How can you unlock the full potential of your Microsoft licencing?

Published: 5 February 2024

As part of our “Optimising your Office 365 Licencing” email series, we kicked off with a look into Microsoft licencing and how to make sure you are getting full value from your current set-up. Have a read of our Licencing Checklist to see how you stack up… are you missing out on valuable features which you have already paid for?

Microsoft Licencing Checklist

Understand Your Licence Landscape

  • Collate all licences – how many do you have?
  • Thorough assessment of Microsoft licences
  • Which products are needed/not needed?

Leverage Licencing Discounts

  • Check qualification criteria for any applicable discounts
  • Ensure you have registered for any applicable discounts
  • This allows you to free up funds to put towards your mission 

Explore Cloud Solutions with Azure

  • Scalable and cost-effective cloud solution
  • Pay only for what you use, optimising costs
  • Your infrastructure scales with your needs
  • All of this and more benefits!

Utilise Office 365 to Enhance Collaboration

Facilitates collaboration and productivity through:

  • Microsoft Teams for virtual meetings and collaboration
  • SharePoint for document management
  • OneDrive for secure file storage
  • Office 365 can streamline your operations and enhance teamwork

Optimise User Licencing

  • Ensures each team member has the appropriate level of access
  • Various licence levels with different features
  • Align user licences with job roles and responsibilities
  • Avoid over-licencing and save costs

Regularly Review and Update Licences

  • Use latest features and be aware of any changes in licencing models
  • Generates informed decisions about your IT infrastructure.

Seek Professional Guidance

  • Professional advice allows you to strengthen knowledge or consult with Microsoft
  • Certified experts can help businesses make the most of available resources and discounts 

Let’s recap… 

Optimising Microsoft licences is a strategic move that can significantly impact your organisation’s efficiency and cost-effectiveness. By following these steps, you’ll not only unlock the full potential of your Microsoft licences, but also contribute to your overall mission in a more impactful way. To compare all business 365 products available to you, have a read of their licencing plan breakdown.

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