This document is designed to introduce you to Microsoft Office 365 for professionals and small businesses (Plan P1) The high-level walkthroughs below will guide you through how to sign up for an Office 365 subscription and how to begin using some key features. This document is not intended to replace more detailed help content available in Office 365 and on the Microsoft Office 365 Community website.
Office 365 for professionals and small businesses is a set of web-enabled tools that lets you access your e-mail, important documents, contacts, and calendars from virtually anywhere and on almost any device. Designed for organizations with one to 25 employees (with a technical limit of 50 users maximum), the service brings together online versions of the best business-grade communications and collaboration tools from Microsoft plus Microsoft Office Web Apps at a price that small businesses can afford. Office 365 works seamlessly with the programs you already know and use — Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint. This is the much-anticipated cloud service that gives small businesses the capabilities and efficiencies to grow and target more rapid success.
Powerful security features from Microsoft Corporation help protect your data, and it will be backed with a 99.9 percent financially backed uptime guarantee. Office 365 was designed to be easy enough for small businesses to run without specialized IT knowledge.
Plan P1 refers to Microsoft Office 365 for professionals and small businesses. References in this document to Office 365 describe Plan P1 unless otherwise noted.