What You Need to Know About Office 365 Before You Buy It

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This post was originally written in late 2016. It was edited and updated with new content in early 2018.

Moving your company to the Cloud (or moving between different Cloud services) is no small endeavor. Deciding which service to choose and what plan to go with can require a fair amount of research to make sure you’re getting the best solution for your needs.

One of the most popular options for businesses is Microsoft Office 365. We’ve compiled some of our most popular Office 365 blog posts to help you with your research.

Product Comparisons

Microsoft is notorious for using the name, or very similar names, for different products. These posts help explain the differences between Office 365 for business and other products with similar names.


Office 2016 vs. Office 365: What’s the difference?

One of the worst offenders of the similar names is the Office Suite. This post explains the differences between Office 2016 and Office 365. Spoiler alert: Office 365 is the product and Office 2016 is the version.


Office 365 Home vs. Business

While Office 365 and the various Office 365 Business plans are in the same product family, they do have some significant differences. This post breaks down the differences and shows you why using Office 365 Home typically won’t work for your business.


Office 365 vs. Microsoft 365: What's the Difference?

Microsoft 365 is a relatively new suite of tools for businesses that includes Office 365 (making it even more confusing). Think of it like square and rectangles – Not every Office 365 plan is included in a Microsoft 365 plan, but every Microsoft 365 plan includes Office 365. This post helps explain what you get with each.


Determining What’s Right For You

You have a lot of choices when it comes to Office 365, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to figure out which option is best for you. These posts help you determine what’s right for you.


The Pros and Cons of Office 365 for Business

As a Microsoft Partner, we’re big advocates of Office 365 (and use it in our own business), it isn’t right for everyone. This blog post covers the top pros and cons of Office 365 for business use so you can figure out if it’s the tool for you before investing time and money into switching to a new system.


How to Choose the Right Office 365 Plan for Your Business

Figuring out which Office 365 plan is right for you can be a challenge because there are so many options to choose from. This blog walks you through the process of selecting the plan that will best fit your needs as a company.


7 Things to Try in Your Office 365 Trial

Trying a product before you buy is one of the best ways to figure out if it’s actually what you need and Office 365 is no exception. But Office 365 has so many programs and features, that it’s hard to know where to start (and it would be almost impossible to get through everything!). This post looks at the key products and features you should test during your Office 365 trial.


Setting Yourself Up for Success

You’ve decided to move forward with Office 365, picked a plan and now comes the most critical part: migration and implementation. Successful implementation can make or break your Office 365 experience.


Top 5 Mistakes Companies Make with Office 365

Office 365 can improve your productivity and security--the keyword here is "can." Many companies who move to Office 365 don't find success with it because they make one or more of these mistakes. This blog post breaks down the biggest mistakes we see companies make that lead to frustration and unhappiness with Office 365.


5 Steps for a Successful Office 365 Migration

The actual act of migrating to Office 365 can be a seamless experience with no loss of downtime or data – or, if not planned and executed directly, it can be a disaster. This blog helps you lay out of a plan for a successful migration.


More information

The most notable information not covered in our blog posts is Office 365 pricing and plan comparisons. That can be found here, along with more frequently asked questions.


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