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Office 365

Microsoft’s Office 365 provides the leading productivity office suite with a flexible licensing model to meet the demands of your business without large capital outlay.

Flexable Scalable Cost Effective


In addition to the Office suite Microsoft provide Email, SharePoint, Skype for business as well as many other Cloud based collaboration applications to drive productivity up within your business. All of this is backed by a 99.9% financially backed SLA.

More than 50,000 new businesses subscribe to Office 365 each month and 85% of Fortune 500 companies use their Cloud offerings. Currently there are over 85 million commercial subscribers and over 25 million consumer subscribers. Recently the UK Department of Defence has moved all their services to Office 365 demonstrating the trust businesses have in the security features Microsoft have implemented.

Blaze Networks are a Microsoft Gold Partner and a Microsoft Tier 1 Cloud Solution Provider demonstrating our technical knowledge and expertise to provide the best possible service to our customers. As Blaze Networks are also an Internet Service Provider (ISP) we can provide a direct connection into Microsoft’s Network from our border network offering a fast, low latency, secure and reliable connection directly into Microsoft’s Network using ExpressRoute. Below are some of the features that are available through Office 365.


Microsoft Office – The workforce is becoming increasingly mobile and utilising a larger number of devices to work on. The Office suite with Microsoft Office 365 can be installed on up to 5 devices for the same user, so they have office installed on their PC, Laptop, Tablet, Phone and Home PC. As part of the subscription you can upgrade to new versions of office once they are released allowing you to benefit from new features, increased security and providing consistency across your company so that all users use the same version of Microsoft Office.

Exchange Online – Microsoft Exchange is the leading email product with more than 80% market share. Microsoft extends this functionality to the cloud with Office 365, offering high levels of redundancy, numerous security features such as Data Loss Prevention whilst not having to have large capital expenditure. Each user gets a 50GB mailbox as standard, with some plans providing unlimited archiving space for any size of mailbox.

SharePoint Online – Allows for collaboration, storage, sharing of documents. SharePoint can also be used for a company intranet site and is the as the underlying sharing technology used by several other 365 services.

Skype for Business – Video, Audio Calls, Conference Meetings, Instant messaging and collaboration on files are all possible with Skype for Business. Skype for Business can also provide Cloud PBX functionality which provides a phone system hosted in the Cloud.

One Drive for Business – Each user gets 1 TB of usable storage for documents providing a more secure alternative than the likes of Dropbox. Allows synchronisation across all your devices providing a seamless end user experience.

ExpressRoute – Being an ISP Blaze Networks have an ExpressRoute connection from our edge network directly into Microsoft’s datacentres so our customers can benefit from lower latency, reliable, direct private connection directly into Microsoft’s networks rather connecting over the internet. This is particularly important to provide Quality of Assurance for audio and video calls.

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