Six Degrees Technology Group Limited

Office 365 Management Services

Six Degrees' Office 365 services encompasses the entire Office 365 customer experience from licensing to initial discovery assessments and readiness, solution design, migration, UAT, adoption, ongoing support, management and optimisation. We ensure delivery of a secure, productive environment that allows for greatest control at device, application or data-level.


  • Discovery and Readiness Services
  • Planning, Design and Migration Services
  • Training and Support Services
  • Pilot Programmes
  • Cloud Solution Provider CSP Licensing
  • Technical Support Services
  • Administration Services
  • Monitoring Services
  • Multiple Licensing options with various Microsoft applications
  • Mobile Device Management using Intune, Security Policies, Updates


  • Consultancy-led business transformation, ensuring fit for purpose solution
  • Best practice, fast and efficient deployment
  • Business needs and people-led solution design and implementation
  • Productive, Secure and Controlled solutions
  • Use business email through an up-to-date, familiar Outlook experience
  • Accomplish faster with a modern collaboration workplace
  • Share files, co-author documents with team sites and full Office
  • Increase employee engagement with a corporate social network
  • Increase mobility, access information from virtually anywhere and any device
  • Collaborate using instantmessaging, voice calls and video conferences


£950.00 a unit

  • Education pricing available

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Six Degrees Technology Group Limited Rob Walton
Telephone: 07813303485

Service scope

Software add-on or extension
Cloud deployment model
Public cloud
Service constraints
Service Descriptions are available at and
System requirements
  • Computer and processor 1.6 gigahertz (GHz) or faster, 2-core
  • Professional Plus: 2.0 GHz or greater recommended for SkypeforBusiness
  • Memory 4 GB RAM; 2 GB RAM (32-bit)
  • Hard disk 4.0 GB of available disk space
  • Graphics hardware acceleration Windows10: DirectX 9, WDDM 2.0 or later/higher
  • OS Windows10 SAC or LTSC 2019, WindowsServer 2019 at release
  • Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Chrome or Firefox current versions
  • Internet functionality requires an Internet connection
  • May require .NET 3.5 /4.6 and higher be installed
  • Display 1280 x 768 screen resolution

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Email or online ticketing
Support response times
Critical: Available 24x7, response in 1 hour.
High: 24x7 next day for Enterprise.
See also
User can manage status and priority of support tickets
Online ticketing support accessibility
WCAG 2.1 A
Phone support
Phone support availability
24 hours, 7 days a week
Web chat support
Onsite support
Yes, at extra cost
Support levels
Six Degrees provide three levels of support, leveraging Six Degrees' investment in Microsoft Premier Support:
1. Essential: Licensing and Billing support, Break fix support (24x7 ITIL aligned)
2. Advanced: Exchange Administration, Active Directory Administration, User Management - includes standard services
3. Premium: Adoption reviews, Secure score reviews, Dedicated Service Owner - includes standard and enhanced services.
Support available to third parties

Onboarding and offboarding

Getting started
Six Degrees offer a range of services that help users understand the features and applicability of the Office 365 product set. We also offer a range of services to assist in getting the solution deployed and running, including initial discovery and readiness services, solution design, migration, user acceptance testing and adoption, ongoing support, management and optimisation services. In addition, the FastTrack service from Microsoft includes scenarios which help users adopt new, more productive ways of working.

Service documentation
Documentation formats
  • HTML
  • PDF
End-of-contract data extraction
Please see
End-of-contract process
Upon expiration or termination of your Office 365 subscription or contract, Microsoft will provide you, by default, additional limited access for 90 days to export your data. As part of our Online Service Terms we specify that the customer always own its data. Microsoft acts as Data Processor. For more information see and

Using the service

Web browser interface
Supported browsers
  • Internet Explorer 10
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari 9+
Application to install
Compatible operating systems
  • Android
  • IOS
  • Linux or Unix
  • MacOS
  • Windows
  • Windows Phone
Designed for use on mobile devices
Differences between the mobile and desktop service
The service is optimised for mobile, desktop and tablet use and there are differences. Core functionality is available across all platforms.

Service interface
Description of service interface
Please see
Accessibility standards
WCAG 2.1 AA or EN 301 549
Accessibility testing
For users with disabilities we have the Disability Answer Desk (DAD), and for enterprise customers with accessibility questions or accessibility related compliance questions we have the enterprise Disability Answer Desk (eDAD).
What users can and can't do using the API
The full API details are avilable online at
API documentation
API documentation formats
API sandbox or test environment
Customisation available
Description of customisation
Please see


Independence of resources
Please see


Service usage metrics
Metrics types
Reporting types
  • API access
  • Real-time dashboards


Supplier type
Reseller providing extra features and support
Organisation whose services are being resold

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Conforms to BS7858:2012
Government security clearance
Up to Developed Vetting (DV)

Asset protection

Knowledge of data storage and processing locations
Data storage and processing locations
  • United Kingdom
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • EU-US Privacy Shield agreement locations
User control over data storage and processing locations
Datacentre security standards
Complies with a recognised standard (for example CSA CCM version 3.0)
Penetration testing frequency
At least once a year
Penetration testing approach
‘IT Health Check’ performed by a Tigerscheme qualified provider or a CREST-approved service provider
Protecting data at rest
  • Physical access control, complying with CSA CCM v3.0
  • Physical access control, complying with SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
  • Encryption of all physical media
  • Other
Other data at rest protection approach
For data at rest, Office 365 deploys BitLocker with AES 256-bit encryption on servers holding messaging data: email, IM conversations, and content stored in SharePoint Online and OneDriveforBusiness. BitLocker volume encryption addresses threats of data theft or exposure from lost, stolen or inappropriately decommissioned computers and disks.
In some scenarios, we use file-level encryption. Your organization’s files are distributed across multiple Azure Storage containers, each with separate credentials. Spreading encrypted files across storage locations, encrypting the map of file locations and physically separating master encryption keys from both content and filemap make for a highly secure environment for stored files.
Data sanitisation process
Data sanitisation type
Deleted data can’t be directly accessed
Equipment disposal approach
Complying with a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v.30, CAS (Sanitisation) or ISO/IEC 27001

Data importing and exporting

Data export approach
Please see
Data export formats
  • CSV
  • ODF
  • Other
Other data export formats
Data import formats
  • CSV
  • ODF
  • Other
Other data import formats
For assistance offered to upload and onboard data

Data-in-transit protection

Data protection between buyer and supplier networks
Other protection between networks
Office 365 is not directly connected to any public sector networks, but can be configured to do so by the customer and their telecoms operator.
Data protection within supplier network
  • TLS (version 1.2 or above)
  • Legacy SSL and TLS (under version 1.2)
  • Other
Other protection within supplier network
Please see

Availability and resilience

Guaranteed availability
Approach to resilience
Outage reporting
Via the service status portal.

Identity and authentication

User authentication needed
User authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Identity federation with existing provider (for example Google Apps)
  • Username or password
  • Other
Other user authentication
With the exception of internet sites for anonymous access created with SharePoint Online, users must be authenticated when accessing Office 365 services.
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels
Office 365 comes with a set of administrator roles that you can assign to users in your organization. Each admin role maps to common business functions, and gives those people permissions to do specific tasks the Office 365 admin center.

Describe how you authenticate management access to your service:
Access restriction testing frequency
At least once a year
Management access authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Identity federation with existing provider (for example Google Apps)
  • Username or password

Audit information for users

Access to user activity audit information
Users have access to real-time audit information
How long user audit data is stored for
Between 6 months and 12 months
Access to supplier activity audit information
Users receive audit information on a regular basis
How long supplier audit data is stored for
Between 6 months and 12 months
How long system logs are stored for
Between 6 months and 12 months

Standards and certifications

ISO/IEC 27001 certification
Who accredited the ISO/IEC 27001
ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation date
What the ISO/IEC 27001 doesn’t cover
Service scope for Office 365 is decribed in this document:
ISO 28000:2007 certification
CSA STAR certification
PCI certification
Who accredited the PCI DSS certification
Convergent Network Solutions
PCI DSS accreditation date
What the PCI DSS doesn’t cover
Only the Six Degrees sites are covered by PCI DSS, not the Microsoft services.
Only the physical and environmental security at Six Degrees' data centres in Birmingham, London and Studley were included in this assessment. The relates to the provision of the secure physical environment for the Colocation Services with Six Degrees provides to its clients. All other services provided by Six Degrees, internal systems supporting business operations or for other clients are specifically excluded from this assessment.
Other security certifications
Any other security certifications
  • EU Model Clauses
  • EU-U.S. Privacy Shield
  • ISO 27018
  • SOC 1 & SOC 2
  • ISB 1596
  • FIPS 140-2
  • NIST 800-171
  • Cyber Essentials Plus

Security governance

Named board-level person responsible for service security
Security governance certified
Security governance standards
  • ISO/IEC 27001
  • Other
Other security governance standards
FISMA/FedRamp, EU Model Clauses, HIPAA/HITECH, ISB 1596, ISO 27018, SASE16 SOC1 & SOC 2
Information security policies and processes
The Microsoft Cloud Security Policy is available via the Service Trust Platform

There is an ISMP for Office 365 to maintain/improve its management system for information security. Through the ISMP, Office 365 plans for and manages protection of its assets to acceptable security levels based on defined risk management processes. Office 365 monitors the ISMS and the effectiveness of controls in maintaining the confidentiality, integrity and availability of assets to continuously improve information security.

The ISMS framework encompasses industry best-practices for information security and privacy. The ISMS is documented/communicated in a customer-facing Information Security Policy, which is available upon request (with a signed NDA in place).

Office 365 performs annual ISMS reviews, the results are reviewed by management. This involves monitoring ongoing effectiveness and improvement of the ISMS control environment by reviewing security issues, audit results, and monitoring status, and by planning and tracking necessary corrective actions.

Operational security

Configuration and change management standard
Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Configuration and change management approach
Office 365 has formal Standard Operating Procedures governing change management - covering software development and hardware change/release management, consistent with regulations: ISO 27001, SOC 1/SOC 2, NIST 800-53, etc.
Operational Security Assurance is a framework incorporating knowledge gained at Microsoft, alongside the experience of running datacenter servers. OSA minimizes risk - operational activities follow rigorous security guidelines and validates adherence to them.
Key processes of OSA:
• Ensuring OSA inputs (e.g. organizational learning, threat intelligence, and security technologies) are up-to-date and relevant.
• Developing/applying review processes to consolidate requirements for establishing OSA baselines.
• Engaging/implementing new requirements/baselines.
Vulnerability management type
Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Vulnerability management approach
Office 365 runs multiple layers of antivirus software to ensure protection from common malicious software. Servers within the Office 365 environment run antivirus software that scans files uploaded/downloaded from the service for viruses or other malware. Additionally, all mails coming into the service run through the Exchange Online Protection engine, which uses multiple antivirus and antispam engines to capture known and new threats against the system.
Additional information is in the relevant service descriptions and Service Level Agreement (SLA).
Microsoft has its own Security Response Center that supplies information to our customers covering the whole range of Microsoft products.
Protective monitoring type
Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Protective monitoring approach
Office 365 employs sophisticated software-defined service instrumentation and monitoring that integrates at the component or server level, the datacenter edge, our network backbone, Internet exchange sites, and at the real or simulated user level, providing visibility when a service disruption is occurring and pinpointing its cause.

Proactive monitoring continuously measures the performance of key subsystems of the Office 365 services platform against the established boundaries for acceptable service performance and availability. When a threshold is reached or an irregular event occurs, the monitoring system generates warnings so that operations staff can address the threshold or event.
Incident management type
Conforms to a recognised standard, for example, CSA CCM v3.0 or ISO/IEC 27035:2011 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Incident management approach
Please see

Secure development

Approach to secure software development best practice
Independent review of processes (for example CESG CPA Build Standard, ISO/IEC 27034, ISO/IEC 27001 or CSA CCM v3.0)

Public sector networks

Connection to public sector networks


£950.00 a unit
Discount for educational organisations
Free trial available

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