What are the benefits of overcoming licensing blind spots in Microsoft 365?

Are you getting the most from your Microsoft 365 license?

Many of us primarily operate out of digital workspaces today. We work and communicate on projects in digital spaces like Microsoft Teams and SharePoint, where we collaborate and store data. Microsoft 365 houses over 1 million companies worldwide, but too often, the businesses subscribing to these solutions miss out on leveraging the capabilities already available in their Microsoft 365 license.

So, the question is: does your business have licensing blind spots for Microsoft 365?

One of the key blind spots that businesses often overlook are the cyber security capabilities. If you have a Microsoft 365 Business Premium subscription, then your solution to enhancing security measures and improving employee experience does not lie in acquiring new tools or bearing additional costs but in making the most of what you already have. Getting the most from your Microsoft 365 license can allow your organisation to operate smoothly while safeguarding against various cyber threats.

In a previous blog, I covered five cyber security tools you already have access to if you pay for a Microsoft 365 Business Premium subscription. This article covers four benefits of overcoming licensing blind spots and making the most of these tools.

Access to powerful apps and tools

With a Microsoft 365 Business Premium subscription, you can access a suite of cyber security apps and tools. This lineup includes:

  • Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
  • Microsoft Defender for Office 365
  • Azure Active Directory Identity Protection
  • Azure Information Protection
  • Microsoft Cloud App Security

Defender for Endpoint offers advanced threat protection for endpoint devices, such as laptops and mobile devices. It includes post-breach detection with automated investigation and response capabilities. Complementing this, Defender for Office 365 shields your organisation against malicious threats from email messages, links, and collaboration tools.

Azure Active Directory Identity Protection is integral to this security suite. It leverages AI to identify and mitigate potential vulnerabilities and malicious actions, enhancing your business' resilience against cyber threats.

The Business Premium subscription also includes Azure Information Protection, a cloud-based solution designed to classify and protect documents and emails by applying labels, securing valuable data even when it leaves your organisation's perimeter. 

Enhanced security and data protection

As more of us rely primarily on digital workspaces and applications, the impacts of a cyber attack become direr. An attack would not only compromise sensitive information and damage your reputation but significantly disrupt business activities. So, robust data security is essential, and this is where overcoming blind spots in your office365 license comes into play.

Your Microsoft 365 Business Premium subscription includes comprehensive features to enhance security and data protection. These include advanced threat protection, data loss prevention, and multi-factor authentication, among others. When used effectively, these features provide a robust line of defence against cyber threats. For example,  advanced threat protection identifies, prevents, and responds to potential threats, while data loss prevention ensures sensitive information does not leave your organisation.

Streamlined workflows and increased productivity

Cyber security breaches and data loss incidents are disruptive, often leading to downtime and the redirection of resources away from core business activities. By implementing advanced security measures such as multi-factor authentication and secure file sharing using tools like advanced threat protection, you can proactively secure against potential disruptions. This strategy does not just ward off cyber threats; it reduces your chances of experiencing disruptions. As such, leveraging all of Microsoft 365's security features translates to a more secure, efficient, and productive business.

In addition, leveraging all of Microsoft 365's security features enables your business to drive workflow efficiency by automating security tasks and securing information sharing. For example, Azure Information Protection automatically classifies and secures sensitive data, saving your team from completing this manually.

A scalable solution for businesses of all sizes

Whether you are managing a start-up or steering a large corporation, Microsoft 365 offers solutions that can scale to meet your unique business needs. The ability to scale with your company ensures you only pay for what you need, so you can optimise resource allocation while maintaining robust security.

As your business evolves, Microsoft 365 can adapt with you. When your business changes – through increased data volumes, new threat landscapes, or organisational growth – you can adjust your Microsoft 365 license and security protocols accordingly. You can modify your subscription to accommodate advanced security features without major overhauls to your existing systems. So, you can strengthen your defences as your business grows and your security needs become more complex.


By overcoming licensing blind spots and fully leveraging Microsoft 365's features, your organisation can significantly enhance data security, increase productivity, and access a scalable solution that can adapt to your business' growth. When you leverage every component of the Microsoft 365 suite, your organisation's digital environment becomes a robust space, safeguarded against myriad cyber threats and ready to operate efficiently.

Microsoft 365 is not a one-size-fits-all solution; it's a platform designed with scalability at its core. It can adjust and adapt to your business' evolving needs, accommodating peaks and troughs in demand. Whether you are a growing start-up or an established enterprise, a Microsoft 365 license offers a scalable solution that grows with your business.

VISITS can help you get the most from your Microsoft 365 license

Comprehensive cyber security is crucial for businesses of all sizes. With expertise in Microsoft 365 security and licensing, our team stands ready to help fortify your organisation's defences. By leveraging tools already within your reach, we can illuminate potential blind spots and optimise your cyber security strategy.

Our experts know Microsoft 365 inside-out and can guide you on getting the most from your license. We can help you leverage the tools to secure your organisation and ensure you do not have any blind spots regarding your Microsoft 365 license. Visit our Software and Subscriptions page for more information on our capabilities and to contact us.

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