Office 365

Office 365

Cloud collaboration and file sharing application suite

4.6/5 (9630 reviews)

Office 365 Overview

What is Office 365?

Microsoft Office 365 is a cloud collaboration tool that provides a private and secure space to store, share and edit files and documents, to connect dispersed teams using shared calendars, messaging and conferencing tools, and to improve your brand experience using branded emails and online websites.

The business class email provided by Office 365 allows for 50 GB of storage per user and the ability to send messages of up to 25 MB. This enables you to send images within emails and to apply custom formatting. You can customize your inbox rules and notifications, and update your calendar and to-do list, to help prioritize tasks. Communicate with colleagues more effectively with online availability statuses to instigate online chat, instant messaging tools and one-to-one, or one-to-many voice and video calling.

Office 365 provides collaboration and knowledge sharing tools for both internal and external purposes. You can allow external project stakeholders and clients to access documents, and create project-specific mailboxes and websites for specific teams, complete with automatic policies and rights protection.

You can also use Office 365 to build blogs and wikis for further knowledge sharing, as well as assigning tasks to team members and tracking tasks on a timeline. Enterprise plans for Microsoft Office 365 provide social networking tools to further enhance communication and collaboration.

Office 365 Overview

Pricing

Starting from
$6.00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Office 365 Business: $8.25/user/month (billed annually) or $10/user/month (billed monthly).
Office 365 Business Premium: $12.50/user/month (billed annually) or $15/user/month (billed monthly).
Office 365 Business Essentials: $5/user/month (billed annually) or $6/user/month (billed monthly).


Office 365 Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America
Supported Languages
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Czech, Danish, Dutch and 17 others, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian

Screenshots

Office 365 screenshot: Microsoft Word is included in Office 365 subscriptions
Office 365 screenshot: Microsoft Word is included in Office 365 subscriptions Office 365 screenshot: Microsoft Excel is included in Office 365 subscriptions Office 365 screenshot: Microsoft PowerPoint is included in Office 365 subscriptions Office 365 screenshot: Microsoft Outlook is included in Office 365 subscriptions Office 365 screenshot: Microsoft OneNote is included in Office 365 subscriptions Office 365 screenshot: Skype for Business is included in Office 365 subscriptions Office 365 screenshot: Desktop applications are available for Windows and Mac Office 365 screenshot: Users can access and edit their documents offline through the desktop applications Office 365 screenshot: Native mobile apps for iOS, Android, and Windows phone are also available Office 365 screenshot: Mobile apps are available for both smartphones and tablet devices

Office 365 Reviews

Office 365 Reviews

Overall rating
4.6
/
5
Excellent
6647

Very good
2495

Average
395

Poor
59

Terrible
34

Value for Money
4.3
Features
4.6
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Support
4.3
95% recommended this app
Andrei P.

Great software suite with a clean modern look, a bit limited in the purchasing aspect

Using Office 365 is really smooth and I enjoy the minimalistic look which allows you to focus on the content not on all the tiny icons in the menus. I've been a fan of OpenOffice previously and currently I'm also using Google Docs but nothing beats Microsoft when it comes to a full suite of applications for office work.


Benjamin e J.

Industry-Standard for a Reason


Jeanne C.

50/50

I'm on the fence about Office 365. Some of the features work really well like the applications. Other features like OneDrive aren't as trustworthy as I had hoped. Our company has had issues with accessing files on OneDrive and SharePoint. Microsoft tech support usually has the problem resolved within 24 hours. But for a 24 hours facility, sometimes that's not fast enough. Ultimately the decision was not mine to move to Office 365. Had I known it wasn't very reliable, I would have waited to transition to it.


Verified Reviewer

The best suite ever, wherever and for whatever

MS Office 365 is the software I use the most from more than a decade. I have assisted to the evolution of this suite. The great step was given with the 365 version, the others only made some interface and adding not so valuable functionalities. Stepping into the cloud age, the sync works as needed nowadays with a great app for mobile devices where you can acess on your fingertip to all of your work.


Mir fida N.

Suitable package application software for small to large scale business

Overall we are very much satisfied with the Office 365 subscription service. It's our daily to use tool for every project. Performance is always up to the expectation. Never encountered any serious bug or error halting an important bug. Still, some minor issues are faced rarely but nothing that cannot be handled. When utilizing each and every feature and app included in Office 365, then it will definitely prove a great asset to your organization which will boost sales and eventually profits in the long run.


Andrei P.
Industry: Computer Games
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Great software suite with a clean modern look, a bit limited in the purchasing aspect

Used Monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 5/13/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Using Office 365 is really smooth and I enjoy the minimalistic look which allows you to focus on the content not on all the tiny icons in the menus. I've been a fan of OpenOffice previously and currently I'm also using Google Docs but nothing beats Microsoft when it comes to a full suite of applications for office work.

Pros

Office 365 has a great modern look that spans across all their software and apps. The usual subscriptions offer the whole suite of programs to get most of your work done within it: Word for writing, Excell for calculations, spreadsheets, and charts, Power Point for presentations, Outlook for email, OneNote for fast notes, Access for databases, etc.
The installation is done very easy and the software almost no configuring apart from the user logging in.

Cons

While some of the programs available in the suite are great for the majority of uses, some are not, such as Sharepoint which is for your company's intranet, Access for databases which is way slower than even the free alternatives.
This is a paid software so obviously any free alternatives could work but not as smoothly.
A problem I've ran into using Word was that the document needed a lot of modifications in order to be uploaded as an ebook and published on Amazon.
Unfortunately I would really like to buy only a few of the programs I need. They have a way for businesses and individuals to purchase some but it's only for Word, Excell, and PowerPoint whereas I require Outlook as well, too bad.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Benjamin e J.
Industry: Writing & Editing
Company size: Self Employed

Industry-Standard for a Reason

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 6/11/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

It just works. Documents go through without odd formatting issues or incompatibility problems. Everything works and the documentation and community are top-notch.

Cons

Basically, I had to pay for it, but that's the cost of doing business well.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Jeanne C.
Industry: Law Enforcement
Company size: 51-200 Employees

50/50

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 1/19/2019
Review Source: Capterra

I'm on the fence about Office 365. Some of the features work really well like the applications. Other features like OneDrive aren't as trustworthy as I had hoped. Our company has had issues with accessing files on OneDrive and SharePoint. Microsoft tech support usually has the problem resolved within 24 hours. But for a 24 hours facility, sometimes that's not fast enough. Ultimately the decision was not mine to move to Office 365. Had I known it wasn't very reliable, I would have waited to transition to it.

Pros

SharePoint is a good function for a medium to large sized business. We use it to post documents that our staff use consistently so they can find everything in one place. The documents can get kind of buried in the file structure but it's ideally the same as Windows Explorer once you get used to it. It's nice that you can personalize the sites with background photos and text. Another great feature is the downloadable apps that you get with an E3 account. You can download the apps on a number of computers so you can use it anywhere. Additionally you can download the apps on your phone or tablet.

Cons

OneDrive has given me some trouble when I've got the folder linked with my computer. If you upload things to the OneDrive via internet browser, it's great. Once I added it to my desktop and opened the file window to be used in addition to the web browser, it got questionable. I would open files from the file explorer window and edit them and they wouldn't upload to OneDrive when saved. It's something you really have to keep an eye on. Maybe it was my network card or internet connection. But when you have more than one person editing the same files at different times, you never know if you're getting the most up to date version of that file. I've lost a lot of data because of this. Also when you create Groups and try to use that group for an email, you have to be sure to expand the group or it won't be sent as an email. It will send as a group message and most of the people I work with don't know how to view that.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Automotive
Company size: 501-1,000 Employees

The best suite ever, wherever and for whatever

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 4/16/2020
Review Source: Capterra

MS Office 365 is the software I use the most from more than a decade. I have assisted to the evolution of this suite. The great step was given with the 365 version, the others only made some interface and adding not so valuable functionalities. Stepping into the cloud age, the sync works as needed nowadays with a great app for mobile devices where you can acess on your fingertip to all of your work.

Pros

The interaction between all of the apps that are included in MS Office is seamless. Onedrive cloud service offers a great contribute for accessing all the documents wherever you are and whatever is the time. The operation is very simple to extract the most out of its potential. It is a great swiss army knife for your everyday working needs.

Cons

There are a some minor issues with the translation of the formulas between computers in different languages as well as some problems in changing the spell check in documents that were built in another language. Beside it it works flawlessly.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Mir fida N.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Suitable package application software for small to large scale business

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2/27/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Overall we are very much satisfied with the Office 365 subscription service. It's our daily to use tool for every project. Performance is always up to the expectation. Never encountered any serious bug or error halting an important bug. Still, some minor issues are faced rarely but nothing that cannot be handled. When utilizing each and every feature and app included in Office 365, then it will definitely prove a great asset to your organization which will boost sales and eventually profits in the long run.

Pros

Office 365 is the most beneficial package for our small business IT company. Including top-rated desktop applications Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Access, OneNote, One drive ..etc all are tools increasing daily projects productivity and efficiency. One of the fantastic features is that it's also available with a web cloud app and mobile app, making team collaboration available anywhere. Some Educational organizations can get free of cost features for staff and students to boost learning using technology.

Cons

Minor bugs occur rarely. Pricing is but high for initial and beginning level business and office. But in the long run, it's is useful if all of the apps and features are utilized to full capacity. The PowerPoint interface can be made easier and more user-friendly. Word has some difficulty handling a hundred pages large project docs and often messed up formating. One Drive synchronization and naming could be better. For Startups, I think the libre office provides a budget-level choice.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8.8/10
Based on 9,630 user ratings
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Office 365 Pricing

Office 365 Pricing

Starting from
$6.00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Office 365 Business: $8.25/user/month (billed annually) or $10/user/month (billed monthly).
Office 365 Business Premium: $12.50/user/month (billed annually) or $15/user/month (billed monthly).
Office 365 Business Essentials: $5/user/month (billed annually) or $6/user/month (billed monthly).

Office 365 Business: $8.25/user/month (billed annually) or $10/user/month (billed monthly).
Office 365 Business Premium: $12.50/user/month (billed annually) or $15/user/month (billed monthly).
Office 365 Business Essentials: $5/user/month (billed annually) or $6/user/month (billed monthly).

Value for Money
4.3/5
Based on 9,630 user ratings
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Office 365 Features

Office 365 Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Chat
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Customizable Branding
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
File Management
Permission Management
Projections
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4.6/5
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Videos and Tutorials

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Additional information for Office 365

Additional information for Office 365

Key features of Office 365

  • Access files from any device
  • Blogs and wikis
  • Branded emails
  • Business-class email
  • Email and calendars
  • File sharing
  • Instant messaging
  • No additional hosting fees
  • Office web apps
  • Online meetings
  • PC-to-PC calling
  • Project-specific mailboxes
  • Remote mobile data wiping
  • Share files internally and externally
  • Shared calendars
  • Social networking
  • Voice and video calls
  • Website creation
  • eDiscovery Center

Benefits

Email and calendars
Take your email and calendar with you on business trips, with access from your computer or mobile device.

Website
Create an attractive website with no special skills required. Easy-to-use online tools will do the job for you.

Office Web Apps
Save your documents in the cloud and edit them from anywhere.

File Sharing
Collaborate with your colleagues online: Respond to comments and status updates made by partners, colleagues or customers. Store and organize important documents with 1TB of storage per user.

Instant Messaging
Use your computer for video calls and to conduct online meetings, or connect with your co-workers through instant messaging.

With native iOS and Android apps available for Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, OneNote, OneDrive, Skype for Business, and Microsoft Teams, Microsoft 365 helps you to be productive on the go.

Office 365 FAQs

Office 365 FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Office 365.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Office 365 offer?

Office 365 offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: $6.00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Office 365 Business: $8.25/user/month (billed annually) or $10/user/month (billed monthly). Office 365 Business Premium: $12.50/user/month (billed annually) or $15/user/month (billed monthly). Office 365 Business Essentials: $5/user/month (billed annually) or $6/user/month (billed monthly).

Q. What are the main features of Office 365?

Office 365 offers the following features:

  • Access files from any device
  • Blogs and wikis
  • Branded emails
  • Business-class email
  • Email and calendars
  • File sharing
  • Instant messaging
  • No additional hosting fees
  • Office web apps
  • Online meetings
  • PC-to-PC calling
  • Project-specific mailboxes
  • Remote mobile data wiping
  • Share files internally and externally
  • Shared calendars
  • Social networking
  • Voice and video calls
  • Website creation
  • eDiscovery Center

Q. Who are the typical users of Office 365?

Office 365 has the following typical customers:

Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business

Q. What languages does Office 365 support?

Office 365 supports the following languages:

Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian

Q. What type of pricing plans does Office 365 offer?

Office 365 has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Office 365 support mobile devices?

Office 365 supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Office 365 integrate with?

Office 365 integrates with the following applications:

Accelo, Actionspace, Bitium, Brightspace, Customer Thermometer, GoToMeeting, Insightly, Pipeliner CRM, Project Insight, Seismic

Q. What level of support does Office 365 offer?

Office 365 offers the following support options:

FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials