Microsoft 365 / Azure Consultancy

As a Microsoft partner with a host of accreditations, we bring the expertise to ensure your cloud workloads run optimally across your Microsoft 365 and Azure ecosystems.

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It’s likely cloud services are now demanding a sizeable share of your IT budget. ARO consultants develop Microsoft 365 and Azure consulting solutions that optimise your cloud utilisation, so you extract maximum value from your investment.

For businesses seeking to manage a deluge of data, Microsoft 365 and Azure feel like the obvious solutions. But most businesses won’t have inhouse expertise to architect their cloud ecosystem to peak performance. ARO experts bring this expertise to your table.

Optimising your cloud environment

Has a security incident caused you to reassess your cloud setup? Are you struggling to make sense of Microsoft 365 licensing? Or maybe spiralling cloud spend is driving you to get professional Azure consulting services? Whatever stage you’re at in your cloud journey, ARO makes sure your next step is the right one.

  • Bespoke Microsoft 365 and Azure workshops. These sessions are a powerful launchpad for our Microsoft 365 and Azure consulting projects.
  • Right-sizing your cloud ecosystem. Once we’ve identified how cloud services can make your business better, we guide you to the right service options to achieve this.
  • Cloud cost management. Where we identify under-utilisation, we’ll explore this and devise a strategy to tackle superfluous spending.

It’s easy for cloud projects to run out of steam and for budgets to spiral out of control. ARO’s Microsoft 365 and Azure consulting professionals provide an expert’s perspective on your cloud environments, ensuring they’re optimised to achieve the most successful outcomes for your business.

Our technical expertise

Microsoft 365 & Azure Consultancy. Only better.


Unlock more value from Microsoft licensing

We uncover opportunities within your Microsoft licensing to achieve higher levels of productivity, efficiency, and security.


Experienced in scaling Azure environments

We’ve worked with many Azure environments with 1000+ users, helping them to expand their cloud technologies to better support their operations.


Microsoft Solutions Partner for Infrastructure Azure and Modern Work

Our highly trained, Microsoft-accredited experts are trained to adapt Azure to meet your exact needs.

Impact where it matters

Eliminating cloud overspend

We identify the best licensing options, so you aren’t paying for more than you need.  

Unleashing systems synergies

With better integration, you can drive up adoption and utilisation of cloud resources.

Optimising your returns

Reining in overspend and taking control of costs amplifies your ROI.

Microsoft 365 is a comprehensive suite of cloud-based productivity tools and services. It includes applications such as Microsoft 365, Azure, Power Platform, and Dynamics, and provides businesses with a complete solution for collaboration, data management, and cloud services.

Microsoft 365 personal is a subscription that includes powerful productivity apps such as Outlook and SharePoint, premium features, extra cloud storage, and advanced security.

Office 2021 is a one-time purchase for all the office desktop apps, like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint onto one computer. With this option, there are no upgrades available. Microsoft 365 is a subscription that include the Office desktop apps, along with storage and cloud-connected features. With a subscription, you also have access to the latest updates along with ongoing tech support, at no extra cost. 

Microsoft 365 Business Basic offers OneDrive, Teams, SharePoint, and Exchange. However, it only offers web- and mobile-based versions of apps such as Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. 

Microsoft Azure is a flexible and scalable cloud computing platform that offers a wide range of services, including virtual computing, networking, storage, databases, and more. Azure allows businesses to build, deploy, and manage applications and services through Microsoft’s global network of data centers. 

Microsoft Azure provides a platform for building, deploying, and managing applications and services without needing to invest in and maintain their own on-premise infrastructure. 

Azure is designed with a strong focus on security. Everything included within the Azure application is automatically encrypted through a data centre. It also uses features like identity and access management, compliance controls, threat detection, and monitoring. 

Copilot is embedded within the Microsoft 365 apps. It uses generative AI and large language models (LLMs) to help users create or refine images and text more quickly. 

Microsoft Azure is a specific cloud computing platform provided by Microsoft. “Cloud” is a broader term that refers to the general concept of delivering computing services over the internet. Azure is one of the platforms within the broader cloud computing landscape. 

Azure has a built-in mechanism that makes VMs easy to scale so operating costs are lower than AWS. 

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