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helpcomputing supplies and supports Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 is the next-generation way for you to update your Microsoft Office applications and always keep them updated with the latest versions on up to 5 PCs or Macs per person. And on up to 5 tablets and 5 mobiles too.

If you are about to buy a new computer, you should definitely consider Microsoft 365.

What is Microsoft 365?

Microsoft 365 is a software service. Microsoft sells access to its software and services monthly, and so you pay a small amount monthly instead of a large upfront cost.

Microsoft 365 is software such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, for example. Microsoft 365 is also cloud-based services such as OneDrive and mailbox services such as Microsoft Exchange.

Microsoft 365 is available for home users, business users and enterprise users. The main use for home users and business users are usually centred around the Microsoft Office apps. For larger companies, the central attraction for Microsoft 365 Enterprise is perhaps based around the availability of security and management for devices.

Should you consider Microsoft 365?

Larger businesses are considering a move to the cloud, and Microsoft 365 Enterprise makes some sense. You can move your existing physical servers to the cloud, and then manage your users and devices from the cloud. And all at a cost that will be cheaper than maintaining servers and server rooms.

But for home users and small businesses, if you need to install Microsoft Office on two or more computers then, with Microsoft Office on a disk costing around £100 or more per computer, you should consider Microsoft 365.

Replacing that large upfront cost with a smaller monthly payment means that you can use your licence to fully install Microsoft Office on up to 5 computers that you use, and you also get more features including integration with OneDrive and optionally, a business-class mailbox.

Which Microsoft 365 should I get?

There are now at least ten different Microsoft 365 solutions, and each solution will have apps and features that you may or may not need. But helpcomputing is happy to help you make your choice.

Here are popular solutions from Microsoft 365, across their Home, Business and Enterprise to give you some ideas. We've picked out just the main features here to show you.

General Features Microsoft 365 Personal Microsoft 365 Business Standard Microsoft 365 Enterprise E5
Includes Premium Office Apps Yes Yes Yes
OneDrive Yes, 1TB Yes, 1TB Yes, 1TB
Exchange No Yes, 50GB Yes, 100GB
Teams No Yes Yes
Device and App management No No Yes
Security and Compliance No No Yes
MONTHLY COST £5.99 per user £11.40 per user £57.72 per user

What Next?

We hope that the above has given you an idea of what Microsoft 365 is.

If you'd like to know more about any of the Microsoft 365 solutions, you are welcome to Contact Us. You can also check helpcomputing's calendar and book some time for us to call you. If you would like to book some time, please choose the helpcomputing – Appointment option as this is free of charge.

If you know that you would like to choose a Microsoft 365 for home solution then click here.

We'll outline the steps that you should take to set up and install Microsoft 365 on your computer. But if you would prefer helpcomputing to take care of this for you, we would be pleased to do so.

If you know that you'll need a Microsoft 365 for Business solution then click here.

The Microsoft 365 for Business solutions are more complex to set up but we'll guide you through the options and configure and install everything.