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Pros
"Microsoft 365 Business includes SharePoint which is a really good tool. Plus, there are so many apps that you can integrate with this solution.""It is on-cloud.""We can access it from anywhere. We can access it from home, the office, or any other place. It is a simple and the right product for the current COVID situation.""It's available online as well as via desktop applications when deployed in the cloud.""I can use it to access my data from wherever I want, which is a very good feature.""It works as expected.""The integration between the applications is the most valuable. I can share things using my phone, computer, and OneDrive. It is very stable and fast. It is also user-friendly and scalable.""Most people are very used to working with Microsoft Office, and we can work offline as well."

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"Internet-based access with security is what I have found to be most valuable. It is also a stable and scalable solution.""Maturity makes it a stable product.""The solution is easy to use, simple to understand for those new to using it, and combined with the other Microsoft products it makes for an overall good package.""I can reach devices or computers over the internet. I don't need to worry about the network connectivity between the offices. I can manage any device. That is the most important part.""Great for software update needs, operating system version updates, and security policy enforcement.""The most valuable features are the ones that make sure that the deployment is of a standard operating system and the Zero Touch deployment, which is very useful. This allows users to have an out of box experience.""Its security is most valuable. It gives us a way to secure devices, not only those that are steady. We do have a few tablets and other devices, and it is a way for us to secure these devices and manage them. We know they're out there and what's their status. We can manage their life cycle and verify that they're updated properly.""At the moment, Autopilot is the most valuable feature."

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Cons
"The management could be a bit better.""The solution could work to offer better security.""The backup option should be included in Microsoft 365 Business.""There are a lot of bugs, which I don't know how many people have come across. In Microsoft Teams, when you share any screen, I can't see much because the Microsoft Teams Window takes the majority of the space. A task section comes up and then below the screen, a list with the names of the people you are collaborating with comes up. When you have to share the screen, you get a small window, which also depends on the screen resolution of the person seeing it and sharing it. You basically need to have an extendable monitor and display unit to see the bigger screen. There should be a full functionality for changing the desktop screen to full screen. That would really be fantastic. This is surely going to be a critical area. If you see Zoom and Cisco WebEx, you get the full wider screen. In Microsoft Teams, voice quality can be made much better. I think the codex part can be something on which they can work further. In Microsoft Outlook, the GUI is years old, which is boring and makes you want to switch to the postal way of sending emails. They must change the GUI. I am a bit skeptical about the promises that are made by Microsoft. Even though Microsoft makes promises that your data will reside on the servers within your country. I don't think it is so, and the corporate data, the governmental data, and the patient data are still in Europe. In terms of the land laws, even if I have an agreement with Microsoft that my data should not be shared with any other countries, at the end of the day, the data is residing on some other land. So, the land laws of that particular country have the right to have access to the data that is residing on the server of a particular continent. So, the government can intercept the data. That's why I'm a bit skeptical. However, so far, no cases have come up related to this, but one day, it may come up. I hope Microsoft will find out a permanent solution for that. People are becoming more aware of privacy.""It would be better if they seamlessly integrated with Macs. Because I have two laptops, and whenever I open one file in Windows laptop, and then I open the same file in my Macbook, the user interface is not consistent. Certain functions can run on Windows, but another function cannot, but it runs on the Mac.""I would like to see cheaper licensing fees.""The pricing and licensing format could be improved.""Pricing could always be cheaper."

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"It would be better if they can reduce the cost of the license.""It just doesn't handle software updates well at all by itself. You need to be a scripting wizard to make those happen properly, or you use third-party tools. The Windows feature updates are very difficult to implement. I would like to see a proprietary built-in remote control tool. I know that they have Team Viewer integrated, but it is not seamless. It would be nice if they had a seamless remote desktop capability directly from the Intune console.""It would be helpful if there was proactive remediation.""It would be better if I could integrate it with my core group policy. I would like to have a group policy in my current environment, which has strict control, but those things are still missing. Although it has maximum compliance and security, it's not available on-premise.""Reporting could be improved. It needs to be more expensive and robust.""There is improvement needed in integrating with the installed Office solutions versions, such as Office 2019. The Office 365 integrates without a problem.""China blocks Google and Google Play Store, which makes installation challenging. Microsoft Intune is a company software, which has to be installed to the app portal or Microsoft Software Center.""There is no catalog for mobile access management (MAM) security."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We do monthly billing, however, I'm not sure what the exact costs are. We may pay around $1,000/month. We started using the Microsoft Teams and we've started doing the conference call feature, so that's another $4 an account and we have a few accounts using that right now."
  • "USD $1,250 annually for the standard package."
  • "Pricing can vary a lot due to fluctuations in exchange rates and that is not favorable for planning."
  • "Now you can select different licenses, for example, if somebody doesn't need all of the features, it would cost $8 USD per month and if they didn't need the email application then it would cost $6 USD per month."
  • "It works out to be $12.50 per user per month."
  • "Microsoft 365 Business will be good to have if you have a large organization where you have more than 3000 employees. Other cheaper solutions, like Gmail, are easily available in the market."
  • "They are always a bit pricey. They should reduce their prices or make it free because we already have other solutions, like Google Suite, which are cheaper or free."
  • "It is expensive, and its price can be better."
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  • "For Microsoft 365 E5 clients, cost is not an issue as this product is one of the benefits."
  • "The price of Intune is included with the license for Office 365, so we don't have to pay anything extra for it."
  • "The pricing for Microsoft Intune is reasonable. Our clients are satisfied."
  • "The price of Intune is often included as part of a bundle with other Microsoft licenses, which makes it somewhat cheaper."
  • "Licensing depends on how you are providing support to your enterprise, whether it's device-based or user-based."
  • "We work with the subscription rather than a server license. I think it's economical this way because we don't have to have a server license for that, and I think that works in our favor."
  • "Pricing can be improved."
  • "The price could be better."
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    Questions from the Community
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    An area for improvement would be for Outlook to sync with Google Calendar.
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    Also Known As
    Microsoft 365 E3, Microsoft 365 E5, Microsoft 365 F1, MS 365 Business
    Intune, MS Intune
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    Overview

    Microsoft 365 Business is an integrated solution, bringing together the best-in-class productivity of Office 365 with advanced security and device management capabilities to help safeguard your business.

    Intune is a cloud-based service in the enterprise mobility management (EMM) space that helps enable your workforce to be productive while keeping your corporate data protected. With Intune, you can:

    • Manage the mobile devices your workforce uses to access company data.
    • Manage the mobile apps your workforce uses.
    • Protect your company information by helping to control the way your workforce accesses and shares it.
    • Ensure devices and apps are compliant with company security requirements.
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    Sample Customers
    Urban Agriculture Co., The Detroit Wallpaper Co., TransBlue Facility Management, Garner Food Company
    Mitchells and Buzzers, Callaway
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company12%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider35%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government10%
    Educational Organization5%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Pharma/Biotech Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business41%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise41%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise61%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise65%

    Microsoft 365 Business is ranked 1st in Mobile Device Management (MDM) with 202 reviews while Microsoft Intune is ranked 1st in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with 60 reviews. Microsoft 365 Business is rated 8.4, while Microsoft Intune is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Microsoft 365 Business writes "Very stable, great for collaboration, and can scale easily". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Intune writes "Unified endpoint management that has the flexibility of stand-alone components". Microsoft 365 Business is most compared with ManageEngine Desktop Central, Datto Workplace, Jamf Pro, Liferay Digital Experience Platform and HighQ, whereas Microsoft Intune is most compared with VMware Workspace ONE, Jamf Pro, ManageEngine Desktop Central, IBM MaaS360 and Google Cloud Identity.

    We monitor all Mobile Device Management (MDM) reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.