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Discovering the Microsoft 365 Plan for You [On-Demand Webinar]

By March 22, 2022No Comments

Discovering the Microsoft 365 Plan for You

Deciding on a Microsoft 365 Plan Can Be Confusing. This Will Help.


Microsoft 365 is a supremely valuable tool that seamlessly merges productivity and cybersecurity features, helping companies empower their employees with on-the-go performance while maintaining rigorous data security. But let’s face it: a Microsoft 365 plan is confusing to understand.

This in-depth webinar is here to help, with a clear explanation of precisely what you get with each Microsoft 365 Business plan, and why those differences matter. Watch the webinar now.

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Have you ever researched Microsoft 365 Business plans by visiting Microsoft’s site? Their marketing materials are less than illuminating. In this webinar, SWK’s Microsoft 365 expert, Rachael Wade, breaks down all the differences between Business Basic, Business Standard, and Business Premium in a way that finally makes sense.

Looking for specific information? Use this summary to skip forward to the parts that interest you. (Timestamp information is located to the right of each item. Please select that time when you are watching the video.)

What Have We Seen in the Modern Digital Transformation? (3:09)

The long-awaited digital transformation is here. After a few years of quarantines and remote work, workers have different expectations about where and how work should be done. That means your company’s sensitive data can no longer be contained behind your office firewall.

  • Learn about the major changes SWK is seeing in this digital transformation (3:09)

Choosing the Right Microsoft 365 Plan (4:20)

Companies with fewer than 300 employees are best served by one of Microsoft’s Business plans but, as we said earlier, it can be nearly impossible to effectively differentiate one plan from the next using Microsoft’s site. (See what Microsoft’s marketing materials look like when you fast forward to 5:04 in the webinar.)

  • What does Microsoft 365 Business Basic include? (5:35)

Microsoft 365 Business Basic is a great choice for field employees but may not be the best solution for your desk employees.

  • What does Microsoft 365 Business Standard include? (6:18)

Find out why this is a better plan for employees working at a desk.

  • What does Microsoft 365 Business Premium include? (6:48)

This is one of the most difficult plans to understand, but it is critical that you know about the 2 key differences between Business Premium and Business Standard.

  • Tip: View a clearer breakdown from SWK that shows precisely what you get with each Microsoft 365 plan (7:27)
  • Tip: Find out why the difference between “Windows” and “Microsoft” matters (9:00)

What Is Azure AD Join? (9:37)

Azure AD Join is a handy IT enablement service that makes it easier to manage and add devices to your Microsoft plan.

  • Who should consider Azure AD Join, and why? (10:24)

How Does Conditional Access Make MFA Better? (10:49)

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a great tool to prevent cyberthieves from accessing your system using stolen credentials, but it has some drawbacks. Used incorrectly, MFA becomes disruptive and limits productivity across your organization. Used well, MFA is a seamless, ultra-secure tool.

What Are the Security Features in Microsoft 365 Plans? (11:46)

One of the biggest benefits of bundling security features in a Microsoft 365 plan is that this practice allows SMBs to achieve enterprise-grade security without the enterprise software costs. But Microsoft’s security tools have confusing names. In this section, Rachael Wade explains what each major security tool helps your company accomplish, so you can make an informed decision about your cloud cybersecurity.

  • What is Microsoft Defender? (12:08)
  • What is Exchange Online Archiving? (12:49)
  • What is Data Loss Prevention? (13:36)
  • What is Intune Mobile Device Management? (14:17)

How Microsoft Keeps IT Security Simple Yet Robust (15:00)

To be honest, we at SWK Tech have no idea how the marketing materials for Microsoft’s 365 plans ended up so confusing. After all, the products themselves are tremendously easy to use.

In our experience, the bundled Microsoft 365 Business plans reduce IT headaches, make onboarding and remote work flexibility easier to manage, and generally simplify and clarify your IT costs.

  • Discover why fewer add-ons end up helping you simplify your licensing and billing (16:07)
  • Learn why bundled Microsoft 365 Business plans are a better value than a la carte (16:29)
  • Find out why the fully bundled package of Microsoft 365 Business Premium makes a difference (16:48)

Choosing the Right Plan for Your Needs (17:20)

The webinar contains a lot of information, but there is no need for you to take notes. In this section, SWK’s Microsoft 365 expert Rachael Wade summarizes the differences between the plans. Bookmark this section because it contains a series of questions that will help you focus your discussion about which Microsoft 365 plan your business should choose.

  • As soon as you have made your decision, access a discount with SWK’s Special Offer only for webinar registrants (19:52)


Curious to know more about the security features and requirements in the Microsoft 365 Business plans? Check out the answers to these questions from the webinar.

  • Is it possible to get security added on to Basic or Standard plans? (21:06)
  • Are you required to use all the security features that come in these plans? (21:48)
  • What types of devices can be used as the second device for MFA? (22:16)

Extend Your Learning

This in-depth walkthrough on what each Microsoft 365 Business plan contains was only one of the many free, in-depth webinars SWK Technologies offers to help you do more with your technology.

If you liked this video and you want to watch more in-depth webinars that will help you make confident decisions about your business tech, please check out our upcoming events and webinars.

In the meantime, please bookmark this webinar link so you can return to the information whenever you need it.

Watch the webinar now to “Discover the Microsoft 365 Plan for You.”


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