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By ProServeIT on April 01, 2019

Office 365 Apps & Services: What They Are & When to Use Them

 

Office 365 has various apps and services included with it, depending on what licenses you purchase for your organization. Some licenses are more encompassing than other licenses. In today’s blog, we’ll show you five common licenses that our customers most often purchase, and we’ll give you a brief overview of each of the tools provided in those licenses.

 

5 Common Office 365 Licenses: Apps & Services That Are Included

Below, we’ve included a handy chart that shows you the five common licenses that our customers typically purchase, and what apps and services are included with those licenses:

Business under 300 users 

Office 365 Business Essentials Office 365 Business Premium

Applications included:

Applications included:

  Full version of Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Access for PC Only)
Outlook
Outlook Customer Manager
Bookings
MilelQ
Invoicing
Microsoft Listing

Services included:

Services included:

  • Exchange
  • OneDrive
  • SharePoint
  • Skype for Business
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Yammer
  • Office Online
Exchange
OneDrive
SharePoint
Skype for Business
Microsoft Teams
Yammer
Planner
Staff Hub

 

Enterprise 330 + users

 

Enterprise E1 Enterprise E3 Enterprise E5

Applications included:

Applications included:

Applications included:

  Full version of Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Access for PC Only) Full version of Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Access for PC Only)
Services included: Services included: Services included:

 

Exchange
OneDrive
SharePoint
Skype for Business
Microsoft Teams
Yammer
Planner
Delve
Office Online
Exchange
OneDrive
SharePoint
Skype for Business
Microsoft Teams
Yammer
Planner
eDiscovery
StaffHub
Exchange
OneDrive
SharePoint
Skype for Business
Microsoft Teams
Yammer
Power BI Pro
PowerApps
StaffHub
Sway
Planner
Cloud App Security
Phone System
Calling Plan
Advanced Data Governance
MyAnalytics
Exchange Online Advanced Threat Protection

 

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A Breakdown of 8 most popular Office 365 Apps & Services

Now, let’s take a look at the various Office 365 apps and services that each of these licenses include. You’re likely already familiar with Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, and Outlook, so let’s focus on those apps and services that you’re most likely not as familiar with:

 

1. Microsoft Teams: Team Management Platform

Microsoft Teams is your hub for teamwork in Office 365, giving you the platform you need to manage all your files, conversations and tools in one convenient team workspace. With Teams, you can communicate more effectively with members of your organization, and keep everyone up to speed with what’s happening with various projects and initiatives.

 

 

2. SharePoint: Content Management Platform

Effective content management is key to staying productive and building a lucrative business. Is your organization still using a file server? Do your employees need to be connected to the server to access data, documents, and files? SharePoint is a cost-effective and versatile content management platform that can ease your team’s pain. With SharePoint, you can keep track of all your documents and templates that need to be organized, managed, and/or reviewed by various team members. Internet access is the only thing that your team needs to access your organization’s shared data.

 


Office 365 Apps & Services: What They Are & When to Use Them - SharepointTo see how SharePoint actually works, check out our on-demand Webinar, designed to help executives & managers understand SharePoint’s unique capabilities. Or check out the related posts below!

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3. Power BI Pro: Business Analytics Tools

Microsoft Power BI Pro is a suite of business analytics tools that can help you analyze data and share business insights. Power BI Pro provides your organization with a unique opportunity to delve deeper into your data so that you can make more informed business decisions. With the data that Power BI harnesses, you can hone in on new customers and track how effective your campaigns are, giving you the competitive edge over others in your industry.

 

4. OneNote: Notetaking Platform

OneNote is a cloud-based notetaking platform that allows your team to take, store, and share notes using any device they would like to use. Mimicking the traditional tabbed ring-binder approach to note-taking, OneNote allows your employees to take handwritten or typed notes, screenshots, audio comments, and/or drawings, and share them with other OneNote users through the Cloud.

 Office 365 Apps & Services: What They Are & When to Use Them - OneNote

 

5. Exchange: Email, Calendar & Messaging Service

Exchange Online is a cloud-based email service and Exchange Online Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) is an inexpensive email filtering service that can be easily added to your Office 365 subscription to protect your users’ inbox from spam, ransomware, and malware.

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6. OneDrive: File Sharing & Collaboration Tool

By automatically saving documents to the Cloud, OneDrive makes it easy for your users to manage and share documents from anywhere, on any device of their choice. With both OneDrive for Personal and OneDrive for Business options, this is versatile Cloud-based storage.

Office 365 Apps & Services: What They Are & When to Use Them - onedrive-b

 

7. Sway: Digital Storytelling Platform

Sway gives your organization the chance to quickly create and share interactive reports, personal stories, presentations, blogs, newsletters, and so much more. And, with Sway, the formatting is taken care of for you, thanks to their built-in design engine (or you can customize the look for your own branding needs).

Office 365 Apps

 

8. Planner: Task Lists & Planning

Want to be able to take the chaos out of your organization’s teamwork? With Microsoft Planner, you can organize task lists, create new plans, share files, and assign tasks, as well as keep up to date on what your teams are working on. Planner gives each plan its own board, allowing you to organize your various tasks into buckets, and categorize your tasks based on their status, severity, or on who they’ve been assigned to.

Office 365 Apps & Services: What They Are & When to Use Them - planner

 

9. PowerApps: App Building Platform

Whether you’re using a pre-built template, or you’re starting from scratch, PowerApps allows you to build the app(s) you need to solve business problems within your organization. There’s no code-writing required, and you can publish and use those apps on both web and mobile.

 

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Still unsure of what license is right for you? Not certain how your organization can utilize some of these tools? Talk to us and our Office 365 team will be happy to help you. 

 


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Published by ProServeIT April 1, 2019
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