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Compare all Microsoft Office 365 Plans in one Overview

The Microsoft Office 365 plans offer great tools for businesses and enterprises to fully work in the cloud. Microsoft has changed the names of most plans to Microsoft 365 but also kept partially the Office 365 label. Comparing all the plans together on the Microsoft site can sometimes be a bit challenging, so to help you out I have created an overview to compare all office 365 plans.

If you have a small business with less than 300 users, then the most interesting plans are the Microsoft 365 Business plans. Large organizations will have to look at the Office 365 Enterprise and Microsoft 365 plans.

I have also written a couple of articles where I go more into details between different plans, you can find the links further down in the article.

Microsoft Office 365 Comparison Chart

The table below will help you to compare the Office 365 plans. The prices are based on an annual subscription model. Enterprise plans are only available in a yearly agreement.

Microsoft 365 Business plans

For most small businesses is the Microsoft 365 Business Standard plan the best choice. With a price of $12.50 per user per month, you get the full Office 365 suite, with the desktop apps, Exchange Online, SharePoint, OneDrive, etc. Everything you need to get your business started in the cloud. If you also want to fully manage your devices (computers, mobile phones) or make use of advanced threat protection, then take a look at the Business Premium plan.

Office 365 Enterprise plans

The Enterprise plans can also be used by companies with less than 300 users, but they are more meant for companies that also need Active Directory integration or features like Litigation Hold and eDiscovery. You get more storage for Exchange Online, OneDrive and SharePoint with the Enterprise plans.

You can check the prices for your country or buy one of the Office 365 plans here at Office.com

Microsoft Office 365 license comparison

  Microsoft Office 365 Plans Compared
Microsoft 365 Business Office 365 Enterprise Microsoft 365
 
Business Basic
Business Standard
Business Premium
Apps for Business
Office 365 F1
Office 365 E1
Office 365 E3
Office 365 E5
Apps for Enterprise
Microsoft 365 F1
Microsoft 365 F3
Microsoft 365 E3
Microsoft 365 E5
Annual commitment
per month
$5.00 $12.50 $20.00 $8.25 $4.00 $8.00 $20.00 $35.00 $12.00 $2.25 $8.00 $32.00 $57.00
Monthly commitment
per month
$6.00 $15.00 $10.00
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Core Details
Maximum users 300 300 300 300 Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Microsoft Office Apps Business Basic Business Standard Business Premium Apps for Business Office 365 F1 Office 365 E1 Office 365 E3 Office 365 E5 Apps for Enterprise Microsoft 365 F1 Microsoft 365 F3 Microsoft 365 E3 Microsoft 365 E5
Office Online 1 3 1
Desktop Apps (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote)
Publisher and Access (pc only)
Mobile apps 3
Install apps on up to 5 PCs/Mac + 5 tablets + 5 smartphones 2 2 2 2
Microsoft Editor premium features
Notes:
1. Limited to devices with a 10.1″ screen or smaller
2. Mobile app only
3. Read only
Microsoft Office Apps Business Basic Business Standard Business Premium Apps for Business Office 365 F1 Office 365 E1 Office 365 E3 Office 365 E5 Apps for Enterprise Microsoft 365 F1 Microsoft 365 F3 Microsoft 365 E3 Microsoft 365 E5
Exchange (Email) Plan 1
50Gb
Plan 1
50Gb
Plan 1
50Gb
Kiosk
2Gb
Plan 1
50Gb
Plan 2
100Gb
Plan 2
100Gb
Kiosk
2Gb
Plan 2
100Gb
Plan 2
100Gb
Email archiving
50Gb

50Gb

50Gb

50Gb

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited
Public folder & Resource mailbox
Microsoft Shifts
Microsoft Bookings
Chat, Meetings, Social, and Calling
Microsoft Teams
Live Events
Yammer
Phone System & Audio Conferencing
Storage
OneDrive Storage (per user) 1 TB 1 TB 1 TB 1 TB 2 GB 1 TB 5 TB 1 5 TB 1 1 TB 2 GB 2 GB 5 TB 1 5 TB 1
SharePoint Plan 1 2 Plan 1 2 Plan 1 2 Kiosk 3 Plan 1 2 Plan 2 2 Plan 2 2 Kiosk 3 Kiosk 3 Plan 2 2 Plan 2 2
Notes:
1. 5 TB initial, contact Microsoft to increase. Less then 5 users, then only 1 TB per user
2. 1 TB Storage + 10Gb per user
3. 1 TB Storage
Project and task management
Planner
To-Do
Automation
Power Automate, Power Apps
Analytics Business Basic Business Standard Business Premium Apps for Business Office 365 F1 Office 365 E1 Office 365 E3 Office 365 E5 Apps for Enterprise Microsoft 365 F1 Microsoft 365 F3 Microsoft 365 E3 Microsoft 365 E5
MyAnalytics
PowerBi Pro
Endpoint and app management
Microsoft Endpoint Manager
Mobile application management
Intune
Remotely wipe company data from lost devices
Windows Autopilot
Set up and pre-configure new devices, getting them ready for productive use
Group Policy Support
Shared Computer Activation
Use Office on RDS/Citrix
Advanced threat protection
Microsoft Defender for Office 365
Project against ransomware, phishing email, malware
Plan 1 Plan 2 Plan 2 Plan 2
Microsoft Defender for Office 365
Project against ransomware, phishing email, malware
Plan 1 Plan 2 Plan 2 Plan 2
Windows Defender
Firewall, Anti-malware, Exploit Guard, Credential Guard
Defender for Endpoint & Identity
Identity and access management Business Basic Business Standard Business Premium Apps for Business Office 365 F1 Office 365 E1 Office 365 E3 Office 365 E5 Apps for Enterprise Microsoft 365 F1 Microsoft 365 F3 Microsoft 365 E3 Microsoft 365 E5
Azure Active Directory Premium Plan 1 Plan 1 Plan 1 Plan 1 Plan 2
Conditional Access Plan 1
AD Sync for SSO
Windows Hello for Business
Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics
Information Protection and Governance
Azure Information Protection Plan 1 AIP for Office 365 AIP for Office 365 Plan 1 Plan 1 Plan 1 Plan 2
Manual sensitivity labels
Automatic sensitivity labels
Office 365 Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
Basic Office Message Encryption
eDiscovery and auditing Business Basic Business Standard Business Premium Apps for Business Office 365 F1 Office 365 E1 Office 365 E3 Office 365 E5 Apps for Enterprise Microsoft 365 F1 Microsoft 365 F3 Microsoft 365 E3 Microsoft 365 E5
Content Search, Basic Audit
eDiscovery
Advanced eDiscovery, Advanced Audit
Litigation Hold
Windows
Windows 10 Enterprise
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Start with an Microsoft Office 365 Trial

It can be difficult to select the right plan for your business with the many options that are available for Office 365. It’s good to start with the comparison of Office 365 plans, but keep in mind that you can also start with an Office 365 Trial. This way you can see what will work for your organization.

You can use your own domain for the trial, but only do that when you are really sure you are going to proceed with Office 365. Otherwise use a temporary domain, like Contoso-lab01, to test out Office 365.

There are a couple of trails available, Microsoft 365 Business Standard and Premium and Office 365 Enterprise E3 and E5. If you have a small company, with less than 50 employees I recommend starting with a Microsoft 365 Business Premium trial. The business plans give you some nice features like Invoicing and Outlook Customer Manager which can be really useful in smaller companies.

If you have more than 50 employees I would recommend going for the Enterprise solution. It’s more expensive, but the Compliance and Information Protection services will help you protect your data and make it easier for you to comply with Business regulations and industry standards.

Comparing the plans side-by-side

I have written multiple in-depth articles about the differences between specific plans. These articles will help you when you can’t choose between E3 and E5 for example.

Microsoft 365 F1 vs Office 365 E1

I got a lot of questions on what the differences are between the Microsoft 365 F1 plan and the existing Office E1 plan. I worked out the details between them, you can read more about it in the in-depth article Microsoft 365 F1 vs Office 365 E1

Office 365 E1 vs E3

Do you want to know when Office 365 E1 is sufficient and what the differences are with Office 365 E3? Check out this article where we go into the differences between the two.

Microsoft 365 Business Premium vs Office E3

They look almost the same, but there is a huge price difference between these two plans. Want to know what these differences are and if E3 is worth the extra money? You can read all the details here in this article.

Microsoft 365 Business Plans

Are you a small business and do you want to know which Microsoft 365 Business Plan is the best fit for you? Then you should check out this article with all the details you need to know about the Business Plans.

Microsoft 365 Plans

Interested in Microsoft 365 as well? Take a look at this article where I explain the differences between Office 365 and Microsoft 365

Wrapping Up

Microsoft offers a lot of different plans, but in general, they offer you a lot of flexibility and can really help your business to grow. I hope this article helped you to compare Office 365 plans. If you have any questions, then just drop a comment below.

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