When life gives you Apples, integrate with Microsoft 365


They really do work well together.

With efficiency and communication in the balance, you probably don’t have time to convince two mature operating systems to play nice. It’s like merging different worlds — if they were made of outdated files, flaky emails, and security stress. Learn why (and how) to tackle those challenges head-on for a whole new level of productivity.

Microsoft 365 met its match with Apple (in a good way).

Here’s why they’re better together:

  • Consistent and familiar user experience
    Transition easily between different devices with Microsoft 365 on macOS, iPhone and iPad, too.
  • Seamless, secure collaboration in the Cloud
    Customize your environment without confusion over old file versions.
  • Compatibility across platforms
    Collaborate effortlessly with Microsoft 365 on macOS, Windows, iOS, and iPadOS devices.
  • Synced productivity and collaboration tools
    Access and use Microsoft Office applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, To Do, Teams, and Outlook.
  • Email and calendar integration
    Use Outlook as the default email and calendar application on Apple devices for a unified communication experience across platforms.
  • Mobile Device Management (MDM)
    Integrate Microsoft 365 with Apple’s MDM solutions for better control over the devices in your organization.
  • Centralized User Directory for Single Sign-On (SSO)
    Leverage single sign-on capabilities to replace multiple sources of credentials.
  • Simple Microsoft pricing model
    Price per seat to suit your budget — and scale your services over time.
  • We know we aren’t the only ones excited about their evolving features!

…And here’s how to make that integration work.

We’d be a little remiss not to mention we’ve completed hundreds of migrations to Microsoft 365 for happy clients.

Or that we’re a Microsoft partner.

And that our team hasn’t looked back since integrating a few years ago (tech stack = simplified, business = transformed — no big deal).

But if you’re keen to integrate Microsoft and Apple yourself, here are 10 steps to get started.

*Remember, steps may vary based on your organization’s needs. It’s crucial to involve your IT department in the integration process to address any technical challenges and ensure a smooth deployment. Consider consulting with Microsoft and Apple support resources for more detailed and tailored guidance based on your specific environment.

  1. Set up Microsoft 365.
    A subscription is a must — and user accounts for the team members using it.
    We’re a Microsoft partner so we can help source the required licenses.
  2. Configure Microsoft 365 services.
    Microsoft Exchange for emails.
    Microsoft Teams for collaboration and communication.
    SharePoint and OneDrive for Business for cloud storage.
    Microsoft Bookings for effortless calendar scheduling.
    And the list goes on!
  3. Set up your devices.
    Make sure they’re running the latest operating system.
    Deploy the apps to your devices.
    Connect to your organization’s Wi-Fi network.
  4. Find Microsoft 365 on the App Store
    Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, To Do — from the App Store.
    Sign in using the Microsoft 365 credentials.
  5. Integrate OneDrive/SharePoint.
    Install the OneDrive app on Apple devices.
    Sign in with the Microsoft 365 account to sync files and access cloud storage.
  6. Integrate Outlook.
    Set up Outlook for email and calendar.
    Configure email accounts using Microsoft Exchange.
  7. Set up Microsoft Teams on Apple devices.
    Install the Microsoft Teams.
    Sign in with Microsoft 365 credentials.
  8. Ensure security and compliance.
    Set up compliance measures to meet organizational and industry standards.
  9. Set up Mobile Device Management (MDM).
    Integrate Microsoft 365 with Apple MDM solutions, such as JAMF
    Apply device management policies to ensure security and control over Apple devices.
  10. Enable Single Sign-On (SSO):
    Use Azure Entra ID (AAD) for identity management across all of your web apps.

Tired of bobbing for Apple integration solutions?

Reach out to our team, and we’ll set you up seamlessly.

Learn more

For more tips on integrating Apple and Microsoft 365, read our Ultimate Guide to Microsoft 365 for Apple Users.


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