Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 is the productivity cloud designed to help each of us achieve what matters, in our work and life, with best-in-class Office apps, intelligent cloud services, and advanced security.

Take off in the cloud with Microsoft 365

Our world has changed, and you need simple, secure solutions that help you transform your business and get things done from almost anywhere. Whether you’re adapting to remote work, serving your customers in new ways, or exploring different business models, Microsoft 365 for business can help you reach your goals.

Top challenges for today’s businesses

Enable remote work. The world can change rapidly and unexpectedly, and businesses of all sizes need easier, secure ways to work and serve customers from almost anywhere.

Strengthen security. Small businesses are attractive targets for cybercriminals, and protecting sensitive information becomes even more challenging when people work remotely.

Reduce costs & complexity. As you adjust to an uncertain economy and marketplace in a post-Covid-19 world, you need ways to work more efficiently without adding expensive, complicated technology.

Support growth. You need solutions that can extend easily and affordably as your business changes and grows, without requiring significant up-front investment.

Microsoft 365

Benefits of Microsoft 365 for business

Be more productive almost anywhere with real-time collaboration.

  • Work with people almost anywhere using cloud-based Office apps.
  • Stay in touch with videoconferencing, chat, and calling as well as email.

Help protect your business information with technology you can trust.

  • Help protect data against malware, unauthorized access, and accidental deletion using built-in safeguards.
  • Safeguard user identities by enabling multi-factor authentication.

Optimise costs & management with a single, secure solution for teamwork.

  • Replace standalone software with a single, fully-managed platform that includes Office apps and real-time collaboration including videoconferencing.
  • Start with a plan that’s right for your business and add more capabilities simply and affordably as needed.

Our Microsoft 365 Products & Supporting Services

Microsoft 365 Business Premium

Microsoft 365 Business Premium brings together best-in-class Office apps and powerful cloud services with comprehensive security that helps protect your business against advanced cyber threats.

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Microsoft Dynamics 365 Sales Pro

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Microsoft 365 backup

Microsoft 365 Backup

Data is the lifeblood of business. IT.ie have teamed up with leading data backup providers Datto and ek.co to provide a Microsoft 365 backup that puts data under your control. Microsoft 365 backup is more than simply filling the gaps, it’s about providing access and control to all. 

Email Security for Microsoft 365

Email Security for Microsoft 365

Data-rich applications like OneDrive and SharePoint have made Microsoft 365 the most lucrative target for cybercriminals. Vade for Microsoft 365 is the only native email security solution for Microsoft 365, combining powerful, AI-based threat detection and remediation

Frequently Asked Question?

Microsoft 365 Business Premium was purpose built for small and medium-sized businesses with under 300 users. It provides them with the best-in-class productivity capabilities of Microsoft 365 Business Standard plus advanced security features to safeguard business data and assets across devices.

Microsoft has a variety of productivity and security management offerings that small to medium-sized customers may consider, each bringing increasingly powerful features and functionality.

Microsoft 365 Business Standard combines best-in-class Office apps and powerful cloud services like business-class email, cloud file storage, and Microsoft Teams. Microsoft 365 Business Premium includes all the same apps and services plus advanced cyber threat protection and device management capabilities. Many businesses with less than 300 employees can be best served with Microsoft 365 Business Premium.

Microsoft 365 for enterprise is a set of licensing plans that offer increased levels of compliance and security management over Microsoft 365 for business. They are designed for enterprise customers and those customers that have over 300 users. In addition, Microsoft 365 enterprise plans provide additional business intelligence and analytics functionality.

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Customers who wish to run Microsoft 365 Business Premium in their organization must be running Windows 10 Pro* on their desktops in order for the service to manage their PCs.
*Windows 10 Pro upgrade rights are included with Microsoft 365 Business Premium if the machines are presently running Windows 7 Pro or 8.1 Pro.

Simply contact us by email hello@it.ie or phone (01) 8424114 and we’ll assist you in deploying Microsoft 365 Business premium. We can help you understand your options and make the best recommendations for deploying Microsoft 365 Business Premium in your organization.

Yes, customers can combine their Microsoft 365 Business Premium subscriptions with plans and add-ons from Azure, Dynamics 365, and Microsoft 365.

No, not everyone needs a Microsoft 365 Business Premium subscription, although the security and management benefits are available only to those users with devices managed with a Microsoft 365 Business Premium subscription.

Standardizing an IT environment serves to help reduce maintenance and security costs over time and is a state that businesses should strive to attain. However, some small and medium-sized customers update their software primarily when they upgrade their hardware, over an extended period. These businesses can deploy Microsoft 365 Business Premium to part of their organization, but for best protection of sensitive business data and consistent collaboration experiences, deployment to all users is recommended.

If the hardware you run today runs Windows 7 Pro or later, it likely meets the minimum requirements for Microsoft 365 Business Premium. See the Windows 10 Pro system requirements for additional details.


Existing desktop (Win32) app compatibility is strong in Windows 10, with most existing app working without any changes. Customers and their trusted IT advisors should read the recommended app testing process for Windows 10 compatibility and review the Office system requirements to ensure a smooth transition to Microsoft 365 Business Premium.

Yes, customers may switch their plans from a qualifying plan to Microsoft 365 Business Premium. Depending on the customer’s current plan there may be a decrease or increase in monthly charges.

You can find more details about Microsoft 365 Business Premium capabilities including technical documentation, set up instructions and more here.

Microsoft 365 is the productivity cloud designed to help each of us achieve what matters, in our work and life, with best-in-class Office apps, intelligent cloud services, and advanced security..

They changed the name to be more reflective of the range of features and benefits in the subscription. Microsoft 365 includes everything you know in Office 365, including best-in-class Office apps, intelligent cloud services, and advanced security.

Office 365 business plans are now Microsoft 365 business plans. New name, same great value, same price.

• Office 365 Business Essentials is now Microsoft 365 Business Basic
• Office 365 Business Premium is now Microsoft 365 Business Standard
• Microsoft 365 Business is now Microsoft 365 Business Premium
• Office 365 Business is now Microsoft 365 Apps for business

No, there are no price or product changes for small and medium business plans. The same plans are available, only with updated names. cloud services, and advanced security.

Resources to Download

Microsoft 365 Business Premium Overview

Teams Remote Work Teamwork Building

Microsoft Hybrid Working Guide

Unify your Work Day with Teams Apps

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