Microsoft

Microsoft Teams


4.5 / 5
6579 reviews


Average Ratings

6579 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
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  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native

Vendor Details

  • Microsoft
  • www.microsoft.com
  • Founded 1975
  • United States

About Microsoft Teams

Unite your team members using group chatting tool that offers file sharing, online meetings, and calls.


Microsoft Teams Features

  • Activity / News Feed
  • Calendar Management
  • Chat / Messaging
  • Discussion Threads
  • File Sharing
  • Push Notifications
  • Search
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Task Management
  • Video Conferencing

Microsoft Teams Reviews Recently Reviewed!


All-in-one package

Mar 17, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: What I really like about Office 365 is that it has a lot of tools bundled into one product. The prices are quite good for a monthly subscription, especially for non-profits. The licensing strategy is also very convenient, and the admin portal is so easy to use. It comes with all of the best products of Microsoft, and you can upgrade and downgrade anytime you want. It comes with the basics that you need regularly for work - Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneDrive, OneNote, etc (with 1 TB that you can consume, and chances are, you won't use all of it. Quite generous actually). If you're taking the business license, you get more features like Sharepoint, Teams, PowerApps (I really like PowerApps), etc. When they come up with a new fancy app, for sure, they'll have you play with it, also to see how we receive the new product. I find Office365 easy to use and easy to the eyes. I don't feel like I'm adjusting too much every time they make some changes. Also, Microsoft has such a good reputation, it makes a regular worker feel safe about using it. Over all, I'm very satisfied with Office365. I've been using it since 2014.

Cons: It has too many products that you might not end up using. But hey, take it as a free software!

Overall: Definitely adds value to me as a user and administrator. The companies I used to work for used Lotus Notes and install apps from a CD. It's so convenient having everything in the cloud, and the reports given to you in just a few clicks. It definitely made life a lot easier! Kudos to Microsoft!

Central Online Location for all Microsoft Products

Mar 03, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Office 365 is an online central source for almost all of the Microsoft products.

The key here is that you can use the programs you own on another device that may not have the program installed on it.

Certain projects and situations and other Microsoft programs are better suited to be used in an online version versus an installed one.

When used alongside with SharePoint, for group collaboration, being in an online platform allows for realtime feedback and group work.

Need to check your email? It's there.

Need to see how the group project is going and give some feedback? That's there, too.

Don't have a flash drive with you and on a guest computer? You can directly use Microsoft products on Microsoft without installation.

Office 365 is essentially a command center and online version of Microsoft products.

Cons: There is trouble with accessing Office 365. Some institutions require institution-specific landing pages, and many institutions don't allow you to go through the mother Office 365 portal through the Microsoft website. More agreement with landing pages and institutions as not everyone always has the institution specific link would make accessing the program better. An example is when login information is not recognized. Choosing or being on institution specific landing pages should not alter your access to the product you own or have access to.

Overall: More time is saved with Office 365, which in turn leads to better results because more effort is available for completing the actual projects versus figuring out how to execute them. There is easy access to information about your relationship with Microsoft (products).

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Microsoft Office 365 for Mac users

Feb 17, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: -Excel Macros: For me, I am in the SEO industry so I use Excel quite a bit. I switch off between Google Sheets and excel sometimes there are things where Google Sheets is better such as when I need to use certain scripting (google apps script) for automation. Other times Excel macros are much better.

For example, if I need to create macros to manage thousands of keywords Excel macros works much better than Google Sheets. Its a desktop app, so this makes sense. But there is one caveat: It's sometimes buggy on mac osx.

Cons: -Buggy on Mac OSX: When I least like about Microsoft Office is it's kind of buggy with Mac OS X. Sure it works fine for everyday use but for my case I like to use Excel macros to automate the handling of thousands of keywords. A lot of times when I have thousands of keywords and I run macros it will freeze on my Mac computer.

The application will freeze whereas if I hop all over onto a Windows machine and run the exact same macros it will run perfectly. So situations like this are not ideal for Mac users. The software is just much more buggy and also surprisingly less little feature-rich on Mac. I don't know if it's intentional but I have noticed that it works much better and has better features on Windows.

Onedrive is slow: With OneDrive, it seems like an amazing deal - for what you're paying for, but the usability was just not there. It took forever to upload to one drive compared to Google Drive. It was not even usable for me to use in a practical way.

Overall: I really only use Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel, although outlook and OneNote can come in handy sometimes. Microsoft excel is probably the biggest benefit to Office 365.

Honestly the biggest benefit I guess would be from the updates that you receive every time there is an update available. I didn't get much use out of the other features of office 365.

However, I would like to see more updates for Mac users to make their software more compatible with Mac. It just seems a little bit more buggy on Mac OSX also.

Overall I was moderately happy with Office 365 it's useful but it's not amazing for one I don't like paying the subscription fee and for two if I am paying the subscription fee I expect the software to work flawlessly on Mac and it doesn't.

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Office 365 Pros and Cons

Feb 10, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is useful for small and big companies. There are three different packages that you can use, depending on your type of business - small or professional use.

Thing that I like most in office 365 is that there is big storage - 50 GB for emails, which is very convenient if you are working with a large customer range and you receive 1000 to 2000 email per day.

Second thing is share point online where you can upload and share your documentation with people from work, it is very easy to access and update it.

You can use it on five different devices - Mac, PC or mobile, which is an advantage if you need quick to send, adjust or upload needed information or any data.

One Note is a good option where you can create guides, make notes and it is very handy and easy to use.

Also, one drive - cloud storage is 1 TB which is very useful.

Cons: It is not fully accessible when you are working online from web browser, sometimes it can lag or slowly work when is booting with Skype in background.

Can't fully use Excel in browser, also there is a difference when you are using document online and in word.There is a big difference in outlook online and in application, you are limited for some options, for example conversation is going into the one email, like in a text message conversation and formatting options are limited, also it will not add auto signature when you are replying or sending emails.

Overall: Biggest advantage is when you are using it in a large business corporation, easy to access and share files for employees.

Easy to communicate and share data within company via One drive and share point and Microsoft Teams.

Offers great apps and tools to optimize productivity and communication

Feb 07, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I like how it has OneDrive so that you can upload things onto the Cloud Drive so that you can share it with other users. I also like how you can create groups and put multiple e-mails. I also like how you can create calendars and share them with people (which is especially helpful in the business office setting to know when certain people have appointments/meetings, at work, on vacation, etc.). The instant message via Microsoft Teams is great too when trying to communicate with people in different offices. I also like how there are so many different apps I can utilize. There is Delve, Flow, Kaizala, OneNote, Yammer, and PowerApps, Dynamics 365. Unfortunately, I don't use these at my office, but I can see them being utilized fully in other businesses. I use Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint a lot. I like how all of these have templates too, so I can use those instead of starting from scratch. Excel has one for personal monthly budget, custom calendar, project trackers, lists, weekly timesheets, travel expense trackers, etc. All of these are so useful! All you have to do is input your own data/numbers/words because all the formulas are already preset. Microsoft Word has templates for resumes, business letters, event flyers, reports, newsletters, invitations, etc. They're all so wonderful and helpful!

Cons: I don't like how you are not able to import or export contacts easily between other e-mail platforms (i.e. google.com) and Outlook. I wish there was some way it could all sync up. Also, they have an app for Outlook, but it's not very user-friendly. A lot of functions are not available (i.e. open another mailbox) and it's hard to see the full e-mail window when I'm typing.

Overall: Perfect for business use. Lots of different apps and features that are very useful in businesses. It helps allow for better communication between coworkers, especially with Skype (for video conferencing), Microsoft Teams (for instant messaging), and Yammer (for creating polls, praise, and any updates). Office 365 has definitely helped me work more efficiently. I've gone from "working harder" to "working smarter" thanks to this software!

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The one stop software for serious business and office productivity

Dec 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Microsoft is excellent in its support for office 365 and whenever I have needs to call on them, they have always responded and even for clients I cannot go to, the support from Microsoft sometimes mean that my input is not even needed to overcome their complaints.

There is a staggering volume of effective updates for office 365. I recall having an issue with outlook on a client's platform that resulted in a system crash whenever he tries to access it. He called me and complained and I was supposed to go fix it by the weekend. Incidentally, an update was released that same day and by the time he installed the new update, that issue was magically solved and thus saved me the stress of embarking on that trip. I will never forget that because it was an already hectic period for me.

There is 1TB of secure OneDrive storage which comes with a business version of 365 which some of my clients appreciates because it saves the cost of getting additional cloud storage from other vendors.

Accessibility is very key in my line of duty and the ability to access word, excel, power point, Skype and use outlook as found in office 365 domiciled on my pc and in the cloud anywhere I am, gives me the confidence to take on many tasks.

The collaboration tools like SharePoint and Microsoft Teams is useful for teamwork and integration of processes amongst departments of large organizations.

Another amazing thing about office 356 is that the developers are consistently improving on the application.

Cons: It is a very bloated suite and many clients don't make use of up to 50% of the functions embedded in it.

The suite is not completely available on some platforms. For instance, I once tried to deploy it on a client's MAC only to find out that Microsoft publisher was not available.

Maybe it is just me but I think the pricing for office 365 is incredulous when compared to similar suites.

For slow internet, the online application for programs like Access and excel is going to test your patience especially for large tables and data.

Overall: I have used office 365 for both personal use and for deployment for clients and I can boldly say that there is nothing quite like office 365 and clients always almost never have negatives except kudos for this suite. Many of them categorically ask for office 365 and won't settle for another. It is a complete catalyst for productivity ouside the pricing.

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Let Me SWAY You Toward Office 365

Dec 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The Business App world can be confusing. I get it. There is a great deal of speciality in the BA world and it's hard to know what products to even trial nevertheless purchase or commit to long-term. I don't know why everybody doesn't start with Office 365. It's so all-encompassing and helpful you'll even want to use it during a Leap Year when there are 366 days in a year!

Word, Excel and PowerPoint are the sine qua non of office document production. We've all used them and we all like them. Now you don't have to be a rich big-shot to own Office so the products are fully accessible and cheap. If you haven't worked with Microsoft Sway yet, you're missing the boat in conveying your concepts and ideas to a larger market. Sway is like PowerPoint on steroids. Sway was created to convey concepts quickly, easily and clearly. The biggest difference is that Sway was designed to express concepts digitally, onscreen, rather than to an audience. Sway has all the templates and creative assistance you can ever need. Give it a try. Trust me. It's a great example of where Microsoft is headed in my opinion.

I use OneNote as a brainstorming and organizational drain for all of my business ideas and projects. Its ease of use is legendary. Your contacts, email, storage and now video conferencing and calling with Skype is really all you need. Do us all a favor. Start with Office 365. It's your one stop shop for productivity. You'll look smarter than you really are.

Cons: It bugs me how Skype runs at startup right away. I'm not a computer pro. It took me a few weeks to figure out how to stop it. I use it all the time. I just don't want it popping up right away.

Overall: Collaboration with One Note. Getting colleagues to express themselves through Sway. OneDrive is a lifesaver.

Office 365 Review

Nov 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: Accessibility is the biggest asset of Office 365 for the user. The ability to use a computer as a platform to reach the cloud allows for interchangeability and access from anywhere. Having less desktop applications has allowed me to cycle through our corporate computers seamlessly as no data is actually stored in my hard drive (3 computers 3 years.) The mail app also runs smoother in the web browser when you are sharing calendars. This function used to consistently crash our computers when sharing a calendar on the Outlook Desktop Application.

Cons: Overall, I like Office 365 much less than I like my Windows Desktop Application Suite. Specifically, there is less functionality in the web based apps. I like several windows open in Outlook which is easier accomplished within the desktop app. I also do a lot of work without access to WiFi. Desktop Apps allow you to at least create content which can then be shared upon access to internet. Our office internet is also very slow and unreliable. We try and reduce the amount of reliance on web pages. I think it will be hard to ever have the full functionality that a desktop app has, but this is a good temporary solution to access your email or word docs on the move.

Pricing - Office 365 is now subscription based. You used to be able to buy a license and only pay again when you wanted to upgrade. Now you get constant upgrades, but this comes at a cost.

Overall: Overall, cloud technology is appreciated from a convenience perspective. Also, constant updates provide smooth operating experience. This comes at a cost though. I've also found the web based apps to be less streamlined than the desktop apps. Overall, the shift to a subscription based model was not a necessary shift by Microsoft for the consumer. More of a move that benefits Microsoft. That said, product is still robust and well produced and supported.

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MICROSOFT OFFICE INDISCUTIBLE LEADER

Oct 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: With nearly 25 years in the Windows universe, despite the fact that there are free Office software alternatives, Microsoft Office continues to be the most widely used on a global scale among users and customers, whether at the corporate or personal level, none of these tools has arrived. to pose a threat to the reign of Microsoft Office, The Redmond company now offering services for the Microsoft cloud based on a subscription model, with desktop applications for Windows that include Word, Power Point, Excel, Outlook and Access, and One of its innovations is that they allow the collaborative edition of documents and teamwork, this is a great step from the suite to a set of applications where tablets and smartphones with iOS and Android operating systems can access these documents through web applications that Microsoft has released so that users can temporarily use a document of the classic tools of Off ice: Word, Excel and Power Point, boosting productivity in an increasingly connected and prepared environment for modern work and collaboration online and in a team within a company or personal level.

Cons: In a Microsoft Office administrative installation, more disk space is used on the server, the amount of disk space required on the server ranges between 100 and 325 MB or more, depending on the version of Microsoft Office, if other programs use your server network or if you use it to store data files, it is possible that the server does not have enough disk space, however, this problem is more due to the limited storage of the PCs than the program itself, what it does have is a cost per license very high, apart from that I find no disadvantages that subtract points in favor of Microsoft Office

Overall: In the case of Office 365 Profitability, which allows to optimize the efficiency and productivity of the organization due to the control and ease of management allowing any person with access to share information from any place or device, thanks to the cloud "we work from anywhere" and "Team work" regardless of time zones

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Pretty good software with some unfortunate weak spots

Sep 18, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The basic functionality is quite good. It essentially does what it's supposed to do: It allows you to chat with team members. The direct chat option is pretty straightforward. The option of creating different teams (hence the name) to structure the group chats is quite conventient, because it adds another layer, making it three: Teams, channels, threads (within channels).

Notifications are pretty reliable, mentions and activities in channels you follow are logged into an activity feed, which is quite useful.

The part where Teams really shines though is the option to add other functions to a channel. The Wiki can be nice, although using it is sometimes a bit counter-intuitive. What's really helpful is the Planner, because it allows you to include kanban-like views of tasks (or other things). We actually use it less for tasks and more for ideas and backlogs of things for the entire team to review.

Cons: One thing that bugs me is an issue that also came up with Slack: You sometimes miss notifications because, when you open the app, you automatically jump into the last channel (or chat) you where when closing it. When you actually want to go to some other place, you might leave the channel, leaving all notifications marked as "read" - but you might not even have noticed there was something new in them! I don't know how to solve this, I only know that it can be a problem.

The real downside of Teams is, for me at least, the very limited possibility of your notifications. You can essentially turn them on or off for mentions, channels you follow, and chats. There are some other options, but they are all of the "all-or-nothing" type. I either get notifications (and therefore push notifications on my smartphone) for all mentions, or for none of them. Here, Slack has a much better system.

The other thing is the mobile app. On Android, it's just not as reliable as it could be. Activating the "don't disturb" status, for example, does nothing. If I want to turn of push notifications, I need to that completely and manually. Sometimes, uploads don't work. And when I'm on the road, messages might not get through - but instead of sending them once I have a connection, it sits there with warning sign, waiting for me to resend it... kind of an archaic way of dealing with this issue.

Overall: We use it as an all-around communication software, and overall it works quite well (despite the minor hiccups described above). Thanks to wikis and planners we can even include some other elements of our collaboration structure in Teams, enabling us to get by with only two software systems: Teams for communications and Scoro for task and project management as well as CRM and billing.

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Office 365 toolkit for everyday work management.

Sep 15, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Office 365 is a very complete software package to be installed on computer equipment. These programs are well known, and daily use of the PC such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneDrive, Outlook, Publisher, Access, Skype, among others. And to install it is only necessary to have a subscription, in most cases when you buy a computer you install Windows and automatically the Office, so it is the most widely used package, and allows you to share information handled through the different tools that it brings with other people, although they have different versions. Effectively the applications that this service brings are the best ones to create, save, and share with other users through the network different types of files, with different applications. And it even allows applications to be combined

Cons: Since I use a PC, they have had Office installed in their versions for the particular time, and used all the programs it brings and so far I have not had problems of the program that caused me any particular circumstance that reflects some flaw of the applications. Sometimes I have strained viruses that are causing the failures, and I have even deleted files from Office programs, but these are not problems of the package, comes from using the Internet, or placing on PC artifacts such as PENDRIVES and others, infected.

Overall: Office 365, brings programs such as Word that allows me to transcribe work of promotion, research, among others, like receiving files from my students mounted on this tool. Another program that used a lot is PowerPoint, which helps me to make presentations of my classes, in a practical, interactive, with as many tools to make knowledge more effective, also for the presentation of research at events academics; Another program is the Excell that I use to design budget calculations, note control, tables and graphs with results data, among many other things. In addition to these, which are the most used, I also use the OneDrive that allows me to store information from different management sources in the cloud. The other tools I have also used, not so frequently but it has also allowed me to achieve what I need at certain times. Actually the Office 365 is a necessary tool, and important in the daily life of my work as a teacher and researcher.

A complete set of extremely useful programs for work or home

Sep 13, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I will mention a few of these programs to make a reference:

WORD offers probably the largest selection of font types on text managing apps. The panel control at the top (Ribbon) is very intuitive and consistent with all MS office tools, you get familiar with it quickly, and also adding numbering, bullets, or other visual helps to improve your document's look is really easy, just highlight the paragraph you are working on, right-click on it and a mini-toolbar will appear so you can select what you need to edit, format, or add. In case of any grammar or typing errors are made, the program has a "real-time" spelling check that suggests spelling and grammar corrections, so your work can have the quality you need.

EXCEL is my workhorse, I use it to create tables, make calculations, generate graphs, and also make small programing routines. You could even create your own mini-ERP with this app.

POWERPOINT is the data show presentation tool by excellence, you can download multiple templates on line, and interact with it by activating the highlighter and pen features to write on top of your presentation.

Cons: On WORD Sometimes placing inserted images into your text becomes a little tricky, but with a little practice they end up in the right spot.

On EXCEL I have experienced some lag between the time you move your cursor in the cells, and when it actually moves, I guess we may be working on-line without knowing it :)

Overall: Excel is what I use the most, and for me it is more than a spreadsheet creating tool, is a mathematical, drawing, statistical, and many more things tool.

Besides of using WORD as my document redaction tool to generate documentation for my projects, I also use it whenever I need to check a text redaction for written messages to be sent by e-mail or other text apps since I normally get better grammar suggestions with it.

The all encompassing software for business.

Sep 11, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Everything is linked together under one family of software and it lets you do almost everything you need to do in an office seamlessly. Microsoft pretty much thought of everything from making sure your documents are backed up and protected (Onedrive), you can easily communicate (Outlook, Skype, Teams), and you can easily share with others and collaborate in real time (Teams, Sharepoint) all securely and relatively easily. Almost every task you want to accomplish can be done in several different included apps and it is all very intuitive. Anything you can't figure out is very easy to find answers to using the new search tool they incorporate into all the software.

Cons: Since everything is tied together, if you run into an issue or something doesn't work right, it could be catastrophic. This mainly pertains to the Onedrive feature that you rely on to make sure everything you worked on is backed up. If something goes wrong, which it has on a few occasions in my office, you could lose everything. My only other complaint is there are a lot of settings in different places that could affect how things work and sometimes you can't find the setting you need to change. One case is with the Outlook search function where it doesn't seem to want to search for older emails unless you select a specific date range but that doesn't help if you are looking for something very old and don't remember the date range.

Overall: I run into a few hiccups with Office 365 that have been major headaches but at the same time, it has made most of my work easier and more streamlined to do. When absolutely needed, customer support is extremely good at following through as long as it takes to resolve any problem. They definitely stand behind their product which is very important when selecting something that your entire business needs to rely on. When doing anything critical, be sure the software is doing exactly what you want and expect it to do and check however you can before going past a point of no return and you shouldn't have any trouble. One of the biggest benefits of the software is security and easy access when you need it but you could lose both if something wasn't set right or some glitch occurs so just always double check.

Need a Document? Need to put ANYTHING into report form? Need signs, banners whatever? OFFICE 365

Aug 18, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: This is the most versatile program there for doing anything from making a document, creating signs for your business. Office 365 has so many products under one program that you won't need any other programs to create what you need to run your business. You have Word, Excel, powerpoint, onenote, and more... I love to use powerpoint for presentations. It's not only affective, but everyone pays attention when I use it vs. any other standard presentation... The best part? Everyone can use OFFICE 365. Kids use it in school, teachers use it, heck even fast food restaurants use OFFICE 365. I also like that they have a monthly plan that covers all of their programs... That way you always have the most up to date software and you don't have to worry about re downloading or buying new licenses. I don't think I will ever use another program.

Cons: The only thing about this program is that in order to use some of the features, you may need to read up on or ask a buddy how to work them. For example, excel is a GREAT program, you can take any data you have and make it into an easy to understand report, however, if you are not familiar with HOW to use excel, you will struggle. They even have college classes for it. Most of the programs, however, are super easy to learn how to use like word, and powerpoint Those programs you can just kind of play around with and figure out how to use them...

Overall: I use it for everything at work. I manage a small business and we use office every day. I actually have two office programs (word and excel) open on my computer right now as we speak... I really enjoy how simple and concise some of the programs are.

Microsoft Office is a Standard for Almost Everyone

Aug 01, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I have been using the Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint for over 20 years now. I can't imagine my life without these essential pieces of software. I especially use Excel and PowerPoint on a daily basis with my job. Almost any office job you apply to will require or recommend that you know these.

Excel is one of the most useful tools for so many different tasks. I use it almost as a project management software to keep track of the progress of our construction jobs and what records have been sent by all of the sub-contractors. It is incredible what you can do with Excel if you learn how to use all of the formulas and functions built into it. Excel is pretty much a standard for other software to allow integration.

I used to give a lot of presentations in college and in my sales career. PowerPoint is very simple to learn and use for this. The ability to copy, paste, adjust and resize images is a very simple straightforward process within the program. I have set up some pretty intense animations within my slides as well. Once you learn how the animations work you can essentially animate your presentation.

I am using Microsoft Word right now typing up this review. I am unsure how anybody can go without using word in their lifetime. I am unaware of anything that even comes close to equivalent to Word. This is one of the most basic and fundamental software that everyone should know in life.

Cons: It is hard to say anything wrong with Microsoft Office. The only improvements that would be nice to see is price and a more advanced grammar system within Word. You can't really go without Microsoft office and it would be nice to see the price lowered and easier for everyone to have on their personal and professional computes. A more advanced grammar system in Word with be useful. It could be a feature you were able to turn on and off. I use Grammarly and I would stop using it if Word had something equivalent built in.

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organization and collaboration of work in a single tool

Jul 18, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: the use of Microsoft Teams gave us the integration that we were lacking in order to integrate several solutions into one. the way of collaborative teamwork becomes a reality! In our company we have been using it for about 2 years and it has helped us to have a better control over the project's orientation.

You can organize each area in a team

Within each team you can have different channels

each channel is autonomous and has its space for chat (which is very complete with text format options)

each channel has an associated email address to receive mail and they are in the same panel as the chat.

You have availability to be each channel a site in Sharepoint Online to be able to assemble the library of documents for the documentation of each project or teamwork and can be accessed from teams or via web.

we can add wiki, onenote, etc. functionalities

complmenetos add on how to add a shortcut tab to Power BI, SP, MS Office, Planner, Jira, Open Agora, Youtube, VSTeamservices etc. which allows us to access any of these tools and more from the same channel.

It has a direct Chat integrated with Skype For Business and allows you to have 1 to 1 - 1 to n and make calls and conferences.

when creating the team, it has an associated agenda and you can conduct meetings via Skype for business without needing to use the Skype Forbusinees application.

adicioanla has notifications, file repository for each chat, I really recommend it as a functional tool for teamwork.

Cons: that the conversations when it happens a lot of time to have had them, the files and notes exchanged disappears from the panel, is one of the few things that would change him.

the mobile client is a bit unstable, I imagine it's a problem of being so new.

Overall: It is a software that is easy to handle and helps teamwork to flow faster and more efficiently.

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Fantastic Software for Internal and External Collaboration

Jul 10, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Seamless integration across O365, high quality voice and video chat, sitting on Sharepoint Online base, location for collaborating on online or onpremise Office documents, ongoing updates to user-interface and extras, some customization functionality, dedicated email address for each team channel, integration of non-office365 products, the addition of the "files" icon along the side to see recently used files, "mark unread" function for alerts and messages, tabs to either supported integrations or just a simple website, an ever-growing list of "connectors", app/bot/tab/connector/messaging/analytics/devloper/eduction/human resources/productivity/project management/sales ands upport/social fun, etc. integrations, automatic updates, a browser version at teams.microsoft.com, great integration with Microsoft Planner but confusing if you create a plan in tasks.microsoft.com but then can't see it in Teams, the Microsoft Store is provided more and more useful apps (as many weren't that way over the last 12 months), guest access is fantastic because now external partners that don't have office 365 accounts have limited access to collaboration but I'd like to see it opened up more so that they have membership level permissions, online files are great and it would be fantastic to add version permission as well.

Cons: One can only see 7 days in advance within the calendar, some "meet in teams" calendar aspects clear out randomly, uploaded icons for teams regularly go blank, the website tab is picky sometimes and will disallow long urls forcing to use url shortening services, confusing difference between owner and member (the difference should be noted right within teams so that one doesn't have to find it in a horrible support.microsoft.com website, when a team is created and the name is changed there is no way to rename the corresponding office 365 group and sharepoint online site url, chats that happen in a video call between you and a person don't automatically replicate within the regular private chat feature, tabs need more options and integrations - especially with the rest of the microsoft product lines ... at least give us teams integration to all microsoft products, no calendar (meetings) search function (which is also missing from the iOS version of Outlook, do not disturb automatically shows up even if you're not actually in a video/audio chat - just because it shows up in the calendar because it wasn't cancelled, auto boot when you log out or quit the software (I just want it to automatically boot up on computer bootup not every time I logout or quit the program, "saved" aspects are now in the settings instead of in the purple ribbon along the right (PC), for some reason I seem to log in to office 365 for too many times during the day, current bots aren't very intuitive.

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A Simple-yet-Feature Rich Program That Ties All of Microsoft Office into 1 Cohesive Whole

Jul 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Microsoft Teams has been extremely fundamental in bringing our company together and breaking down silos between different departments.

Microsoft Teams essentially allows you to organize and manage different projects while still keeping it collaborative and manageable by everyone involved. A team can be created and each person is given either 'Owner' capabilities or 'Member' capabilities depending on how much access they need. A team can then be broken down into channels which has been the backbone for our company.

Each channel allows for simple file management, collaborative updates on any Microsoft Office product, easy chat and conversation, and tagging to assign different tasks to people. Where as previously, everything needed to be sent via email, Microsoft Teams allows everything to update dynamically, removing the middle man. This is the number 1 benefit to Microsoft Teams: the ability to collaborate in real time.

While I could go on listing the many features included (phone, meetings, assignments, planner, and app integration being just a few), the power of Microsoft Teams comes into being able to tie everything together into 1 program.

Cons: While certainly useful, Microsoft Teams is relatively new. Sometimes, it will log you out accidentally, or a file cannot be edited even though everyone has closed out of it, or your access to files changes randomly and can only be fixed by restarting the program. As Microsoft continues debugging, this will hopefully improve, but there is still a ways to go.

Furthermore, some features are certainly lacking. Comments cannot be edited. Team or channel templates do not exist yet. Skype for Business is not yet completely integrated. Little things that you would expect to be standard have not been created as it is still a relatively new program. While certainly useful, its usefulness will increase as more updates roll out.

Overall: Microsoft Teams provides a way by which any company can more easily create a system to increase collaboration and real time updates. It has destroyed the middle man called email and increased productivity 100 fold.

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Thanks to office 365 we were able to integrate our work efforts achieving greater productivity

Jul 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: in my personal experience office 365 has been satisfactory, i work in a University. The nature of my organization requires continuous and constant contact with a multitude of multidisciplinary teams.

As all organizations, saving is fundamental to provide more resources. Effective communication, immediacy in the access to information and teamwork are fundamental keys to perform our work. Office 365 has allowed us to build an efficient work platform. With a single annual payment we are entitled to a business license that allows us to access office 365 in all the computers of the organization.

We have been able to structure all office 365 services in a shared way. For example we have an institutional email through the Exchange Online tool, likewise we support all our documentation in Onedrive, the office cloud that provides us with up to a terabyte of space. In terms of communications we have business Skype, which allows us to hold video conferences, online meetings and shared remote access to desktops from PC to PC.

However, what I consider to be a great of office 365 is the online sharepoint tool. which allows us to create sites to share files and large documents between colleagues. We have used it as a kind of digital repository for all our shared data.

Through office 365 we were able to articulate our work efforts. it facilitates us to keep track of projects, keep communication in real time as well as a backup of everything we are doing and sharing.

Cons: In my personal experience office 365 has been so satisfactory that I have nothing to object to. I can only say thank you microsoft.

Overall: Do not hesitate to implement it in your business. Office 365 a single software, 365 reasons to use it.

I use Office 365 (Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel) multiple times daily

Jun 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: For the price Office 365 is a complete no-brainer for me. I leave Outlook open all day/night on my laptop, usually have at least one Word doc open all the time, and constantly use excel (I'm a CPA). I've been using PowerPoint more lately as I've been creating presentations. The software included is well worth the price. Additionally, and I didn't think this was a bid deal when I first purchased, I can have this software on up to 5 machines! This initially wasn't a selling point for me, but this is so useful for me as I have a couple of computers and it's nice to use the same software on each machine.

Cons: Updates can be a drag. I get that updates are needed for the software to run smoothly, etc. But most of the time the update notification comes up when I'm busy working and have word, excel, and outlook open. I'm not sure of a solution, but just thought I'd mention it here. I appreciate improvements to the software, just wish there was an easier, less intrusive way to notify and then update the software.

Overall: As an accountant I rely on excel for so many tasks and it's nice to be able to create professional looking spreadsheets with easy and complicated formulas. It allows me to dial in budgets and projections with minimal effort. Outlook has allowed me to streamline and organize my emails and appointments with minimal effort. Word and PowerPoint have really assisted me with my video training courses and presentations. From writing technical accounting scripts to creating attractive PowerPoint slides for my training videos, I find that Office 365 has improved my productivity and increased the professionalism in my creations.

We have been using office 365 education for our school in the past 4 years and we are very satisfied

May 16, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: You get office online (word, excel, powerpoint, outlook, onenote, etc) which is great since you can access it from any device at any time. is not taking too much resources and it has most necessary features.

is easy to share documents and you can see the history (who has changed something, when and what). also you can go back.

there are a lot of unique features such as onenote for class, planner and forms that helps us a lot.

it has a very powerful and friendly interface for user and admin

the mobile admin application is great

you can share things with non office 365 users.

is very secure

there is always something new to come

few months ago we had a presentation from microsoft here in Cyprus. and i told them that there are two features that they could make their product better. a couple of months later they have implemented the one. they are open to new ideas, and they can respond

Cons: there are a lot of changes something that makes things difficult. for example one of my users made a critical error yesterday (he shared a confidential folder with everybody) an he got panic because he couldnt find where the stop sharing option is from the new interface. we had to switch back to the classic view to find the mistake.

the mobile admin application which is great perhaps it can be expand to add additional tools. is very handy and practical.

i think that there is a tool for online appointments which is only available to the premium business clients. i think that this is a small tool and that it should be made available to the standard and school users as well

Overall: everything is online and offline.

easy to deploy

easy to learn

there are new features constantly

is free for education

lots of nice tools such as intranet

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Made IT life easier

Apr 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Being a small IT team, we don't have a huge team to tackle email. Email issues can be problematic and stressful. OWA can be a headache.

But, with office365, Microsoft takes care of everything for you!

Multiple plans to fit your need.

Decent support (though it's been getting a little worse with support lately).

No headache when setting up outlook/mobile devices

Has 2 step authentication!

Office app bundle online, and apps online are great. One, you get to stay up to date with the newest office. But two, the apps online itself are really close to the real program, for 75% of users, it would probably be more than enough.

Skype is a decent communication tool, has everything you need.

Comes with onedrive storage (cloud storage)

Backups are handled by them, so that takes more stress off.

All in all, for us (a smaller business), this move was the smartest, as email is extremely important today. You want some provider that guarantees uptime, security, and easability.

Cons: Support. So they recently took off email support. They also don't allow you to close tickets anymore. The people that call you can be too basic, they make you run through basic scripts they read on their screen (they dont know the problem, they just read what they are given). Eventually you get someone who knows what they are doing, but that can take some time.

Everything else is decent though, havent have major issues, no major down times, while support can be difficult, they eventually do get the problem solved. I'd definitely recommend if you are thinking about it.

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The Office suite that we all need to use, but with the benefits of the cloud.

Feb 23, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: With Office 365, I feel like Microsoft Office has caught up to modern technology in business. Office 365 installs quickly, offers a wide selection of tools, and integrates well across the product line. OneDrive has changed the way that I store important work file on my computer. Knowing there is an online backup is reassuring. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook are what you expect, but with the subscription model you have the comfort of knowing you have the very latest version of each program as it is updated. The online portal also gives you access to the programs from remote locations, making working from home a breeze. I also like that Microsoft is using Office 365 as an umbrella of sorts for their business products. Seeing SharePoint, Dynamics 365, Teams, and Yammer in the same portal of Office gives the perception that they are all part of one product family.

Cons: By using portal.office.com, you can see a nice dashboard of all the 365 service/apps that you have access to. However, even if an admin has limited your use of an app, it still shows on the site. For example... Microsoft Teams seems like a great tool. However, to get full use out of it, you need to have a group created to form the team. If an admin had prohibited you from creating a group, you still see MS Teams even though you cant use its main functionality.

I have worked with both OneDrive as part of Office 365 and Google Apps for Business. Both storage solutions offered by Microsoft and Google sync great and are accessible through a desktop app, web browser, and mobile device. However, it is so much easier to share with Google Drive/Docs. We constantly run into permission issues with OneDrive sharing.

The obvious con is that Microsoft could make the Office suite better... always. I dont know if we will ever stop complaining about features and functions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint. However, they are the standard in business for now... Google Suite and some other tools are creeping in.

Overall: In the business world, there really is no alternative to Office 365 at this time. Google and other competitors are getting closer, but they still don't match the selection and power of Office 365.

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This software suite is aptly named - pretty much all of our clients use it. Microsoft is ubiquitous.

Oct 13, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: O365 is the gold standard, right? Yes, there are other spreadsheet composition apps you can use but they're all compared to Excel. The measuring stick for how a word processor or document editor holds up is how similar it is to Word. PowerPoint is such an industry standard that people use it to describe a sequence of slides prepared for presentations even when the creator used a different piece of software. And so on.

Cons: Real talk - Cloud Tech Smart is principally an IT services provider for small businesses. Tier 1 help desk stuff is our bread and butter. So, if a client's Outlook is being weird or whatever, it's me who calls. Not them. And I have to say, Microsoft's customer support DOES eventually resolve every ticket I bring to them but they don't make it easy. First they want to make sure I am who I say I am. Clarifying that the person who originally purchased the license has outsourced his IT department to us is insufficient - sometimes I have to log in to their admin portal and send an email as whatshisname to tech support to tell them to trust me. After we get through all of that, the tech working on the issue insists on going back through the troubleshooting process starting from Step 1, no matter how much of that I've already done in the hope that I could resolve the issue without calling him in the first place.

Anyway. Like I said, I've never opened a ticket that couldn't be eventually closed with a desirable resolution. But I do know one client in particular (a lawyer) who wanted to litigate over a problem that took literally days to fix, was ultimately Microsoft's fault, and the solution for which was to just delete and reinstall the software, which is what I wanted to do in the first place but was explicitly told not to by the tech who took my ticket. So there is that.

Office 365 is awesome. That's really all I can say.

Sep 06, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Office 365 brings so many excellent features to "boring" productivity programs.

First, the syncing of files across machines, accounts, and cloud storage is brilliant. I can't believe we used to email files.

Second, the stability of programs is greatly improved. Office 365, as a subscription service, gives us constant updates, which is great for bug-fixes, feature improvements, and new capabilities.

Third, the integration into the Microsoft ecosystem is great. We already use Outlook and OneDrive, so now that we only have to pay a single price for all these services spiraled into one is great.

Fourth, look and feel. Office 365 looks so much better than it used to. Not only does our work look better, but on a daily basis we gripe much less than we used to about the ugly windows we stare at for hours.

Fifth and final, Office 365 is just so easy to manage. No more worries about compatibility issues after an upgrade. No more worries about onboarding new accounts, or even waiting for installation from the admin. It's just so easy now.

Cons: Office 365 has some glaring bugs that have just never been fixed. For example, if a file is synced to an off-site location (whether that be in the cloud, a network drive, etc), and the web connection gets interrupted or is not stable, there can be sync issues which lead to conflicting versions of the same file. This is an easy issue to avoid, but it has bitten us a few times.

Over all, the biggest con is just some ugly bugs that seem to endure.

Overall: Cheap, easy to manage, and capable office productivity software.

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Microsoft Office Taken to a Whole New Level!

Sep 10, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I have never had so much fun with office programs until my boss upgraded us to Office 365 from Office 2013. Imagine having all your office solutions installed in the cloud and being able to work from any where and with any device. You only need to ensure you have an internet connection and login details of your account. And incase you are worried about not being able to access internet all the time you need the application, you can have the app installed on your desktop/laptop. From my personal experience in my career, your documents and files are safer in the cloud than elsewhere.

The ability to collaborate on documents should be one of my most favorite things about Office 365. You can create a document, share with your others, and edit the same document in real time - it doesn't create different version of the same document. And In case you need to go back to an older version of a document, the app has the ability to create versions of documents.

Cons: The downside of Office 365 is that it requires some sort of learning curve before you start using it.In order for everyone to be able to welcome the new way of working, the employees need some training in order to incorporate and utilize most of the features that come with it. Otherwise it can be expensive for an organisation to acquire the app and fail to utilize most of its benefits.

Overall: Office 365 brings me the feeling of a modern and digital way of working. The real time collaboration on documents ability is something most organisations could benefit from. Since we started using Office 365 at work, we have managed to reduce sending file attachments and instead collaborate on documents. This makes our work way easier and simpler.

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Very limited issues except having to recreate Outlook profile with gSuite

Apr 18, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I really like the option to have the company on a deferred update schedule. That has worked out very well for us. Updates very rarely break anything for us.

If you don't need official looking stuff all time and sharing documents with customers all of the time, gSuite and Google docs might work out fine. For us though, we had to have Office, and after we have that, bundling stuff started to save us money over our current providers. We switched from paying for Google email ontop of office to upgrading from ProPlus to E3. We would also save more if we dropped RingCentral and upgraded to include Skype for desk phones if we weren't grandfathered into a great deal. OneDrive included has turned out to be very useful. We changed all users' documents, pictures, favorites, etc locations to being in OneDrive so everything is backed up. We also create an admin account that shares files that replaces the file server we had. WIth the sync on demand option, users don't need to have a full copy of the 20GB share on each computer.

Cons: OneDrive's sync on demand feature doesn't work on servers, just user desktops. Share login between Microsoft websites, concurrent editing of Docs and sharing documents are much more of a hassle than Google's methods.

Overall: It's not worth it just for OneDrive, but if you need at least one other item too, it's a great deal, with great quality and extensive enterprise features.

Backing up user files by moving the location of documents, pictures, etc folders, which saved money.

Replacing file server with OneDrive file shares, which saved money

Bundling email and office products to save money

Great office productivity and Outlook is enjoyed by many employees with several email accounts.

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Making improvements

Sep 10, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: For so long, we lived in a world dominated by Microsoft products. Microsoft comfortably enjoyed the massive lead on all other companies. However, we have entered a brave new world dominated by Google. I lived for so long in the Microsoft world, but in the past three years I have been shifting completely over to the G Suite platform (Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, etc.) like most of the world. And in this new age - Microsoft has become a big, old slow dinosaur going extinct. This background information is important for understanding my review of this product. With that in mind, here are the pros of Office 365:

1. They are making improvements to reclaim their position. Google is winning - more people are converting to Google than Microsoft, but Microsoft has realized this with Office 365 and they are striving to right the shift.

2. It is convenient if you previously inhabited an Office 365 world.

3. Works well across most operating platforms (Windows, OS X, i OS, Android, and browsers).

4. Instantaneously collaboration with PowerPoint and Word.

5. You can work anywhere.

6. A ridiculous amount of potential within each tool. Example - Word just offers a ton of features, more than any of the competitors.

Cons: In light of my transition to Google, when I look back to Office 365 here are the cons I see:

- It's just big and clunky, not as smooth operating as the G Suite platform

- Mobile versions aren't always reliable and they do not have all of the same abilities

- Most people really only use the basics that are provided, so over 50% of the features are just extra and in the way

Overall: Office 365 is a good option, maybe even a great option, if you haven't experienced the G Suite world. They functions are remarkable, the improvements are great, and the cloud-based collaboration opportunities are necessary.

Always have the latest iteration of MS Office on your computer---for only a few bucks a month!

Feb 21, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Before Office 365, the version of Office that I had on my computer was always out of date. And every year that I didn't upgrade due to the cost, I was missing out on new functionalities and features. Then along comes Office 365, and suddenly I had a way to keep Microsoft Office current for less than I would have paid to upgrade to the then-newest version each year---and I have the entire current suite of MS Office software available when I need a particular program, all for only a few bucks a month. Thank you, Microsoft!

Cons: I like everything about the MS Office suite of programs, but Microsoft's idea of customer service has always been wanting. Office 365 didn't change that.

Overall: Microsoft Word has always been my go-to word processing software, so always having the latest upgrade is wonderful. I have proprietary domains for my businesses and along with the domains come email addresses that Microsoft Outlook helps me manage. In addition to Word and Outlook, MS Excel is always at hand when I need spreadsheet software. MS Note is a product that I have started using, and it has become an invaluable tool for keeping lists of all types, registration information on products or websites where I have accounts, and a way to take notes when I need to keep information at my fingertips instead of on a piece of paper that can get lost; and it automatically syncs between my smartphone and my computer. All this for a couple of bucks a month? If you use these products at all---and I know you do, you'd have to be brain dead not to invest in a subscription to Office 365 and have the latest upgrade of each of the programs at your fingertips when you need them.

Office 365: It's got EVERYTHING your small business or home office needs!

Sep 22, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: There's a lot of pros with Office 365 ... what stands out to me as being what I like the most about it is that it's got EVERYTHING (and there's new features constantly coming out) I need to get the job done for personal, small business, or work: I can write a doc with word, insert a chart created with excel, then polish things off with a nice power point presentation all of which I can then email using outlook - all within Office 365.

Cons: What I like the least about Office 365 is that there's SO many apps and options and features to choose from aside from your "basic" apps like Word, Excel, etc ... that learning how all the different apps integrate / interact / communicate with each other can be quite daunting. Although there's plenty of FAQ's and help online within the Office 365 community - I've struggled a bit keeping up with the "best uses" for each app and often find myself underutilizing their potential because I haven't found one single source to go to for straight forward "how-to" info for the Office 365 apps.

Overall: I use Office 365 literally every single day. In addition to my own personal and business needs, I recommend Office 365 to all of my clients as well. Over the past couple years I've helped several small business streamline their various processes using Office 365; mostly this is done with a combination of Word, Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint, and OneDrive. Overall, there's no other or better solution that I've been able to find (especially for the price!) which will give me the power and functionality as will Office 365, and I highly recommend it.

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A Great, fun way to communicate with your team.

Dec 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
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Pros: This communication app has a lot of fun, social features. You can communicate entirley in animated emojis, GIFs, and memes if you want. Also, sharing your screen, sending files, video conferencing, (disabling incoming video if you don't want to see the other person's face) are all very easy with this app. These are all standard features for company-wide IM apps. Where Teams shines is its aptly named Teams feature, where you can setup team-wide messages. Like if you belong to several small groups in your company, each one can have their own team that anyone on the team can then communicate with the rest of that team. Another neat, but underrated feature, that I haven't seen anywhere else is the "Organization" feature, which allows you to see who a contact's associates are, and also see their managers in a hiearchy.

Cons: It lacks some of the integration that I have seen in other company apps. It doesn't know when you are using a phone, so if you are using your desk phone, know one will know through teams. Also, if the person you want to contact is not using teams, then you cannot call them from directly inside the app.

Overall: When I got assigned to a new team at my company, I found the Teams app was in full swing. Now, I've already spoken about its features, but I want to tell you a more personal story. From the time I first arrived, until about three years ago, my company used Skype for instant messaging. Not everyone used it, but my team did. And every Friday, I would send out a little animated emoji of a dancing monkey. I called him "Friday Funky Monkey." When my compnay did away with Skype, the new app didn't have a dancing monkey, so I couldn't send it out to my collegues. When we got Teams, however, I was able to get Friday Funky Monkey back, and so much more. I really think it helps team unity and cohesion to have a bit of humor in the communication, and this app really helps with it.

Excellent program

Dec 30, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: There is an Ease of use with this program. I cannot put my finger on it, but, from the moment you open up a program, such as MS Word, you can start typing. nothing to set up, just start typing.

You can get everything you need in one suite:

Word is for documents

Excel is for spreadsheets

Powerpoint is for presentations

Access is your database

Outlook is your email (although I have not gotten it to work for me- more on that in a moment.

If you are a note-taker, there is One- Note, it organizes everything in a notebook like environment.

There is Publisher, for simple copywriting materials. Although, I like Adobe Photoshop better for this - it is a good starting program if you do not like the different effects you can make with the advanced software.

Finally, One Drive to tie it together.

Cons: There are so many software programs in this one suite to learn. My problem with Outlook is it does not work well with my computer. Ok, I take that back, it stopped downloading my emails from the server to my computer. My service provider (AT&T) does not know how to fix it unless I pay them money, and Microsoft does not think it is an issue. I have not talked to either company about this issue in over a year because I got sick of trying. You may not have that issue, but I do. I now just read my emails from the server.

Overall: not counting the issue I am having with Outlook, I solve problems for my clients in the best way possible according to their needs.

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The best possible solution to all your needs

Nov 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The Office 365 service offers access to all Office tools, at a very affordable price. From Word to Access, you can easily create documents and share them in different compatibility versions, while also having your personal Cloud storage to keep them safe. The interface in each program is extremely simple, neatly organized, and pleasant to look at. Each program has its own functionalities, which span from very simple tools (such as a template for formatting options) to highly customizable and complex options if you really want to push forward. The tool is also accessible for free for students and learning purposes. There also is the possibility to buy a single key for a single program, which means users will not be forced to pay for programs they do not need, although buying the entire bundle is probably cheaper. The suite is also available in Business and Personal formats, avoiding users to pay for an extra service that they might not need.

Cons: The only major issue I had with Office 365 is the Student version, which apparently is not available to users from each country, or even schools. I was asked to provide a School/University ID, which is not used in my school. Some users in particular countries might therefore have some problems. I personally had some troubles with Assistance being somewhat mediocre, but nothing major.

Overall: I subscribed to Office 365 after a long time using similar, but free, tools. Office finally gives me what I need: I started with PowerPoint for some school projects, then I moved to Word and Excel. I use some of the other tools from time to time, and this has proved to be particularly useful for work.

A complete suite of effective office tools for your company

Dec 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I can't see any business operating without this. We use Office 365 in our workplace and it is critical to everything that we do. Besides using your popular Microsoft products such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint and others, it comes packaged with Skype for Business and Outlook which our office uses exclusively for secure communications on the intranet. All the Microsoft products link and work together seamlessly and there is a product for basically any kind of office need you have. There are file storage and information collaboration tools, communications tools, management planning tools, ways to present data in any form you like, ways to store data on the cloud, and many more. It is very intuitive and user-friendly. A must-have for any personal or business use.

Cons: Not many people have anything negative to say about MS Office as it's such a great piece of software. I guess one issue I've been struggling with is the integration between Skype for Business and our Outlook Exchange server. It is supposed to save all your chat history on the Email exchange server but I haven't gotten it to work even after providing my Outlook login information to Skype that would supposedly link the two. However, I think this may be more of an IT problem with how things are set up in our office, rather than MS Office itself, because I'm not the only one who experiences this issue.

Overall: A must-have for any office or information management related work.

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Office 365 is a necessary software within any organization, very complete

Nov 25, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: I consider from my point of view that Office 365 is really good and it is important to have it behind all organizations, all its programs are useful at any time, in my case I usually use a lot of Excel and Power Point, but there are others moments where I see myself in the need to use Work or Skype and so on from other programs, that is why I consider this software so valuable.

Word I like because its interface is easy to understand, you can work quickly, make reports or important work and can be designed according to the taste of each worker, I like it a lot.

Excel is one of the most used and really helps me a lot and has helped me to do everything in a faster way, I can make dynamic tables according to what I want, I can establish calculations that are of my liking and so many more things.

PowerPoint is very helpful when it comes to my presentations for important meetings and it's really easy, I like it a lot and I think it's very complete

Cons: The truth from my experience using Office 365 to this day I think I do not have negative things to mention, on the contrary there have been many benefits in the work environment, as mentioned above is an indispensable software from my point of view in all places

Overall: My experience with this software has been very good, it has allowed everything to run quickly because having this software is not necessary to find other work options, it has office 365 that is quite complete and is more than enough

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The king prevails

Jan 08, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Office 365 has really come into its own over the last couple of years. Exchange Online has been the new standard in corporate email, and click-to-run Office has overcome its clanky beginnings to turn into a great product. I think in terms of usability and functionality, OneDrive has surpassed Dropbox and Box. It's newest sharing and linking features are fantastic, and the "always available" download features are excellent as well. I haven't given Teams a fair shake yet, mostly because they seem to change that piece every two years or so.

Exchange Online is my favorite piece of O365. As an administrator, moving from Exchange on prem to Online has made my life a million times easier. There is so little maintenance, and I no longer need to worry about mailbox database sizes or failing updates.

Cons: It's a royal pain to try and install Office on a remote desktop session host. Migrating from on-prem Exchange to Online is a very time consuming and sometimes confusing process and can take upwards of a week if you have lots of storage to migrate. I've also found that Office has become less stable in the last few years. I spend more time on Outlook/Word crashes than I ever had.

Overall: I think Office 365 is a great product that integrates all of Microsoft's best productivity software suites into one package with a fairly reasonable price point. I like that they keep building on it and I think, for the most part, the changes have been for the better.

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It is a most have tool for work

Jan 14, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is easy for the employees, customers and suppliers to use and to understand. It has everything that I need for my daily work. The price is affordable for small companies, so they have the opportunity to use a great useful software without expending a impossible amount of money. One of the best things that I love is that every tool is integrated with the other one. In this way, I don´t need anything else. I have skype for conference calls, OneDrive for email and sharing information, PowerPoint, Word, excel for working, etc.

Cons: Sometimes it can get a little slow or the program can stop working for a few minutes. I don´t really know why, because I am not a computer specialist. This has happened to me especially with Excel. Sometimes is because the file is too heavy and I understand, but there are other times when it just shuts down. Other tool that some times stops working is Skype. I can be connected at one moment and then the other just sing me off and sign me in again. On the other hand, the possibility to work with other people on the same document is really useful, but I think that it need to be work a littler more. I have work with Google Docs and Sheets before and it works a lot better with more than one person on the document.

Overall: My experience has been really good so far. It is a product that I highly recommend because is really useful, secure and in continuous development. It is easy and friendly for the user, and the price is not to high.

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The must have software now with a monthly bill!

May 31, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Microsoft sure has played the long game and have proven they play well. The current release of 365 is really an improvement over the standard desktop installation product. The ability to have an installed version with an online version that sync is very customer friendly and appreciated. The expansion of offerings helps add value to the standard tried and true word, excel and ppt. The Mac version is great and I actually like the version over their PC version. I have also used and really like the one drive component and find the file transfer and storage to be seamless.

Cons: Here are my few gripes about 365. First, I am not a fan of yet another monthly subscription and am beginning to phase out any software company that continues to use this model. I get that subs look good on the financial statements and show investors overall health and liquidity. However, by the time a user is done paying out on each item, well it is just too much. But I do not see them changing so it is what it is. Second, programs like Word have received some upgrades but overall word specifically feels tired. It is time for a refresh but then again, it is in a class of its own.

Overall: Cloud connectivity has really helped sync our office and our workflow. The document accessibility is a wondeful bemefit to 365 and one that has made a considerable difference. I have also enjoyed getting to use Sway and have found some neat ways to use this program. We now use it to present many of our policies and procedures.

Convenient cloud-based Office tools with constant improvements and new features.

Nov 30, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Most, if not all of their Office suite software available online with the option to install locally on your personal computer. It's very convenient to have your cloud-based documents available anywhere you go. If you have an internet connection and a web browser, you can get to work with your documents.

Constant improvements and rollouts are being made to the Office 365 experience, which continues to add value to your experience with the product.

Cons: There is constant improvement and change, and this can sometimes be concerning for certain products rolled out, as they will sometimes be retired, for reasons best known by the vendor. However, staple products like Excel and Word won't be disappearing, this is more of a concern for newer/lesser-known products, and it is unlikely that they will remove products without notice.

Another side-effect of constant improvements is user interfaces may change or be completely overhauled. When this happens, previously available features may not be included in the newer interfaces, or may be rolled out at a later time. This can be frustrating for users who are used to a certain interface.

Overall: Office 365, the way our campus is licensed for Microsoft products, began as a free benefit to offer faculty and students, kudos to Microsoft. Cloud-based storage for personal files makes it convenient to utilize Office 365 for home as well as work, while also providing cloud-based resiliency for files, instead of relying on multiple places to store files and software.

Office 365, 365 Days a Year Anywhere!

Nov 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I love Office 365. As a consumer, having access to cloud based software makes optimum efficiency easily achievable. First of all, Office 365 is affordable to all consumers for personal or business use. Secondly, you can download the software into your device saving a drive to the store. Third, it gives you better choices in customizing the software suite to your needs because it can be purchased as a desktop or online version. Most importantly, its cloud based which makes it accessible to you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for downloads, updates and technical communications. What more can you ask for in a "must have" tool that increases productivity, accessibility and affords success.

Cons: What I like least is that once you download you then have to pull information on line to learn how to use it. There is no tangible manual so, until you are comfortable using it you have to continually refer back for more information. Also, the risk of vulnerability to online security threats. For the most part, the Microsoft reputation does give me some comfort in knowing that they will always have the most updated security and software applications.

Overall: I have had Office 365 for about 5 years and I enjoy using it as my main office software tool. Everyone in the house has adapted to it so life is good! I recommend Office 365 for consumer use for the student, small business person and as a primary technology communication tool for the household.

Office 365 - Can't Live Without It!

Sep 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I like that my Office 365 automatically updates with the latest features and functions. It used to be when you bought the disc, you would have to purchase updates or purchase new versions. But now with the Office 365 it is always updated with the latest and greatest features available. I also like that they have automatic billing. I don't have to remember to pay my subscription. They handle it for me.

In regards to a specific product in Office 365, Excel is my go-to. Excel is used in my business and my personal life, and it keeps all my data and my client's data organized and useful for analysis. Excel rocks!

Cons: I don't have any specific complaints about Office 365 as a product. I have had an occasion or two trying to get support and the response time is slow.

Overall: As said, I am extremely pleased with Office 365. From a user standpoint, it is easy for beginners, but offers features and functions that can add challenge and depth to documents and presentation for advanced users. Excel is an amazing tool for data analysis, and I use the Outlook program to capture all the email, even from other email servers like Gmail. Word is my go-to for basic word processing, but also when I am creating fun stuff for events or for home.

As cheesy as it sounds, I don't know where I would be without Office 365. Certainly my business would not be functioning the way it does, but also my own personal creativity in my life would be impacted. I absolutely drink the Office 365 Kool Aid and would and do recommend it to others!

Easy, breezy, beautiful, Office 365

Mar 21, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: I love how user-friendly Office 365 is for users that are new to using cloud-based software. My company uses Office 365 for all of our operations and I have to say that I could not be happier with how easy it is to create and share documents to anyone from anywhere. Say goodbye to worrying whether or not you left that presentation on your office desktop when you're out in the field with your laptop. Once you upload your documents to OneDrive or a SharePoint site, your documents are safe and accessible for you to grab and work on. My favorite feature is being able to choose to work on documents that I've uploaded to OneDrive in the online version of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, or OneNote if I need to make quick and basic changes to my documents. But when I need to break out those developer tools, I can work on my desktop version of the same software and access those tools that aren't available online.

Cons: Being a long time Office user, there's not much to complain about. One thing that I would change is to be given the ability to see my headers and footers on my Word documents while I'm editing the body instead of worrying that they've disappeared. Currently, I open up the document in Print View if that happens or I open the document on my desktop. PowerPoint also seems to lag a bit when multiple people are editing a presentation.

Office Workers' Hand and Foot " Ms Office"

Apr 14, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We use imac in our company.

It works well with Mac.

We are doing all our correspondence with Ms word.

With Powerpoint, we make our presentations in a highly effective and creative way.

I'm not bored or even entertained when preparing a powerpoint presentation.

The visual effects are admirable. it also brings graphics applications quickly.

Smart search feature is very successful. We find, read and change what we're looking for in the file.

We do all mail correspondence with Microsoft Outlook.

Even though we are a media design and photography company, we use excel.

We use excel for our accounting follow-up business.

Cons: Maybe the price policy can be a bit flexible.

Less fees should be charged.

Excel is very difficult to learn and implement. And in recent releases it gets even harder.

Microsfot should think about low-level users like us. Should Simplify. I find it difficult to find resources in my native language.

Since the internet connection is not fixed, the application shows slow responses to my commands.

When using this application, I think it will be functional if you have a good network connection.

Overall: We manage office documents from your smartphone, tablet and personal computers in one place with Office.

Thus, wherever we are found, we reach our files and make arrangements.

We use Word and presentations with Powerpoint. The office is installed on all computers in our company and on our smartphones.

Microsoft Office - Just Keeps Getting Better and Better

Jan 29, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: When I first started using Powerpoint in 365, I was blown away by the new layout design options. They work really slick, and while still not a replacement for a professional designer, makes any Powerpoint I work on that much more slick. For Excel, it's easier to work with large swaths of data and delete duplicate cells, and be able to sort. It also makes it easy to create macros to do work - we do all of our fitness assessments in Excel, and through a macro save it on the server, and print 2 copies for patients. So easy! Finally Word: simple to use and just keeps getting more features and fonts.

Cons: The only thing I don't like is the idea of software as a service (SAAS). Monthly payments are a pain in the butt, especially when looking at adding it on 10-20 workstations on a smaller business. But purchasing the software outright can be costly as well. We went with 365 for ease of use, and long-term sustainability. No more unnecessary and costly software downtime or upgrades.

Overall: Let's be honest - you don't have much of a choice with regard to using Office for work, but with the integration of the new 365 features, including saving projects online to the cloud, as well as new layout mechanisms, Office is always cooking up something new. While I'm not crazy about SAAS models, at least 365 lets everyone stay up to date on updates and we don't have to worry about different versions of documents and Powerpoints on each other's computers not working.

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Unique and indispensable software in every place

Dec 08, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: Office 365 is a really complete tool, I believe that it meets all the expectations that any person can have, personally I always use it and equally at work.

I think that everyone has a series of those who use more than others, in my case I use several

Word I like a lot, I think it is the best friend when writing letters, reports, documents of any kind, meets all the requirements because it has a large number of tools that can be used

Excel is the best friend of all those people who work with numbers, I love it, it is very practical literally for everything, if it is a calculation, if it is a report, if it is a table, if it is graphic, realmnete always serves.

Power point, within the companies is usually very used, not by all but by many people, because it is the easiest to use at the time of having to make presentations at some meetings or meetings

Acces is very useful for the creation of databases in medium and small companies, it is really good and it is easy to understand

Cons: I think everything is perfect with Office 365, meets all the requirements and has what it takes to function in an organization, I think it is a disrepair that is expensive and more at the business level where it is not one but many computers that must purchase the package.

Overall: for me a good experience always, always innovating with things that are learned

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Business and Office Expert

Jan 14, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Microsoft is magnificent in its help for office 365 and at whatever point I have necessities to approach them, they have dependably reacted and notwithstanding for customers I can't go to, the help from Microsoft some of the time imply that my info isn't expected to beat their grievances. Availability is extremely enter in my line of obligation and the capacity to get to word, exceed expectations, control point, Skype and use viewpoint as found in office 365 domiciled on my pc and in the cloud anyplace I am, gives me the certainty to go up against numerous errands.

Cons: One case is with the Outlook seek work where it wouldn't appear to like to scan for more established messages except if you select an explicit date go yet that doesn't help on the off chance that you are searching for something extremely old and don't recollect the date run. My solitary other grievance is there are a great deal of settings in better places that could influence how things function and now and again you can't discover the setting you have to change. Since everything is integrated, in the event that you keep running into an issue or something doesn't work right, it could be cataclysmic.

Overall: Very good experience with overall pack. and would recommend to my clients because they can scan the documentas what ever we ask for. and its easy for them to scan it quickly if they download it to their devices.

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Office 365 might be a little pricey, but it comes with a huge array of software and cloud support.

May 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Office 365 comes as a necessary (and quite mandatory) acquisition if you are a professional or a student user of Microsoft Windows. This monthly paid licence can save you a lot of compatibility issues regarding word and number processing, presentation tool features and online and cloud support as well. Even if the price might come to some (including me) a little too high for today's demands and options, the money could be ultimately worth it if we really consider all of the available features that Microsoft has to offer, from doing texts in word and having the chance of making them online pdf versions, or creating satisfying (quite outdated though) presentations in power point, having the chance of looking for some other online templates out there, there is really anything dramatically negative to say about this option, of course a lot of people are going to tap this monopolistic business handling from Microsoft a bit arbitrary, since you really have no other choice if you are trying to use Microsoft software any time or any place, in the end the company tres its best to give customers a pleasant feeling of capabilities and opportunity.

Cons: Buying the licence for the whole family, in my opinion is a little bit unaffordable for people who need to pay for other necessary software (Windows, for example). When it comes to my cellphone, the app keeps asking me to sign in, basically every time I am getting into any of the apps, this can bot a tiresome and annoyingly frustrating experience.

Overall: Having the chance of using all of the Office Apps with one licence it seems like a logical idea, even if it comes at a very unreasonable price.

Excellent business software and a great value for nonprofits

Mar 08, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: There is very tight integration between each part of the software suite, especially when leveraging OneDrive, SharePoint and Microsoft Teams. For our office, it really engaged us in a new collaborative workflow on group projects. For example, our annual trustee retreat often requires us to work in tandem to produce presentations that happen over two days. With Office 365 that is now a breeze. Gone are the days where everyone is working in a silo and the master designer is trying to keep track of multiple people's changes as he tries to make it into a cohesive presentation. Now we can work collaboratively on the same document at the same time without getting in the designers way.

As mentioned above the pricing for nonprofits is incredible. If you have simple requirements it could even be free for your organization.

And, you get access to your files anywhere, anytime and any device if you leverage OneDrive and/or Sharepoint. It has been a great evolution for our business.

Cons: Like any large corporation support is sometimes great and sometimes you get someone that is not much help. But, eventually you get the answers you need. And, Microsoft forces patches now so if they break something in a release it might impact you. The good news is there are quick to fix issues identified by users.

The IT Help Desk perspective. Review of Office365

Nov 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Microsoft Office 365 is really the best office suite for business. Features like document collaboration, Outlook calendar integration, document recovery, and a great simple user interface makes this software a must for most businesses. Another thing I really like is the support I get through the Office 365 admin portal. They pride themselves in replying to email inquiries within an hour and they do not drop your ticket until you say it's okay or resolved. They even do phone and remote support when it's needed.

Cons: The software can be complicated, and this can slow the end user down while performing day to day tasks. This is a given, seeing how many features the Office suite has. However, end users are constantly stopped by simple things that are just settings they are unfamiliar with. For example, a hidden hyperlink can open a new browser window every time the user wants to push the enter key to add blank lines text. The end user had no idea why they weren't able to continue to edit their word document.

Overall: Overall, the experience has been great. I use and support the software in a business environment where our users would be lost without it. If their computer crashes, document recovery comes to the rescue so they don't loose hours of work. Also, Teams are able to seamlessly collaborate on files using different operating systems. It's no surprise to me that this suite is the industry standard.

G Suite and O365 - I have them both, and probably always will

Aug 12, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: As a freelance writer, I have a number of clients who want content submitted in Word, Excel or PowerPoint. I don't use Outlook much these days, but for personal needs and some clients, I couldn't do without Microsoft Office. I use G Suite too, and some clients are happy to use Google Docs and Drive, but every project is different. I also work with Microsoft partners from time to time, so that might influence my opinion some, but the mobile (Android) and desktop functions of O365 have come a long way since I started using the apps. Editing collaboratively in real time through OneDrive is a lot more like Docs than it was, and sharing from OneDrive has improved lately.

Cons: I've tried O365 apps on a Mac, and I far prefer the Windows version. I've become far too accustomed to the Windows/Office experience and commands and moved back to my comfort zone as soon as I could. My experiences with support a few years ago were not great, but I haven't had the need to contact them in quite awhile. I often grind my teeth during Windows updates, but they seem to take care of O365 updates at the same time. Apparently, they are working on the timing and interruptions that come with regular update cycles. Microsoft has changed a lot for the better in recent years under their leadership, and O365 is no exception.