Microsoft 365®

Microsoft changed their pricing model in April 2023

Starting on April 1st 2023, pricing switched to a USD pricing model. This means that the exchange rate will now impact pricing, with UK licenses increasing by 9%.

Pricing will be reviewed and updated bi-annually against the exchange rate, meaning your prices may fluctuate. When business conditions allow, Microsoft will notify partners, like us, 30-days ahead of the price change.

On this update, Microsoft have said: “To become more agile and maintain global pricing alignment, beginning in 2023, Microsoft will implement a more defined and transparent cadence to provide better Microsoft cloud pricing alignment across regions. Customers and partners with pricing in local currencies will be able to plan for pricing alignment to US dollar and global parity at semiannual intervals, subject to market conditions.

All your Microsoft requirements in one place

Windows 11 Pro/Enterprise
Office 365 Business/Pro
Azure Active Directory
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.
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Securing your Microsoft 365 environment

One of the first checks we make is to assess your Microsoft 365 environment. 

There are several easy wins to enhance the security of your Microsoft 365 platform, from enforcing multi-factor authentication to enabling security defaults. If you have additional licences (Azure P2 for example) we can further protect your data and your users.

Our assessment will show good areas plus areas for improvement, and it's a simple and easy-to-understand format. It includes all users with licence assignments, and when the user was last active. This can help with not only security, but also managing licences.

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24/7 proactive monitoring

Rest safe in the knowledge that our Security Operations Centre (SOC) is monitoring your 365 tenant day and night.

When we see your internal network data as well as the Microsoft® Office 365™ usage, our data scientists inside the SOC correlate user behaviour to identify abnormal behaviour. This is the kind of information that truly identifies attackers are inside a business.

When a cloud account is breached, anti-virus solutions or internal solutions like firewalls won’t be triggered. The SOC will spot the attacker as they navigate their way across the network. An unusual login location or lateral movement across the network to find and exfiltrate files is what stands out.

What do we see?

Successful Logins from unusual locations – quickly cut off potential external attacks
Failed and attempted logins – is someone trying to gain access to your Office 365™?
Account creations – attackers move sideways through your system by creating new accounts
File accesses and exfiltration – we can alert unusual file downloads or large amounts of data being saved to other cloud services
Email rule additions – a favourite attack pattern is to create rules to forward sensitive emails to rogue email addresses then delete the original!
Account Operations – Are passwords being changed, accounts deleted, accounts created, permissions changed?
Security Score – We report on the security state of your Microsoft® 365 tenant

Access files from anywhere

Office 365 stores files in the cloud. This means they can be accessed on any device, from any location with an internet connection. For organisations where mobile working is essential, being able to access all the apps and files you need when out of the office is invaluable.

Secure Storage

Office 365 is a secure environment with robust security measures in place, like multi-factor authentication, which ensures unauthorised people can’t access your files. Threat detection and anti-malware means security threats are identified and stopped.

Predictable Spend

Office 365 is paid for on a per user, per month basis. Different levels include different applications and products, which dictates the cost of each licence. Paying per user, per month gives you a predictable outgoing and helps you budget your IT spend for the year ahead.

Better Collaboration

Office 365 lets you share mailboxes, calendars, contacts and edit documents in real time through collaborative tools. Shared mailboxes mean multiple people can access the same mailbox, so messages can be filtered to land in the shared mailbox and won’t be missed.

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