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 features across business and enterprise plans, see Compare Microsoft 365 for business plans, or, for a more detailed list of features, see the relevant service description under Microsoft 365 and Office 365 service descriptions. To search for support articles and information, see Office Help & 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 services and features in greater detail, see the Office 365 Education service description.

Service Office 365 Education A1 Office 365 Education A3 Office 365 Education A5 Microsoft 365 Education A3 Microsoft 365 Education A5 Office 365 A3 Student Use Benefit Office 365 A5 Student Use Benefit Microsoft 365 Education A3 Student Use Benefit Microsoft 365 Education A5 Student Use Benefit
Office 365 platform Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Office for the web Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Exchange Online Yes1 Yes2 Yes2 Yes2 Yes2 Yes1 Yes1 Yes1 Yes1
SharePoint Online Yes3 Yes4 Yes4 Yes4 Yes4 Yes3 Yes3 Yes3 Yes3
OneDrive for Business Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Teams Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Skype for Business Online Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Project No5 No5 No5 No5 No5 No5 No5 No5 No5
Yammer Academic Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Stream Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Planner Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Universal Print No No No Yes13 Yes13 No No Yes14 Yes14
Classroom tools Office 365 Education A1 Office 365 Education A3 Office 365 Education A5 Microsoft 365 Education A3 Microsoft 365 Education A5 Office 365 A3 Student Use Benefit Office 365 A5 Student Use Benefit Microsoft 365 Education A3 Student Use Benefit Microsoft 365 Education A5 Student Use Benefit
Classroom experiences in Microsoft Teams Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
OneNote Class Notebook Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Sway Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Forms Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Learning tools Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Accessibility Checker Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Office Lens Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Minecraft Education Edition with Code Builder No No No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Take a Test app No No No Yes Yes No No No No
Set up School PCs app No No No Yes Yes No No No No
Voice video and meetings Office 365 Education A1 Office 365 Education A3 Office 365 Education A5 Microsoft 365 Education A3 Microsoft 365 Education A5 Office 365 A3 Student Use Benefit Office 365 A5 Student Use Benefit Microsoft 365 Education A3 Student Use Benefit Microsoft 365 Education A5 Student Use Benefit
Skype Meeting Broadcast No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Microsoft Bookings No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Audio Conferencing No No Yes No Yes No No No No
Phone System No No Yes No Yes No No No No
Analytics Office 365 Education A1 Office 365 Education A3 Office 365 Education A5 Microsoft 365 Education A3 Microsoft 365 Education A5 Office 365 A3 Student Use Benefit Office 365 A5 Student Use Benefit Microsoft 365 Education A3 Student Use Benefit Microsoft 365 Education A5 Student Use Benefit
Delve Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Power BI Pro No No Yes No Yes No No No No
My Analytics No No Yes No Yes No No No No
Azure Active Directory Office 365 Education A1 Office 365 Education A3 Office 365 Education A5 Microsoft 365 Education A3 Microsoft 365 Education A5 Office 365 A3 Student Use Benefit Office 365 A5 Student Use Benefit Microsoft 365 Education A3 Student Use Benefit Microsoft 365 Education A5 Student Use Benefit
Azure Active Directory Basic Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Azure Active Directory Plan 1 No No No Yes No No No Yes Yes
Azure Active Directory Plan 2 No No No No Yes 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 A3 Student Use Benefit Office 365 A5 Student Use Benefit Microsoft 365 Education A3 Student Use Benefit Microsoft 365 Education A5 Student Use Benefit
Office 365 Rights Management Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Azure Information Protection Plan 1 No No No Yes No No No No No
Azure Information Protection Plan 2 No No No No Yes No No No No
Litigation Hold No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Content search Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Core eDiscovery (including Hold and Export) No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Advanced eDiscovery No No Yes No Yes No No No No
Data loss prevention (DLP) for email and files Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Endpoint DLP No No No No Yes No No No No
Communications DLP (Teams chat) No No Yes No Yes No No No No
Communication Compliance No No Yes No Yes No No No No
Customer Key No No Yes No Yes No No No No
Basic Auditing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Advanced Auditing No No Yes No Yes No No No No
Basic Office 365 Message Encryption Yes9 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes9 Yes9 Yes9 Yes9
Advanced Office 365 Message Encryption No No Yes No Yes No No No No
Customer Lockbox No No Yes No Yes No No No No
Insider Risk Management No No No No Yes No No No No
Privileged Access Management No No Yes No Yes No No No No
Management and security Office 365 Education A1 Office 365 Education A3 Office 365 Education A5 Microsoft 365 Education A3 Microsoft 365 Education A5 Office 365 A3 Student Use Benefit Office 365 A5 Student Use Benefit Microsoft 365 Education A3 Student Use Benefit Microsoft 365 Education A5 Student Use Benefit
Microsoft Defender for Office 36510 Plan 2 No No No No Yes No Yes No Yes
School Data Sync Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Advanced Security Management No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Intune for Education6 No No No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Advanced Threat Analytics No No No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Microsoft Defender Antivirus No No No Yes Yes No No No No
Microsoft Defender Device Guard No No No Yes Yes No No No No
Microsoft Defender for Identity11 No No No No Yes No No No Yes
Office 365 Cloud App Security No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft 365 Cloud App Security No No No No Yes No No No Yes
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint12 No No No No Yes No No No No
Server and CAL benefits Office 365 Education A1 Office 365 Education A3 Office 365 Education A5 Microsoft 365 Education A3 Microsoft 365 Education A5 Office 365 A3 Student Use Benefit Office 365 A5 Student Use Benefit Microsoft 365 Education A3 Student Use Benefit Microsoft 365 Education A5 Student Use Benefit
Exchange7 No No No Yes8 Yes No No No No
SharePoint7 No No No Yes8 Yes No No No No
Skype for Business7 No No No Yes8 Yes No No No No
Windows Server CAL No No No Yes Yes No No No No
Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager No No No Yes Yes No No No No
System Center Endpoint Protection No No No Yes Yes No No No No

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 Microsoft Project is not included in Office 365 but can be acquired separately. Project Online Essentials is free. If you are a student or an educational institution, you may be eligible to purchase Project Plan 3 and Plan 5 at educational prices.
6 Includes Intune.
7 Servers and CALs are included for Exchange, SharePoint, and Skype for Business.
8 ECAL or Core CAL, depending on the version of A3 that is purchased—with A5, the ECAL rights are included.
9 Microsoft 365 apps is required in order to apply protections and send protected emails from the Outlook Desktop.
10 Formerly Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection.
11 Formerly Azure Advanced Threat Protection.
12 Formerly Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection.
13 Universal Print included in Windows Education A3 and A5.
14 0 (zero) Print-job included.