April 15, 2021

This is the difference between Microsoft 365 and Office 365

One year after Microsoft 365 was announced, the name changes to the services still create confusion. Here is the difference between Microsoft 365 and Office 365 – simply explained.

On April 12, 2020, Microsoft announced that all their services would be branded under the company's name. What caused some confusion was that some of the Office 365 plans were continued without name changes. In addition, when they introduced the new plan Microsoft 365, and announced that Office 365 would be included in this, the internet began to ask some questions. Enough talk – here is the difference:

Office 365 and Microsoft 365 are cloud-based services offered by Microsoft. Office 365 is included in Microsoft 365, which also includes a range of other applications for security and collaboration. In short.

Microsoft 365 enhances business IT security

Our media habits are constantly changing, which means that large companies such as Microsoft adapt their products and services to match the digital everyday life. We work more remotely than before, creating a greater need for secure and integrated platforms for collaboration. 

The trend for businesses has long been the migration to the cloud. Moving from the server room to the cloud has created a greater need for security, including the handling of sensitive information and user identities.

IT security solutions in Microsoft 365

Microsoft has added a number of security solutions in Microsoft 365 Business. These are advanced solutions designed to ensure the complete IT security of the company.

These are the available security features in Microsoft 365 Business:

  • Data Loss Prevention

  • Exchange Online Archiving 

  • Office 365 Message Encryption

  • Microsoft Defender for Office 

  • Azure Information Protection

  • Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Intune)

  • Conditional Access

  • Azure Active Directory Premium Plan 1 

Streamlined workflow with AI (Artificial Intelligence)

Another difference between Office and Microsoft 365 is that the latter makes use of artificial intelligence. Microsoft 365 AI is a collaboration with powerful cloud-based applications that use customer data and insights, and also includes an integration with LinkedIn. 

The AI features come in the form of:

  • Machine learning and analysis that takes all the data your company brings in, analyzes it to identify patterns that help you optimize the business.

  • Intelligent search features on Bing make it easier than ever to find what you are looking for, whether on the internet or in an image.

  • Cortana, an intelligent assistant, saves you time by taking care of the details related to a tailored productivity assistant.

PRO Secure 365

We were among the first to move to the cloud, and today we are one of the few companies worldwide working directly with Microsoft to develop Microsoft 365. We are a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and one of Norway's leading providers of Microsoft 365. IT security is our top priority in everything we do, which is reflected in all our Microsoft 365 packages.

Complete PRO Secure 365 package

PRO Secure 365 is a complete package that Procano delivers along with all Microsoft 365 licenses to ensure email and communication security.

The solution includes backup that makes it possible to restore all data related to Exchange, OneDrive, SharePoint, and Teams, in case they are lost. This occurs through a third-party service stored on infrastructure that is completely independent of the Microsoft platform.



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