What the Office 365 E5 plan means for your organization

At the beginning of December, Microsoft announced the general availability of Office 365 E5, their most secu​​​re, innovative, and comprehensive set of collaboration, analytics, security and compliance capabilities ever. What does this mean for your organization?

What the Office 365 E5 plan means for your organization

Being able to effectively communicate between team members, clients and customers should be the top priority of everyone in your organization, no matter their level. If you're a regular user of Office 365, then the services below will ensure you experience seamless collaboration and cost savings with real time communications in the cloud. You'll also be able to subscribe to Microsoft phone numbers and calling plans with PSTN Calling (starting in the US).

What does this really mean?

  • PSTN Conferencing ​provides the flexibility to dial in to a meeting from a traditional phone, in addition to the existing ability to join a meeting with a single click on your PC or mobile device.
  • Skype Meeting Broadcast makes it easier than ever to produce large virtual meetings for up to 10,000 meeting attendees, who can join from virtually any browser or device (see it in action). Now Skype for Business truly is a single platform for every type of meeting.
  • Cloud PBX enables companies to eliminate separate PBX systems and transition to the cloud with Office 365 as the central location to manage users for communication and
  • With PSTN Calling, Office 365 customers can also subscribe to Microsoft managed calling plans and phone numbers, starting in the U.S. with more markets coming later.

With the unmatched visibility an​​d insights into their data, using Power BI and Delve Analytics, business leaders will see cost savings, improved service delivery, increased agility and responsiveness.


As we become more reliant on technology, the thought of our business and personal information leaking out becomes an ever increasing concern. With increased mobility and more companies moving to cloud computing, organizations are relying on technology companies to tighten their security. With the Office 365 E5 plan and respective add-ons, organizations can confidently move more services to the cloud and partners can grow and expand their businesses.

If you're in IT, you'll now have unprecedented approval rights, transparency and control over your data in the cloud with Customer Lockbox, Advanced eDiscovery with the integration of Equivio into Office 365 and Advanced Threat Protection, which protects again unknown malware and viruses.​​​​

Learn more about the IT solutions we can offer on Office 365 and get in touch to arrange a meeting with our consultants.

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Sam Hassani CTO

Sam is BrightStarr's CTO. Having jumped the fence from Microsoft a few years back, he now manages operations and support for Unily clients across the globe. His conscientious approach got him his nickname, and although he’s not afraid to take risks, he’s always a safe bet. Delivering stable, well thought out solutions time and time again.

In his previous job, he specialized in SharePoint, working in the field and with the product team, Sam is genuinely excited by his vocation and speaks at conferences and events with enthusiasm. Just don’t get him started on hybrid search! At the weekend Sam likes to ride his road bike and hang out with his young son.

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