You’ve probably heard the news by now: Microsoft 365 will soon lose its status as a mobile device management (MDM) provider, thanks to Google’s new Workspace Update. That means that all new customers will need to use Google’s MDM rather than Microsoft’s version in order to access enterprise apps and sensitive company data through their devices.
The recent Google Workspace update offers another reason to abandon Microsoft 365 and switch to Google’s suite of productivity tools. The update includes a host of new features and improvements, making Google Workspace an even more attractive option for businesses. These include integrations with Docs, Sheets, and Slides; a better VPN experience; speedier performance on Android devices; better battery life; and much more.
For organizations with multiple G Suite users, the benefits are obvious. For organizations who still rely on Office 365, the decision is tougher but as time goes by there will be plenty of reasons to abandon Microsoft 365 in favor of Google Workspace or other competitors in the market that have all grown considerably in the past few years.
Why stay with Microsoft?
The latest Google Workspace update offers yet another reason to abandon Microsoft 365. With features like custom templates and expanded search functionality, the update makes it easier than ever to get work done using Google tools. Plus, the price is right –Google Workspace is cheaper than Microsoft 365. So if you’re looking for a reason to switch from Microsoft to Google, this is it!
How much does it cost?
Microsoft 365 isn’t cheap. A subscription for one user costs $69.99 per year, and a family subscription for up to six users costs $99.99 per year. If you want the business version of Microsoft 365, it’ll cost you $149.99 per user per year. And if you need the enterprise version of Microsoft 365, it’ll cost you a whopping $180 per user per year.
How can Google Workspace help your business?
If you’re looking for a reason to abandon Microsoft 365 in favor of Google Workspace, here’s one: the recent Google Workspace update. This update offers a number of features and improvements that businesses will find helpful, including a new OneDrive-like interface with file previews; file auto-save on any device; and auto-lock after 10 minutes of no activity. The next time you have an IT meeting or company meeting, bring up this latest Google Workspace update and see if your team is willing to make the switch.
What are the differences between Office 365 and G Suite?
If you’re like many people, you probably use Microsoft Office 365. It’s a great suite of productivity tools, but it’s not the only option out there. Google offers its own productivity suite, called G Suite, and it’s rapidly gaining ground on its competitor. Here are some of the key differences between the two suites so that you can make an informed decision about which is best for your business:
- Office 365 comes with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote. G Suite has these same apps as well as Docs, Sheets and Slides (Docs for Word processing, Sheets for spreadsheets and Slides for presentations).
- Both platforms offer email options with calendars. Office 365 also has Skype for Business (which offers video conferencing) while G Suite provides Hangouts Chat (a chat tool that integrates with other products in the suite).
- Microsoft Office allows users to edit documents simultaneously. G Suite does not allow this feature yet.
The advantages of the most recent version of Google Workspaces
The Google Workspace update offers a host of advantages over Microsoft 365, including:
- Real-time collaboration: Multiple users can edit the same document at the same time, and see each other’s changes in real-time. They don’t have to wait for their own computer to sync up with another person’s before editing or sending their next draft. Sharing screens is also much easier than it was before the Google Workspace update. A simple copy-paste maneuver allows one user to share what they’re looking at with all of their collaborators instantly.
- Easy file sharing: One person can drag any file into a shared space and it automatically syncs with everyone else on the page; this includes pictures, video clips, PowerPoint presentations, PDFs, Excel sheets, Word documents and many more types of files are shared instantly without any delay or complication.
Where do you go next?
There’s no doubt that Microsoft 365 is a popular productivity suite. But it’s not the only option out there, and it may not be the best option for your business. With so many new updates coming from Microsoft every month, it can be hard to keep up with what’s happening.
We’ve found that switching to Google Cloud Apps isn’t just another move in the race between these two tech giants-it can actually help save you time and money in the long run.
Just this week, Google announced their latest update: Workplace by Google-a new way of collaborating across teams seamlessly-even on mobile devices!
If you’re looking for a change or want to find out more about how we can help you optimize your cloud solutions, give us a call today!