They certainly sound similar, but there’s a key difference between Office 365 and Microsoft 365. Office 365 is a cloud-based subscriptions suite which contains all the classic Microsoft Office applications that your UK business uses on a daily basis: Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint, among others. Microsoft manages the backend infrastructure on your behalf so you can combine these tools with Office 365 products, such as Microsoft Exchange for your emails. 

Microsoft 365 encompasses the Office 365 suite, but also includes further functionality. Added features such as Windows OS and Enterprise Mobility + Security Suite make Microsoft 365 perfectly tailored for small to medium sized businesses. 


What’s Microsoft Azure? 

Microsoft Azure, formerly known as Windows Azure, and now known as simply Azure, is a scalable cloud computing service. Azure provides software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) all under one product. The Microsoft Azure platform has been designed to span across multiple data centres from all over the world to provide an enterprise solution which is not only reliable and flexible but can also integrate with almost any business. 

Why does Proxar offer combined support for Microsoft Office 365? 

The two are actually closely linked. Microsoft Office 365 uses a platform called Azure Active Directory, or Azure AD for short, which is a cloud-directory powered by Azure. The two tools work hand in hand to provide endless opportunities for business growth. 

That’s why supporting both at the same time is so important. Synchronising support means that the tools can work seamlessly alongside each other.  

London-based Proxar IT has a wealth of experience with Office 365, Microsoft 365, and Microsoft Azure, offering support every day for our clients. Using hybrid technology, we can integrate these technologies with your existing on-premise solution. With this combined support, we can offer unlimited: 

Of course, we offer Office 365 and Azure Support as individual packages too. 

As Microsoft Partners and Cloud Solution providers in the United Kingdom, we can offer great prices and high quality services. If you’d like to learn more, explore our IT Calculator or contact us today for more information.