Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365)

Microsoft 365

Leverage the power of Microsoft’s market leading productivity suite, with packages to suit all budgets and tastes

Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) for Business is more than just having the Microsoft Office products based in the cloud. The flexibility in the packages and their uses mean any business, big or small, can benefit from a feature-rich range of communication and collaboration tools, built with the modern mobile workforce in mind.

CARBON IT SERVICES also offer enhanced services that work hand-in-hand with Microsoft 365 for Business to ensure your security, data and productivity are protected, and threats minimized, well beyond the capabilities of the standard packages.

Microsoft 365 is a cloud-based subscription service that brings together the best tools for the way people work today. By combining best-in-class apps like Excel and Outlook with powerful cloud services like OneDrive and Microsoft Teams, Microsoft 365 lets anyone create and share anywhere on any device.

Why choose Microsoft 365?


Microsoft 365 gives you the flexibility to scale your business quickly and adapt to suit your needs. Planning for the changes in headcount and usage between teams and departments can be difficult without risk of overspending or under provisioning.

We allow you to scale your licencing quantities and types up or down as needed, so your teams can continue to work with the tools they are familiar with, whilst making sure you only pay for what you need.


As it is entirely cloud-based, email, files (SharePoint and Onedrive) and Office programs (including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.) can be accessed from any location and any device. Team members can create, edit, and share from a PC, Mac or from a mobile device (either iOS, Android, or Windows based), with anyone in real time.

This is particularly beneficial for companies with multiple locations, remote or travelling employees or businesses that operate with no fixed geographical locations.


When working in a team environment, it is often that people collaborate on tasks, documents or presentations. Microsoft 365 enhances your collaboration efforts by allowing everyone who needs to contribute to or edit a document (or spreadsheet, or presentation, etc.) to do so simultaneously in real-time, rather than having multiple copies. Versioning is also included in case you need to go to back to an older version, whilst the use of shared calendars and team chat ensure team members will always be in sync with one another.


Microsoft 365 is a subscription-based service, meaning an upfront Capital expenditure is foregone in place of an annual or monthly fee per user and into Operational expenditure. 

Although some of our customers decide to pay yearly, we’re happy to accommodate month-to-month invoicing, which can be helpful from a cash flow perspective. We also champion our customers being given the freedom to switch off services that are not being used to cut costs without long contracts.

And because Microsoft 365 has various business plans, each with different features and programs, you have the ability to mix and match your plan to your user’s needs, meaning you don’t pay for more than you have to.


As Microsoft 365 is cloud based, there is no need for servers for your emails or document storage. The cost savings are substantial; Removing onsite servers will reduce both energy costs and the need for office space to store server hardware, and eliminating the need for on-payroll support staff.

With an Microsoft 365 Business plan licence, users have the ability to have office applications installation on up to 5 devices of their own per user.

Multi-device usage is commonplace nowadays; From using a desktop at the office, a laptop while you travel, a tablet at home, and let’s be honest most people are guilty of having a smartphone by our side 24/7. The beauty of Microsoft 365 is that documents can now be accessed from any of these devices, and auto-syncing means that the most current version is always at hand.


Microsoft 365 is always up to date, and having access to the latest versions never employs an additional charge. Your users are no longer waiting for software upgrades or patches to apply before they can return to being productive, and compatibility issues are a memory from the past users all on the same version.

The Microsoft 365 team are continually adding new features and capabilities, to improve the user experience, and with a Microsoft 365 subscription you have access to these great new features as soon as they are introduced, providing you with more value per licence.

Which version is right for me?

Choosing a Microsoft 365 licence is a critical step before migrating to the cloud. With multiple options for small, medium and enterprise businesses, navigating the differences can get overwhelming.

This Microsoft 365 licence comparison showcases the options available to help you make the correct choice for your organization.

Don’t forget, you can mix-and-match your licences depending on each team or departments’ needs.

Organisations with a licence requirement of over 300 users, please Contact Us for the Microsoft Office Enterprise packages and pricing.

Is Microsoft 365 as secure as you think?

40% of deployments rely on third-party tools to enhance the security and compliance aspects of their Microsoft 365 tenant. And whilst Microsoft offer their own toolset with Exchange Online Protection and Advanced Threat Protection, industry experts agree these can leave significant gaps for cyber criminals to exploit.

Microsoft 365 as standard also replicates your data in the cloud as a redundancy feature, but many users often fail to realise that’s not the same as backing it up – Point in Time and granular recovery isn’t an option.

With our Secure SKUs, incorporating technologies from Vade and Acronis, we can mitigate the risks your workforce is exposed to, without an impact to their working practices, whilst providing you with the toolset and support you need to ensure a business critical service is protected.

Introducing Microsoft 365 Secure with Vade Secure & Acronis Backup

Choose from 10 available SKUs, including Exchange Online Plan 1, Business Essentials, Business Premium and Microsoft 365 Business.

Defends against advanced spear-phishing, malware and ransomware attacks with global threat intelligence to predict zero-day threats. Bolts onto Exchange Online Protection.

Unlimited backup storage with agentless, cloud-to-cloud daily backups. All data is fully encrypted in transit and at rest, with
point-in-time mailbox restoration.


Vade fights malware by analysing the email origins (IP reputation), contents (code parser for attachments) and the context of the threat using artificial intelligence for optimal efficiency. Zero-hour detection and resistance to multi-form malware are its key features.


Using heuristic technology and machine learning, Vade’s search engine identifies dangerous links and associated pages to defend against phishing waves that use URL shortcuts or URL changes. Web page searches are done in real-time and at the time of click.


The email filter analyses and classifies message contents, priority emails and identifies other emails by their category. Users can access no-priority emails (notifications, advertising, newsletters, etc) and spam if needed, but the undesirable emails are isolated.


Vade Secure uses IdentityMatch technology to detect minor technical and contextual changes of emails that make dangerous emails difficult to detect. It can discover if malware is attempting to usurp identity. Attached documents and URL links are also inspected in order to avoid malware insertions.


All data is stored in the UK Acronis Cloud Tier IV datacentres with are SSAE-16 certified and supply 99.995% availability. It encrypts data in transit and at rest with government-approved AES-256 encryption. Datacentres are also secured physically with high fences, 24×7 security personnel, video surveillance and 90-day archiving.


The Acronis portal enables users to easily search, preview, find and directly restore from the backup. If there’s an attachment on an email, we can download from the backup (any versions, not just the most recent ones) and send emails directly from the backup without having to restore them to a designated Exchange Online mailbox first.


Mailbox backups are scheduled to run daily by default. We’ll need to run a full backup for you the first time, to ensure all the data is accounted for, but subsequent backups are incremental and take less time, meaning data is even easier to find and restore.


The Acronis portal enables cross-recovery for users and organisations without issue. If multiple users’ mailboxes have become infected by malware via a malicious email or link, restoration is quick and painless.


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