Microsoft 365 Singapore
Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) is a subscription-based online service that provides access to a range of Microsoft 365 apps, services, and tools. It is designed to help users be productive, communicate and collaborate effectively, and protect their data and devices. The service includes the latest versions of Microsoft 365 apps such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote, as well as other tools such as OneDrive (Cloud Storage) Sharepoint Online and Microsoft Teams.
It is available in a number of different plans, including personal and business plans, which offer different features and capabilities.
Microsoft 365 is available in Singapore, and users in that country can purchase subscriptions to the service through the Microsoft website or through authorized resellers.
For Microsoft 365 Business Standard, you can install your Microsoft Office Suite Desktop Apps (Word Excel Powerpoint Outlook includes Access) and Microsoft Teams for one user (up to five devices).
For Microsoft 365 Family (for Personal Use), you can install your Microsoft Office Suite Desktop Apps (Word Excel and Powerpoint Outlook) on up to six users.
You can also access files using the cloud based online portal via office app. You can install mobile versions of the office app.
If you don’t want to clutter your phone with the full feature sets of separate mobile versions, you can download a combined iPhone app called Office with the main features of the separate apps.
Microsoft Power Platform empowers people to imagine, build, and launch impactful solutions to help in their daily lives.
Power BI is a business analytics service provided by Microsoft. It enables users to visualize and analyze data, and create interactive and shareable reports and dashboards. Power BI integrates with a wide range of data sources, including Excel spreadsheets, SQL databases, and cloud services such as Google Analytics and Salesforce, allowing users to bring together data from various sources and get a comprehensive view of their business.
The service includes a range of features, such as data modeling, real-time dashboards, and advanced analytics, to help users make informed decisions based on their data. Power BI is available as a standalone service or as part of Microsoft 365. It can be accessed through a web browser or through mobile apps for iOS and Android devices.
Power Apps is a low-code platform for building custom business applications. It allows users to create custom apps that can be used to automate business processes, collect and track data, and improve collaboration. Power Apps is part of the Microsoft Power Platform, which also includes Power BI and Power Automate.
With Power Apps, users can create custom apps using a drag-and-drop interface, without the need for coding knowledge. The platform includes a range of pre-built templates and connectors to popular data sources and services, such as SharePoint, Dynamics, and Excel, allowing users to quickly build apps that meet their specific needs. Power Apps also integrates with Microsoft Teams, allowing users to access and use their custom apps within the Teams environment.
Microsoft Power Automate (formerly known as Microsoft Flow) is a cloud-based service that enables users to create and automate workflows and business processes. It allows users to connect different applications, services, and systems, and create flows that trigger automated actions based on specific events or conditions.
For example, you can use Power Automate to automatically send an email when a new row is added to an Excel spreadsheet, or to create a task in Trello when a new customer is added to a CRM system. Power Automate includes a range of pre-built connectors to popular services and systems, as well as the ability to create custom connectors using APIs.
Power Automate is part of the Microsoft Power Platform, which also includes Power BI and Power Apps. It can be accessed through a web browser or through mobile apps for iOS and Android devices.
Power Virtual Agents
Power Virtual Agents is a chatbot builder platform provided by Microsoft. It allows users to create chatbots that can be used to automate customer service, sales, and other business processes. With Power Virtual Agents, users can create chatbots using a simple, visual interface, without the need for coding knowledge. The platform includes a range of pre-built templates and connectors to popular data sources and services, such as Dynamics, Azure, and SharePoint, allowing users to quickly build chatbots that meet their specific needs.
Power Virtual Agents uses natural language processing (NLP) technology to enable chatbots to understand and respond to user inputs in a conversational manner. The chatbots can be accessed through a variety of channels, including web chat, mobile apps, and messaging platforms such as Skype and Teams.
Power Virtual Agents is part of the Microsoft Power Platform, which also includes Power BI, Power Apps, and Power Automate. It can be accessed through a web browser or through mobile apps for iOS and Android devices.
Microsoft 365 Singapore
Designed to help you achieve more with innovative Office apps, intelligent cloud services, and world-class security
Think of it as your familiar Office, only better
Microsoft 365 is the same Office 365 you already know and use every day. And then some. Because it is powered by the cloud, you can get to your applications and files from virtually anywhere—PC, Mac, and tablets—and they’re always up to date. Same goes for updates to features—you get them automatically.
Business-class email and calendaring put you in sync
Avoid communication glitches. Business-class email and shared calendars that you can get to from virtually anywhere means people stay in sync, and on schedule.
Work together with online file storage and sharing
It makes it easy to more securely share files with co-workers, customers, and partners. Work together on documents that are always current and accessible from virtually anywhere.
Online conferencing brings everyone together
With online conferencing, distance really isn’t an issue. Need to get everyone together? Host an online meeting complete with real-time note taking and screen sharing.
One familiar experience, even on the go
Mobile apps let you view and edit your Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files and more on your mobile device. And when you get back to your desk, there they are—content and formatting intact.
Create Microsoft Office documents from any browser
With Office Online, use touch-friendly applications to create, edit, and share your Office files from any browser. You can even share and work on docs at the same time as others and avoid versioning hassles later.
Security, compliance, and privacy you can trust
Security, compliance, and privacy in the cloud? Yes. And we’re continually making improvements in Microsoft 365 to earn, and maintain, your trust.
Now use Microsoft Teams with family and friends to call, chat, and make plans – all in one app
Microsoft 365 Singapore Plans
Singapore Security Cloud Certificates
Singapore International Standards Certificate (ISC) Multi Tier Cloud Security Standard (SS 584:2013)
Operates an Information Security Management System for the cloud services which complies with Tier 3 requirements of SS 584:2013 (Multi-Tier Cloud Security Standard)
FAQ – Frequent Asked Questions
What is the size for OneDrive?
1Tb per user. However, you can request from your Microsoft 365 Administrator up to 5Tb for Onedrive storage in new Microsoft hosted services.
What is Microsoft 365 (M365)? How is it different from Microsoft Office?
M365 refers to subscription plans that include access to Office applications plus other productivity services that are enabled over the Internet (cloud services), such as Lync web conferencing and Exchange Online hosted email for business and additional online storage with OneDrive and Skype world minutes for home.
Many M365 plans also include the desktop version of the latest Office applications, which users can install across multiple computers and devices. The M365 plans that are online-only are a great choice for certain business needs, and they are compatible with desktop versions of the latest version of Office, Office 2010, Office 2007 (with slightly limited functionality), Office 2011 for Mac, and Office 2008 for Mac.
All plans are paid for on a subscription basis, monthly or annually.
“Microsoft Office” is the name we still use for our familiar productivity software. Office suites have traditionally included applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. All the new Office suites (for example, Office Standard 2013) include the latest versions of these applications. These suites can be installed on one PC only and do not come with any cloud-based services included in M365.
How many users does Microsoft 365 (M365) support?
It is highly scalable and can support from a one-person business to companies with tens of thousands of users.
M365 Business Basic and M365 Business Standard plans can accommodate up to 300 users.
M365 Enterprise E1, Office 365 ProPlus, Office 365 Enterprise E3, Office 365 Enterprise E4, Exchange Online Kiosk, Office 365 Enterprise K1 can accommodate an unlimited number of users.
Will Microsoft 365 work with my copy of Office?
Microsoft 365 works best with the latest version of Office, Office 2010, and Office 2011 for Mac. Microsoft 365 works with Office 2007 with slightly limited functionality. If you have an earlier edition of Office, you will need to update to a newer version of Office in order to use Office 365; or you can subscribe to one of the many Office 365 plans that include the latest version of Office. In addition to getting the latest version of Office as part of your subscription, you will also get automatic updates, so your Office will always be up to date.
Why Migrate To Office 365 – Exchange Online P1/P2
- 50Gb of User Main Mailbox and Unlimited disk space for archive Mailbox
- Able to send email message size up to 25Mb
- 99.9% uptime commitment with financially backed service level agreement
- Disaster Recovery Planning – Continuous data backup between globally redundant data centers
- Regulation Compliance including
- SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley Act 2002) – ‘Corporate and Auditing Accountability and Responsibility Act’
- SAS 70 type II (Statement on Auditing Standards (SAS) No. 70 by AICPA – American Institute of Certified Public Accountants)
- HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)
- ISO270 01 (Information Security Management System Requirements (revised BS 7799 Part 2:2005))
- ISO27002 (Code of practice for information security management)
- Protected against antivirus and antispam
- Protected against Advanced Threats like RansomWare
- Security Policies to enforce PIN Lock and remotely wipe data from lost phones
- Email Archiving retention policies
- Automated Mailbox Archiving
- Automated Mailbox Backup
- Legal hold to preserve data against malicious damage by disgruntled employee
- Office 365 Privacy
- Office 365 Security and Compliance
- Can fully claim Govt IRAS PIC (claim 60% of migration costs and hosting services)
- Market Proven Solutions – Customer Successful Case Studies
Is Internet access required for Microsoft 365?
Internet access is required to install and activate all Microsoft 365 plans and to manage your subscription account. Internet connectivity is also required to access Microsoft 365 cloud productivity services, including email, conferencing, IT management, and other services.
Many Microsoft 365 plans also include the desktop version of Office, for example, Microsoft 365 Business Standard and Office 365 Enterprise E3. One of the benefits of having the desktop version of Office applications is that you can work offline and have the confidence that the next time you connect to the Internet all your work will automatically sync, so you never have to worry about your documents being up to date. Your desktop version of Office is also automatically kept up to date and upgraded when you connect to the Internet, so you always have the latest tools to help you work.
What do I need to install when I sign up for Microsoft 365?
You don’t need to install anything in order to use Microsoft 365.
To easily connect your desktop version of Office 2010 and 2007 to Microsoft 365, Microsoft provides Microsoft 365 customers with an installable piece of software – called Office desktop setup – at no charge.
Office desktop setup provides many benefits, including:
Automatically detecting necessary updates.
Installing updates and components upon approval or silently from a command line.
Automatically configuring Outlook and Microsoft Lync for use with Microsoft 365.
Uninstalling itself from the client computer after running.
You can find and install Office desktop setup in your Microsoft 365 administration center.
If your plan includes a subscription to Office 2013 applications, you will also be able to install that directly from the Office 365 administration center.
Are there any minimum purchase requirements?
You need to purchase only one M365 seat license. You will be able to install Office desktop applications on up to 5 computers and access your account with all the available web applications online from any web-enabled device.
Will my trial information be transferred to my Microsoft 365 subscription?
Yes. If you purchase a Microsoft 365 subscription with the same number of user accounts you created by the end of your free trial, the information and configuration for these users’ accounts will remain intact. Once your free trial expires, you won’t be able to continue trialling Microsoft 365. You will have an additional 30 days to purchase Microsoft 365 before your account information is erased. Once your trial account information has been erased, it cannot be retrieved.
Does Microsoft 365 work on a Blackberry?
If your enterprise uses BlackBerry Business Cloud Service, Microsoft 365 is available on BlackBerry smartphones.
Who should I contact if I have questions?
In case you have questions about usage, have specific issues or any kind of trouble, you can contact us or Microsoft support.
What happens to my data if I cancel my Microsoft 365 subscription?
Your data is yours. If you decide to cancel your M365 subscription, you can download your data – for example, your email and documents on team sites – and save it to another location. You should save your data before you cancel. All the data associated with your M365 account is deleted 90 days after cancellation.
Can I switch to other plans?
You can transit your account within families of plans, for example, from Microsoft 365 Business Basic to Business Standard, or from Office 365 Enterprise E1 to Office 365 Enterprise E3. You cannot transit between Microsoft 365 plan families, that is, from a Microsoft 365 Business Basic plan to Office 365 Enterprise plan, or vice versa. In order to change from a plan in one family to another (for example, from a Business Essential plan to the Enterprise plan, you must first cancel your account with the plan you currently have, and then sign up for a different one.
What are the minimum system requirements for Microsoft 365?
|Operating system||Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 Service Pack 1|
|Windows 10 Server, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2008 R2|
|Browser||Safari, Chrome, and Firefox – current version|
|Microsoft Edge – latest version|
|Internet Explorer – current or immediately previous version|
|Email client software||Office/Outlook 2016|
|Office/Outlook 2013 with SP1|
|Office/Outlook 2010 with SP2|
|Office/Outlook 2007 with SP3|
|Outlook for Macintosh – Office for Mac2016|
|Computer and processor||1 GHZ or faster x86 or 64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set|
|1 GB RAM (32-bit)|
|Memory||2 GB RAM (64-bit) recommended for graphics features, Outlook Instant Search & certain advanced functionality|
|Disk space||3 gigabytes (GB)|
|Monitor resolution||1024 x 768|
|Exchange ActiveSync must be supported for Microsoft 365|
|Mobile devices||BT Business Email Lite (powered by Microsoft 365) requires POP to be supported|
|Using Outlook Web App on smartphones and tablets||For the best experience use the integrated web browser of these devices, Windows 8 tablet, iOS 6 or later versions for iPhone4s or later versions or iOS 6 or later versions for iPad2 or later versions|