We recently launched three new Office 365 plans for small and medium-sized businesses as well as Office 365 E5, the new premium plan that gives our enterprise customers access to a wide range of new features and capabilities.
Among the recent improvements are a number of new Office 365 communications services such as PSTN Conferencing and Cloud PBX, designed to modernize voice, video and meeting experiences, while saving companies substantial costs in their communication infrastructure. In addition, we’ve also added several new security and data analytics capabilities to Office 365, including Delve Analytics, Power BI and Advanced eDiscovery.
For Office 365, the security and privacy of customer data is our top priority. As part of that ongoing commitment, we asked independent third-party auditors to test and assess Office 365 against the ISO 27001 and ISO 27018 standards. These standards were established by the International Standardization Organization, an independent non-governmental international organization that develops standards intended to support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges. Office 365 is one of the first major cloud services to be assessed against these standards, which provide assurance that Office 365 has controls to help protect personally identifiable information and includes an information security management system and an in-depth information security risk management program.
We also recently announced the Preview for archiving third-party data in Office 365, which is now available to all commercial customers worldwide. This will help organizations ensure that all their data is stored and protected in accordance with compliance standards.
Finally, we’ve extended and enhanced First Release, the program that lets our customers opt in to receive updates earlier than the Standard Release. We’ve also made it easier to stay informed about updates and the Office 365 for business roadmap—so you’ll always be among the first to know exactly how we’re making Office 365 better for you and our other customers.
Below is a roundup of some key news items from the last couple of weeks. Enjoy!
Microsoft’s new premium Office 365 subscription for businesses is here—Learn more about the new Office 365 E5 subscription and all of the features and benefits it offers.
Microsoft’s three new Office 365 SMB plans now open for business—Microsoft releases three new Office 365 plans for small business and makes them generally available.
Office 2016: A roundup of the best new capabilities—Discover how Office 2016 and Office 365 can help you boost productivity and facilitate collaboration—without a huge learning curve.
Booz Allen Hamilton increases staff engagement and collaboration with Office 365 and SharePoint Online—Learn why one of the world’s leading management consultant firms chose Office 365 and SharePoint to help manage their own business.
ABB—sparking innovation through the collective power of knowledge—Find out how one global company uses Office 365 to inspire creativity and innovation among its widely distributed workforce.
ABM builds teamwork between field and offices to boost service and productivity—Discover how Office 365 and Skype for Business help this large facility solution provider keep its employees connected and productive.
Enterprise security for our mobile-first, cloud-first world—Hear from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Chief Information Security Officer Brad Arsenault about how Microsoft is improving security for enterprise customers.
2015 recap: When EMM took over the world—Learn why Brad Anderson, corporate vice president of Enterprise Client & Mobility at Microsoft, says “2015 was a landmark year for enterprise mobility.”