Microsoft 365 Business brings together old favorites, new business tools

Microsoft just unveiled a new offering called Microsoft 365 Business. The suite of tools includes the Office 365 Business center packaged alongside Microsoft Bookings, Outlook Customer Manager, MileIQ and a few new apps called Microsoft Connections, Microsoft Invoicing, and Microsoft Listings.

The company hopes for the new offering to make managing all of those different functions easier for small and medium-sized businesses. If you’re interested in taking advantage of Microsoft 365 Business, here are some more details from Microsoft.

Features of Microsoft 365 Business


Microsoft 365 Business is basically a collection of different tools that can help businesses perform different functions. Some of those tools you may already be familiar with, while others are new. Here’s a rundown of the programs that are included:

  • Office 365 Business — the popular suite of business tools that many business users are already familiar with, including Word, Excel, Outlook, OneDrive, and more tools that you can access across devices and the cloud.
  • Microsoft Bookings — an online tool that lets businesses manage their schedules and allow customers to request appointment times.
  • Outlook Customer Manager — a customer management solution that helps businesses easily access and organize all customer data and communications.
  • MileIQ — a mileage logging program that helps business users track miles traveled and manage travel-related expenses.
  • Microsoft Connections — an email marketing platform that makes it easy for you to send professional looking marketing emails and measure results.
  • Microsoft Invoicing — a platform for creating and sending invoices that also lets you track your payments and other financial information.
  • Microsoft Listings — a tool that helps businesses get listed on popular online platforms like Google, Facebook, Bing, and Yelp while also measuring views and results.

How to use Microsoft 365 Business

For those interested in taking advantage of all those programs in one centralized offering, Microsoft 365 Business is now generally available for customers in the U.S., U.K., and Canada, with some of the programs available worldwide. You can purchase a membership or start a free trial online. Or if you’re a current subscriber, you should have access to the new programs already.

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