My first recommendation to small businesses or real estate teams is to go with one of the Small Business Plans of O365, such as Business Premium at $12.50/mo or $150/yr.
But as Microsoft modifies its plans and included features constantly, I’ve recently become aware of two reasons why you would want to choose the E3 plan that I happen to use myself:
- The E3 Plan at $20 per month per user keeps 24 months of your email in your Inbox up to 50GB. That said, after the 24 months, emails go into “In-Place Archive”, which has an unlimited quota under this plan. This would be a lifetime’s worth of emails with attached photos, etc.
- The E3 Plan includes Skype for Business, which is undergoing significant changes over the next few months. Without going into too much depth, Skype for Business will become an awesome platform for messaging, online meetings, online presentations and even VoIP telephone systems that would allow home offices to be virtually down the hall.
Back to OneDrive for Business – all of these O365 Business Plans include 1TB of file storage. I’ve also become aware of better sharing functionality within OD4B without having to necessarily use SharePoint, which is the premier platform for collaboration. SharePoint is also available within all of these Business Plans.