Microsoft 365 Business premium upgrade

Why Microsoft 365 Business Premium is Worth the Upgrade

Are you learning how powerful the Microsoft 365 suite is for the first time? Or maybe you’ve already boosted productivity and streamlined operations with a Microsoft 365 Basic or Standard subscription? Wherever you’re at in your Microsoft 365 journey, you’ll be blown away when you realise how much extra value you get from upgrading to a Business Premium subscription. Enhanced security and safer collaboration will have your productivity peaking whilst ensuring you’re fortified against the latest cyber threats – now that’s worthy of an upgrade!

What does Microsoft Business Premium Offer?

Microsoft 365 Business Premium encompasses all the familiar apps and services available in the Basic and Standard subscriptions, such as Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams.  In addition to these, it brings to the table significant security enhancements to help manage devices, secure data and protect against real-world threats.

You run your business in the cloud, with Microsoft taking care of the nuts and bolts for you. This is ideal for businesses with 1 to 300 employees needing the productivity and collaborative capabilities Microsoft 365 is renowned for, packaged with robust security features If you’re one of the 60% of businesses that don’t feel prepared for cyber-attacks, this is the SAAS you’ve been waiting for.

Let’s take a deeper look into some of the benefits you’ll enjoy when upgrading to Business Premium.

What are the Benefits of Microsoft 365 Business Premium?

Secure Access to Business Data and Apps

When you access business documents, information or software from a remote network or location, your email and password are at greater risk of getting hacked. The advanced Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) offered by Microsoft 365 Business Premium is proven to put a stop to 99% of identity hacks. Combined with the Conditional Access policies designed to protect access to company data, remote work has never been safer.

Increased Productivity and Collaboration Efficiency

Collaboration efficiency is taken to another level with Microsoft Teams, offering chat, online meetings, file sharing and co-authoring capabilities in one place. The ability to work together in real-time from any location, with reliable security protocols protecting all your data, is what the modern workforce needs. The office extends to all authorised locations or devices, fostering a productive environment that transcends physical borders.

Information Protection – Safeguard Sensitive Data

In the modern working world, sensitive company data leaves the four walls of your office daily, whether by email or on USB’s or other mobile devices. Now you can control these documents even when they’re shared outside your office, thanks to the advanced information protection features in Business Premium. With these, you control access to email with controls like “Do Not Forward” or “Do Not Print”. You can also control access, editing ability and printability of files, even if they’re outside your office.

Defence against Sophisticated Cyberthreats

Cyber threats are constantly advancing and becoming more sophisticated. Proactive defence is crucial, and this is what you get with Business Premium. For example, advanced technologies such as URL detonation, ‘time of click’ protection, anti-spoofing and MFA all help protect against the latest phishing threats. Microsoft Defender and Defender for Business help protect devices and safeguard against malware, ransomware and malicious content in emails.

Easily Manage and Secure Devices

If your company has a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policy, or employees work remotely on company devices, the possibilities of viruses, hacks and data leaks are increased. With Business Premium, company data on personal devices is protected with a program called Intune, which helps to manage apps and data securely across iOS, Windows and Android devices. It controls which apps can access company data, prevents users from moving data to an unsecured app, and can delete company data from a lost or stolen device.

Optimise Productivity with Copilot

If you’ve got a Microsoft 365 Business Premium subscription, you have the option to transform how your work is done with Copilot. Copilot leverages the power of AI to help you create content, analyse data, generate insights, and create presentations – all using the power of prompts. Copilot is that much more secure with Business Premium too, as Azure Information Protection and Data Loss Protection are included at this tier. These prevent sensitive information from being overshared internally and externally.

Migrate to Microsoft 365 Business Premium with Smile IT

Upgrading to Microsoft 365 Business Premium is an investment in your company’s security and future growth. You’ll enjoy all the above benefits, with the robust security features bringing peace of mind at all organisational levels.

At Smile IT we specialize in making this transition smooth and hassle-free. Our expert team will guide you through every step of the Microsoft 365 migration process, helping you leverage the full spectrum of benefits offered by Microsoft 365 Business Premium.

We want to empower your business and help you reach new heights of productivity. With Business Premium, that’s exactly what will happen. Get in touch today for more information.

When he’s not writing tech articles or turning IT startups into established and consistent managed service providers, Peter Drummond can be found kitesurfing on the Gold Coast or hanging out with his family!