Microsoft Office 365

Never pay for another upgrade

With Microsoft Office 365, you get the latest Microsoft Office updates automatically, at no additional cost. Instead of owning a static version of Office that will eventually be out of date, you have a subscription that guarantees you the latest version for as long as you keep your plan. Business and Business Premium plans only.

More than just Office

  • Get unlimited professional email addresses, all built on your domain name and all delivered to a single inbox. Online Essentials and Business Premium plans only.
  • Keep more of what matters with 50 GB of storage for your email, contacts and shared calendars. Online Essentials and Business Premium plans only.
  • Meet face to face, wherever you are, with video conferencing, screen sharing and more via Microsoft Lync. Online Essentials and Business Premium plans only.
  • Be confident that your email, contacts and calendar are always available with guaranteed 99.9% uptime.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I buy Microsoft Office 365 from C&S Legaltech if I already have Office on my desktop?

If you purchase our Business or Business Premium plan, you’ll get the latest version of the Office desktop applications you know and love—Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Publisher. And whenever Office is updated, you will automatically receive the latest upgrade at no additional charge so that you’re always on the current version of Office. Our Microsoft Office 365 plans give you the ability to easily and securely share and collaborate on documents using OneDrive for Business and Office Online. With Online Essentials and Business Premium you can also create a domain-based email address and share calendars and contacts with people inside and outside of your company. Finally, unlike the Office you currently have, Office 365 from C&S LegalTech gives you the ability to have real-time online meetings and screen sharing using Lync.

Which desktop applications come with the Business and Business Premium plans?

This depends on which plan you choose and whether you’re using a PC or a Mac. PC users who choose the Business plan can download the latest versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote and Publisher. If you choose the Business Plus plan, you get all of those programs, plus Lync. And if you’re a Mac user, you’ll receive the latest desktop versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote and Outlook for either plan.

Will the latest version of Microsoft Office work on my computer?

To use the 5 desktop downloads you get with the Business or Business Premium plan, you must be on one of the following operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows 8
  • Mac OS X version 10.6 or later

If you are running a different operating system, remember that you can still work online with Office Online, browser-based versions of your favorite Microsoft tools like Excel, Word or PowerPoint, which are included with the Online Essentials or Business Premium plans.

I have a Mac. Can I still use Microsoft Office 365 from C&S Legaltech? What about the Business and Business Premium plans?

Yes. Office Online is compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 and later with Safari 5 and later. And if you choose the Business or Business Premium plan, you’ll be able to download Office for Mac 2011 Service Pack 3, which is fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.6.

What is Office for iPad?

Office for iPad features full, touch-friendly versions of the most popular Office apps: Word, Excel and PowerPoint. While the free iPad apps allow you to read Word documents, use Excel data and present with PowerPoint, only Office for iPad lets you create and edit documents in each app. Office for iPad is available with the Business or Business Premium plan, both of which include a license that’s valid for up to 5 iPads or Windows tablets, as well as up to 5 PCs or Macs, for a single user.

What is Office Online?

Office Online features easy-to-use versions of Word®, Excel®, PowerPoint® and OneNote® that you use within a Web browser. You can access Office Online from your cloud storage to create new files, edit existing files, share and collaborate online with clients or colleagues.

What is online document collaboration?

With our Online Essentials and Business Premium plans, documents created or stored in your OneDrive for Business cloud storage can be simultaneously edited with others inside or outside your company – anyone with a link to a document can make edits at the same time as you. You can even see each other’s edits as you go, so you’ll always be on the same page with the latest version, all without having to send documents back and forth via email.

With the Business or Business Premium plans, can I download the 5 installs of Office on my employees’ computers?

The desktop Office licenses that come with the Business or Business Premium plan are associated with an individual user’s account. This makes it easy to connect Office desktop applications with the online services and cloud storage that allow you to work anywhere. Downloading a copy onto another user’s computer may keep that second user from experiencing these benefits. To get the most out of Microsoft Office 365 from C&S LegalTech, we highly recommend ensuring that anyone needing the latest desktop version of Office be associated with a Business or Business Premium account.

Will the Excel, PowerPoint and Word programs I already have installed on my computer work with my cloud storage and Office Online?

OneDrive for Business cloud storage and Office Online work best with the latest version of Microsoft Office, Office 2013, Office 2010, and Office 2011 for Mac. With these versions of Office, you can select files stored in the cloud and edit them using your desktop applications instead of Office Online. Simply open the file you wish to edit, click ‘Edit in Word/Excel/PowerPoint’ and when you click ‘Save’ within those applications, your document will sync back to your storage.

What if I already have an Exchange email account from C&S LegalTech?

If you would like to switch your domain-based email from Exchange to Microsoft Office 365, please call us at (205) 289-1500 and we can help you make the right decision regarding your existing email.

I am part of a larger organization - can I use Microsoft Office 365 from C&S Legaltech?

The plans on our website are designed for businesses that require fewer than 300 accounts. You may purchase up to 300 Business Premium accounts and up to 300 accounts between Email Essentials and Online Essentials for up to 600 accounts total. If you have questions, just give us a call at (205) 289-1500.

What is Lync Online?

Lync Online, included in the Online Essentials and Business Premium plans, allows you to communicate with your colleagues, customers and partners via online conference call or HD video conference. With just a couple of clicks, you can share your screen or invite up to 250 people inside or outside your company to take part in an online conversation.

What is the cloud?

Working or storing files in ‘the cloud’ means that your programs and documents are stored securely on the Internet — not on your hard drive – so you can access them anytime, anywhere, from almost any device connected to the Web. You don’t need to buy additional software and you’re not dependent on your computer to get work done. Plus, since your documents are stored on secure servers, you have peace of mind knowing that, even if your hard drive crashes, your documents and programs are safe and accessible from any web browser.

What are the benefits of having domain-based email addresses?

A domain-based email address, like, helps you look more professional with customers and promotes your website and company. In fact, customers are 9 times more likely to choose a company with a professional email address*. Every time you send an email from a domain-based address, you’re putting your domain name in front of customers and encouraging them to visit your website. And with each plan, you can create free ‘alias’ addresses – like one using your first name ( and others for different departments ( – that all feed into a single inbox and make you look even more professional.

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