Microsoft 365 Business Service Description

Microsoft 365 Business is an integrated solution bringing together the best-in-class productivity of Office 365 with advanced security and device management capabilities to help safeguard your business. . This service description describes the plan options and features. For more information about Office 365, see the Office 365 Service Descriptions .

Feature availability across Office 365 Business Premium and Microsoft 365 Business plans

The following table lists the platform features for Office 365 Business Premium and Microsoft 365 Business plans.

To view feature availability across Office 365 plans, see the Office 365 Platform Service Description.

Plan options
Office 365 Business Premium
Microsoft 365 Business
Office 365 Platform
Yes
Yes
Exchange Online
Yes1
Yes1
SharePoint Online
Yes
Yes
OneDrive for Business
Yes
Yes
Skype for Business Online
Yes2
Yes2
Office Online
Yes
Yes
Office applications
Yes
Yes
Project Online
No3
No3
Power BI
No
No
Yammer Enterprise
Yes
Yes
Azure Information Protection
No
Yes4
Office 365 Suite Features
Microsoft Bookings
Yes
Yes
Microsoft Flow
Yes
Yes
Microsoft Forms
Yes
Yes
Microsoft Graph API
Yes
Yes
Microsoft My Analytics
No
No
Microsoft Planner
Yes
Yes
Microsoft PowerApps
Yes
Yes
Microsoft StaffHub
Yes
Yes
Microsoft Stream
Yes16
Yes16
Microsoft Sway
Yes
Yes
Microsoft Teams5
Yes
Yes
Office Delve
Yes
Yes
Office 365 Groups
Yes
Yes
Office 365 Video
No
No
OneNote Class Notebook
No
No
Office 365 administration features
Office 365 Business Premium
Microsoft 365 Business
Administer Office 365 by using the Office 365 admin center or Windows PowerShell
Yes
Yes
Protect content by using Azure Information Protection
No6
Yes
User Account Management
Office 365 Business Premium
Microsoft 365 Business
Office 365 desktop setup
Yes
Yes
Bulk upload using .csv files
Yes
Yes
Azure AD Connect Sync tool
Yes
Yes7
Exchange simple (cutover) migration
Yes
Yes
Delete accounts and reset passwords from Office 365 or by using Windows PowerShell8
Yes
Yes
Users can change their own passwords9
Yes
Yes
Manage licenses
Yes10
Yes10
Manage security groups from Office 365
Yes
Yes
Multiple administrator roles available
Yes
Yes
Allow a partner to administer Office 365 for you
Yes
Yes
Azure Active Directory services
Yes
Yes
Message Policy and Compliance
Office 365 Business Premium
Microsoft 365 Business
Archiving Exchange Online-based mailboxes
Yes
Yes11
Messaging Records Management (MRM) retention tags and retention policies
Yes
Yes
Encryption of data at rest (BitLocker)
Yes
Yes
IRM using Azure Information Protection
No
Yes6
Office 365 Message Encryption
No
Yes6
In-Place Hold and Litigation Hold
No
Yes
In-Place eDiscovery
Yes
Yes
Transport Rules
Yes
Yes
Data loss prevention
No
Yes
Privacy, Security, and Transparency
Office 365 Business Premium
Microsoft 365 Business
Built-in anti-spam protection
Yes
Yes
Built-in anti-malware protection
Yes
Yes
Advanced Threat Protection
No
Yes
Advanced Security Management
No
No
Customer Lockbox
No
No
Customer Key for Office 36512
No
No
Office 365 Advanced eDiscovery13
No
No
Secure Score14
Yes
Yes
Threat Intelligence
No
No
Compliance[ServiceDesc]
Office 365 Business Premium
Microsoft 365 Business
SAS 70 / SSAE16 Assessments
Yes
Yes
ISO 27001 certified
Yes
Yes
EU Model Clauses
Yes
Yes
EU Safe Harbor
Yes
Yes
HIPAA-Business Associate Agreement
Yes
Yes
FISMA Authority to Operate
Yes
Yes
Microsoft Data Processing Agreement
Yes
Yes
PCI-governed PAN data
No
No
Networking
Office 365 Business Premium
Microsoft 365 Business
IPv4 and IPv6 protocols
Yes
Yes
Service Updates
Office 365 Business Premium
Microsoft 365 Business
Regular updates provided to all customers
Yes
Yes
Notifications sent to Message Center when action is required
Yes
Yes
Option to turn on Targeted release
Yes
Yes
Partners
Office 365 Business Premium
Microsoft 365 Business
Provide delegated administration
Yes
Yes
Identity and Access management features
Office 365 Business Premium
Microsoft 365 Business
Enterprise Mobility Suite
Single Sign On (SSO) for > 10 apps
No
Yes
Yes
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
No
Yes
Yes
Administrative Units
No
No
Yes
Cloud app discovery
No
No
Yes
Dynamic Groups
No
No
Yes
Self-service password reset for cloud identities
Yes
Yes
Yes
Self-service password reset with on-premises AD write-back
No
No
Yes
Device objects two-way synchronization between on-premises directories and Azure AD (device write-back)
No
No
Yes
Conditional access (based on group, location, device state, sign-in, or user risk)
No
No
Yes
Company branding (logon pages/access panel customization
Yes
Yes
Yes
Application policy
No
No
Yes
Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM) user CAL
No
No
Yes
Connect Health
No
No
Yes
SLA 99.9%
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced Threat Analytics
No
No
Yes
Device and application management features
Office 365 Business Premium
Microsoft 365 Business
Enterprise Mobility + Security E3
Mobile Device Management (MDM)15
No
Yes
Yes
Mobile Device Management (MDM) auto-enrollment
No
Yes
Yes
Mobile Application Management (MAM) for Office apps and LOB apps15
No
Yes
Yes
Windows update management, Defender, Firewall policies15
No
Yes
Yes
Data protection - selective wipe
No
Yes
Yes
Security Group (SG) targeting for policies
No
Yes
Yes
Install Office apps on enrolled Windows 10 devices
No
Yes
Yes
Windows Defender configuration
No
Yes
Yes
Deploying device profiles and security configuration15
No
Yes
Yes
Enterprise State Roaming for Windows 10 with Azure AD join
No
Yes
Yes
Self-service BitLocker recovery
No
Yes
Yes
Windows 10 Management features - Microsoft 365 Business makes it easy to manage devices. When you set up your Microsoft 365 Business tenant you select app protection, and device configuration settings. These settings determine the policies that are applied automatically to devices when they join Azure Active Directory. Windows 10 Pro Management capabilities include:
Microsoft 365 Business
Simplified deployment with Windows AutoPilot
Yes
Subscription Activation
Yes
Organizational Control of device screen on idle
Yes
Organizational Control of user access to apps from Microsoft Store
Yes
Organizational Control of user access to Cortana
Yes
Organizational Control of Windows tips and advertising from Microsoft
Yes
Windows 10 devices kept up-to-date automatically
Yes
Windows 10 Security features
Microsoft 365 Business
Protect PCs from viruses and other threats using Windows Defender Antivirus
Yes
Protect PCs from web-based threats in Microsoft Edge
Yes
Use rules that reduce the attack surface of devices
Yes
Protect folders from threats such as ransomware
Yes
Help protect files and folders on PCs from unauthorized access with Bitlocker
Yes

1 Includes Exchange Online Plan 1.
2 Includes Skype for Business Online Plan 2 with basic client limitations.
3 Project Online is not included, but can be purchased as a separate add-on service or added for free to the Office Education plan.
4 Azure Information Protection (AIP) enables the supported Information Rights Management (IRM) features. AIP Plan 1 is included in Microsoft 365 Business.
5 Microsoft Teams is available in Microsoft 365 Business, Office 365 Business Essentials, Office 365 Business Premium, and Office 365 Enterprise (E1, E3, E5, F1). It is not yet available for Office 365 Education plans.
6 Azure Information Protection (AIP) enables the supported Information Rights Management (IRM) features. AIP Plan 1 is included in Microsoft 365 Business.
7 Azure AD Connect tool for enabling directory synchronization is supported in Office 365 Business Premium, which is a component of Microsoft 365 Business. However, when Windows Management components are enabled for Microsoft 365 Business, an Azure AD-join is required. If you have an on-premises Active Directory environment and you want to join your domain-joined devices to Azure AD, you can accomplish this by configuring hybrid Azure AD joined devices.
8 If using directory synchronization with a local Active Directory, you must delete accounts or change passwords by using the local Active Directory, rather than the Office 365 portal or by using the Azure Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell.
9 Cloud identities only. See Let users reset their own passwords in Office 365.
10 Reducing seats that were purchased with a term discount may be subject to an early termination fee. This is not applicable for subscriptions paid on a monthly basis.
11 Microsoft 365 Business includes Exchange Online Archiving subscription. Each Exchange Online Archiving subscriber initially receives 100 GB of storage in the archive mailbox. When auto-expanding archiving is turned on, additional storage is automatically added when the 100 GB storage capacity is reached. For more information, see Overview of unlimited archiving in Office 365.
12 For more information, see Controlling your data in Office 365 using Customer Key.
13 Advanced eDiscovery is supported in the United States and in the Western Europe (Netherlands) region. (Customer data from Canada and Asia Pacific is exported to the United States. Customer data from Europe, the Middle East, and Africa is exported to Western Europe [Netherlands].)
14 Available at https://securescore.office.com. Requires admin permissions. For more information, see Introducing the Office 365 Secure Score.
15 Simplified Windows 10 device management built into Microsoft 365 Business console. Full Intune capabilities for iOS, Android, MacOS, and other cross-platform device management built into Azure console, also licensed for use with Microsoft 365 Business. Third-party apps and configuration of things like WiFi profiles, VPN certificates, and so on, can be managed in the full Intune console.
16 This plan comes with Microsoft Stream Plan 2 which includes Video portal, Speech to text transcription, Deep Search, and Face Detection.