Demystifying Office 365
Is Office 365 the right choice for you?
– About Me
– What are we talking about today:
• Office 365
• To buy or rent?
• Is O365 a good fit for you?
*Session Duration: 30 minutes. (12:30 - 1:00 p.m.)
Vice President Delivery & Consulting
A SharePoint architect trying to connect business to technology.
Believe in providing useful solutions to empower the users as much as
MCSD SharePoint 2010, MCSD ASP.NET 4.0
Company Website: http://www.brightstarr.com/
Office 365 is a subscription-based
online office and software plus
services suite which offers access to
various services and software built
around the Microsoft Office
To Buy or Rent?
For the first time Microsoft is tempting Office users to
rent, not own, software that for decades they've
bought as a standalone program.
So, should you buy or should you rent?
There is no one answer. Let's take a closer look at your
options and consider the pros and cons before we
• Lower upfront costs
• Great for small businesses or start-ups
• No server licensing costs
• No maintenance costs
• Easy to add or reduce users
• Access to the complete suite
Office On Demand
With Office on Demand,
users can gain instant
access to the basic
productivity suite: Word,
Excel, PowerPoint, Access
Plans that cater to
all shapes and sizes
Perfect for those on
the move (article)
Lync 2013 for mobile clients
Office web apps
Access your Exchange email
SharePoint Online on mobile
• human resources
Backing out those sunk costs
could damage your ROI
Tip: Keeping both hardware and software up-to-date falls on Microsoft and is
backed by service guarantee.
Security and Regulatory
Worried about potential risks
with data exposure on systems,
then Office 365 may be a difficult
sell for you if your business has
regulatory or cultural concerns
about data on the cloud.
Tip: When you sign up for enterprise licensing of Office 365, you also gain
licensing rights to On Premise deployments. This capability makes it possible to
store extremely sensitive data or user portals on site.
Revenue model isn't annuity-
Streamlined payments: monthly
costs, regular expense.
That model doesn't work well for
Tip: Reducing cost in not only immediate monetary value but also in efficiency and
resource reallocation benefits.
Expansion and Integration
If you have various LOB applications integrating Office
365 with them will not be as easy as it is with on-premise
variants where you have complete control.
Also there are several restrictions in-terms of size and
without a solid strategy you will not be able to survive
Tip: Plan about your data and size requirements for future scalability.
An already- congested Internet
connection can only get exacerbated
when everything moves off-site.
If everyone on your LAN uses the same
services on the network, migrating to a
cloud-based service might not gain
Tip: If all your users are in the same office consider your network and usage
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