Good product. Makes managing licensing very easy. Does have some downfalls if you use an Azure server as its difficult to manage certain aspects of user profiles between your DC and O365 Exchange. Definitely worth the money to have the peace of mine with their uptime. #spicysip
I love office 365. As of now i am testing it with one other co worker before we put it out on the playing field. We know how to work it and it is very easy to work. The best part is being able to use it online and access it from anywhere.
We are in the Automotive industry, including sales, service and parts. We employee any where from 250-300 people between 3 locations.
We moved all 250+ email accounts including 7 different domains. We have been using Office 365 for about 4 months now and have not had a single issue that would cause anyone to miss a beat.
We moved to Office 365 from SmarterMail due to the lack of features provided by SmarterMail. We are paying more now for a drastically better product with a plethora of features and services.
Biggest issue we had was during the migration. The owner of the company works under a different domain name than the rest of the company. They could not send to accounts after migrating due to being under the same tenant in the old system. This was not a major issue but did cause some hiccups. Thankfully the migration was so smooth that we were able to cut the owner over in a single weekend resolving the issue.
We will be continuing to use Office 365 services and also expand into using more of their services such as Azure. The whole company has been very pleased with the transition and have not had a single complaint about the move or the new service Office 365 has provided us. We are very pleased, to say the least, with Office 365 and will be long term customers!
Great pricing for non-profits. Works well, good SPAM filtering, great uptime. A bit complicated to get up and running, but what isn't? It has almost all of the features of an on-prem exchange server, but without all the upkeep and maintenance.
This is a good service to get systems out of your location and put them in the cloud. It makes for quick and easy management. It also adds a lot of extra services that you don't have to configure on your own.
he Users Experience is undoubtedly one of the most important things that can be thought of when designing a Content Management System. New release is easier than ever to get started with, for IT administrators and for end users.If you can get the critical mass of information and usage, the new interface and tools will make SharePoint online an extremely valuable business tool.
We have several companies we've set Office 365 for and it by far is the easiest when it comes to mail management.
The setup is relatively simple and when you get everything up and running it just works.
I'm able to hand out permissions to employees to handle specific tasks such as password recovery and user managment. You can access your mail easily from multiple devices and we've hardly ever encountered problems with the service thus far.
Our organization uses SharePoint and have been for the last several years. Now that the structure is so well established, it would be a nightmare to switch or change to an alternate solution. Reliable, fast, good integration, works with all our devices, etc.
It's a huge benefit for our office of 20+, plus all our remote users, and easy to manage. Permissions are a big matter and with ease we can set up sub folders and give appropriate rights. We will be likely to stick with this for a very long time.
We have been using MS Online Exchange for several years now with a number of clients. We have had all sorts of companies with no existing email, to onsite exchange, and also exchange at other locations. Migration is a breeze and O365 has been a great choice in all migrations.
Sites are mostly in New Jersey, and number of accounts range anywhere from 10 users to several hundred. We have had very little downtime over the entire course of having the services.
Glad to have made the upgrade and we continue to assist others to make the switch as well.
comparing google drive it has less features and interface really look like old fashioned. 15gb free space cut down to 5GB this month and not really favors to free users. but syncing with documents and word, excel files it is the best.
We recently moved inhouse exchange to hosted for a cleint recently. THey are pleased with the service. it has less downtime than before and the it guy needed a bit training but it is the future for all inhouse mail servers unless you ar already in cloud.
i am using office 365 for last 3 years and started using this for non-profit organisation. since then it became the most important player in cloud email system. it has occasional downtime but overall the best !.
We use this for our file management at the office. It works very well, but my main thing that I do not like is when you map the web address to a network location to your computer (to have a mapped on your PC). It breaks every few days, and you have to navigate back into the site to regain access to the drive, and it doesn't always work. Other than that negative it does work well accessing in the browser (if you are using a public computer, chromebook, or a netbook). With the in browser editor, it does make working remotely nicely. If you aren't looking for a mapped drive, SharePoint is the way to go. #Spiceworks
Small or large, O365 is still the best solution. At four bucks a mailbox it is a no brainer to use. We use this at all of our clients. I can safely say using O365, that the issues have been minimal, and when anything serious arises there is support that is always available. Reaching support is a bit annoying because you do not reach a tech right away, so you are on hold twice trying to reach someone for assistance every issue you run into. Support's knowledge is on point, and the techs are very helpful in explaining how the technologies work, and how to streamline setups/workflows/deployments. #Spiceworks
Not only do we set up O365 for small offices, but also for a few healthcare larger organizations. Microsoft's Hosted exchange is equipped to handle some of our more complex setups. We have edit users, mailboxes, groups, etc. with ease and quickly. We can always rely on their service to be up and running with us.
microsoft Exchange Online Protection is an enterprise class spam protection tool for mlaware and spams.I have been using FOPE before since it was FrontBridge, which Microsoft eventually bought. Back then it was the most accurate spam filtering service available. since they move it to new product, , it is very good at not letting spam through and, even more important, did not falsely stop legitimate messages as spam (false positive).
Microsoft azure storage pricing is matches with google cloud and amazon s3 and matches most of its plus points. but if you are using azure cloud services, it is better than anything else. price is cheap enough to compare it with any other solutions but as a long standing company, always trust them then start ups.
It is one of the best email services out there. it is good enough for small, medium and enterprise companies regardless of their size. they often suffers downtime this year still far better than any hosted services out there. it is easy to connect to inhouse AD with azure which makes it better.
SharePoint is by far the best hosted file storage system for us to set up. Since it ties in with other Microsoft services, it's a benefit to utilize the same user structure. Setting up folder access and rights can take some time, but when it's up and running, it works well. We also incorporate adding a network location in a windows environment to link directly to needed SP sub folders.
Office 365 is our "go to" when setting up new clients. It is almost the standard for us when clients are looking for reliable hosted exchange. Uptime is amazing and services are very reliable. Easy to administrate , set up folder rights and incorporate to AD.
We primarily use this at all of our clients. I can safely say using O365, that the issues have been minimal, and when anything serious arises there is support that is always available. Reaching support is a bit annoying because you do not reach a tech right away, so you are on hold twice trying to reach someone for assistance every issue you run into. Support's knowledge is on point, and the techs are very helpful in explaining how the technologies work, and how to streamline setups/workflows/deployments. #Spiceworks
Using their office 365 service for 2 years and i qiet like, i haven't recommend this for my current employer as it might cost my jb but doing it for various clients. There are some hicups every now and then but all in all, IT is the best service out there to us as 100% cloud email service.
I've been testing this software for a few months now for my clients and so far have been impressed by the ease of use and satisfied with it's functionality. It has a similar feel to iCloud, which makes transitioning much simpler. I'm planning on using it in the office as well. #spiceworks
OneDrive is a great feature as part of the Microsoft services. Just like its rival Google Drive, they both offer a great solution for online storage and sync across multiple devices. The interface is very easy to move through and that is very important to companies who most likely house about 40% computer illiterate employees. #spiceworks
Microsoft has been the go to "office" application for all things related to text, tables presentations etc. Microsoft gets 4 brains because it always has some quirk that keeps even the best IT mind boggled on how to fix it. However, ease of collaboration, sharing information etc has always been a breeze with exchange and non exchange office products. #spiceworks
Our company had hosted exchange in place before I was hired, but so far we haven't had any problems. The users sometimes need to be trained on the interface but seem to pick it up well. The seamless integration between devices is a necessity in our company and this seems to handle that well. #spiceworks
All I can say is wow. We have made the office transition from on-site exchange to hosted O365. What a difference from speed, to reliability, to functionality.
Simple to migrate mailboxes and the exchange features are a really good plus. Simple to add/edit/manage. We have set this up for a handful of clients and it truly is the way to go. Setup for mobile devices is also a breeze whether you have an iDevice or Android.
Would not switch back after using O365 for well over a year now.
OneDrive for Business is nice, for the storage, but holy cow, the syncing setup was interesting. I tried a few times, all with failure. Once I went onto the website, I was able to successfully set up the sync, but I shouldn't have had to jump through hoops just to get my OneDrive files connected to my desktop. #spiceworks
We migrated from Exchange about 6 months ago and couldn't be happier. The Office 365 hosted exchange is great, less troubleshooting for us. Technical support from them has helped us out quickly when we needed it.
We are lucky enough to have Office 365 as part of our campus licensing agreement. It has given us a lot of play room in what we can and can't move to the cloud. Teachers especially liked being able to work on their files from anywhere, whenever they wanted, without having to navigate our webdav server that I used to publish. #spiceworks
We migrated to Office 365 about a year ago from Exch 2010. We are fully in the cloud now with no on-prem. We have noticed some negatives with intermittent connectivity or some users losing connection, however this is few and far between and happens only on very rare occassions.
For the most part we have been very happy with our Office 365 move. The users are really enjoying the improved Webmail functionality and OneDrive for Business. Previously we were using DropBox and Google Drive but OneDrive has increased collaboration functionality. This alone made the switch to OneDrive much more beneficial for our users day to day activities.
And as usual, Office 365 online makes it very easy for our users to work wherever and whenever. Like I always say, easy = happy users.
i like it. it is painless and easy migration. from exchange 2003 to office365 is best thing happened in our company for IT . it is fast and easy to configure and no problem with backups, archiving etc. we are not using AD integartion so it is working well.
I love the simplicity of Microsoft Office 365 and how it integrates with nearly everything. Awesome user experience and easy configuration! Also, the associated mobile apps are great for business on-the-go.
As a consultant, I migrated a small client (15 user) from an onsite Exchange server to Office 365 (Microsoft Online at the time). Even then it was very easy to migrate. From there Microsoft migrated our account and mailboxes to Office365 and that went seamlessly. I've not come across anything critically negative. Support is a bit slow sometimes, but I've not needed to use it much. The web interface works VERY well and for those things that it doesn't support, PowerShell fills in the gaps. And to top it off, the price is great! I highly recommend Office 365. #spiceworks
I was not around on integration, but i admin Office 365 for a SMB. Some of the GUI is clunky and not intuitive, but once you get used to it, it is a solid platform. The knowlege base/help will get you through any problems/questions that you will encounter. #spiceworks
I migrated a small business in to cloud and all it took was 2 days to migrate 50 users. apart from initial configurations and azure AD connection , it is a simple solution for any firm . currently i recommend inhouse exchange to most clients but now thinking of moving to office 365 #spiceworks
i support 5 non-profit organisations and office 365 provide free mail service for them. That is how i came to learn office 365. i started migrating from exchange 2003 and 2007 but i have to say it is one of the best email service you ever going to get in cloud. managing everything in a single dashboard neatly arranged in tabs wont confuse you as a first timer. it you might experience downtime from time to tome but you get no service with 100% guarantee. really happy with this product. #spiceworks
I have migrated exchange 2010 to office 365 with users more than 500+ and it was one of the best decisions i ever made. Configuration and migration is very easy compare to other suits but as a Microsoft product, it never need extra training for managing it. But there are a lot disruptions these days. It has lack of integration towards social networking sites and skype is not integrated well yet. more to improve as a MSFT product. #spiceworks.
i am using office 365 for 3 years. Office 365 is a simple and cost-effective way to get access to new features in desktop Office 2013, but Microsoft still has to prove it can offer meaningful improvements on a regular basis.
I have implemented E2 license in many non-prfits and they never needed any help on daily basis. #spiceworks.
I really enjoy OneDrive and so do a lot of our users. We are a small business and have been using it for about 6 months now. One of the greatest things that it brings is since we have Office 365 a lot of our users are finding collaboration to be much easier. We had problems before with users unable to open already open files. But now sharing and collaborating on the same files, at the SAME TIME has really helped our users do more work :)
The pricing on this product is very hard to beat. For a small business that has limited financial resourses its it cheaper then having the full office licensing for each of the users/terminals. Very easy to navigate - great GUI interface.
Microsoft OneDrive works great for me. The only problem I had came from the fact that I got on board when it was still called Skydrive. Microsoft makes or made you create an account as well with their hotmail software. one issue with onedrive is that they have very low upload speed. i ahve tried it in different Pcs and networks but it is the same result everywhere. But , all in all, it is a product that shows future. #spiceworks
Onedrive seems to work pretty good. I like using it to move my personal photos from my iDevices to the cloud (not a fan of iCloud).
I do find it annoying sometimes with the way it likes to group my photos automatically for me though, but that might be how the iDevice is sending it over.
I use onedrive for business for 6 months and using azure for cloud storage. since they brought cheap price to beat amazon aws and google, i wanted to try azure and since i started testing azure, i felt it is only logical to use MSFT product. So far I love it. it has sophisticated tools that integrates well with AD and coonects to other servers in azure. they had a downtime for 50 minutes once but apart from that, i am happy.#spiceworks
Office 365 offers a centralized way to deploy and manage your company's office subscriptions, as well as enabling you to stay up to date on all Office suite software. Great way to make sure you do not run into EOL situations, as well as an easy way to run Exchange without having to host your own server. Wish that the Exchange control panel more closely mirrored the on-prem version, as I have had to do a lot of googling to figure out how to do things. I also wish that the admin tools were a little more mature, but these features will come in time.
Overall, a great cloud provider and solution for your productivity needs.
Office 365 was great for moving among devices and access mail and files easily. Because of the small team size, there were limited resources for infrastructure, so this solution worked really well for that group. Good support and reasonable customization ability. #spiceworks
I have installed more than 5 small business O365 solutions. I found this is the best solution for SMBs out there. as for total 600 users in 5 smbs, i had less than 100 hours of support for whole this year and i think Office 365 deserve to be the best email soulution for smbs. there is some issues with their avaialability for last couple of months but still the best. #spiceworks.
We recently made the switch from in house Exchange to O365 and couldn't be happier. The management is a breeze, and it gives our end users more flexibility and mobility than they had previously.
In the SMB market it's tough to beat Office 365 for both Office software licensing and email hosting. For my boss, the GUI is mostly easy to use and intuitive. For me I can manage everything and more with PowerShell. Pretty simple pricing and applying / revoking licenses is simple. The only points docked aren't really for the service but the insistence that Office should be installed via click-to-run and that's not so awesome.
Microsoft's office 365 hosted exchange is excellent! Unless you want to trouble shoot in house exchange issues along with spam filtering Microsoft does a great job. I am not to happy with the support though sometimes it takes them a while to get back to you and I cant always understand the tech. That's Microsoft for you, its hard to understand through that thick indian accident.
We moved from a locally hosted exchange, to O365. Please note: my experience is that of helping the end user configuration only, I didn't assist in any back end implementation.
Moving to O365 was less painful than I had anticipated, but still came with its own set of problems. We use Outlook 2010 (Windows) and Outlook 2011 (Mac) as the front end, as well as a web interface. The web interface changed with O365 (being that it is now hosted on outlook.com) but other functionality remained the same.
I must, therefore, write about the differences between the two experiences and list the hurdles we had.
Firstly, with the move to O365, we no longer had a system which was hidden in our intranet. Anyone anywhere could access it, so we lost a degree of control (which should be expected when moving to third party) over access. Mainly, this meant our policy to install a mobile device management profile to allow access to mail was pretty much killed. Users can now install the outlook app on their phone and download all their emails to their device, something that should give companies a pause for thought. This hasn't caused any big problems so far, and so, I am hopeful.
Secondly, accounts which had no password (certain resource accounts) now needed a password. A minor inconvenience.
Finally, it also had the effect of needing a reconfigure of third party software (such as Spiceworks ticketing/inventory software) to SMTP rather than exchange. I would try to use exchange, and it appeared to work with some software, but it would not. Obviously, this is more a limitation of the third party software, but it is something you may want to be aware of.
All in all, it wasn't bad, but the lower level of control is an ongoing concern to me and is only somewhat offset by the reduced support needed internally.