What is Microsoft 365?

What is Microsoft 365?

What is Microsoft 365?

Microsoft 365 is a subscription service that offers a suite of productivity and collaboration tools for individuals, businesses, and organizations. With Microsoft 365, you can access the latest versions of Office apps such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and more, as well as cloud services such as OneDrive, SharePoint, Teams, and Exchange. You can also get advanced security features, device management, and support from Microsoft experts.

Microsoft 365 is designed to help you achieve more with innovative apps, intelligent cloud services, and world-class security. Whether you need to create professional documents, manage projects, communicate with your team, or secure your data, Microsoft 365 has a plan that suits your needs and budget. You can choose from different plans for personal use, home and family, small and medium businesses, large enterprises, education, and non-profit organizations.

Microsoft 365 is more than just Office apps. It’s a comprehensive solution that empowers you to work smarter, faster, and more securely. You can access your files and apps from any device, collaborate with anyone in real time, and stay productive with AI-powered features. You can also customize your experience with add-ons and integrations from Microsoft and third-party partners.

If you want to learn more about Microsoft 365 and how it can benefit you or your organization, visit the official website or contact a Microsoft representative. You can also sign up for a free trial or buy a subscription online. Microsoft 365 is the ultimate productivity solution for the modern workplace.

Office 365 is now available on Microsoft’s Africa datacenters

Office 365 is now available on Microsoft’s Africa datacenters

Microsoft announces the availability of Office 365 on its datacenters located in South Africa. Customers in the region can now migrate their accounts starting today according to the announcement.

We are proud to announce that Office 365 is now available on the local datacenters! Migrate your current Office 365 account today!

In March this year Microsoft announced its cloud datacenters in Africa. To be located in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa. With Azure being the first of Microsoft’s intelligent cloud services to be delivered from the new datacenters.

At the launch event Microsoft said its cloud based productivity solutions; Office 365 and Dynamics 365 intelligent business application services were expected to launch by quater three this year.
However Microsoft now says customers should expect Dynamics 365 and Power Platform to be available in the fourth quarter, 2019.

What this means is that African customers can now have their data stored on datacenters in Africa. They can also expect better services with regards to latency, data residency and regulations.

Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for business are services Microsoft shares will be made available. As well as “many of the Microsoft Services that work in conjunction with this data, for example, but not limited to, Exchange Online Protection, Delve, Office Online, and Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection.”

With the availability of Microsoft’s cloud services delivered from Africa,
it will mean local companies can securely move their business to the cloud.

Yousef Khalidi
Corporate Vice President of Azure Networking

Check out what to know to move your data or what applies if you already have your data existing in another geo datacenter.