Office 365

With Office 365, you have access to Office applications and other productivity services that are activated over the Internet (cloud services).
Office 365 for enterprises includes services such as Skype for Business Web Conferencing and Exchange Online hosted corporate emails.
With Office 365, you can install many current Office applications as users, on multiple computers and devices.
Some Office 365 applications are only available online.
Unlike Microsoft Office, Office 365 is billed on a subscription basis.
You also get access to the latest versions with Office 365. For Microsoft Office, you will purchase a version that is not automatically updated.
By purchasing a Microsoft Office product, you also do not gain access to cloud-based services.
Office 365 was designed for use with the latest version of Office, Office 2013, and Office 2011 for Mac.
Older Office versions like Office 2010 and Office 2007 work together with Office 365, but with limited functionality if necessary.
If you have Office 2003 or an earlier version of Office, you must upgrade to a later version to use Office 365.
Office 365 Business and Office 365 ProPlus subscribers can install Office on up to 15 devices (5 PCs or Macs, 5 tablets, and 5 smartphones).
Windows hybrid devices such as Microsoft Surface Pro are counted as PCs or tablets.
An Internet connection is required to install and activate all Office 365 plans and manage your subscription account. An Internet access is also required to access Office 365 productivity services in the cloud, such as e-mail, conferencing, IT management, and other services.
With the desktop versions of Office, you can also work offline after the installation. Office 365 automatically synchronizing your work on the next connection to the Internet.
The term “cloud” is a common term for Web-based IT services hosted outside your organization.
In the case of Office 365, such as data storage and processing, remotely on servers hosted and managed by Microsoft, and on which the software is also located.
Because this infrastructure is online or “in the cloud,” you can access it from anywhere.
Office 365 is highly scalable and supports small businesses as well as businesses with tens of thousands of users.

The Office 365 Business plans are best for companies with one to 300 users.
The Office 365 Enterprise plans are designed for organizations of the order of one to 50.000 users and more.

Office includes the following applications:
Office for Android ™
Office for iPad®
Office Mobile
Outlook Mobile
OneNote
OWA
Lync Mobile
SharePoint Newsfeed
Office 365 is offered in many countries / regions and languages.
If the name of your country / region is not listed in the list, there is currently no version of Office 365 available for your location.
To use Office 365, you do not need to install anything.
To help you connect your desktop version of the current Office version, Office 2013, Office 2010, or Office 2007 to Office 365, Microsoft provides Office 365 customers with free installable software named Office Desktopsetup.
In Office 365, you have the option to include your own domain name in your e-mail addresses.
Yes.
When you purchase Office 365 licenses for the accounts that you create during the free trial, the data and configuration of these user accounts are retained. After the test phase has expired, you can no longer use Office 365 free of charge. You have another 30 days to purchase Office 365, then the account information will be deleted. After the account information of the trial version has been deleted, it can not be restored.
Office 365 Setup provides step-by-step instructions. With just a few steps, you can register for Office 365, set up the domain name for your organization, add user accounts, install Office, and migrate your existing emails to Office 365.
You can unsubscribe at any time.
Monthly subscriptions can be terminated at any time without incurring any disadvantages. In the case of annual subscriptions with monthly payment, costs may be incurred in the event of early termination.
Your data belongs to you.
If you cancel your Office 365 subscription, you can download your data, such as e-mails and documents on team websites, and store them in a different location.
You should save your data before terminating it.

FastTrack

FastTrack is a collection of resourcesand tools committed to ensuring successful Office 365, Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS), and Azure experiences for IT professionals and partners.
Based on the size of your deployment, our FastTrack engineers work with you remotely, providing personalized assistance to help you prepare your technical environment and ensure that onboarding and migration processes go smoothly.
When you sign in to FastTrack, you gain access to a set of tools and resources to help you plan for and drive your implementation and adoption projects.
There are four steps to a typical FastTrack engagement.
1. Kick off the onboarding process
Your FastTrack team will help you ensure that your cloud solution is ready to use, licenses are assigned appropriately, and eligible services are migrated.
2. Assess your environment
Your FastTrack engineer will work with your project team to assess your IT environment to identify any aspects of your current infrastructure that need to be changed to better ensure a great experience.
3. Remediate any issues
ou’ll receive a checklist and plan from your FastTrack engineer that you can use to help you remediate any issues that were uncovered during the assessment process.
4. Enable core capabilities
Your FastTrack team will help you ensure that your cloud solution is ready to use, licenses are assigned appropriately, and eligible services are migrated.
For those customers engaging with FastTrack Center, your FastTrack engineer will run checks to identify any readiness tasks your infrastructure requires prior to onboarding. You’ll be notified about any tasks that you or your preferred partner must complete before you can begin the onboarding process.
During the pre-onboarding check, it may be determined that you need additional assistance outside of the scope of the FastTrack engagement.
The amount of time required depends on your needs and your IT environment. 
However, on average, you can expect onboarding assistance to take approximately four to six weeks.
No.
You can use FastTrack services at any time, as long as your subscription is active.
FastTrack.microsoft.com is available in Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese, Czech, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malaysian, and Romanian.
The languages in which FastTrack engineers provide remote assistance are Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish, Thai, and Vietnamese.

SAM – Software Asset Management

SAM is an ISO standard that helps organizations build and update software balances.
SAM reduces legal and litigation risks by helping you to reconcile your software licenses with the installed programs.
SAM helps you keep up-to-date with your software licenses in the long term.
With SAM, you can optimize your license costs.
It is important not only that over-licensing, but also punitive payments through sub-licensing can be cost carriers.
In addition, software producers are entitled to request a license balance from you at any time. Through SAM, they are optimally prepared for such a request.
By using Microsoft products, you have also accepted the license terms.
The license terms include, among other things, that you must keep a proper record of the products used, and that each product you use requires a license.
Microsoft has the right to review your licenses.
The goal of SAM is to create a current software balance, and to clarify all license claims from Microsoft.
The Data Protection Act ensures that your data is protected.
Your SAM consultant will help you ensure that the sharing and sending of the software is done according to the Microsoft guidelines.
No.
You can decide how to manage your licenses. SAM is a tool for managing your software licenses.
However, it is recommended to use SAM because SAM offers many advantages and you get a competent advice.
No.
By using Microsoft products, you are required to license them. Microsoft therefore reserves the right to check this through a software review.
SAM is an internal help to manage your software licenses, and no external review.
Of course, you can use SAM in the case of a Microsoft license check.