Buy a subscription to Office 365 for business from your free trial

You've tried Office 365, and now you're ready to buy. You have two options when buying Office 365 from your trial version:

Buy the same plan as your trial

Check out the video below or follow the steps to complete your order.

It's easy, and, when you buy the same type of subscription as your trial version, you don't have to worry about losing your data, accounts, and configuration.

  1. In the Admin center, go to the Subscriptions page, or choose Billing > Subscriptions.

    If you're using Office 365 Germany, go to this Subscriptions page.

    If you're using Office 365 operated by 21Vianet, go to this Subscriptions page.

  2. On the Subscriptions page, select the Buy now button for the trial subscription that you want to buy.

  3. Complete the steps to check out.

Buy a different plan than your trial

If you purchase a different type of subscription that your trial, you will have to reassign your user licenses from your trial plan to your new plan (before your 90-day grace period ends after your trial plan expires) in order to retain your data, accounts, and configuration.

  1. Sign in to Office 365 with your work or school account as a global admin. Learn how to sign in.

  2. If you're not already on the start page, select Office 365 in the top-left hand corner.

    Button to navigate to the Office 365 Start Page

  3. At the top right-hand corner of the page, under the navigation bar, select Purchase.

    Button to purchase your Office 365 trial

    Note

    If you don't see the Purchase button on the page, it means you can't buy a different type of subscription from your trial. In this case, you will can do one of the following:

  4. On the Purchase subscriptions page, you'll see the different plans that you can buy. The plan that you've been trying is identified by the In Trial banner.

  5. Select the subscription that you want to purchase and then select Buy now.

  6. Complete the steps to check out.

Tip

Need help with the steps in this topic? We’ve got you covered. Make an appointment at your local Microsoft Store with an Answer Desk expert to help resolve your issue. Go to the Microsoft Stores page and choose your location to schedule an appointment.

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