Migrating to Microsoft 365

If your business email is run from a Gmail, hotmail or even an old BT or NTLWorld account, you’re missing out!


What is Microsoft 365?

Microsoft 365 (M365) is Microsoft’s suite of cloud-based productivity tools.

In basic-speak that means you can log into your emails, Word, Excel etc via a web page and you can save all of your files onto your own storage space on the internet (the cloud).


How much does it cost?

You can get a basic licence for less than £5 per month per user.


Why bother?

By migrating your emails to M365 you can take advantage of a number of benefits:

  • More storage space (50GB as a minimum and you can add more!)- Every business has someone who can’t bear to delete anything and has kept a stack of emails over the last decade!
  • Greater security and protection – Microsoft has huge teams of experts ensuring their spam and virus protection is as strong as it can be. Your emails are scanned before they even arrive in your inbox.
  • Backups – Your emails are backed up by Microsoft, so you don’t need to worry about remember to do that or fumbling around with old backup tapes.
  • Cloud-based – Your emails and calendar information is stored on Microsoft’s servers, or ‘the cloud’. This means you can access your data from any device connected to the internet. You don’t need to worry if you PC dies or your laptop gives up the ghost.  Gone are the days of your SMTP account storing all your emails in a local PST file on your hard drive.
  • Predictable costs – Once you’ve bought your licence, it will cost the same amount every month. This enables you to plan and budget far more easily than you could if you were running your own in-house email server with hardware to replace or update.

Emails aside, M365 also allows multiple people to work on files in Word, Excel etc at the same time, you no longer have to wait for one person to close a file before another can open it. You also get access to video calls via Teams and OneDrive file storage.

If you’re interested in migrating to M365 get in touch and we can help you on your journey. You can find more information on Microsoft’s website here.