Small Businesses Benefit from Office 365

Small Businesses Benefit from Office 365

  • Accessibility from anywhere with an Internet connection
  • Patches and maintenance managed by service providers such as Google and Microsoft
  • Ease of collaborating internally with Office applications now in the Cloud
  • Efficient internal communication with Lync instant message, and video conferencing
  • Flexibility for the business, as owners can pay as you go and add e-mail accounts

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Office 365 Success: ‘No Wrong Door’ in King County

Find out how employees of Washington’s largest county use Microsoft OneDrive for Business and Microsoft SharePoint Online to ensure that every citizen gets answers–quickly and easily.

“We have 14,000 employees working in more than 250 offices, which is a lot of people in a lot of places to connect at a moment’s notice. Increasingly, employees are using OneDrive for Business to store project plans, schedules, videos, and any other kind of file. This helps them collaborate across departments and devices to find what they need to respond to citizens and colleagues. Information is not buried on employee’s computers; it’s in the cloud—well organized and available securely, to everyone who needs it.”

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Check out Skype for Business

Have you heard what’s new from Office? Take a video look at  Skype for Business.

“Together with our customers and partners, Microsoft has transformed enterprise communications. Over 100 million people now use Microsoft Lync to communicate for work, with 79 percent of U.S. enterprises currently using or planning to deploy Lync for telephony. With Skype, we’re the preferred choice for consumer communications too. Skype revolutionized the way people connect with friends and family. Today, Skype sees 50 billion minutes of traffic every month—one third of the world’s long distance traffic—and over 50 percent of Skype users now come in over video.

“And now, we’re bringing it all together—the familiar experience of Skype that people have come know and love, with the trusted platform in Lync that businesses around the world count on.” —Zig Serafin, corporate vice president for the Skype for Business team

Office 365 Network at 50,000 Members

Are you a member of the Office 365 Network?

It’s been almost a year since its launch as a way for you to learn and share Best Practices and news about the products. As network member Darrell Webster says, “Each of us is an expert on something, but together, we can be experts on everything.”

In the coming months, you’ll see more experts join the network, have more opportunities to connect with the product teams, and get more product insights and advice from the community summarized in an easy to read format. Keep sharing your ideas and expertise, to help shape the future of Office 365.