February 12, 2015 10:01 am

Office 365: Microsoft’s commitments when you subscribe

Whether you use your Lumia or other device, Microsoft’s Office 365 provides you with all the business tools and services whenever and wherever you need it.

As a subscription service, when you sign up to Office 365, you’re paying for cloud access to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, one terabyte of storage, security services and much more across multiple platforms.

And because you’re paying for this service, Microsoft has a commitment to give you the best possible service–and beyond.

Besides all the requests and requirements from not only consumers but also business owners, there are also the needs of law companies and regulators that must be met and adhered to.

In fact, Microsoft was the first cloud services provider whose contracts were approved by the Article 29 Working Party, a collective body of data-protection agencies in the European Union.

That means Microsoft’s contractual commitments are considered compliant with Europe’s most stringent data protection requirements.

Press play on the video below to watch Robert Dring, principal solutions architect director in Office 365 Engineering, outline some of the commitments:

Additional details are available over at the Office blog, while the new online services agreement is available that contains no links to additional contract terms that can be changed at will.

That means that you’re signing up for the terms written in the contract, with no hidden clauses.

If you’re using Office 365, share your experiences with it, with us, below.