Are Microsoft 365 and Office 365 the same thing?

While similar, there are a few key differences between the two. Office 365 is a cloud-based subscription suite, which includes the Microsoft Office applications which are famous the world over: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and the like. It also includes the backend infrastructure managed for you by Microsoft, meaning you can use products such as Microsoft Exchange for your emails seamlessly.

Microsoft 365 incorporates the Office 365 suite with additional functionality. Designed with small to medium-sized businesses in mind, it includes added features such as Windows OS and EMS (Enterprise Mobility + Security Suite).


What about Microsoft Azure?

Previously known as Windows Azure, it’s now known as Microsoft Azure, or, even simpler, Azure. It’s a scalable cloud computing service providing Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) under one roof. Designed to span across multiple data centres from across the world, the Azure platform provides a reliable and flexible enterprise solution which can be integrated with most businesses in the UAE and world wide.

How do Microsoft Office 365 and Azure link up?

Office 365 uses a platform called Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). As you might guess from the name, this is powered by Azure, and is the cloud directory used to manage users and their identities from behind the scene. Together, the two technologies work seamlessly to provide endless opportunities to grow your business.

Microsoft Office 365 and Azure Support

If you know anything about Office 365, you’ll know how essential it is to business. Here at Cloud Technologies located in Business Bay Dubai, we do too, and that’s why we provide support for these technologies to our clients daily. We supply a vast wealth of experience with Office 365, Microsoft 365, and Microsoft Azure and a deep understanding of the hybrid technology many businesses used to integrate these technologies and their existing on-premises platform.

Our Office 365 support offers unlimited IT support for:

What’s more, we also offer the following through our Azure Support package:

As Microsoft Partners, we offer more than regular Cloud Solution providers (CSPs) in the UAE and at better prices. To see what you could save, please get in touch today.