Why does your business need Microsoft 365?

Microsoft 365, formerly known as Office 365, is a productivity cloud designed to help you run your business. The Office apps and intelligent cloud services provide you with tools for creativity, collaboration, and connectivity. While there may be other products like this out there, Microsoft 365 comes with advantages you won’t find anywhere else. Like what, you ask?

Here are 5 major benefits of Microsoft 365:

Cloud-Based Platform

Microsoft 365 operates entirely in the cloud. This means that as long as you’re connected to the Internet, you have access to all of your files. Files are stored in your OneDrive, which enables you to synchronize and share them. You can install the Microsoft 365 apps on your device(s) or work on the online version.

Personal Cloud Storage – Microsoft OneDrive

Microsoft OneDrive. Source: Microsoft

World-Class Security

Microsoft 365 subscriptions include advanced security features. With antiphishing, antispam, and antimalware protection, your personal information, devices, apps, and data are all protected.

The four main pillars of Microsoft 365 security are:

  1. Identity and access management
  2. Threat protection
  3. Information protection
  4. Security and risk management

When you choose Microsoft 365, you’ll be able to safely migrate to the cloud, maintain visibility, and have greater control over your data.


Collaboration is something Microsoft has paid extra attention to in the last few years. Today, teams need to be able to work together from wherever they are, and Microsoft 365 makes this simple. Easily share files with peers and work on projects simultaneously with real-time updates. Microsoft Teams, known as the hub for communication and collaboration, enables organizations to stay connected. Store files, send quick chats, and hold meetings all within this Microsoft 365 app.

New Meeting and Calling Experience in Microsoft Teams! - Microsoft Tech Community

Microsoft Teams. Source: Microsoft


Microsoft is a leader in the technology industry. That’s why you’ve probably heard of or used apps like Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, or Excel. This familiarity puts Microsoft 365 ahead of its alternatives. If you have experience with SharePoint, your organization is an even more qualified candidate for Microsoft 365. SharePoint can serve as the intelligent intranet that connects to the entire organization. Share, manage content, and seamlessly collaborate with your team.

Person using a pen to edit a Word document on a tablet

Microsoft Word. Source: Microsoft

Rich Set of Capabilities

This cloud productivity service is deeply equipped with tools to support your business. Each Microsoft 365 app comes with features that make your work easier. In Word, you can turn documents into web pages. In Excel, you can convert pictures into editable tables. In Outlook, you have your email and calendar in one location. The apps are always updated and can be installed on PCs, Macs, tablets, and phones. Plus, users get 1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage.

Our team at Opal Business Solutions can turn the benefits of Microsoft 365 into a reality for your business. As a Microsoft Gold Partner, we will provide you with direct support and expertise from our specialists. Already a Microsoft 365 user? Click here to see how we can make your experience better.

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