Microsoft® Office 365delivers the power of cloud productivity to businesses of all sizes, helping to save time, money and free up valued resources. Office 365 combines the familiar Office desktop suite with cloud-based versions of Microsoft’s next-generation communications and collaboration services: Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and Lync Online. Office 365 is simple to use and easy to administer – all backed by the robust security and guaranteed reliability you expect from a world-class service provider.Microsoft Office 365 Includes:Microsoft® Office Professional PlusThe world’s leading productivity tool now seamlessly connected and delivered with cloud services – for the best productivity experience across the PC, Phone and Browser.Exchange OnlineCloud-based email, calendar and contacts with always-up-to-date protection from viruses and spam.SharePoint OnlineCloud-based service for creating sites to connect colleagues, partners and customers.Lync OnlineCloud-based instant messaging, presence, and online meeting experiences with PC-audio, video conferencing and screen sharing. Key Microsoft Office 365 Benefits:Anywhere-access to email, documents, contacts, and calendars on nearly any device Work seamlessly with Microsoft Office and the other programs your users already count on everydayBusiness-class features including IT-level phone support, guaranteed 99.9% uptime, geo-redundancy, and disaster recoveryPay-as-you-go pricing options which give you predictability and flexibility for all or part of your organizationLatest version of Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS), which has millions of business users today
The Plan E family is the set of offers for your Information Workers. Before we go deep on the sku’s, I’d like to discuss a few core principles with you. First and foremost, we are going to use Office to differentiate our cloud productivity service. So we will use Office the rich client and Office Web Applications as way to separate our offers from the competition. Second, we are going to compete on value and not price. Just like today, our BPOS offer is more expensive than Google and going forward our Office 365 line up will continue to have higher price points. So don’t spend your time on price but instead spend your time on helping your customers understand the tremendous productivity gains they will have with our service. And then finally, we are not attempting to map Office 365 to on premises offers directly. Instead, we have created a set of suites that customers can take advantage of to deliver the right set of productivity capabilities to the right users.So let’s start first with E1. Now E1 is the upgrade from BPOS. And it includes email from exchange, collaboration sites from sharepoint, and instant messaging and conferencing from Lync. We are really excited about Lync being part of this portfolio. First, Lync creates great new experiences and offers features that customers are excited about and second, the conferencing experience is a very powerful upgrade from Live Meeting. So although Live Meeting will remain for existing customers and we will help them transition, all new customers will get the Lync conferencing experience.E2 is the next sku in the line up where we have added the office web applications. This allows users to create and edit Office Web Apps.E3 is our hero offer. We see this as the high volume offer that the majority of information workers will want and need. It brings together a lot of really exciting features and capabilities. First, it includes the Office Pro Plus rich client. This is the full rich client experience now provided as a per user per month service. I just want to say that again… Office is now available on a per user basis not per device. This has been a key ask from customers for a number of years and we are now providing it as part of the Office 365 sku line up. In addition to the Office Pro plus client, we’re also providing Exchange Voicemail and Archiving for compliance which is not available in BPOS today but part of the Exchange Enterprise CAL. In addition, we are including SharePoint features like access, excel and visio services which again today are not offered in SharePoint Online but are part of the SharePoint Enterprise CAL.[* Advanced archive capabilities refers to the ability to do Legal Hold on someone’s mailbox. This is required for anyone with compliance needs]You can think about E3 as a combination of the Office Pro Plus Client and the e-CAL Suite all offered for a single, simple per user per month subscription.Finally, E4 is the last SKU in the E family and it adds voice capabilities. Voice as a service will not be available at GA but it will come later and will be part of E4. Customers will have on premises rights to the Lync Plus Server with E4. This means that a user who purchases E4 will have the equivalent of a subscription CAL so that they can access their on premLync server that has been deployed by the customer to deliver voice to their end users. So this is a great example of a hybrid scenario where SharePoint and Exchange are running the cloud and work seamlessly with Lync that is running on prem.In fact, all of the E family SKU’s include on premises rights to the underlying workloads… Exchange, SharePoint and Lync. For example, if a customer wants to run a SharePoint on premises server for a particular line of business application but leverage SharePoint Online for their team sites, they can do that by deploying an on premises SharePoint server for their LOB. The SharePoint Online user then has the rights to access both the team sites that are hosted in the cloud as well as the line of business application that is running on the sharepoint on premises server. This is a very powerful way to offer both software + services in our Office 365 SKU line up.
All services have been improved across the board with new services, features, capabilities, and user experience. For specific detailed information about each major service, please see the specific service and technical information documentation and presentations.Office Professional Plus is the latest 2010 version of the applications and will always be up to date, along with Office Web Apps, companion applications to Office client apps.Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and Lync Online are all based on the 2010 server technologies.
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a model of computer use in which servicesstored on the internet and provided to users on a subscription basis
• Server (s)• Server software Vs.• Server suitable Internet Connection• Anti Virus Software and Spam Filters• Microsoft Office Applications• Web conferencing / online meeting • Office 365 tools• Back-up tools• Electricity• Insurance• Security• Server maintenance