Office 365 (now known as Microsoft 365) is one of the most popular software suites in the world, providing fast, intuitive solutions for many of your day-to-day tasks. It includes access to all of your important programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint as well as Outlook and Publisher. You also receive online cloud based storage in OneDrive plus access to collaboration tools such as Teams and SharePoint.

humanIT specialise in helping businesses and not for profit organisations get set up with Office 365 – we cover the installation, transition, set-up and training as well as on-going support and troubleshooting. Please get in touch with us if you would like more information about how Office 365 can help you operate more efficiently and provide flexibility for remote working.

humanIT have developed a whitepaper to assist not for profit organisations and businesses decide which cloud platform to use to collaborate and share information within their organisation. Click below to download your copy.

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What is Office 365?

Office 365 is a cloud-based software suite designed to fill every productivity gap in your non-profit organisation. It allows you to consolidate all your most commonly used software into one simple-to-use, always up-to-date piece of kit that your whole organisation can rely on. Your team gets the most up-to-date version of Office software, plus much, much more. With the heavily discounted prices available for non-profit organisations, you’ll see a near-instant return of investment.

How does Office 365 work?

The great thing about Office 365 is the ability to rely on it as much, or as little as your organisation requires.

One of the features our clients have loved about Office 365 is the emphasis on remote accessibility. Paired with our remote managed services, humanIT can resolve problems and adjust your IT infrastructure in a flash, with no need to attend to your offices, spare for major issues and setup.

Office 365 Tools

Your organisation can rely on Office 365 as much, or as little as it requires. All Office 365 tools are designed to work with each other seamlessly. To illustrate, here’s a real-world example of how you might use Office 365 tools on a daily basis.

  1. You organise a Microsoft Teams meeting within SharePoint’s shared calendar system.
  2. During that meeting, you collaborate with other attendees on a Microsoft OneNote, Word or Excel document, illustrating your unique ideas in real time.
  3. Once the meeting is over, you share the draft document to meeting attendees using SharePoint.
  4. You all edit the document to develop a final working solution, before emailing it to a client or supervisor via Outlook, powered by your organisation’s Exchange email system.
  5. They open it up in Outlook, with a Microsoft Office preview in their web browser. They love it.

With its seamless inter-connectivity with all its tools, using Office 365 will easily become second nature.

Office 365 has an increased focus on remote accessibility. With our remote managed services, humanIT can resolve problems and adjust your IT infrastructure in a flash, with no need to attend to your offices, spare for major issues and initial setup.

Reasons your Organisation will love

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Collaboration that knows no bounds

With 1TB of synced, manageable cloud storage across your devices on OneDrive and video calls with up to 250 people in Microsoft Teams, your team will be able to kick goals from any corner of the globe.

Simple Device Management

Configure the security and accessibility settings of all Windows 10 devices in your fleet with the click of a button. Organise scheduled updates, automatically install Office programs and more, without the bother of running around to each computer.

Advanced Organisation Security

In addition to sophisticated email threat detection and malware software, you can remotely wipe data from lost and stolen devices, plus restrict the copying of selected documents on your organisation’s devices.

Office 365 Features

Install Office on Five Devices

Those who opt for the Business Premium plan can install the full desktop versions of Office programs on up to five devices per user. Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote all included, with Access and Publisher also available for PC users.

Use Microsoft Office Anywhere

With even the most barebones plan, your team members all get access to web and mobile versions of Microsoft Office programs. View detailed previews of Microsoft Office files in your emails and collaborate with other team members in real-time with an easy-to-use platform that you can access anywhere.

Not for Profit

Microsoft provides significantly discounted versions of the Office 365 suite for eligible non-profit organisations through the Office 365 Nonprofit program. For the price of any donation per month, your organisation will get web versions of Word and Excel, the entire business email suite, unlimited web conferencing sessions, 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage and much more. Beyond that, there are some options for larger organisations and organisations that require desktop versions of Office applications.

To obtain Office 365 Nonprofit, you’ll need to show that your organisation is registered as a charity in Australia and sign Microsoft’s non-discrimination policy. Any organisations with more than 300 staff / volunteers will need to step up to the higher-end non-profit packages, but these are still affordably priced.

We’ve helped our clients obtain and setup Office 365 Nonprofit before and can guide you through the simple application and installation process.

Remote Managed Services

One of the great benefits of Office 365 is the ability to manage the security infrastructure and programs on your devices remotely. Instead of needing to call out an IT team every time you need adjustments or repairs to your IT system, you can get instant assistance and advice from humanIT. Remote access over more details of your services allows us to quickly diagnose faults, schedule updates, minimise downtime and reduce the fallout from any cyber-security attacks or leaks.

Let’s give you a real-world example of what this means for your organisation. One thing that has always worried our clients is the ability to leak confidential data, either deliberately, theft, or by human error. With Office 365 and Microsoft Azure configured on your devices, we can manage who has what data and what they can do with it. This means having the ability to remotely wipe data from stolen or lost devices and restricting accessibility and usage of specific files and folders. Keeping your data secure just got a whole lot easier.

HumanIT offers Office 365 RMS (remote managed services) to our clients, and our team have extensive experience with the platform. Learn more about our managed IT services and what we can do for you.

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