Office 365

Microsoft Office 365Given the current economic climate, all organisations are anxious to find ways to reduce cost and complexity in their business. Cloud computing forms a strategic part of this decision process as it redefines organisations view of traditional IT infrastructures by reducing or eliminating capital cost and transferring infrastructure responsibility in a secure and robust manner to a specialist cloud provider.

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Harness the power of cloud productivity

Cloud Accelerate PartnerMicrosoft and Version 1 are leading the way in this regard with the launch of Office 365 which will replace its predecessor Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) and is due for official release in June 2011. Office 365 combines the familiar Office desktop suite with cloud-based versions of Microsoft next-generation communications and collaboration services. As a Microsoft Gold Partner and having already deployed Office 365 for a 350 seat organisation (the first implementation of Office 365 in Ireland), Version 1 is well positioned to deliver the power of cloud productivity, helping you save time and money and freeing up your valuable resources.

Office 365 Features

Microsoft Office Professional Plus
Microsoft Office ProfessionalOffice Professional Plus offers the complete Office suite from the cloud, letting you work online or offline and provides access to documents, email, and calendars from almost any device.

Microsoft Exchange Online
Microsoft Exchange OnlineBased on Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Microsoft Exchange Online is a hosted enterprise messaging solution delivering all your messaging functionality from the cloud.

Microsoft SharePoint Online
Microsoft SharePoint OnlineSharePoint Online delivers the familiar SharePoint collaboration platform as an online service making the power of the cloud work for your business.

Microsoft Lync Online
Microsoft Lync OnlineMicrosoft Lync Online helps you find and quickly connect with the right person through instant messaging (IM), Lync video calls, or online meetings from within the Office applications you already use every day.

Office 365 Benefits

So why choose Office 365? Here are the top five reasons:

1) Get the best productivity experience
Microsoft Office 365 gives you an integrated productivity experience and allowing you to simultaneously edit documents with your colleagues, conduct online meetings, manage and share documents and sites, share your calendar as well as documents, task lists, and schedules to keep workgroups in synch with Team sites.

2) Access anywhere
Connect securely, from anywhere, using any one of hundreds of devices.

3) Work with what you already know
You get the familiar Office user experience, no user training required.

4) Robust Security and Reliability
With premium anti-spam, antivirus and data failover builtin and a 99.9% Service Level Agreement you maintain the level of security and reliability you need.

5) IT Controls and Efficiency
With 24/7 IT professional phone support you get the IT control and efficiency required by your enterprise organisation.

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How can Version 1 help you with Office 365?

A Microsoft Cloud Accelerate Partner, we were responsible for the first implementation of Office 365 in Ireland. We have unrivalled expertise to help you plan and execute your deployment to the Cloud. We also have a depth of expertise in the following areas which is essential for the successful implementation of Office 365:

  • Implementation of Active Directory Federated Services (ADFS) for Office 365 Single Sign on
  • Implementation of Office 365 Co-Existence
  • Substantial experience designing and implementing Exchange 2010 on premise solutions including high availability solutions such as Exchange clustering using Exchange Database Availability Group (DAG)
  • Experience in the migration from non-Microsoft e-mail solutions such as Lotus Notes into Microsoft Exchange environment
  • Significant SharePoint design and development expertise
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Proven Experience

Version 1 was responsible for the first implementation of Office 365 in Ireland; a 350 seat deployment to a public sector organisation.