Office 365 is a cloud computing service from Microsoft providing email, collaboration, real-time messaging (IM) and other productivity tools to individuals and organizations. Office 365 falls into the Software as a Service (SaaS) category of cloud computing, as the user or organization subscribes to the service, paying a monthly fixed fee for a bundle of features and functions. The exact features and functions is predicated on the licensing level acquired. Licensing is especially important in the context of Office 365’s built-in eDiscovery tools, and is addressed later in this white paper.
With Office 365, the underlying IT infrastructure (servers, storage, network plumbing, backup) resides in Microsoft’s data centers; the subscribing organization’s users connect to Microsoft’s data center to obtain access to the various tools.
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