Choose a Microsoft 365 Subscription

Choosing the right Microsoft 365 subscription is key to getting the most out of the service. Here's how to compare the options and choose a plan that's right for your business.

Try it!

  1. In a browser, search for Microsoft 365 Business Premium.
  2. Open the Microsoft 365 Business Premium page, and then choose See plans and pricing. Here you can see which subscriptions are tailored to smaller businesses.
  3. Scroll down to view the features that are available with each option.
  4. If you have a larger business or have complex IT needs, scroll down and select Microsoft 365 Enterprise.
  5. Select See products and plans , and review the Enterprise subscriptions and their features.
  6. Once you've decided on a subscription, choose Buy now , and go through the sign-up process.

Compare plans

Service area Feature Microsoft 365 Business Standard Microsoft 365 Business Premium Office 365 Enterprise E3
Licenses available Maximum number of users 300 300 Unlimited
Office apps Install Office on up to 5 PCs/Macs + 5 smartphones per user (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Access), Office Online Business Business ProPlus
Email & calendar Outlook, Exchange Online 50 GB 50 GB 100 GB
Hub for teamwork Chat-based workspace, online meetings, and more in Microsoft Teams Yes Yes Yes
File storage OneDrive for Business 1 TB per user 1 TB per user Unlimited
Social, video, sites Stream, Yammer, Planner, SharePoint Online*, PowerApps*, Microsoft Flow* Yes Yes Yes
Business apps Scheduling apps - Bookings** Yes Yes Yes
Threat Protection Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection No Yes No
Windows Exploit Guard enforcement No Yes No
Identity Management Self-service password reset for hybrid Azure Active Directory accounts No Yes No
Azure Multi-Factor Authentication, conditional access policies No Yes No
Device & app management Microsoft Intune, Windows AutoPilot, Windows Pro Management No Yes No
Shared computer activation No Yes Yes
Upgrade rights to Windows 10 Pro for Win 7/8.1 Pro licenses No Yes No
Windows Virtual Desktop No Yes No
Information protection Office 365 data loss prevention No Yes Yes
Azure Information Protection Plan 1, BitLocker enforcement No Yes No
On-premises CAL rights ECAL Suite (Exchange, SharePoint, Skype) No No Yes
Compliance Unlimited email archiving*** No Yes Yes

* Indicates Microsoft 365 Business Standard has Plan 1 of the functionality and Office 365 Enterprise E3 has Plan 2.

** Available in US, UK, Canada.

*** Unlimited archiving when auto-expansion is turned on.

To compare Microsoft 365 Business Premium with other products, including other Microsoft 365 plans, see Licensing Microsoft 365 for small and medium-sized businesses.