Microsoft 365 Education

Microsoft 365 is available in a variety of plans to best meet the needs of your organization. If you're looking for the differences between the Microsoft 365 and Office 365 Education plans, this article will show you which features are included in each of them.

Microsoft 365 provides a complete system, including Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility and Security. The following table lists the Office 365 for Education A1, A3, and A5 features along with the corresponding Microsoft 365 for Education A3 and A5 features. To compare Office 365 features across business and enterprise plans, see Compare Office 365 for Business plans, or, for a more detailed list of features, see the relevant service description at Office 365 Service Descriptions. To search for support articles and information, see Office Help and Training.

Services and features

Each Microsoft 365 Education plan includes a number of individual services, such as Exchange Online and SharePoint Online. The following table shows the services that are available in each Office 365 and Microsoft 365 plan so that you can choose the solution that best meets your needs. To review Office 365 services and features in greater detail, see the Office 365 Education service description.

Services
Office 365 Education A1
Office 365 Education A3
Office 365 Education A5
Microsoft 365 Education A3
Microsoft 365 Education A5
Office 365 Platform
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Office Online
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Office 365 ProPlus
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Exchange Online
Yes1
Yes2
Yes2
Yes2
Yes2
SharePoint Online
Yes3
Yes4
Yes4
Yes4
Yes4
OneDrive for Business
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Microsoft Teams
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Skype for Business Online
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Project Online
No5
No5
No5
No5
No5
Yammer Academic
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Classroom Tools
Office 365 Education A1
Office 365 Education A3
Office 365 Education A5
Microsoft 365 Education A3
Microsoft 365 Education A5
Classroom Experiences in Microsoft Teams
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
OneNote Class Notebook
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Microsoft Sway
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Microsoft Forms
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Learning Tools
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Accessibility Checker
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Office Lens
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minecraft Education Edition with Code Builder
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Take a Test app
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Set up School PCs app
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Voice, Video, and Meetings
Office 365 Education A1
Office 365 Education A3
Office 365 Education A5
Microsoft 365 Education A3
Microsoft 365 Education A56
Skype Meeting Broadcast
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Microsoft Bookings
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Office 365 Audio Conferencing
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Office 365 Phone System
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Analytics
Office 365 Education A1
Office 365 Education A3
Office 365 Education A5
Microsoft 365 Education A3
Microsoft 365 Education A5
Delve
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Power BI Pro
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
My Analytics
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Azure Active Directory11
Office 365 Education A1
Office 365 Education A3
Office 365 Education A5
Microsoft 365 Education A3
Microsoft 365 Education A5
Azure Active Directory Basic
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Azure Active Directory Plan 1
No
No
No
Yes
No
Azure Active Directory Plan 2
No
No
No
No
Yes
Compliance
Office 365 Education A1
Office 365 Education A3
Office 365 Education A5
Microsoft 365 Education A3
Microsoft 365 Education A5
Office 365 Rights Management
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Azure Information Protection Plan 17
No
No
No
Yes
No
Azure Information Protection Plan 27
No
No
No
No
Yes
Litigation Hold
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
eDiscovery Search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
eDiscovery Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced eDiscovery
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Data Loss Prevention
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Office 365 Message Encryption
Yes12
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Customer Lockbox
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Advanced Data Governance
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Management and Security
Office 365 Education A1
Office 365 Education A3
Office 365 Education A5
Microsoft 365 Education A3
Microsoft 365 Education A5
School Data Sync
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced Security Management
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Intune for Education8
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Advanced Threat Analytics
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Windows Defender Antivirus
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Device Guard
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Advanced Security
Office 365 Education A1
Office 365 Education A3
Office 365 Education A5
Microsoft 365 Education A3
Microsoft 365 Education A5
Advanced Threat Protection
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Threat Intelligence
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Cloud App Security
No
No
No
No
Yes
Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection
No
No
No
No
Yes
Server and CAL Benefits
Office 365 Education A1
Office 365 Education A3
Office 365 Education A5
Microsoft 365 Education A3
Microsoft 365 Education A5
Exchange9
No
No
No
Yes10
Yes
SharePoint9
No
No
No
Yes10
Yes
Skype for Business9
No
No
No
Yes10
Yes
Windows Server CAL
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
System Center Configuration Manager
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
System Center Endpoint Protection
No
No
No
Yes
Yes

Note

1 Includes Exchange Online Plan 1 plus supplemental features. > 2 Includes Exchange Online Plan 2. > 3 Includes SharePoint Online Plan 1 plus supplemental features. > 4 Includes SharePoint Online Plan 2. > 5 Project Online Essentials is not included but can be added for free to the Office 365 Education plan. > 6 Microsoft 365 Education A5 contains Phone System, Audio Conferencing, and Calling Plan capabilities. To implement Calling Plan requires an additional plan purchase (either Domestic Calling Plan or International Calling Plan). > 7 To learn more about which Azure Information Protection features are included with Office 365 plans, see Azure Information Protection. > 8 Includes Intune. > 9 Servers and CALs are included for Exchange, SharePoint, and Skype for Business. > 10 ECAL or Core CAL, depending on the version of A3 that is purchased—with A5, the ECAL rights are included. > 11 For more information about Azure Active Directory, see What is Active Directory?. > 12 Office Pro Plus is required in order to apply protections and send protected emails from the Outlook Desktop.