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Why companies are turning to Microsoft 365? Services of M365 your company can't afford to miss.

Updated: May 15

This is Farhan, Azure Solutions Architect and M365 Presales at Alif Consulting Pune India. Cloud email security has now been a mandate for all industries and companies, considering it is an easy target for hackers, as many phishing and malware attacks have been a continuous concern. In this blog, we will discuss the Security features (EMS Suite) of M365 and all the other benefits included. To know more, you can always get in touch at

Importance Of Microsoft 365

With the ever-evolving work culture, having a proper work setup is not just a want but a need. In the current scenario, an appropriate workplace setup is needed more than ever. A workplace where people can be more productive, creative, collaborative, and, most importantly - ALWAYS connected. Well, the good news is that you can now switch to an alternative where you can manage and take care of all these aspects without much trouble.

Without wasting much of your time, we will announce the name we are bragging about so much. YES! It is Microsoft 365. No matter where you or your employees are working from, with Microsoft 365, you and your team can be more productive.

Let's jump to how Microsoft 365 can help you and your team. Microsoft 365 accelerates the digital conversion of your workplace by integrating Windows 10, Office 365, and EMS (Enterprise Mobility + security) all in one.

With Windows 10, one can experience the similarity and easiness of their operating system in all their devices. Apart from these familiar tools, your workplace needs essential collaboration tools and apps, which one will get in Office 365. Last but not least is the EMS (Enterprise Mobility + Security). EMS helps organizations secure their data from advanced security threats.

Some other important services in Microsoft 365


Microsoft Azure is a Microsoft Cloud App Security service for building applications and services that can be quickly tested, deployed, and managed. Azure has more than 200 products and cloud services and is a fully automated self-service platform enabling you to build applications in any language, tool, or framework you choose. In a nutshell, it provides SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS. It also supports and allows integration of your Microsoft-specific cloud application with your IT software and system.

Microsoft 365

Power Bi (Business Intelligence)

Power BI is a set of software services and apps that deliver comprehensible, visually interactive, and valuable insights from hundreds of unrelated data sources. Power BI can extract data from various sources such as Microsoft Excel, CSV files, SharePoint Lists, SaaS-based solutions (like Salesforce, Mail Chimp, and Facebook), Azure Analysis Services, and Google Analytics. Moreover, you can share these analytics with anyone or everyone in your team. Through this, Power BI makes it easier for you and your team to understand and employ this information.

Active Directory

Azure Active Directory is a cloud-based network, security, and access management service that helps enterprises develop a risk management strategy for IT security. With an active directory, employees can sign in and access resources in external resources (such as Microsoft 365 security, the Azure portal, and other SaaS applications) and internal resources (such as apps developed by your organization). Azure Active Directory is intended for IT admins, app developers, and online subscribers for Microsoft 365, Office 365, Azure, and Dynamics CRM.

Windows 10

Windows 10 Enterprise is built to cope with the current business needs by enhancing its connectivity, productivity, and security within every level of the organization. Not only it helps you achieve effective teamwork through comprehensive device and application management but a wide range of alternatives for operating system deployment and update and security to your precious data. Window Enterprise E3 includes advanced protection against modern cyber threats, and E5 includes everything in E3 plus Microsoft Defender for an endpoint that helps companies detect, investigate, and respond to high-level attacks on their networks.

Enterprise Mobility + security

Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) is an intelligent mobility management and security platform that helps organizations protect against loss of personal data, advanced threats, unauthorized access, etc., and enables your team to work flexibly.

Skype for business

Online meeting is a daily thing! With Skype for business, you can manage your online meetings with advanced calling options like presenter control, muting other participants, and encrypted video and audio streams.

Exchange Online

Exchange Online is a hosted messaging solution where users can access their email, calendar, contacts, and tasks. It is a cloud-based messaging solution, and that's why it's with you all the time and managed from any device.

SharePoint Online

Microsoft SharePoint is a cloud-based tool that allows organizations to store, organize, share, and manage information securely. One can easily access information from any device.

One Drive for Business

Microsoft One Drive is also a cloud service that helps you securely store and protect all your files in one place. You can share your files with anyone and get to them from anywhere.

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a centred workspace that helps team members collaborate and communicate more efficiently. Microsoft Team helps team members by providing instant access to tools from Office 365 in a single place.


Microsoft OneNote is a note-taking application where users can gather information through notes, drawings, screengrab, and audio commentaries. One can also share this free-form information with other OneNote users.

In a nutshell, M365 is everything your organization needs. With M365 and its services, your organization can follow best industry practices like a pro. If you are still in doubt or just want to know more about Microsoft 365 security, we can help. We are Alif Consultancy, an IT company based out of Pune, India, and UAE. We have in-house M365 Microsoft Expertise who are always ready to help you.

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