Microsoft 365 Business Available
In this year's summer, Microsoft has announced a software solution, specially adapted to the requirements of small and midsize companies, which now is officially available as an abonnement called "Microsoft 365 Business". The package includes Office 365, Windows 10, as well as device management functions and addresses companies (SMB) with up to 300 employees
Microsoft 365 Business includes the "Office 365 Business Premium" plan that not only contains the Office applications Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook, but also the collaboration services OneDrive for Business and Microsoft teams. In addition, the specially for SMBs developed applications Microsoft Bookings, Outlook Customer Manager and the solution Microsoft StaffHub, for a simplified schedule management for first-line workforce are part of this new abonnement. Further, the productivity suite is supplemented by Enterprise Mobility and Security (EMS) functions. In addition, the simplified Mobile Device Management makes it possible to delete enterprise data from lost or stolen devices.
Companies thinking about a changeover to Microsoft 365 Business, which still use a local Active Directory infrastructure with an own domain controller, will have to change to the cloud based identity- and access-management Azure. Another prerequisite is Windows 10 Pro with installed Creators Update (Version 1703). Microsoft 365 Business provides a free of charge update for devices with Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 installed.