Welcome to the METHOD IT Newsletter for July 2012
Why choose Office 365 over Office 2013?
This month Microsoft unveiled a preview release of Office 2013, with a simplified, touch-friendly interface and cloud integration.
Looking forward, the gap is quickly closing between the traditional, installed desktop version of the suite and its cloud-based counterpart Office 365. In fact it’s making more and more sense to leave the former for the latter. Consider:
Cost and Speed – Office 2013 licenses are likely to start in the region of US$100-150. Office 365 costs as little as $6 per-user per-month. This also gives small and medium-sized businesses a reasonably priced introduction to the very powerful SharePoint. With Office 365 you can be fully migrated up and running with SharePoint, Outlook and Web-based versions of Word, Excel and Powerpoint within days.
Accessibility and Portability – As long as you have an Internet connection you can access Office 365 from anywhere using just a web browser on Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone, iPad, Android and other smartphones and tablets.
Updates and Maintenance – Office 365 is cloud-based, so all patches, fixes, software and hardware upgrades, etc. are handled by Microsoft who also guarantee 99.9% server uptime.
We specialize in setting up Office 365 for small and medium-sized businesses, migrating all your existing email, contacts, documents and data and providing on-site training and support. We can also help design and implement your SharePoint document management and collaboration platform.
What is SharePoint?
Microsoft SharePoint is a key component in our Back Office and Private Cloud solutions and one valuable piece of the Office 365 suite, but do you know exactly what it is? Find out what it does and why we recommend it for unifying and streamlining business processes.