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Office 365 tailored to your needs.

At Verstech, we’re experts when it comes to installing and maintaining Office 365 for Dorset businesses. Better yet, we’re a Microsoft Cloud Partner, so when we say we mean business – we mean business. As Office 365 is a subscription service, you can scale it up and down, depending on your needs. For more information about Office 365, please visit www.office.com

Office 365? What happened to buy in the box?

In the past, Microsoft Office was always sold as box software. So, when you bought your new computer, you had the option of buying Office with it. Whether this was Office 2010/2013/2016 – that was up to your Dorset business. In fact, you could pay up to and around £500 depending on the version and packages you were getting. Now, the good thing about this is that you would get the software for your machine and have it for perpetuity. So you could make a one-off upfront payment and feasibly never pay for that software again. This of course, never lasted but it’s always good to hold out hope. It’s a bit like the junk drawer at home. You keep it in the hope that you’ll need it one day – but when you move house? Out it goes.

Anyway, that’s how Microsoft’s old Office worked for a very long time. However, over the past several years upgrades have become more prevalent. Due to this, many companies have made the switch to a subscription model of selling software. So, if you look at Adobe, for example – with their popular product Photoshop (so popular in fact that it’s entered the dictionary as a verb!) – you can no longer buy it outright anymore. You need to purchase a subscription. However, as part of the subscription, you’re entitled to the latest and greatest version of that product. Which is exactly what Microsoft has done.

 

So what is Office 365?

At its simplest, Office 365 is a suite or a collection of different applications. However, there are MANY different versions (more on that later) but with it, your Dorset business can access apps like:

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Microsoft Access (PC only)
  • OneDrive
  • Microsoft Teams
  • And more!

 

Now, because Office 365 is a subscription, you always get the most up-to-date version. Also, as Microsoft makes updates to the software, you get the very latest updates too. Plus, it’s available across all your devices. So, whether you’re on the web on a Windows PC, Apple Mac or on a smart phone, you can work across all those devices on one document or spreadsheet. This is great as it’s automatically saved in the cloud so you can access that document anywhere and it’s backed up and secured. Better yet, if you want to collaborate with someone on a unified document or excel sheet or whatever you can!

 

Okay, so why buy from Verstech and not direct from Microsoft?

Do you buy your fruit from the farmer? If so, good for you. It’s important to eat right. BUT did you know there are over 10,000 varieties of tomato?* No? And why would you need to know? The chances are the farmer doesn’t even know that!

*(And for those thinking a tomato is a vegetable, it’s not – give it a Google. We know, blew our minds too!)

Our point is that while it’s great to know about 10,000 varieties of tomato – you simply don’t need to. Now, whilst Office 365 is a great product, there are dozens of different packages. And the chances are that’s over a dozen-or-so extras you simply won’t ever use – despite paying the price.

So why pay it?

If you buy through Verstech, we can filter out all the impracticalities and help you help yourself. Plus, even when you buy from us, you retain control of your Office 365 install.

We have a number of different support options available for businesses across Dorset but our most common is on an adhoc support basis. If you select this option, we can help set it up and migrate you from your existing email solution – even if it’s a free Gmail account!

 

Gone are the days of you own on-site exchange (or small business) server running your email. With Office 365, it’s all in Microsoft’s Cloud and the best part is, we’re a Microsoft Cloud Partner.

 

Get in touch with the team to ask about our Office 365 services.

Based in the coastal town of Poole, Dorset, our team offer a range of services tailored to you and your business. We work with businesses throughout the UK to provide our clients with a professional service.

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