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Microsoft 365
Formerly Office 365


What is Microsoft 365?

Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) is a Microsoft Cloud subscription service that includes Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access). The software can be installed across multiple devices and ensures that users always have the most…

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Microsoft 365 - Good and easy

8 out of 10
March 30, 2024
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What is Microsoft 365?

Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) is more than just Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. It provides business-class email, online storage, and teamwork solutions that users can access from anywhere.

The vendor says key benefits include:
  • Bring teams and resources together with solutions like Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business that make working together more productive and enjoyable regardless of where participants are located.
  • Easily implement security and privacy controls to help protect business data and devices against malicious threats and help you meet your compliance obligations.
  • Automatic updates ensure your employees will always have the latest features and security updates.

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Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
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Frequently Asked Questions

Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) is a Microsoft Cloud subscription service that includes Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access). The software can be installed across multiple devices and ensures that users always have the most up-to-date version of the included Office applications.

Google Workspace and Microsoft 365 are common alternatives for Microsoft 365.

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 8.9.

The most common users of Microsoft 365 are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I daily use several applications inside the Microsoft 365 suite. I use Outlook as a desk application to manage emails. Despite of the most app available in the store I consider for now maybe one of the best tool for this purpose. Microsoft Word is used to write and access documentation together with Powerpoint for slides presentations and some Excel to create tables and some calculations.
  • Outlook for me is one of the best app to manage emails
  • Calendar is very good to manage duties
  • Words is very strait forward on writing docs
  • Sometimes emails are not well notified
  • Better integration with Google tools would be good
  • Microsoft Teams not nice at all
Microsoft 365 is a good suite for large enterprises companies for their collaboration and productivity. It's useful for remote working and file sharing on OneDrive.
I prefer other vendor tools for online calls because Teams is very heavy and Skype not useful in general for my organisation where some other products are mostly used.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Its very user-friendly, collaborative and efficient that boosts productivity using cloud tools. their security is strong and it provides data protection. There are regular updates that shields us from attackers too. It offers a wealth of learning resources, including tutorials, help articles and video guide to help users make the most of the application and personally upgrade their skills. It is accessible across various devices including windows, macOS, iOS, andriod devices, etc, due to its cloud features. It also provides cloud storage like One drive. Provides business solutions and enterprise. I will advice customers to research the product and services they are considering. I will strongly advise them to also compare the other options and understand their needs before starting
  • Mobility and Remote Work
  • Streamlined Communication
  • Cost Efficiency
  • Internet dependant
  • Overwhelming features
  • Training
Microsoft 365 is well-suited for:Small and Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs): Microsoft 365 offers a cost-effective solution for SMBs to access a suite of essential productivity tools without the need for extensive IT infrastructure. It provides a wide range of applications, allowing teams to collaborate, communicate, and manage documents efficiently.Remote Work and Collaboration: Microsoft 365's cloud-based nature makes it ideal for remote work scenarios. With tools like Microsoft Teams, employees can easily communicate, hold video conferences, and collaborate on projects in real-time, regardless of their location.Microsoft 365 may be less appropriate for:Organizations with Specific Software Requirements: Some organizations may have specialized software needs that are not met by Microsoft 365. In such cases, they may require industry-specific software or custom solutions.Limited Internet Connectivity: Microsoft 365 is a cloud-based platform, which means a stable internet connection is essential for optimal functionality. Organizations with poor internet connectivity might face challenges using the cloud-based applications effectively.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We are using Microsoft 365 which includes Exchange Online for mailboxes, SharePoint Online for collaborations, Teams for messaging, etc. There are 2000 users in all and we use E5 license for all the users who use company laptops. We also use Security and compliance feature in Office 365 to keep our data safe. Exchange Online archiving is enabled for all users. All the mailboxes are on legal hold so that data would be available even if user tries to delete it intentionally or has left the organization. Sharing of files and documents from OneDrive and Sharepoint is not allowed externally. Only internal employees can share within themselves. In case users wants to share it externally we add the external users as guest through Azure portal and then allow them to share it via Teams after getting the Non Disclosure Document betwen the parties.
  • Management of mailboxes is done very well in Exchange Online in Microsoft 365.
  • Security and compliance feature has many application which help to keep your organization secure and compliant.
  • Teams and SharePoint is wonderful tool for collaboration.
  • Microsoft 365 really needs to work on protection part. In complex environment it is not reliable as compared to its competitors like Proofpoint. There are many instances where it fails to perform effectively.
  • In SharePoint Online the versioning feature of the document needs to be improved by Microsoft. Sometimes when we have to roll back to the previous version it does not work as expected.
  • In Teams messaging and app permission policies can be improved. There are some settings where we have to add a lot of things manually.
I have been working on this product for more than 10 years now. This product has evolved and made tremendous improvements during this period. This product is a complete package and suitable for almost every environment. It will work in simple, medium, large and complex environments. Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Teams and OneDrive will fulfill your business requirements. There are features like Data classification, labelling, records management, Ediscovery, Legal hold, ATP, DLP, Defender which are must in every organization.

The only thing I am a little not confident about this product is its reliability on protection. It is not as efficient as anybody would want. Even if you apply stringent of restrictions it can still be broken and Spam or other malicious activity can enter.
Mouli Vunnam | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
In our company majority of the majority of the tasks are linked to Microsoft 365 in one or another way. In our company we use Microsoft Outlook for the communication purpose and Microsoft teams for the meetings. Our data is stored in one drive and we use Powerpoint and excel to present ir manage data. Microsoft 365 helps a lot even with its security features. Our authentication app is also Microsoft Authenticator which makes it seamless to login to various Office products. The combination of all these Microsoft 365 products makes to very easier for us to carry the office work. For example Outlook and Teams makes the communication through mails and meetings very easier. Microsoft also provides many security features to our company like My apps which authenticates logging into some company specific apps easier. The only thing I dislike about Microsoft 365 is these softwares occupy a lot of space in the oc and makes it slower sometimes. With providing the lighter versions of these softwares Microsoft can make these softwares run faster on even low end devices
  • Syncing of data between two different softwares
  • Data visualisation in excel
  • Video recording and translation in Microsoft Teams
  • Security features provided by Microsoft 365 are great
  • Make the softwares lighter, so that they can be used on low end devices
  • Can reduce the prices
  • Recommending formulas according to the user's need in excel will help a lot
The scenario where the Microsoft 365 is well suited is when a meeting is scheduled in the Teams, the outlook will send mail to all the members who are included in the meeting. The person who wants to conduct the meeting need not to communicate with everyone separately. The less appropriate scenario is like when the data is sent through teams to other collegue, the data sometimes changes it format and some format files cannot be transferred using Microsoft 365 softwares.
Lisandro Fernigrini | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Microsoft 365 at the whole organization, by all kind of users, from Human Resources and Administration, Sales Representatives, to Developers, Testers and Project Leaders. All members use Outlook to communicate (mails) and coordinate and arrange meetings and OneDrive to share documents. Some users focus on PowerPoint (sales rep), others in Excel (admin) and others in Word, but the entire suite is simple and efficient to use while powerful to handle complex scenarios when required.
  • Online edition of documents by many users at the same time.
  • All applications automatically save changes to One Drive.
  • Outlook is great to schedule and arrange meetings and keep calendar tasks.
  • Excel, Word and PowerPoint are excellent tools that allow to produce great documents.
  • Enhance Junk Mail rules for Outlook.
  • Occasionally, there are some delays between saving a document on One Drive and being able to see the changes locally.
If you have internet access, then Microsoft 365 is a suite that helps any professional in any work area to easily create different kinds of documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Outlook and OneDrive are really simple to use and enable collaboration and organization of meetings. It is not a cheap product but it enables you to perform almost all tasks required in a modern office workplace.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The more things change, the more they stay the same. With the migration from "down load the program from these small diskettes" to the current "it's in the cloud, so you better have a good internet connection" the workhorse of the business world has been Microsoft. Office is as you might expect: reliable and a little bloated. We don't use all of it's features and there are times I think it would have been fine to just stick with that version that came on 3.25" diskettes, but I do like being able to access my work from anywhere I can get online, especially in COVID times.
  • Access your documents and be able to edit from anywhere you can get online.
  • Ability to create one thing and use it in multiple places, e.g. create a spreadsheet and use it as a table.
  • [Integrated] spell-check [and others] to make it seem I'm smarter than I am.
  • [Online] limitations - so I can't use it everywhere.
  • Not the most intuitive to use - unless you've had a lot of experience, it's not easy to figure out how to do things. Need to know a lot of vocabulary to be able to use the help feature to find out the steps needed.
  • Slight differences between platforms can be annoying.
It's great for traditional offices where spreadsheets and memos (now email) abound. The ability to make a spreadsheet in Excel and then past it into a text document has always been a plus, but there are times I almost wish "Clippy" was back to [guessing] what I'm trying to do when I don't have the vocabulary to be able to look it up.

It's lousy for design work and for more artistic kinds of expression, but then again that was never its goal. For the MBA holders, not the MFAs.
Jose Ramon Melero Gomar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
In my case, Microsoft 365 is one of the products that we offer the most to our clients. Not only because of the number 1 office suite in the world, but also because of the added value of cloud services.
  • Onedrive is a software specially indicated to take advantage of cloud services in a company. It is definitely a must-have software.
  • Microsoft SharePoint is part of this great ecosystem, which provides a corporation with a much-needed common space.
  • Sometimes we have found synchronization errors in Onedrive
It is effective in any size of company, in fact we understand that as the cloud model spreads, the perpetual license model will disappear.
November 01, 2022

M365 Product Review

Gil Morris | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We utilize M365 across our entire organization in a hybrid environment. We chose M365 initially for the licensing structure and cost efficiencies associated with desktop and mobile Office applications. Through the evolution of M365, we now appreciate one portal to administer our Office, and other Microsoft app, deployments. We also enjoy the reporting features as well.
  • Email
  • Deployment
  • Licensing
  • Cost
  • Administration
  • Teams stability issues
  • Handling third-party email security vendors (ex. Trustifi, etc.)
  • Work with more vendors for third-party integrations
I would recommend M365 for small to medium-sized businesses that need, or want, the value for licensing multiple devices, per account, with Office applications and other Microsoft services. However, that said, there should be someone in the business that can administrate the M365 account for all staff, preferably either internal IT or an outsourced MSP. I would suggest utilizing video and file-sharing services such as Zoom until at such time Microsoft Teams application and services are more stable and afford more integration with other vendors.
Ben Tarney | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Office 365 is being used by our entire organization for the base office products and for email. Some users and departments use some of the additional online features to better help with sharing and collaboration. Since switching to office 365 our updates and roll-outs have gone much smoother and complexity of the solution has gotten much easier to maintain.
  • Quick and Easy updates
  • Easier back end management of users and licenses
  • Infrastructure cost have gone down
  • Learning curve in going to the cloud
  • Training users the email might be a little slower with the internet hop was initially troublesome but has since improved
  • Online versions of products could use some improvement as users expect full functionality but isn't always there
Office 365 is perfect for any organization. It makes managing of basic office products much easier and helps our users work from anywhere. Having the email hosted elsewhere took some initial getting used to but since has been perfect. We saved on infrastructure costs and in general have much less trouble than when we were managing things ourselves. Once you get over the initial hurdle/implementation it almost runs itself.
Phil Blake | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We made the decision several years ago to move to the cloud. Moving to the cloud simplified our infrastructure support requirements by doing away with the need to maintain physical servers/equipment. Microsoft 365 is central to our migration. Since moving to the cloud we no longer have to worry about maintaining updates, configuration of the infrastructure. This has freed up several recourses that can be re-focused on other tasks.
  • Updates
  • Security
  • Deployment
  • Support
  • Make the licensing less confusing
  • improved performance.
I feel that Microsoft 365 is the perfect solution for any SMB. Where it may be less effective would be in a large enterprise that requires high levels of security.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We tried using lots of software for our CSV file operations but none was as good as Excel. It lets us edit, view and create beautiful charts using the data. It was a pain to try using online solutions with our large CSV files. Excel handled all these large files like it was nothing. We could search and add columns and notes all over the data.
Microsoft Word is also used daily for our documents and it is very useful to have the Save as PDF feature. The compatibility between office versions is also really stable.
It was a very nice surprise that Office 365 software is also working on my Mac. I requested for a license from my company and installed the software and it saved me from lots of trouble in my Mac computer. I had all of the feature on my mobile computer too. The fonts and the icons look a bit off but it should be due to the MacOS environment. I didn't have any trouble installing or using it. It is a shame that we don't have integration with OneDrive while using Mac but I can just do the uploads manually.
  • Handle large CSV files gracefully.
  • The formattin of the files are not lost between different Office versions.
  • Works perfectly on a MacOS computer.
  • While using it on MacOS, the UI is not as good as it looks on Windows.
  • On MacOS, it is not integrated with OneDrive.
  • The updates may not work sometimes on MacOS.
When working with CSV data files, if you don't have a local software, it is a hassle to upload it to an online service. It takes too much time to upload it and to display it. If the file is too large, it cannot even be processed online. When you Excel on your local computer, everything becomes simple. The file is opened instantly. You can search and process the file as you want. The modifications are done instantly.
When you prepare a long document, it is much faster to work locally and the formatting is kept very well.
As the downside, it is not very well suited for collaboration. Some online competitors are much faster to use. Sharing, commenting and collaborative editing needs improvement.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Microsoft 365 is used company wide for all applications from Email to word processing. It allows for an easier user interface that allows seamless use between the various applications.
  • keeps tasks organized
  • allows for easier communication between team members
  • applications run smoothly ( no lag or service interruptions)
  • consider integrating more apps into the system
Communicating and tracking work through Teams has been the best feature. Its ability to sync between all the applications as well.
Kelly Turner | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Microsoft 365 is pretty critical for our organization. We use it for email communications (Outlook/Exchange), including secure/encrypted email, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Teams, Azure Active Directory (with a hybrid connection to an on-premise AD/domain controller), and Security. We are a company of approximately 35 employees who currently work on a hybrid office/remote schedule.
  • Brand recognition (who hasn't heard of Microsoft?)
  • Word and Excel are the industry standard by far
  • Microsoft skills learned with one organization are very portable
  • Secure/Encrypted emails between two Microsoft 365 tenants are often problematic for us
  • I often wish they'd focus on fewer things and do them better than trying to be everything to everyone
Word and Excel have always been Microsoft's strongest products, in my humble opinion. But if an organization needs just basic email communications, I'd probably point them elsewhere as the Outlook/Exchange setup is powerful but probably overkill.
Ahmed Abdelrhim | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Use the software In all its sections Like PowerPoint word Excel The program addresses the wasted time in the work of salaries and customer visits and helps in making explanations for employees to increase their production in addition to Some of the financial matters of the company and the administrative decisions issued by the department of human resources in order to improve the business and upgrade the company
  • Financial matters and salaries
  • Management decisions
  • Presentations
  • Saving time and money
  • Easy to deal with
  • Improving mathematical equations and lists
  • Add some programming languages.
The Use Easy use the program It saves time and effort and gives extra time to do more things. through Control makes mentoring and guidance for employees and employees of the company easier and faster through Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel Progress, and learning It always makes you learn some new and exciting things. Control makes guidance and guidance for employees and employees of the company easier and faster through
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Previously in our company we used a POP3 mail service based on Web Hosting, due to the growth of our company and the need to centralize services and facilitate communication between our workers, we decided to migrate our email to Microsoft 365. This has been the first step of many, since our medium-term goal is to migrate our infrastructure to the cloud and thus use more and more services such as OneDrive and SharePoint as well as their different Apps to manage our business. One of them, which has made communication much easier for us and has completely changed us, has been Microsoft Teams.
  • Email Managment with Exchange technology
  • Centralize very useful business apps
  • Microsoft Teams
  • OneDrive share technology
  • Too many management consoles (old, news..)
  • Too many ways for manage resources (messy)
  • Microsoft Teams behavior (Temporaly files managment)
  • Microsoft Teams performance software
I think that most of the scenarios are recommended for the use of Microsoft 365 as long as the company that wants to incorporate it is not a very small company, I think that from 50 workers it can already be interesting for management, organization and development. of the company's activities. However, if a company has less than 50 workers, the cost, development and implementation of Microsoft 365 may not be as interesting or at least not take advantage of all its features.
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Our university implemented Microsoft 365 about 4 years ago. We use the suite of products for all business tasks within the organization, incl. the entire office suite, email, calendar, Teams, Planner, etc.
  • Interoperability with MS 365
  • Dark Mode
  • Online capabilities
  • unintuitive interfaces
  • awful user experience
  • online editing issues
The offline Office suite is still the same product is has always been, with complete functionality and known interface. As soon as you choose to edit online however, the ribbon changes, and editing is less intuitive than in the offline version. It is basically impossible to find any files in the OneDrive, and there are multiple steps where things can go wrong when editing. The review mode is horrid, the interface displays all changes at once without guides as in the offline version. Documents appear cluttered and are not easy to edit.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Microsoft 360 every single day. We use mail, excel, teams, and word, as well as Mercury. It is awesome using Microsoft because it is linked to our database of over 1,000,000 candidates worldwide. So, when we need to send an email, book an appointment or interview, or track our data, it is super easy to find all the information. For example, I needed to see all of the people from my company who had emailed a CEO of a large Pharmaceutical company. I went to their page on Mercury and was able to see any time someone had sent them an email through Microsoft Outlook. It also makes scheduling, presenting, and overall communication easier within the business, especially with virtual working!
  • keeps me extremely organized. It is so easy to link calendars, emails, and documents.
  • keeps me well connected. It is so easy to send a quick message on teams or send an email to a group (for example, my particular team within the company).
  • easy to use. Everything is straightforward, making it easy to find an answer to a question. There is even a search option to figure out how to do something within Microsoft.
  • Sometimes, when I try to attach a document to an email, it says it doesn't exist. I only know how to fix this by resaving the document. It is frustrating since the document obviously does exist.
  • My email freezes sometimes when I try to send an email to a lot of people. This is also frustrating because I have to reset my whole work computer.
  • Important emails keep going into [the] trash, even though I have emailed a lot with the sender. I sent an urgent email, got a response, and didn't notice for 4 hours because it was in my trash. It made the urgent matter much more stressful.
It does make daily work a lot easier, especially since we are working from home a lot. It is easy to attach a Teams invite to an email or calendar invite, again making communication very easy. If I need to set up a meeting with my boss, I will often send him a Teams message, and he will tell me to send him a Teams Meeting invite. When I do this, I can see exactly when he is free, and my invite goes straight to his calendar. It makes a lot of day-to-day actions seamless.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I use Microsoft 365 in many ways and it addresses the needs that we have for word processing, spreadsheets, simple design, etc... I use it every single day to create documents and track stats. I find the product easy to use and have with time have used many tricks to make my job easier. I love having a suite of tools that work so well together, which helps me become more efficient in my performance.
  • Excel is an excellent spreadsheet that can handle challenging inputs and formulas.
  • Word has always been my go-to for creating complex documents where formatting makes sense.
  • The publisher makes simple graphic design easy with intuitive formats that can be easily learned.
  • I wish it was a little simpler to integrate things from one Microsoft Feature into another one. Perhaps I just don't know the tricks for that yet...after all these years of using it.
  • I didn't like how it defaulted to saving the document automatically with changes, like Google Docs, but it seems that has now changed, and is better now.
  • Generally, I really like how the suite works as is.
This product is extremely well suited for working both as an individual, or as a team when everyone is working on the same platform for ease of accessibility to documents. I don't think it is as well suited to be working in documents together, such as in Google Docs or Sheets. It doesn't do as good of a job of instant collaboration, but I much prefer the overall functionality of the Microsoft suite.
Aurpa Fiza | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Microsoft 365 has been used extensively in our organization. Everything we need to carry out our roles and collaborate in groups is contained in this one package. All of the company's employees will benefit from it. Interpersonal and cloud connectivity are both essential. This software integrates well with Microsoft 365. Calendar, Tasks, OneDrive, SharePoint, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are all utilized. Calendar, note-taking, and spreadsheet features are included. It has everything a business needs to run smoothly.
  • Microsoft 365 makes managing user mailboxes and policies a breeze, and its spreadsheets helped us organize our maintenance work.
  • Microsoft 365 makes it simple to draft letters and memos, and the account security features work well.
  • Our data is presented in a beautiful slideshow that integrates seamlessly with the rest of our Windows PCs and seamlessly integrates with word.
  • Some applications are bulky, and communication between office and non-office applications is always desired.
  • Relatively little has changed at work. Incorporating a Python scripting tool with Excel could be helpful as most people want to add custom code.
  • There is a problem with licensing clarity and the constant shifting of where things are, hiding existing functions in new locations.
Our office's operations have always been built around it. Exchange Online is a fantastic option for any company looking to switch to Microsoft 365 from their current system. Providing the office suite with enterprise licensing can also save money. It reduces capital expenditures and improves operational spending. In the absence of Microsoft 365, we would not have been able to continue delivering our services in this way.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Microsoft 365 is used company wide. It is our go to program.
  • Excel Reports
  • Office letters and Correspondence
  • All Email
  • General Company Forms & Templets
  • Some of the advanced features can be hard to access or find
  • Spacing of text in Word can be tricky. Won't let you edit.
  • In Outlook; labeling a spam email as "junk" does not stop the sender from sending. Fills up the junk folder.
Word is still one of the best apps for writing, no matter the genre. Whether it be forms, office letters, notices, etc. There is not much that Word cannot do.
Excel has the best report structure for what we use everyday. In addition to our standard payroll software, we use an excel to reconcile our payroll. Excel makes sure no one or nothing is missed.
Outlook is used company wide for all email correspondence.

November 30, 2021

24/7 - 365

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Microsoft 365 is used by all employees on a daily basis for everyday stuff. We all have Outlook emails, share files with OneDrive and Teams, and have standard office templates set up for things like Proposal Requests, ASI's, etc. We also use Microsoft 2 step authentication for logins for better security.
  • Emails/Calendar organize your emails, color coat them, turn them into tasks with follow-up dates, etc. Outlook calendar is life.
  • Being able to access your files online is very useful for live editing and sharing thoughts with teammates who may be across the ocean similar to Google Docs.
  • Interoperability between teams and OneDrive, PowerPoint, Word, Excel.
  • Specifically on Teams, while video calling you should be able to draw on the shared screen like Zoom. Not a whiteboard, just a live drawing over the screen.
  • We have noticed that Sharepoint has a max capacity so every so often we need to clear out our old presentations and stuff to make room for the new ones. The process to do this could be inside of teams themselves rather than going to a web browser.
  • PowerPoint in both the browser app and the installed app - wish you could crop and resize images AND THEN re-link an updated image and it would save your cropping/resizing like in Adobe InDesign.
  • Wish the "Categories" you can assign in Outlook emails (which include color coatings) would show up in the phone app.
  • Wish the "Categories" you can assign in Outlook emails (which include color coatings) could have unlimited color selections and custom hotkey binds.
I think as a daily engine for tasks/files/management/communication, Microsoft 365 helps our office run smoothly and get our work done. We have many employees and a cross-discipline firm so it makes sense to have the full suite. I think it might be less appropriate in smaller firms or other firm types that don't rely heavily on email.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I use Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) for this current position and for all my past positions. It is a great resource with ample of tools, such as Outlook, Excel, Teams, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • I can find all my apps in one place, which is very effective and efficient
  • The apps are easy to use
  • Top support system when I need assistance with an app
Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) is suitable for a wide variety of companies. It suits those who work in the administrative, legal, business, and technology fields. There are some sources that may not foster creativity. If you are looking for a more creative outlet, I wouldn't really suggest Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365), unless you are using PowerPoint, which still has very limited room for creativity. Otherwise, many small businesses or companies can use Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) on a daily basis for all types of projects
November 29, 2021

Useful for Education

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Our email and document system is all through Microsoft. We use the entire suite, including products like Stream, Forms, and OneNote. It’s very helpful to have a large amount of storage for all of our organizational needs, and I love being able to share various documents with students and teachers.
  • Email.
  • Documents.
  • Organization.
  • Forms.
  • Copying documents.
Microsoft is great for a school setting. As a teacher, it helps me keep documents, sheets, and PowerPoints organized, and I appreciate being able to create folders for all of my organization. I wish Forms could be considered documents like they are in Google, so they could also be put into those folders.
November 24, 2021

Industry Standard

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Microsoft Office 365 is central to everything we do at our organization. We leverage it for email, word processing, presentations, chat, calls, file sharing, data processing… without it I don’t know how we would function. It is pivotal to us creating and sharing information both in and out of the organization.
  • File sharing
  • Email
  • Data processing
  • Not friendly with google products
  • Teams calling can be iffy
  • Some pieces require formal training (not all intuitive)
Any organization from small to large can benefit from leveraging the Microsoft Office 365 suite of tools. I particularly like it for cloud file storage (SharePoint and one drive) as it makes it simple to access files both on your computer or mobile device seamlessly and co-author easily. Collaboration is a big part of working with these products and they do that well.
November 24, 2021

Great software

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Mostly Outlook, Excel & Word - these programs are terrific.
  • Makes it easy to use email.
  • Create complicated spreadsheets easily.
  • Coordinate word documents among employees easily.
  • My number 1 complaint is that on Excel it would be nice to be able to add and/or replace certain number formats to the ribbon.
  • On Outlook it should be easier to add/subtract people from the auto-fill when sending emails.
  • The paragraph settings on word can be improved.
At this point, with people working from home, it would be close to impossible to run a company without this software.
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