Microsoft 365 F1, created for the firstline workers. A mostly cloud based Office 365 license with the benefits of EMS and a Windows 10 license. So I was wondering, what do you get exactly with this Microsoft 365 plan? And how does it compare to Office 365 F1?
In this article I will explain the details of Microsoft 365 F1. We are going to compare it to Office 365 F1 and I am going to tell you how much it costs per user. If you have any questions, just drop a comment below.
Microsoft 365 F1 – What is it?
So lets first start with a little background information about Microsoft 365 F1. What is it and for what kind of users would you buy a F1 plan?
Microsoft wants to give every worker the tools and capabilities to participate in your business and to share and gain knowledge. Your typical firstline worker normally doesn’t have access to corporate email, Yammer (intranet), SharePoint or Teams to chat.
By giving these users access to Office 365 they can easily access information, find and share information and get access to training materials. They also get access to Microsoft StaffHub, a purpose-built app to plan firstline workers, track tasks, clock in/out and stay up to date on Yammer announcements.
What is included in Microsoft 365 F1
Just like with the other Microsoft 365 plans, you will get everything from the corresponding Office 365 plan, so in this case Office 365 F1. You will also get Enterprise Mobility and Security features and Windows Enterprise E3.
There are some important limitation to the Office 365 F1 plan, below you will find the most important ones:
Users get a 2GB mailbox that they can only access with Outlook Online or from there mobile phone.
Also the OneDrive storage is limited, if the F1 plans the users only get 2GB if cloud storage. Cloud storage means that the user can’t sync the files to there desktop.
The users are also limited when it comes to Microsoft Flow. They can only run 750 flows a month and they can’t create there own Flows.
F1 users have access to Microsoft Teams, but they are limited to one-to-one calls and they can’t create meetings.
Enterprise Mobility & Security
With Microsoft 365 F1
Windows Enterprise E3
In Microsoft F1 is also Windows Enterprise E3 included. If you like at the price of the F1 plan then it’s hard to believe. It isn’t then also the full version of Windows Enterprise E3, some Enterprise features are missing.
Missing in the Window license are for example the virtualization rights, downgrade right and other versions/edition rights. So it can run only on the local machine.
Microsoft 365 F1 Price
So what does Microsoft 365 F1 cost? The price is listed for $ 10 per user per month. Is’t worth the money? Well, adding EMS to your Office 365 suite is from security perspective a good idea. You will get the tools to easily secure and protect your data and devices.
If we compare the price against the individual products then we can say the the F1 plan is a good deal. Windows Enterprise E3 (local only) can’t be bought separately.
|Office 365 F1||$ 4|
|EMS E3||$ 9|
|Windows 10 E3 (local only)||-|
|Microsoft 365 F1||$ 10|
The normal Windows Enterprise E3 cost $ 7 per user per month. So you can see that the F1 plan is price really good for what you get.
Below you will find a comparison chart between Office 365 F1 and Microsoft 365 F1 to give you a better idea of the included services.
|Office 365||Microsoft 365|
|Price user/month (annual commitment)||$ 4.00||$ 10.00|
|24/7 Phone support||All issues||All issues|
|Desktop version of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher|
|Web version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote||•||•|
|Office apps on tablets and phones||•||•|
|Windows 10 Enterprise E3||•|
|OneDrive for Business||Cloud only (2GB)||Cloud only (2GB)|
|Email, Calendar (Exchange)||Kiosk (2GB)||Kiosk (2GB)|
|Online meetings, IM (Skype for Business)|
|Communication and team sites (SharePoint)||•||•|
|Team hub (Teams)||•||•|
|Enterprise Social (Yammer)||•||•|
|Content discovery and search (Delve)|
|Manage schedules and daily staff work tasks (StaffHub)||•||•|
|Manage tasks and teamworks (Planner)|
|Active Directory integration||•||•|
|Mobile Device Management (MDM) for Office 365||•||•|
|Licensed for hybrid deployment|
|Support for shared computer activation|
|Video content management|
|Compliance – Archiving, eDiscovery, hold|
|Windows Information protection – message encryption, RMS, DLP||•||•|
|Azure Active Direcory Plan 1||•|
|Fine Tuned User Experience||•|
|Windows Analitycs Health||•|
|Advanced Security Features|
|Azure Information Protection Plan 1||•|
|Windows Defender Antivirus||•|
|Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics||•|
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7 thoughts on “Microsoft 365 F1 Details and Prices”
I was looking up some information about F1 licences and stumbled upon your website. Took a moment to realize that it was yours but then it clicked. Hope you’re doing ok. I enjoyed our meetings during my time at Herke.
I do have a short question though. On the Microsoft F1 webpage it states:
“Microsoft 365 F1 omvat geen rechten tot een Exchange-postvak. Om een volledige Teams-ervaring mogelijk te maken, worden Microsoft 365 F1-licenties mogelijk geleverd met het Exchange Online K1-serviceabonnement ingeschakeld. Hoewel het Exchange Online K1-serviceabonnement een postvak zal inrichten voor de gebruiker, hebben Microsoft 365 F1-gebruikers geen rechten om het postvak te gebruiken. We raden klanten aan om de webversie van Outlook uit te schakelen via deze stappen en gebruikers te vragen het Exchange-postvak niet via andere methoden te gebruiken.”
But in your article you state that users do have access to a 2 GB mailbox. Did something change or am I making a mistake. Regards, Jeroen Stet
The F1 license seems to have changed indeed. Until a year ago it included a 2Gb mailbox, but it’s indeed limited now to only Teams. (it’s sometimes a challenge to keep up with Microsoft 365 changes.
Hello, Where did you find the statement you mentioned: “F1 users have access to Microsoft Teams, but they are limited to one-to-one calls and they can’t create meetings.”? Thanks, Pavel
Good question. I always use the service description as a resource for this. But I couldn’t find it anymore. So I searched through the GitHub history of the service description and came across this issue: https://github.com/MicrosoftDocs/OfficeDocs-O365ServiceDescriptions/issues/172. It seems the article is updated and as you can see on the first line of the GitHub issue, it was one-to-one.
Also, the renamed the older Office 365 F1 to Office 365 F3, and added Microsoft 365 F1 and F3. I will update the articles with the new and correct information.
May I know if a F1 user can open an previous Outlook version’s archive file like Outlook 2013 to import to the online mailbox?
Yes, that should be possible. I can’t think of a reason why that wouldn’t work.
Hello Ruud! I have concerns about O365 F1 – we are being told that we are not allowed to change languages as part of the licensing restrictions. Are you aware of this and is there a workaround?