Microsoft has planned an increase in the price of its software offerings Microsoft 365 and Office 365, and make no mistake, it will impact your business in some way whether you are ready or not. We are writing this blog to share information that you might find important about this price increase so you can plan to get the most out of your software moving forward.
To Be Clear, Microsoft is Increasing their Prices
It doesn’t matter which provider you go with—businesses that utilize Microsoft products will likely absorb some of the costs of Microsoft’s price hike. We just want you to remember that it’s not any particular IT company or us. This is Microsoft’s doing, period. Not all sources will provide you with the same Microsoft experience, though, which is why we want to help you make the most out of a bad situation.
Why You Should Turn to Wolk9IT for Microsoft Solutions
Since we are so familiar with Microsoft products, we are uniquely qualified to help your business achieve its greatest potential from these solutions. Here are some ways you can make the most out of your Microsoft offerings:
As a dedicated communications and collaborations platform, Teams can help your business’ employees keep in touch through various tools and features. Teams also integrates exceptionally well with other Microsoft products, so it’s a great tool to have at your disposal.
OneDrive is Microsoft’s free storage solution for individual users, but it also has a business offering that is great for companies that want to share and access documents across devices and browsers. OneDrive is basically a private version of Sharepoint, and it combines collaboration and backup solutions into one while also granting access to resources and documents based on permissions assigned to each individual user.
OneDrive and Sharepoint both allow users to share documents, but Sharepoint is more of an intranet solution that gives your employees the ability to share information and create process-based applications that integrate well with the platform. It’s a wonderfully dynamic tool that gives your business countless options for being productive.
Appointment scheduling is something that can be challenging to manage the logistics of, but when you turn it on its head and put the onus on your clients making the appointments, it can be made more manageable. This is exactly what Microsoft Bookings does; it gives your clients the ability to schedule appointments based on your availability.
Azure Information Protection
Azure Information Protection aids in data security by adding an additional layer of defense to your data, something which is particularly important for those who are off your network and away from its defenses. Access permissions can be assigned to your team members so you have full control over who can access specific parts of your infrastructure.
The Intune platform gives your business the ability to control your business’ data on employee-owned and company-owned devices. It’s effectively a mobile device management system that can limit the dangers your company deals with regarding mobile devices.
Power Automate and Power BI Pro
Automation is a great way to get more out of your technology solutions and data, and with Power Automate and Power BI Pro, you can chain together various processes through applications with minimal coding. You can also make better use of your organization’s data and organize it in a way that provides valuable insights that you can use to create action items.
We’ll Help You Put Your Resources to Optimal Use
Don’t let Microsoft’s price deter you from these great solutions; if you start to pay more for them, you should try to get the most value from them as possible. To learn more, reach out to us at (646) 741-1166.