Managed Office 365 – Hampton

Microsoft Office 365 for Business offers organisations unrivalled flexibility. With so much flexibility however it’s important that you only pay for the products that you need and only pay the minimum for them.

This means that you are not cluttering up your servers or computers with applications you don’t use. It also gives you the ability to add applications from Office 365 for business if you need them in the future.

There is no more relying on computer disks or having to purchase additional software, it can all be handled through Office 365 licensing. The software is then automatically available on any other computer terminal on your network safely and securely.

You need a reliable Office 365 office solution in Hampton that can provide everything you need, when you need it without all the hassle.

That’s where Touchlines can help. Our Office 365 business licensing experts in Hampton can help you understand the various Office 365 licensing options and guide you through the most cost-efficient way to license Office 365 for your business AND ensure it remains secure and running at all times.

Exchange Online

Microsoft Exchange Online is a hosted messaging solution that delivers the capabilities of Microsoft Exchange Server as a cloud-based service. It gives users access to email, calendar, contacts, and tasks from PCs, the web, and mobile devices. It integrates fully with Active Directory, enabling administrators to use group policies, as well as other administration tools, to manage Exchange Online features across their environment.

Organizations that subscribe to Exchange Online retain control over the messaging services they offer to users, but they do not have the operational burden of on-premises server software. With the Exchange Online hosted plans described in this document, email is hosted on servers that support multiple customers simultaneously. These servers are housed in Microsoft data centers and are accessible to users on a wide range of devices from inside a corporate network or over the Internet.

Close-up of an email message with a Policy Tip to help prevent sending sensitive info.Security & Reliability

Exchange Online helps protect your information with advanced capabilities. Anti-malware and anti-spam filtering protects mailboxes. Data loss prevention capabilities prevent users from mistakenly sending sensitive information to unauthorized people. Globally redundant servers, premier disaster recovery capabilities, and a team of security experts monitoring Exchange Online around the clock safeguard your data. And with a guaranteed 99.9% uptime, financially-backed service level agreement, you can count on your email always being up and running.

Close-up of Exchange Online Admin Center.Stay in control

Maintain control over your environment while gaining the advantage of hosting your email on Microsoft servers. Manage your organization efficiently with the Exchange admin center, an easy-to-use, web-based interface. Run In-Place eDiscovery across Exchange, SharePoint, and Skype for Business data from a single interface through the eDiscovery Center. Tooltip with information about availability of running eDiscovery from the eDiscovery Center With mobile device policies, you can create approved mobile device lists, enforce PIN lock, and remove confidential company data from lost phones. And IT-level phone support is available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Microsoft Outlook window showing all mail folders being searchedEasy to use and maintain

It’s easier than ever to provide your users with the business email they need to stay productive. Automatic patching eliminates the time and effort of maintaining your system. Give your users an In-Place Archive, so they can keep all their important data in one place. And provide them with anywhere access to email, calendar, and contacts on all major browsers and across devices. Integration with Outlook means they’ll enjoy a rich, familiar email experience with offline access.

Sharepoint Online

SharePoint is a platform within Office 365 that provides an extensive range of collaborative and creative capabilities enabling organisations to share, manage and access information from almost any device.

What does SharePoint do?

It comes with major enhancements that are designed specifically to improve time to value for businesses. Now, any organisation can adopt a much more agile approach. If they have accepted a cloud based platform, making fast, decisions, keeping in touch and getting information on the go or in workplace are simple and effective.

SharePoint Online helps organisations share and collaborate with colleagues, partners and customers, it allows groups to set up a centralised, secure space for document sharing, editing and downloading.

How can share SharePoint help my company?

Discover the various benefits of SharePoint that can help your company:

  • Improves data management

Data management and protection have become the biggest issues in business today. Data loss is non-negotiable and has legal and compliance implications. SharePoint simplifies file storage and collaboration, revolutionising data security by making compliance people-centric.

Sensitive information stays safe and employees have access to the right information at the right time, safe in the knowledge that it’s their own, unique identity that provides access to files and content.

  • Enables mobile access to content

SharePoint Online provides a modern user experience with better mobile access to content, people and apps along with interactive experiences across all devices, anywhere.

OneDrive for Business

OneDrive for Business and Office 365 make it easy for you to share and work together on all of your files.

Access files anywhere

Easily store and access your files from all of your devices. Edits you make offline are automatically uploaded the next time you connect.

Work with anyone

Share files and collaborate on documents with anyone inside or outside your organisation.

Find files faster

Quickly find files, photos and documents from personalised search results, powered by the intelligence of the Microsoft Graph.

Protect your work

Keep your company data protected with advanced encryption, compliance and security features.

Microsoft Teams

Teams is Microsoft’s take on chat-based communication for business, its answer to competing platforms such as Slack and Atlassian’s HipChat.

In its simplest form the service allows users to set up Teams, each of which is essentially a hub for group chat rooms, which are called channels.

Multiple chat rooms or channels can be created within a Team and to help keep chats easy to follow, conversations are threaded, flow from top to bottom and notify users of updates. If users need face-to-face conversation, they can jump straight into voice or video chats with other channel participants with a single click. The number of participants in a video chat is also set to grow, with Microsoft integrating the Kaizala messaging service for large-group communication into Teams.

Teams is integrated with Microsoft’s online office suite Office 365, which means it is tied to other Microsoft Office services, such as Word and Excel, as well as its cloud storage and sharing services such as SharePoint. PowerPoint, OneNote, Planner, Power BI and Delve are also integrated with Teams.

Consequently any documents, spreadsheets, presentations and the like that are shared within a Team are synced with a copy stored in Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud storage and a local SharePoint environment, so every Team member always has access to the latest version. Collaborative editing of this shared content is also possible, with each user’s changes reflected in the Office software in real time.