Reimagine productivity with Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 is a cost-effective cloud solution for real-time collaboration and working securely from anywhere. You can use it to chat, call, host online meetings, store files in the cloud, and collaborate in real time for remote and onsite work. It includes Microsoft Teams, cloud storage, and familiar office apps with advanced security options.

Get in touch with your local Spark Business Hub to discuss a Microsoft 365 solution for your business.

This offer is not available with orders via Spark’s website or contact centre.

Microsoft 365 solutions

Contact your Spark Business Hub to discuss the best Microsoft 365 solution for your business.

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Microsoft 365 Business Basic Business Standard Business Premium 365 Apps
 

Best for businesses that need easy remote solutions, with Microsoft Teams, secure cloud storage, and Office Online (desktop versions not included).

Best for businesses that need a full, remote work solution, including Microsoft Teams, secure cloud storage, business email, and premium Office applications across devices.

Best for businesses that need secure, remote work solutions with everything included in Business Standard, plus advanced cyberthreat protection and device management.

Office apps across devices and cloud file storage. Business email and Microsoft Teams not included.

Web and Mobile apps Word, Excel and Powerpoint icons      
Desktop apps   Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher and Access icons Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher and Access icons Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher and Access icons
Secure Cloud Services Teams, Exchange, OneDrive and Sharepoint icons Teams, Exchange, OneDrive and Sharepoint icons Teams, Exchange, OneDrive, Sharepoint, Intune and Azure Information Protection icons OneDrive icon

 

What else can Microsoft do for your business?

Spark offers a range of Microsoft solutions that can help your business run smoothly. This PDF guide outlines the different tools that come with Microsoft 365.

Explore Microsoft 365 options

FAQs

Yes, you can add or remove as many licences as you require. New licences can be added through the Spark Cloud Marketplace by the customer, their IT provider, an IT partner or via an email to appstore@spark.co.nz

Yes, Microsoft 365 for business requires you to have a domain.

Not sure where to get one? IT partners will need to help with this, this will incur a cost.

We have IT experts ready to help you set up and migrate your workplace to the Microsoft 365 platform, this may incur a charge. Please get in touch with your Spark representative to find out more.

Microsoft 365 has minimum requirements to operate:

Computer and processor:

Windows OS:

1.6 GHz or faster, 2-core.

2 GHz or greater recommended for Skype for Business.

macOS:

Intel processor

Memory:

Windows OS:

4 GB RAM; 2 GB RAM (32-bit)

macOS:

4 GB RAM

Hard disk:

Windows OS:

4 GB of available disk space.

macOS:

10 GB of available disk space; HFS+ hard disk format (also known as macOS Extended) or APFS.

Updates may require additional storage over time.

Display

Windows OS:

1280 x 768 screen resolution.

(32-bit requires hardware acceleration for 4K and higher)

macOS:

1280 x 800 screen resolution.

Graphics

Windows OS:

Graphics hardware acceleration requires DirectX 9 or later, with WDDM 2.0 or higher for Windows 10 (or WDDM 1.3 or higher for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update).

Skype for Business requires DirectX 9 or later, 128 MB graphics memory, and 32-bits-per-pixel-capable format.

macOS:

No graphics requirements.

Operating system:

Windows OS:

Windows 10 SAC, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2019 or Windows Server 2016.

Please note Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise will be supported on Windows Server 2019 or Windows Server 2016 through October 2025.

macOS:

One of the three most recent versions of macOS.

When a new version of macOS is released, the macOS requirement becomes one of the then-current three most recent versions: the new version of macOS and the previous two versions.

For the best experience, use the most current build of any operating system specified above.

Product functionality and feature availability may vary on older systems (Search Lifecycle Policy).

Browser:

The current version of Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, or Firefox.

.Net version:

Windows OS: Some features may require .NET 3.5 or 4.6 and higher to also be installed.

Microsoft Teams requires 4.6 or higher.

Video calls & meetings:

For a better experience with video calls and online meetings, we recommend using a computer that has a 2.0 GHz processor and 4.0 GB RAM (or higher). The optional Blur my background video effect requires a processor with Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (AVX2) support.

Microsoft Teams requires a USB 2.0 video camera, a microphone, and an audio-output device in order to utilize its full range of calling and meeting features.

See Hardware decoder and encoder driver recommendations for a list of unsupported decoders and encoders.

Teams live events:

If you are producing a Teams live events, we recommend using a computer that has a Core i5 Kaby Lake processor, 4.0 GB RAM (or higher) and hardware encoder.

See Hardware decoder and encoder driver recommendations for a list of unsupported decoders and encoders.

The cost of your Microsoft 365 plans will show up on your Spark bill under Cloud Marketplace.

Yes, you can. Once you have signed up and moved your tenancy and subscriptions to the Spark Cloud Marketplace, then you need to cancel your subscriptions with Microsoft. Microsoft will then credit you the value of your remaining subscription term.

Note: you will need to cancel your direct subscription with Microsoft once you have moved tenancy or risk being charged twice. Information on cancelling via Microsoft

Get in touch with our hub, a Spark IT partner or your preferred IT partner for help with this.

When the offer credit period ends, Spark will continue to invoice for the Microsoft 365 licence unless the customer cancels their licence or transfers it to another provider.