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  • Writer's pictureSara Millis

Does 365 Business Basic include Microsoft Word?

Are you confused about whether Microsoft Word is included in your Office 365 Business Basic subscription? Let's find out, shall we?


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Is Microsoft Word included in 365 Business Basic?

Well, the answer is YES! Microsoft Word is indeed part of the Office 365 Business Basic package.


There's a common misconception that Word is only available in higher-tier business plans, but that's not true. Word is part of all Microsoft Office plans, including the Business Basic offer.


Now remember Office 365, now called Microsoft 365, or M365, is a cloud and desktop software service, which is where the other common misconception lies - is Word only available online? With the Business Basic plan, you get both the online and desktop versions of Word for ease of use by any team member anywhere, anytime.



Ok, so what else do you get with Office 365 Business Basic?

When you subscribe to Office 365 Business Basic (£4.90 user/month for MSMEs and SMEs), you'll get access to more productivity and collaboration tools than just Microsoft Word. There's 

  • Excel

  • PowerPoint

  • OneNote

  • Outlook

  • Cloud apps

  • ToDo

  • Calendar

  • Teams

  • OneDrive

  • SharePoint

  • Exchange


These tools can help you manage your data, create stunning presentations, and streamline communication with clients and colleagues. 


So, what makes these tools so valuable? It's simple - they allow you to work smarter, not harder. With Business Basic, you'll have everything you need to stay organised, communicate effectively, and get more done in less time.



The benefits of Word in Business Basic

One of the most significant benefits of Word is its ability to standardise documents. Using Word to create templates for different types of documents, you can ensure that all your communications are consistent and professional. You can quickly build business letters, memos, reports, and templates. This helps to streamline your document creation process and ensures that your business communications are always on brand.


Another great feature of Word is its collaboration tools. With Word, you can easily collaborate with your team on documents, making working together easier and getting things done. You can share documents with colleagues and allow them to edit and comment on them in real-time, making it easier to gain feedback and create changes.


Shared documents allow team members to work together seamlessly without worrying about version control or sending documents back and forth via email. This helps streamline the document creation process and ensures everyone is on the same page.



Want to be more productive on Word?

Check out our guide 11 tips to improve your workplace productivity with Microsoft Word - our tips to drive better efficiencies using Word in your small business.



365 Business Basic includes Word for standardising documentation in collaborative spaces

If you are running a small business and need a tool to handle all your documentation needs, we recommend subscribing to 365 Business Basic and using Microsoft Word.


If you need help running through licencing, user allocation, management, and implementation, call us. We are IT Soho, and our central London team of experts is here to help you implement Microsoft 365 and ensure your business runs smoothly. Contact us today to learn more.

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