Office 365 (now known as Microsoft 365) is a software as a service (SaaS) offering from Microsoft that empowers your modern work with productivity and collaboration tools and secures your digital enterprise. It has integrated applications designed to help you streamline communication, boost productivity, empower team collaboration, and secure your IT environment.

Work anytime, anywhere with Microsoft Office 365. Whether this is your first time to migrate to Office 365 or you have already implemented it and now looking to further your cloud adoption, we can assist.

Office 365 is now Microsoft 365

Did you know that Office 365 is now known as Microsoft 365?

A lot has changed especially from a security standpoint but if you are still unaware of the core differences, don't worry.

We tackled them in this short video. Watch it to understand the changes.

Need help navigating Microsoft Office 365? 


We understand that Office 365 has quite a diverse set of apps and solutions that it can get confusing to understand how each of them work. But our team can help you find the best combination of Office 365 tools and services to empower and secure your hybrid workplace.

Teamwork Hub

Chat, call, meet online, and securely share content – all in a single hub for teamwork with Microsoft Teams.

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Intranet & Document Management

Manage content and empower company-wide collaboration and communication with Microsoft SharePoint.

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Process Automation & Workflows

Automate your manual business processes rapidly using low-code app development with Power Platform.

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Reporting, Analytics & Dashboarding

Transform your data into actionable insights with self-service reporting and analytics using Microsoft Power BI.

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Employee Experience

Bring together content, knowledge, communications, and insights in one place with Microsoft Viva.

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Built-in Security

Protect your user’s identity, data, device, and apps by leveraging Office 365’s built-in security capabilities.

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Secure File Storage

Securely access your files and documents on the go, on any device with OneDrive for Business.

Enterprise Social Networking

Encourage a social corporate culture and simplify company-wide communications with Microsoft Yammer.

Comprehensive Office 365 Consulting Services 

We can support you on a wide range of Office 365 services to help you maximise your software investment – no matter where you are in your cloud adoption journey. 

Office 365 Consulting & Migration Services

 

Planning to migrate to Office 365? We highly recommended you engage someone who knows the ins and out of Office 365 to ensure the success of your migration with minimal downtime. A long-time Microsoft Office 365 partner like Professional Advantage can provide consulting services so you can:

  1. Assess your current IT environment and identify migration roadblocks.
  2. Identify appropriate Office 365 migration strategies and licenses.
  3. Implement Office 365 services based on your current needs.
  4. Gain expert assistance in rolling out Office 365 to your users.
  5. Provide ongoing post-production support for your users.

Office 365 Integration & Customisation

 

Looking to integrate Office 365 to your line of business (LOB) apps? We got you! In our experience, migrating your mailbox and file share to Office 365 is just the beginning of your digital transformation journey. Most of our clients get more out of Office 365 by:

  1. Integrating custom-built apps to SharePoint or Teams.
  2. Developing low-code custom apps and forms using Power Apps and Power Automate.
  3. Integrating ERP, CRM, HRIS and other LOB apps to SharePoint.
  4. Creating industry-specific apps such as not-for-profit or construction.

Change Management & User Adoption

 

Need assistance with rolling out Office 365 end-user training? We can help! Our user adoption services go beyond just providing a virtual training on how to use or navigate the apps in Office 365, or providing tips and best practices. We combine our Office 365 technical expertise with PROSCI, a globally recognised change management framework to help you:

  1. Analyse and prepare your change management strategy.
  2. Develop your change management plan.
  3. Identify the deliverables on each stage of the change management plan.
  4. Ascertain your change management success metrics or desired outcomes. 

Security & Governance

 

Need to secure your users’ identity, device, data, and apps? If you’re struggling in this area especially in a remote work scenario, we can help. Microsoft 365 has built-in integrated security services that can protect your business against cyber threats.

  1. Identity and Access Control.
  2. Threat Protection.
  3. Threat Insights and Automated Response.
  4. Information Protection.
  5. Endpoint Protection.

Combining Microsoft 365 with Essential Eight, the baseline security recommendations from the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) can help you effectively improve your security posture and guard against cyber threats. Learn how we can help you implement Microsoft 365 Baseline Security by clicking below.

Office 365 Software Licensing

 

Which Office 365 is right for you? You can count on Professional Advantage as your one stop IT consulting, services, and software shop. As a Microsoft Tier 1 Cloud Solution Provider (CSP), we can provide guidance on the most appropriate cloud software and licensing needs across Microsoft’s 3 clouds – Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, and Azure.

Depending on your number of users, your organisation’s industry, and productivity solutions or level of security that you need, we can help you identify which makes more sense for your business – be it Microsoft 365 Business, Enterprise or stand-alone licenses.

Some of our Office 365 Projects

We work with a wide range of industries – from not-for-profits, construction, healthcare, manufacturing and supply chain to banks and financial institutions. No matter what business you are in, we can help you migrate and maximise your Office 365 investment. Explore some of our featured Office 365 projects below.

Microsoft Teams & SharePoint deployment for a not-for-profit

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SharePoint Online Intranet for a Construction company

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Power Apps forms and workflows for a healthcare/not-for-profit

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"Being able to access a unified solution that has the scalability, security, and governance that Office 365 does; there’s no competitor that can do it in the same way."

Jarryd Aleckson, IT Manager, ATSICHS Brisbane

Let's make great things happen together


Come to us for your productivity, content, collaboration, or security challenges and at the end of the project, you will leave with your desired business outcomes. That’s because, at Professional Advantage, we work collaboratively with our clients to ensure we align with your goals and priorities.

We are proud to work alongside some of the best Office 365 solution architects, developers, and consultants whose experiences and skills are validated by Microsoft and have demonstrated their capabilities in each of our projects. We’re also proud to achieve:

We take pride in the impact we made in some of these organisations who trusted us in deploying Office 365 for them:

Get expert Office 365 advice

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FAQs

Below are the top frequently asked questions about Office 365. View the full list here.

Office 365 vs Microsoft 365: What’s the difference?

Office 365 is a suite of cloud-based productivity applications such as Microsoft Office, SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive, Yammer, OneNote, etc.

Microsoft 365, however, is a combination of services that blends together Office 365, Windows 10 OS, and Enterprise Mobility + Security.

Watch this short infocast from our Modern Workplace Specialist Andrew MacKenzie explaining the difference between the two Microsoft products.

What Office 365 licenses includes Microsoft Teams?

Teams is included in Microsoft 365 Basic and Business Standard for users between 1-299 and in Enterprise E1, E3 and E5 for users 300 and up.

It is also available for free but maximum meeting duration is up to 60 minutes and can accommodate up to 100 participants only.

For more information about licensing, please get in touch with us at 1800 126 499 or email us at enquiries@pa.com.au.

Which Office 365 plans include Intune?

Microsoft Intune is available in the following commercial licenses that you can purchase from Professional Advantage.

  1. Microsoft 365 E5
  2. Microsoft 365 E3
  3. Microsoft 365 Business Premium
  4. Enterprise Mobility + Security E3
  5. Microsoft 365 F1
  6. Microsoft 365 F3

For more information about licensing, please get in touch with us at 1800 126 499 or email us at enquiries@pa.com.au.

What’s the difference between Microsoft Azure and Office 365?

Microsoft Azure is a public computing platform that provides organisations access to cloud services for networking, storage, analytics, compute, and more. It comes in various forms such as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS). Azure offers organisations to "pay-as-you-go", which means you are billed only for what you use on a monthly basis. Learn more about Microsoft Azure here

Microsoft 365, (formerly Office 365) on the other hand, is a Software as a Service (SaaS). It provides users access to office productivity apps for email, collaboration, communication, file storage, and more that they can either install on their desktops or access on a web browser. Microsoft 365 includes applications such as the well-loved Microsoft Office, SharePoint for content and collaboration, Teams for chat-based communication, Exchange Online for email, Yammer for company-wide communications, and lightweight version of Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power BI. It also has built-in security that helps you provide a productive and secure remote work environment for your people. Learn more about Microsoft 365 here

Contact us 1800 126 499 or email us at enquiries@pa.com.au for more information. 

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