s because your license is connected to you rather than to a specific workstation.

Choose to store your data locally and/or in the cloud, so you can increase data control, access, and sharing – and simplify regulatory compliance.

Collaborate with coworkers and clients using services not available with standard Office licenses, whether you’re in the office or on the go.

Establish a professional presence with built-in enterprise-class tools that make it easy to host HD web conferences, create a website, and set up business-class email.

Stay focused on customers and growing your business because we manage the servers, software updates, and malware protection.

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Work productively from virtually anywhere using the right device and application

Enjoy new levels of freedom and flexibility with Office 365 because your license is connected to you rather than a specific device. So whether you’re using a PC, Mac, laptop, tablet, or smartphone, you can still stay productive and collaborate with tools that are easy to set up and use. Regardless of where you are or what time it is, you can access and edit Word files, Excel spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations—and also host HD conferences and share files on a portal. Your personalized application settings roam with you as you work. And Office 365 keeps your content and formatting intact so you don’t have to redo work as you transition between devices and locations.

To give you roaming access to all the tools in Office 365, you can use it on a variety of devices:

Use traditional Office software on your workstation:
Install the applications available with Office 365 on your PC or Mac so that you can use local versions of the tools whether you’re online or offline.

Use Office Mobile with supported mobile devices:
To use locally running versions of your Office 365 applications on supported mobile devices, download Office Mobile. Currently, you can run Office Mobile on Windows Phones, iPhones, and Android phones.

Use Office Web Apps with “non-supported” devices—or if you choose, any device with a supported browser:
To access your Office 365 applications with a device that cannot run Office Mobile, use Office Web Apps. These are browser based versions of your Office applications that run in the cloud. You can also use Office Web Apps to stay productive on a shared or public device when you don’t have your devices with you, or when they have run out of power.

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Gain confidence with data control, file sharing, and regulatory compliance

You control your data with Office 365 and so you choose whether to store it locally or in the cloud. By using cloud-based storage, you gain the most flexibility and mobility because you can access your data with multiple devices and share files with the people you choose. You also benefit from a cloud storage platform that comes with a 99.9 percent financially-backed uptime guarantee, scales to meet your needs, and gives you industry-leading data-trust policies that include the following Microsoft commitments:

Your privacy matters:
Your files and email messages are not accessed or scanned for advertising purposes.

Support for compliance and independent verification:
Microsoft Office 365 is compliant with industry standards including ISO 27001, EU Model clauses, HIPAA BAA, and FISMA. Compliance is verified by third-party auditors.

Stringent security:
You can customize your security preferences with Office 365 and enable or disable application features that affect privacy. Your data is also automatically encrypted when it’s stored and when it travels over the network.

Data transparency:
Your data resides in your region at a data center with restricted, 24-hour secured access, enforced with safeguards such as biometric readers, motion sensors, video-camera surveillance, and security-breach alarms.

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Connect easily with coworkers and clients using enterprise-level services

Collaborating with teammates and customers is easier with Office 365 because with it, you can access enterprise-grade email, calendars, and other tools whether you’re at your desk or on the go. As a result, you can:

Simplify collaboration with non-Office users by sending them the URL of the web page where you’ve saved your file. The file appears in a web browser with its formatting in place. The viewer can also filter and sort Excel workbooks and can play animations in PowerPoint presentations.

Maintain one version of collaborative documents by allowing authorised users to create, edit, and review the same files in real time, including reports, proposals, emails, and budgets. No need to merge different file versions later. And you can share with confidence because you control who gets to see what.

See the availability of coworkers, join online meetings, and IM from virtually any device including your PC, smartphone, and tablet using Microsoft Lync. You can also connect with your Skype contacts directly from Lync, so you don’t have to switch between applications to get phone numbers and addresses.

Make meetings more productive with one-click screen sharing. Work together more effectively by letting participants see your screen—or another participant’s screen—during an online meeting. Meeting participants can also view and use a shared white board and note space.

Stay connected with your colleagues and customers in other ways by posting and receiving social networking updates with your Newsfeed, and by using blogs and wikis to build team unity and publish information.

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We are a Microsoft certified Office 365 partner and we are currently completing around 5 to 7 migration projects a month for customers all over the UK.

We have a team of 16 Microsoft certified engineers and have a full list of accreditation’s and certificates we can provide you with for peace of mind as we have supported only businesses for the last 20+ years and we already deal with other clients in your direct industry that I could give as testimonials. Please click here to see our cloud brochure, it contains all the information on our Office 365 service and the benefits that come with it.

Do you know that over 70% of migrations/backups/recoveries end in failure? And most of them fail not just because of technology limitations, but because basic concepts are misunderstood. A successful Office 365 migration has the following 5 elements to it:

Determine your needs and priorities
The first step in migrating your business to the cloud is to determine your needs and priorities. The overarching question is what do you want to put in the cloud? Is it just email, or are you also trying to move documents and file shares?

Pick a Plan – or Plans
After we know your requirements, you’ll need to choose your plan(s) based on the requirements you determined. If you’re not sure what to get, as a Microsoft partner we can help you choose the plans that best fit your needs and budget. One of the great things about Office 365 is the ability to mix and match plans within your organisation and easily move between plans. If you later determine an employee needs a different plan, you can switch them to a different license at any time.

Get a Microsoft Partner
If you have a tech-savvy team, you may be able to use us to handle the migration than trying to do this by yourself. If you don’t have much experience with this, it’s better to get an experienced Microsoft Partner involved especially with the planning phase.

Plan Your Migration
After you’ve picked your licenses, the next step is to plan your migration. Planning your migration, we will work closely with you as your Partner , it is one of, if not the most critical steps. Without a plan, you’re more likely to miss something. It’s much harder to fix something in the middle of a migration than it is to take the extra time to create a plan from the beginning.

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Make the Change
Once you have your plan in place, you can make the move. On the move date (which should be predetermined in your plan), you or your Microsoft Partner will actually migrate your information over and make the switch from your old service to Office 365. The process will vary some from company to company, depending on what data you’re migrating over, but typically the actual migration process looks like this:

  1. Set up new Office 365 accounts.
  2. Copy mail (including contacts and calendars) over to Office 365 accounts by doing a live cut over migration.
  3. Move any other data over (like stored filed being migrated over to SharePoint or OneDrive). This step is typically where there is the most variation based on what data you’re moving.
  4. Cut your MX records (your mail records) over to Office 365 and remove backup MX records.

Partner Pricing
As a Microsoft partner we can offer preferential pricing over buying direct. This is our typical pricing model:

  • Email & Exchange Only – £2.80 per user per month
  • 365 Business – £9.30 per month – Office online and on Desktops x 5 devices per user (No email)
  • 365 Business Premium – £10.90 per month – Email and includes office suite online and on Desktops x 5 devices per user

Our typical migration fee is around £499.95 and we complete all the steps above on your behalf, working alongside you using the correct partner migration tools to make the process seamless with absolutely no downtime to your current day to day running.

(Discounts can be provided if paid annually)

B2B Smarter are an registered Microsoft Office 365 Silver Partner!

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