Why Microsoft Business Premium Is Best For Most Businesses

June 28, 2022

If you are considering choosing Microsoft 365 for your business, we would highly recommend that your first 300 users should be licensed under the Microsoft Business Premium plan. Not just for its top-of-the-range cybersecurity features, the Microsoft 365 license also provides hefty cost savings too.

With the trend of remote working showing no signs of slowing down, organisational security should be near the top of your list. Not only do you need to ensure your employee has endpoint security, but the data itself needs to be protected. With Microsoft Business Premium your cloud data will be safely taken care of too.

Features of Microsoft 365 Business Premium

The main advantage of Business Premium is that it comes with all the productivity apps you need: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Planner, Teams and more. With a large 50GB mailbox storage limit in Outlook, and a 1TB storage limit in OneDrive, Business Premium is a popular choice for many businesses.

Where Business Premium really shines is its built-in cybersecurity features which aren’t available in the standard plans. Business Premium includes extra anti-phishing measures such as user and domain impersonation intelligence, as well as unusual sender alerts. Safe links and attachments are also included within Business Premium, which detects potential threats by checking the data via a virtual environment.

Exclusive Business Premium Features

There are 3 core features, exclusive to Business Premium that are crucial for businesses who are wanting to manage their digital assets. These features aren’t the easiest to implement, so you may want to partner with a managed IT services firm like Reality Solutions to ensure you are getting the best out of these.

Let’s have a look at them in more detail, as you will definitely want to take advantage of these tools:

  1. Conditional Access

This is where you can manage who has access to what, when and from where. Companies with several different levels of hierarchy are bound to have some files that are too sensitive for all users to access, so this gives you more control. Conditional access allows you to limit files and folders to the appropriate audience, time and even location. Whilst all levels of Microsoft 365 Business offer limited access control, Business Premium gives you full control of conditional access.

  1. Intune

Intune is Microsoft’s solution for mobile device management and mobile application management. In essence, this means you can control what can and can’t be done on company devices (this isn’t just limited to Windows PCs, it extends to mobile devices and tablets too). You can also use Intune to control how people’s personal devices interact with your network, for added security.

  1. Mobile Device Management

With the move to remote working, there are more mobile devices connecting to your corporate network than ever before, which all pose a potential security risk. Microsoft’s mobile device management tools simplify the process of managing these devices. You can choose which services employees can and can’t access from personal devices, and you can set organisation-wide IT policies and enforce them on company-owned devices.

We have only scratched the surface when it comes to Microsoft Business Premium’s tools that can help transform how your business works. If you would like more information about Microsoft 365, or aren’t sure how to set up certain features within Business Premium then please contact our expert team.

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