Make the most of your time with Microsoft 365 or Google Workspace

A modern cloud-based productivity suite lets you run your business from wherever you’re working, with features like video meetings, secure file storage in the cloud, remote document collaboration and other day-to-day tools to help you do more with your time.

Get started with either Microsoft 365 Business Basic or Google Workspace Business Starter on us for 12 months when you join an eligible Business Endless Mobile plan.

Talk with your local Spark Business Hub about which solution is right for you.

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Business Endless Mobile plans


Join an eligible Business Endless Mobile plan and get Microsoft 365 Business Basic or Google Workspace Business Starter on us for 12 months.

Offer not available when buying eligible plans online or via Spark's contact centre. Talk with your local Business Hub to sign up.

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To get started or find out more, talk to your local Spark Business hub

FAQs - Microsoft 365

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.

FAQs - Google Workspace

The offer is applied as a monthly credit to your account based on the cost of Google Workspace Business Starter, which is $9.00 per month for 12 months. You can upgrade to a higher tier of Google Workspace, however you will still receive the same offer credit of $9.00 per month (for 12 months). 

Yes, you can add or remove as many licences as you require up to a maximum of 300. Spark’s IT partners will be able to help you add more licences.  

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

Yes, Google Workspace has minimum system requirements to operate. Find out more here: https://support.google.com/workspacemigrate/answer/9222864?hl=en

It will be billed by Spark’s IT Partner. The cost of your Google Workspace plan will show up on your Spark bill under "IT Services".

A maximum of 300 licences applies.

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