Read the hype, consider the potential benefits and look at the future and Office 365 looks like the answer BUT be VERY careful if you are an existing user of Office, Office add-ins, Exchange and Line of Business applications.

Office 2016 IS NOT and upgrade to Office 2013. As per my previous posts ‘upgrading’ may BREAK what was already working fine! Now we all know that any new version carries a risk but that accepted most people expect continuity and enhancement. Not so Microsoft. They are using Office 2016 to ‘cleanse’ current add-in and integration software not the least of which is their own Business Contact Manager. This Outlook embedded step to CRM is used in many SME businesses and does NOT work on Office 365. Users wishing to move BCM to O365 will have to stagnate (no problem with that) and/or plan to move to CRM prior to going online – a MASSIVE undertaking…

Is Office 2016 a trap for SME’s? Can normal business afford technology as a service?