Why would a small business want to use a cloud based Microsoft solution? Let’s see, no server to buy or maintain, no operating system to configure, no monthly patches to apply, no backups to perform, no permanent internet connection required, no server based anti-spam, no server based anti-virus software, redundancy of power and internet connection is provided in the data centre, no potential issues of flooding, fire or breakin. The list just keeps going on. Which version of Microsoft Office 365? Microsoft releases a number of different versions of Office 365 ranging from small businesses through to the Enterprise versions for hundreds of users. At Precision Services we focus on helping Australian small businesses get the most out of Microsoft Office 365 Business Premium. This page provides a good comparison between the plans. Microsoft Office 365 Business Premium Key features of this package are: Hosted Exchange email (spam and malware protection included) Skype for Business (think Skype but just for your business) SharePoint (File sharing and team sites for your internal business) Simple file sharing Mobile access (Windows, Android and Apple phones and tablets) Local install of Microsoft Office 2016 on up to 5 devices All this for just $17.20 (exGST) per user per month. (This is the Microsoft pricing only) At Precision Services we believe this is exceptional value for money for small businesses which is why we’ve chosen this package to concentrate on. If you feel that another plan suits your needs better, let us know and we’ll be happy to discuss your needs, make any recommendations and if necessary refer you on to another partner more suited to your needs.