Microsoft 365 for smaller businesses and campaigns

In our current world, keeping data and communications secure is a priority, particularly for medical and legal practices, political campaigns, and many other smaller businesses. Take advantage of the security features in Microsoft 365 Business Premium to collaborate safely within your small business. This solution provides a set of recommendations designed to help protect you and your data. This library includes help for setting up and using this recommended environment, no matter your business type.

Microsoft 365 Business Premium protects your productivity tools, collaboration tools, file storage, email, devices, and identity.

This configuration includes the following guidance for productivity, collaboration, file storage, email, devices, and identity to protect your business:

Protection for Description Links
Email Use multi-factor authentication, and ATP Advanced Phishing Protection, and ATP Safe Links and Safe Attachments, and use encrypted email for sensitive information. Set up multi-factor authentication, Protect against phishing attacks, Encrypt or label your sensitive email
iPhones and Android devices Use multi-factor authentication, and set up Microsoft mobile apps, and require a PIN Set up multi-factor authentication, Set up mobile devices
Bring-your-own-devices (BYOD) Macs and Windows 10 PCs Keep Office up to date, keep operating systems updated, and enable security features. Protect unmanaged Windows 10 PCs and Macs
Storing and sharing files securely Share files and videos from Microsoft Teams, OneDrive, SharePoint, and Microsoft Stream, and protect sensitive data. Share files and videos
Managed Windows 10 devices Use managed devices for key staff and secure these devices. Set up managed devices

This recommended secure configuration for Microsoft 365 Business Premium lets you:

  • Rely on trusted business productivity and collaboration tools, such as Outlook, Word, Excel, and other Office products.
  • Protect your work files on all of your iOS, Android, and Windows 10 devices with enterprise-grade security that is simple to manage.
  • Apply extra protection for user accounts and identity.

While federal and some state election campaigns in the United States qualify for special pricing for the Microsoft 365 for Campaigns offering of Microsoft 365 Business Premium, any organization with the Business Premium plan can take advantage of this guidance to configure increased security and learn how to collaborate securely.

This library includes the following:

  • Prescriptive setup guidance for adding increased security.
  • Help for users to setup devices for secure access.
  • Guidance on how to collaborate and share securely.

For more information about what's included, see Microsoft 365 Business Premium.

Get started

Follow these steps to get started:

Solutions for your business

After you set up your secure Microsoft 365 environment, you can use the following solutions to get working:

Create teams for collaboration Set up online meetings
a SharePoint communication site. an online meeting
Collaborate with teams for key staff, all staff, and partners or vendors.
Create your team
Schedule a meeting with audio, video, and sharing with Microsoft Teams.
Set up a meeting
Encrypt or label your sensitive email Create a communications site
Encrypted and labeled email. a SharePoint communications site
Use encryption and sensitivity labels to protect email that contains confidential or sensitive information.
Send encrypted email
Share events, message, images, and more with your team in an internal communications site created with SharePoint.
Create your site
Share files and videos
sharing a file in Microsoft Teams.
Save your files and videos to the cloud so they're available
to all of the appropriate people.
Start sharing