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Microsoft Office 365

Enterprise-class set of productivity tools and cloud-based email
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What is Microsoft Office 365?

Collaborate for free with online versions of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote. Save documents, spreadsheets, and presentations online, in OneDrive. Share them with others and work together at the same time.
Microsoft Office 365 is a tool in the Productivity Suite category of a tech stack.

Who uses Microsoft Office 365?

Companies
173 companies reportedly use Microsoft Office 365 in their tech stacks, including deleokorea, Durstexpress GmbH, and Walmart.

Developers
420 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Microsoft Office 365.

Microsoft Office 365 Integrations

Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Excel, OneDrive, and Yammer are some of the popular tools that integrate with Microsoft Office 365. Here's a list of all 36 tools that integrate with Microsoft Office 365.
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Public Decisions about Microsoft Office 365

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Microsoft Office 365 in their tech stack.

Wesly Nouse
Wesly Nouse

We use G Suite because of its cheap costs, easy management/administration, Excellent DKIM score, and everything that comes with it. We switched from Microsoft Office 365 because it doesn't work on Linux which is our OS of choice. Furthermore, G Suite does not lack any of the features that Office365 had to offer, I'd even say it offers more.

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Priit Kaasik
Priit Kaasik
Engineering Lead at Katana MRP · | 8 upvotes · 354.6K views

How we ended up choosing Confluence as our internal web / wiki / documentation platform at Katana.

It happened because we chose Bitbucket over GitHub . We had Katana's first hackaton to assemble and test product engineering platform. It turned out that at that time you could have Bitbucket's private repositories and a team of five people for free - Done!

This decision led us to using Bitbucket pipelines for CI, Jira for Kanban, and finally, Confluence. We also use Microsoft Office 365 and started with using OneNote, but SharePoint is still a nightmare product to use to collaborate, so OneNote had to go.

Now, when thinking of the key value of Confluence to Katana then it is Product Requirements Management. We use Page Properties macros, integrations (with Slack , InVision, Sketch etc.) to manage Product Roadmap, flash out Epic and User Stories.

We ended up with using Confluence because it is the best fit for our current engineering ecosystem.

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Calum Eadie
Calum Eadie
Product Engineer at accuRx · | 3 upvotes · 25K views

We use SendGrid for sending transactional emails to the users of our Chain SMS service. This includes emails like verifying your email address, welcome emails and password reset emails.

We recently switched from sending emails using an Microsoft Office 365 email account to using SendGrid. Here we've changed our approach from consuming a lower level capability (we used an SMTP interface to the Office 365 account) to consuming the higher level SendGrid service which we interact with using their C# client library.

We gradually rolled out the change to our user base and measured the % of users confirming their email address to estimate email delivery, we found SendGrid performed at least as well as an Office 365 account.

We found using more advanced email confirmation (SPF, DKIM, etc.) has made a significant improvement to delivery rate (increased the delivery rate by 10%).

We've also found that the email activity feature in SendGrid (which shows whether an email has been delivered, bounced etc) is particularly useful and has helped us learn more about how emails can go wrong (e.g. hard/soft bounce).

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Microsoft Office 365's Features

  • Supports Mac, iPad®, iPhone®, and Android™
  • Auto updates for Desktop and the online versions
  • Email, chat, or call support and talk to a real live person
  • Versions for Home, Small Business, Enterprise, and Education

Microsoft Office 365 Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Microsoft Office 365?
G Suite
An integrated suite of secure, cloud-native collaboration and productivity apps. It includes Gmail, Docs, Drive, Calendar, Meet and more.
Windows 10
It is the latest iteration of the Microsoft operating systems and has been optimized for home PC performance in a wide variety of applications from serious work to after-hours gaming.
Google Docs
It is a word processor included as part of a free, web-based software office suite offered by Google. It brings your documents to life with smart editing and styling tools to help you easily format text and paragraphs.
Zoho
Unique and powerful suite of software to run your entire business. It contains word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, databases, note-taking, wikis, web conferencing, customer relationship management, project management, invoicing, and other applications.
Bitrix24
It is a free (for small businesses) social enterprise platform. It is a united work space which handles the many aspects of daily operations and tasks. Create your own social intranet in minutes.
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Microsoft Office 365's Followers
263 developers follow Microsoft Office 365 to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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