Microsoft recently rolled out their newest versions of Office 365 for Business. These latest business-class offerings from Redmond integrate the newly released Microsoft Office 2013 and bring along great new features.
Office 365 for Business is offered in several different versions, designed to fit the needs and budget of every organization. Here we offer an overview of the four new versions of Office 365 that will appeal to small and medium sized businesses.
Office 365 Small Business
This is the simplest new version of Office 365, and is for businesses with a maximum of 25 users. This version costs $6.00 per month or $72.00 per user per year. Supported services include Exchange, Lync, SharePoint and Office Web Apps. The desktop version of Office 2013 does not come with this package.
Office 365 Small Business Premium
This option is for small businesses with 10 or fewer employees and costs $12.50 per user per month, or $150 per user per year. Users have access to: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, InfoPath, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher and Access. Supported servers include; Exchange, Lync and SharePoint. With this version, each user can install Office on up to five computers. Other perks include the ability to share calendars, 25GB of email storage space with virus and spam protection, and 10GB cloud storage per user.
Office 365 Midsize Business
This offering is for businesses with 11 to 250 employees, and costs $15 per user per month, or $180 per user per year. Users have access to the same software and server support as the Small Business Premium Version, but will also be able to use Exchange Online, Lync Online and SharePoint Online. Each user can also install Office on up to five devices, and will be able to access the same cloud storage options as Small Business Premium. There are easier administration tools and a web-based admin console which make this version easier to manage.
Office 365 ProPlus
ProPlus is a new offering from Microsoft, and is designed for companies with 10 to 250 users. It costs $144 per user per year, or $12 per user per month. Users have access to Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, InfoPath and Publisher. Server support for Lync, Exchange and SharePoint is included, but users are not given access to cloud storage or the online versions of Lync, Exchange and SharePoint.
These new versions of Office 365 are available for subscription now. If you would like to upgrade or subscribe please contact us today. We can work with you to find the plan that best suits your business.