Microsoft 365

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Microsoft 365


What is Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 is Microsoft’s Software as a Service (SaaS) offering that provides access to the most up-to-date modern productivity tools from Microsoft. It is a product family of productivity software, collaboration, and cloud-based services designed to help users achieve more with innovative apps, intelligent cloud services, and world-class security.


What are the differences between Microsoft 365 and Office 365

Office 365 is now rebranded as Microsoft 365. Although, Microsoft 365 encompasses Office 365 as well as other service offerings from Microsoft such as:

  • Office Apps: Microsoft 365 includes popular productivity applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and more16.
  • Cloud Storage: Users get access to OneDrive, which provides secure cloud storage for files and documents14.
  • Collaboration Tools: Microsoft Teams allows for real-time collaboration, instant messaging, video conferencing, and file sharing14.
  • Email and Calendar: Microsoft 365 offers robust email functionality with Outlook, including calendar management and scheduling56.
  • Device Management: Microsoft 365 includes device management tools that enable organizations to manage and secure devices remotely45.
  • Advanced Security: Microsoft 365 provides advanced security features to protect data, devices, and identities from threats46.
  • Information Protection: Users can implement data loss prevention policies, encryption, and rights management to protect sensitive information5.
  • Windows OS: Microsoft 365 includes Windows 10 Enterprise licenses, allowing users to access the latest Windows operating system15.
  • AI-Powered Features: Microsoft 365 incorporates AI-powered capabilities like Ideas in Excel and Researcher in Word to enhance productivity6.
  • Social Collaboration: Microsoft 365 integrates social tools for discovering and sharing information within the organization6.