Microsoft 365, the company's new subscription bundle package, has been with us since its launch at Inspire 2017 in July. A month later, the solution spread from being an enterprise offering to small and medium businesses. The company says the Microsoft 365 Business is now leaving beta and is generally available.
Microsoft 365 is a bundle package of Microsoft services. It combines Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security in one subscription package.
Business bundles get connected services and a license for Windows 10 Business. As usual with 365, Microsoft says the package helps organizations streamline their licensing into one package.
With a single subscription, companies are prepared in terms of software. Microsoft 365 “brings together Office 365, Windows 10 and Enterprise Mobility + Security to deliver a complete, intelligent and secure solution to empowers employees.”
Microsoft 365 Business designed for companies with less than 300 employees on Office 365 and Windows 10.
The Microsoft 365 Business package includes:
Email (50GB) and Calendaring
Online meetings, instant messaging, audio, and HD chat/conferencing
Outlook Customer Manager, Bookings, MileIQ
1TB of OneDrive for Business Cloud Storage
Data Protection Controls
Cyberthreat Protection with Windows Defender
Administration and Deployment Management
99.9% uptime and 24/7 online and phone support
The bundle costs $20 per user every month. For comparison, Office 365 Business Premium costs $12.50 per month.
More Services Leaving Beta
The company also announced Microsoft Connections, Microsoft Invoicing, and Microsoft Listings are leaving the beta phase.
Connections allows customers to manage email marketing campaigns, while Invoicing is for, well, creating invoices. Finally, Listings allows businesses to manage their online presence across search, social media, and more.