Microsoft 365 Business Premium Executive Summary

You’ve seen the Microsoft product page, but you want some more real-world information before you pull the trigger on Microsoft 365 Business Premium for your company.

We get it.

ITOPIA’S Microsoft Consultants walk through this process with Brisbane-area business leaders every day. Let’s take two minutes and give you the highlights of Microsoft 365 Business Premium (formerly Microsoft Office 365 Business).

You already know that M365 Business Premium contains the following business productivity/collaboration/and security applications.

  • Outlook
  • OneDrive
  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • SharePoint
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Exchange
  • Publisher (PC only)
  • Access (PC only)
  • Intune
  • Defender
  • Azure Information protection
  • Conditional Access
  • Windows Virtual Desktop

In ITOPIA’s next blog posts, we will explore each of these applications to discover the pro-growth features embedded in each. – Stay Tuned.

In this Executive Summary, we want to give you the answers to the questions we hear most often from executives about Microsoft 365 Premium and its use.

How much is Microsoft Office 365 Business Premium?

Microsoft 365 Business Premium is based on a subscription model and is priced per-user. You will pay AU $27.50 per month per user plus GST. Your first month is free.

Can we switch easily from our current Microsoft 365 plan to Business Premium?

Yes, Microsoft has a seamless process for moving from a lower plan to Premium.

Will Our Computers, Servers, and Cloud Assets be Compatible with M365 Premium?

Most likely. Any system that is running versions newer than Windows 7 Pro is compatible. ITOPIA Microsoft Consultants check through our client’s existing systems to ensure compatibility with M365 system requirements before installation.

Does Microsoft require me to buy M365 for all my employees?

No, there is no requirement. However, ITOPIA recommends that a business standardizes on Microsoft 365 Business Premium across all employees to aid in security and to boot collaboration capability.

How do I implement Microsoft 365 Business Premium across my business?

Microsoft works with local Microsoft Partners like ITOPIA to assess your company’s computing requirements, deploy M365 Premium, and tailor the capabilities of this powerful suite of applications to your specific workflow.

Why should I choose Microsoft 365 Businses Premium over M365 Business Standard?

Business Premium has been built to handle organisations with up to 300 users, so for a small to mid-size business, there is room for you to grow within M365 Premium. In addition, Premium has advanced cyber-threat protection and device management capacity baked into the solution, saving you money.

What Other Business features do I get from Microsoft 365 Premium?

1 TB of Secure Personal Cloud Storage for each user, 50 GB of Secure Mailbox Storage for each user, Personal and Merged Calendars for each user, Instant Messaging, Video Conferencing, Voice Calling, Advanced Cybersecurity Protection, Mobile Device Management and Security & Virtual Desktop Capability.

We have just scratched the surface of what Microsoft 365 Business Premium can do for your business. Be on the lookout for our next blog posts that will break down the business benefits of each element of the M365 Business Premium platform.

Have more questions? Our Microsoft Consultants are ready to assist you with your next steps in Microsoft’s office productivity software. Let’s talk!

About Adam

Adam is the Managing Director of Itopia. He established the IT support business in Brisbane in 2014 in response to the growing demand for reliable, local IT support from business owners in south-east Queensland.

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