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Microsoft 365 Business Premium Top Benefits

Paul Gibbons, Cloud Services Sales Development Manager at Chess, discusses the benefits of Microsoft 365 Business Premium including: 



What is Microsoft 365 Business Premium?  

Microsoft 365 Business Premium (previously known as Microsoft 365 Business) includes everything that the Microsoft 365 Business Standard package has to offer with the additional add-ons of advanced cyber threat protection and device management, improving security for your business environment. 

It includes:

Outlook OneDrive Word Excel PowerPoint
SharePoint Microsoft Teams Exchange


(PC Only)


(PC Only)

Intune Microsoft Defender Azure Information Protection Azure AD Premium P1 Azure Virtual Desktop

Top Five Benefits of Microsoft 365 Business Premium

Microsoft 365 Business Premium comes with a whole host of business benefits that help you to work better together. We've outlined just five of the top benefits for small to medium businesses.

NEW! Enterprise-grade endpoint security with Microsoft Defender for Business  

Get protection against sophisticated ransomware attacks across devices—Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS4—with next-generation antivirus, endpoint detection and response to help guard against viruses, spam, unsafe attachments, suspicious links, and phishing attacks. 

Enjoy Office apps  

Get the latest features and capabilities with fully installed and always up-to-date versions of Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint for Windows or Mac, OneNote (features vary), and Access and Publisher (PC only).  

Collaborate with instant messaging and online meetings  

Get your team on the same page using group chat, online meetings, calling, and web conferencing with Microsoft Teams.  

Streamline appointment scheduling with customers and partners  

Simplify how customers schedule and manage appointments with Microsoft Bookings. Provide your customers with an easy-to-navigate webpage where they can find and book appointments around the clock.  

Manage mobile devices, tablets, and computers  

Apply security policies to help protect work data on company-owned and employee devices. Keep company data within approved apps. Remove business data from lost or stolen devices with Microsoft Intune.  

So, is it worth the extra cost?  

Over the last two years, businesses of all industries and sizes have had to adapt to the new way of working, which today we now call ‘hybrid working’. With all this change, it is crucial that businesses have deployed secure and reliable productivity and collaboration tools.   

Over the same period, Microsoft have released a multitude of innovations that do just that includes rolling out a brand-new security offering, which is purpose-built to help small businesses meet, call, chat and connect securely, from anywhere and at any time.  

M365 Business Premium is an absolute must for any small to medium business because of the added security, compliance and threat-prevention capabilities built into it that allow you to have one solution to run your business securely, from anywhere.  

How do I measure my Return on Investment?  

Microsoft 365 Business Premium features and benefits can help you to grow your business and reduce your costs, such as:  

  • Productivity - more time invested in your organisation’s day to day tasks, rather than dealing with security threats.  
  • Mobility - improved efficiency and time to market due to access anywhere, anytime. 
  • Control - enabling conditional access on devices, ensures staff can work remotely 
  • Communication - increased collaboration time through features such as Teams and Outlook  


Our conclusion and Chess recommendation  

For a simple per user, per month subscription, Microsoft 365 Business Premium enables a small business to obtain enterprise grade productivity with advanced security and device management, to help safeguard your business from today’s growing cyberthreats.  

Due to the level of growing threats, we would strongly recommend the upgrade, as it is paramount to protect your people, your data, and your customers. Which is a small cost in comparison to the level of damage that could be suffered.  

How Chess can help as a Trusted Microsoft Solution Provider 

We are a Microsoft Gold Certified Cloud Solution Provider, which means we have the highest degree of expertise in working with Microsoft technologies. Chess can help you upgrade and unlock the Microsoft 365 Business Premium Package features and benefits, to help you work securely, anywhere, anytime. 

Get Microsoft 365 Business Premium from only £16.60 per user per month.

If you have any questions on the Microsoft 365 Packages or would like to know more, please get in touch and we would be happy to help.  

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