O365 is a subscription-based cloud productivity suite that includes services such as OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online, Teams and Yammer. NHSmail users that have an active O365 subscription will benefit from close integration between NHSmail and O365 components including:
- collaboration on documents and in-group conversations through these applications with users in external organisations, not just internally
- presence status in O365 products like Yammer and SharePoint will line to their Skype for Business presence status
Azure AD is a cloud-based directory that enables secure identity management for NHSmail. Users can log in to NHSmail and O365 platforms using the same NHSmail address and same password for each - so there is no need to remember multiple credentials for different services.
Through the NHSmail portal, organisations will have access to administration features for O365 services such as assigning licenses, enabling applications and creating SharePoint sites.