In my experience as Director of Information Technology in the financial industry, I have had plenty of opportunities working with the Microsoft Exchange Server. I have recovered the Exchange Server in times when even Microsoft has said that it was impossible. I have come to have a love affair with Exchange and all of the wonderful features that are available with the Microsoft product.
I am also a small business co-owner and setting up an Exchange Server in a small business environment simply isn't practical, is it? Along comes the Microsoft Office 365 from GoDaddy solution. And, what a solution it is! It is an Exchange back-end with an easy-to-use front end. What makes it even better is that it is offered by GoDaddy! You see, before I entered Corporate America, I ran a hosting and domain registration service. When we decided to close up shop on that business, we moved our clients to GoDaddy and they lived happily ever after with the GoDaddy service. We, ourselves, also use GoDaddy services, and have for over a decade, and have no complaints.
So, you see, it was a perfect marriage, with GoDaddy backing the Office 365 product.
Are you a small business owner? Get everything you need to run your business anytime, anywhere. With Microsoft Office 365 from GoDaddy there’s no easier way for your small business to stay connected and get more done.
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In a small business, there are three things that are essential to your success:
- Proper Planning
- Web Site
- Reliable Email
GoDaddy Has the Web Site Covered
GoDaddy can help you with all three of these objectives! Not only does GoDaddy offer the Office 365 product, but also the domain registration and awesome hosting. We have a dedicated server with GoDaddy and have for many years. It meets and exceeds our needs and GoDaddy customer service compares to none. Some of the features that I love the most about GoDaddy's Office 365 are email, collaboration, and online meeting solutions. In my role in project management, this collaboration is essential. Without it, there is no visibility on where we are at with our small business projects.
Online Meeting Collaboration
There are many options with the Office 365 product, but one of them is the online meeting solution and using the collaboration of OneDrive. Some of you have used DropBox, and this is a similar solution, being able to meet with your team and edit a document in real time.
Anywhere, Anytime Access
The ability to access GoDaddy's Office 365 web app any time, from any place, adds so much flexibility to the small business experience. And, it works well with my existing apps like Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. There is no limi with this 24 hr access. Check out the Always Open Small Business infographic by GoDaddy.
Easy to Use
While it is true that I am a tech geek, I can sit back and relax while using GoDaddy's Office 365. It really is that easy. No technical knowledge required to use it. For me, that means I can spend my time on my needed small business projects. My technical expertise is not used for non-profit-generating tasks like email server maintenance, but rather, on projects that generate cash. GoDaddy's Office 365 takes care of my email needs so I don't have to do it!
With the use of Office 365, you can collaborate with your small business employees and even collaborate with your virtual employees or others outside your organization. An example is working on the same document at the same time.
Design as Only GoDaddy Can Produce
GoDaddy, with their excellent customer service (We can attest to that!), provides support and has set up the interface to be specifically geared to small business and those businesses that might not have an IT department. It is an easy step-by-step process and GoDaddy is there if you have any questions.
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Are you a small business owner? Leave a comment letting me know how Office 365 can help you better manage your business! Ok, now that I have shared some of the ways that Office 365 has helped us in our business, tell me, what features are you most excited to use? Remember, you can share your comment below for a chance to win one year free! (Be sure to tell us, in the Rafflecopter app, above, that you left a comment.. that is your chance to win one year of Office 365!)
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of GoDaddy. All opinions are 100% mine.
What a great short summary Deborah! I love stories like this
Hi Deborah,I am a new high school graduate, and now a full time blogger. As you can see (from my link), I love taking photographs and writing. I can see using Excel, Word and PowerPoint for my projects to promote my site as well as my (not yet written) books. One thing that I’d like to do is really get my emails under control and from what you’ve described, this is the way to do it. Also, I could really benefit from the space that the SkyDrive offers and being able to manage my photographs. It’s hard managing them on my hard drive. This will also make it easy for my Dad to assign me projects from his business.
Thanks for the tips! In my case, I’d be best using Office 365 mainly due to its anytime, anywhere feature.
I’m a tech gal all the way and love to stay in touch with my clients/colleagues/editors on the go.
For a huge chunk of time, we’re travelling nationally, so this would be perfect.
Well that’s awesome. I’m gonna try GoDaddy then.
Awwww. Too bad the giveaway is so over!