Microsoft 365 for Business

Cloud Apps and Services for Business

With the upfront cost of servers and software licenses becoming more and more prohibitive for many businesses, cloud technology has become, for many businesses, a solution that provides all of the benefits of a server onsite without the upfront costs.

As technology progresses, more and more services are being hosted in the cloud and accessed remotely, it is a highly effective solution and makes life simpler for all in your business. The Cloud can enable your team members, wherever they are, to tap into all the same resources and services as the rest of the team onsite in real time.

One of the best things about Cloud services is they are highly modular and it is not a requirement for you to move all aspects of your business into the Cloud to start taking advantage of the benefits. Here at GreenCity Solutions we can help you choose the most efficient Cloud services that work best for the way your business operates and this can be either a complete replacement of your existing services with Cloud alternatives or introducing a select few Cloud services that best compliment what you already have.

Business Basic

Summary: Email, Cloud Storage, and Microsoft Teams.

Who: SMBs looking to move to some Cloud services but still have mostly on-premise infrastructure.

1 Month Term and 12 Month Term Options Available.

Business Standard

Summary: Email, Cloud Storage, Microsoft Teams and Desktop Office Apps.

Who: SMBs looking to move to a hybrid working approach with some on-premise infrastructure and some Cloud services.

1 Month Term and 12 Month Term Options Available.

Business Premium

Summary: Email, Cloud Storage, Microsoft Teams. Desktop Office Apps*, Advanced Security and Provisioning services.

Who: SMBs looking to transition fully to Cloud services and away from on-premise infrastructure or who need more advanced functionality than Business Standard.

1 Month Term and 12 Month Term Options Available.

*Includes Shared Activation Rights for use in a Remote Desktop Deployment.

To find out more about our Microsoft 365 Solutions call us on 01733830555 or use our contact form below. We will be happy to help and answer any questions you have.

Frequently Asked Questions.

How does Microsoft 365 differ from Microsoft Office?

Microsoft 365 is a collection of cloud services provided by Microsoft. These includes a version of the full Office suite that integrates tightly with other services such as Microsoft Teams and OneDrive all for a flexible monthly fee based on what services you require.

Why should I purchase Microsoft 365 through GreenCity Solutions?

As a Microsoft Partner and Cloud Solutions Provider, GreenCity Solutions are able to provide Microsoft 365 services to customers for no extra cost vs purchasing from Microsoft Direct.

We also provide expert support from our Local UK Based team for all aspects of your Microsoft 365 deployment for as long as you are with us. We will discuss with you what you require and advise the best way to achieve your goals and will handle all configuration of your Microsoft 365 deployment.

What if I just need Hosted Email (Exchange)?

Microsoft provide Exchange Online Plan 1 (£3.00 per user/month, 12 Month Term) and Exchange Online Plan 2 (£6.00 per user/month, 12 Month Term) licenses for this use case. Please get in touch for more details.

What if I just need Office Apps?

Microsoft provide Microsoft Apps for Business (£7.80 per user/month, 12 Month Term) licenses for this use case. Please get in touch for more details.

What happened to Office 365 Business Essentials/Premium/ProPlus?

In 2021 Microsoft rebranded several subscriptions with new names but at the time there was no other changes:

  • Office 365 Business Essentials became Microsoft 365 Business Basic.
  • Office 365 Business Premium became Microsoft 365 Business Standard.
  • Office 365 Business became Microsoft 365 Apps for Business.
  • Office 365 ProPlus became Microsoft 365 Apps for Enterprise.

This was done to help simplify and better differentiate the various subscriptions being offered.

Do I need to move all my services to the Cloud?

No, many Cloud services are extremely modular and can be slotted into your existing setup with ease allowing you to pick and choose the Cloud services that you want.