5 Myths About Microsoft Office 365

With the high number of cloud-based business programs available on the market these days, Microsoft Office 365 remains a workplace favourite for its holistic suite of business solutions. It provides organizations with security advantages, productivity enhancements and communication tools along with an unmatched level of reliability.

Read on to learn about the 5 most common misconceptions about Microsoft Office 365.

1. Office 365 is an online service only

While Office 365 is a cloud-based solution, only a select few applications require an internet connection for full functionality. Otherwise, Office 365 applications such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel are all imported to your desktop device and can be used at their full capacity even when offline.

2. Office 365 is the same as Office, just in the cloud

There are many additional benefits to using Office 365 versus the standard Office 2019 license currently available. Along with access to the traditional desktop apps that you are familiar with, like Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, you get extra online storage and the ability to collaborate on files in real time through the cloud. Whereas the standard license is sold as a one-time purchase for a single computer, Office 365 is available on a monthly or yearly subscription with Family, School and Business plans available.

3. Storing data in the cloud puts your data at risk

Contrary to popular belief, traditional on-site servers are not more secure than the cloud. Many organizations with on-premise systems are exposed to breaches that go unnoticed as systems are not routinely monitored or updated. Microsoft 365’s cloud-connection ensures you receive the latest features, fixes and security updates backed by Microsoft’s 99.9% uptime guarantee.

4. Using Office 365 gives Microsoft my data

Unlike free email platforms such as Gmail or Yahoo, Microsoft Outlook does not mine your private data for advertising purposes. When you use Office 365, you control how your data us used as Microsoft’s Data Processing Agreement ensures you retain full ownership over all information created in the platform.

5. Cloud migration is not worth the investment

The events of the past year are the proof that elevating your business to the cloud is a necessity to compete in today’s virtual marketplace. Businesses need the ability to connect seamlessly with their customers and partners to continue doing business and to take full advantage of the growth opportunities that being digital has to offer. By partnering with an integrated IT support service to take care of the heavy lifting, you can ensure that your migration to the cloud is well-planned and executed with minimal disruption to your daily operations.

Let our cloud migration experts at PropelU Cloud Solutions guide you through the transition to Microsoft 365 and start using the best productivity tool available to move your business forward. Connect with them today at www.propelu.ca or info@propels.ca

We specialize in migrating small to medium-sized businesses to the Microsoft Cloud with minimal disruptions! We can help your team transition to a more productive and secure environment within a matter of days.

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