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

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.

Use the admin center (preview) to buy the same plan as your trial

The preview is available to all Microsoft 365 admins, you can opt in by selecting Try the preview toggle located at the top of the Home page. For more information, see About Microsoft 365 admin center preview.

  1. In the admin center, go to the Billing > Products & services page.

  2. On the Products & services page, find the subscription that you want to buy. In the Licenses section, choose Purchase subscription.

  3. Choose either a monthly or annual commitment for your subscription, then choose Checkout.

  4. On the next page, verify the subscription, and choose Checkout.

  5. On the next page, verify the Sold to address, the Billed to information, and Items in this order. If you need to make any changes, choose Change next to the applicable section.

  6. When you're finished, choose Accept agreement & place order.

Use the old admin center to buy the same plan as your trial

  1. In the admin center, go to the Billing > Subscriptions page.

    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, choose the Buy now button for the trial subscription that you want to buy.

  3. Review the pricing information and choose Next.

  4. Provide your payment information, and then choose Place order.

  5. On the confirmation page, choose Go to Admin Home.

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.

Use the admin center (preview) to buy another subscription

The preview is available to all Microsoft 365 admins, you can opt in by selecting Try the preview toggle located at the top of the Home page. For more information, see About Microsoft 365 admin center preview.

  1. In the admin center, go to the Billing > Purchase services page.

  2. On the Purchase services page, choose the subscription that you want to buy, then choose Buy.

  3. Enter the number of licenses that you need, and choose whether to pay each month or for the whole year. Choose whether you want to automatically assign licenses to everyone who does not currently have a license. Then choose Check out now.

  4. Your cart opens. If your cart disappears from the screen, choose Cart to reopen it, review the order and then choose Check Out.

  5. Review the pricing information and choose Next.

  6. Provide your payment information, and then choose Place order > Go to Admin Home.

Use the old admin center to buy a different plan than your trial

  1. In the admin center, go to the Billing > Subscriptions page.

    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 Subscription page, choose Add subscriptions.

    You'll see the subscriptions that are available to your organization. Any subscriptions that you've already purchased will be identified as In Trial or Purchased.

  3. Find the subscription that you want to buy, and then choose Buy Now.

  4. Enter the number of user licenses you need, chose whether to pay each month or for the whole year, and then choose Add to Cart.

  5. Your cart opens. If your cart disappears from the screen, choose Cart to reopen it, review the order and then choose Check Out.

  6. Review the pricing information and choose Next.

  7. Provide your payment information, and then choose Place order.

  8. On the confirmation page, choose Go to Admin Home.

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