Office 365 Germany

Office 365 Germany is a differentiated option from the Office 365 services already available across Europe. It helps address the needs of the most regulated customers in Germany, the European Union (EU), and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) by delivering our industry-leading productivity services for digital work, from German data centers, with data residency in Germany and strict data access and control measures via a unique data trustee model governed under German law.

The data trustee, T-Systems International, an independent German company and subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, controls physical and logical access to customer data. Customer data cannot be accessed without approval from or supervision by the data trustee, which is governed by German law.

Based on this evolution in customers’ needs, our cloud strategy for Germany will focus on delivery of the new cloud regions in Germany that are consistent with our global cloud offering. With this focus, we will no longer be accepting new customers or deploying any new services from the currently available Microsoft Cloud Germany. Existing customers can continue to use the current cloud services available today, which we’ll maintain with necessary security updates. Learn about Office 365 Germany.

Service availability for each plan

Each Office 365 Germany 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 plan.

Service Office 365 Germany Business Essentials Office 365 Germany Business Office 365 Germany Business Premium Office 365 Germany Education A1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E3 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E4 Office 365 Germany Enterprise K1
Office 365 platform 1 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Exchange Online Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SharePoint Online Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
OneDrive for Business Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Skype for Business Online Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Office for the web Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Office 365 ProPlus 2 No No No No No Yes Yes No
Project Online 3 No No No No No No No No
Power BI 3 No No No No No No No No
Visio for the web 4 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Yammer Enterprise N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Azure Information Protection No No No No No No No No

Note

1 Cloud-based subscription service with related features including the Microsoft 365 admin center where you can set up users and domains.
2 You can buy an Office 365 ProPlus plan separately. Office 365 ProPlus is included with Office 365 Germany Enterprise E3 and Office 365 Germany Enterprise E4. Modern authentication must be enabled for use with Office 365 Germany.
3 Project Online and Power BI are not included, but can be purchased as a separate add-on service or added for free to the Office 365 Germany Education A1 plan.
4 Visio for the web consumption (view capability) is available for free. Visio for the web create and edit capabilities require a license. For more information about Visio for the web, see the Visio for the web service description.

System requirements

For system requirements for Office 365, see System requirements for Office on the office.com products site.

Security & Compliance Center availability in Office 365 Germany

The Security & Compliance Center is available for Office 365 Germany. For more information and a list of features, see Office 365 Security & Compliance Center.

What compliance certificates are provided for Office 365 Germany?

Office 365 Germany adheres to the cloud security and compliance standards of Office 365. Office 365 offers a comprehensive set of certifications, independently assessed by accredited auditors as part of Service Organization Controls (SOC), International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and audits. The certifications include ISO 27001/27002, 27017, 27018, and SOC 1 and 2. The additional data trustee controls in Office 365 Germany will be evaluated by independent assessors as part of our annual ISO and SOC audits.

Platform features

The following table lists all platform features that are available acrossOffice 365 Germany plans.

For specific information about pricing and features in the plans for various business types, see Office 365 Germany plans.

Feature Office 365 Germany Business Essentials Office 365 Germany Business Office 365 Germany Business Premium Office 365 Germany Education A1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E3 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E4 Office 365 Germany Enterprise K1
Office 365 administration features
Administer Office 365 by using the Microsoft 365 admin center or Windows PowerShell Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Protect content by using Azure Information Protection No2 No2 No2 No2 No2 No No No2
Office 365 suite features Office 365 Germany Business Essentials Office 365 Germany Business Office 365 Germany Business Premium Office 365 Germany Education A1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E3 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E4 Office 365 Germany Enterprise K1
Microsoft Bookings No No No No No No No No
Microsoft Briefing email No No No No No No No No
Microsoft Flow No No No No No No No No
Microsoft Forms No No No No No No No No
Microsoft MyAnalytics No No No No No No No No
Microsoft Planner No No No No No No No No
Microsoft PowerApps No No No No No No No No
Microsoft StaffHub No No No No No No No No
Microsoft Sway No No No No No No No No
Microsoft Teams No No No No No
No No No
Office Delve Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Office 365 Groups Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Office 365 Video No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
User account management Office 365 Germany Business Essentials Office 365 Germany Business Office 365 Germany Business Premium Office 365 Germany Education A1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E3 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E4 Office 365 Germany Enterprise K1
Cloud identity, federated identity, or multi-factor authentication Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Office 365 desktop setup Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bulk upload using .csv files Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Directory Sync tool Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Exchange simple (cutover) migration Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Delete accounts and reset user passwords from Office 365 or by using Windows PowerShell3 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Users can change their own password4 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Manage licenses5 Yes Yes Yes Yes 6 Yes 6 Yes 6 Yes5, 6 Yes 6
Manage security groups from Office 365 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multiple administrator roles available Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Allow a partner to administer Office 365 for you Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Azure Active Directory services Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Create app passwords
No No No No No No No No
Domains Office 365 Germany Business Essentials Office 365 Germany Business Office 365 Germany Business Premium Office 365 Germany Education A1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E3 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E4 Office 365 Germany Enterprise K1
Add custom 2nd-level domains, like fourthcoffee.de Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Add custom 3rd-level domains, like marketing.fourthcoffee.de Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Add up to 900 custom domains Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
DNS records managed by Office 365 (full redelegation) Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
DNS records managed at your DNS hosting provider (partial redelegation) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Use name.onmicrosoft.de domain or a custom domain name for email addresses and Skype for Business Online 8 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Use name.sharepoint.de for your team site Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Use a custom domain name for your team site7 No No No No No No No No
Host a public website with a different provider Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Use a different provider for email and IM Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Domain ownership verification required for custom domains Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Automated domain purchase and domain verification available for domains purchased through Go Daddy No No No No No No No No
Service health and continuity Office 365 Germany Business Essentials Office 365 Germany Business Office 365 Germany Business Premium Office 365 Germany Education A1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E3 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E4 Office 365 Germany Enterprise K1
Status information available on the Service health or Service status page Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Status of individual alerts available on the Microsoft 365 admin center dashboard Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Service health RSS feed Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Reports Office 365 Germany Business Essentials Office 365 Germany Business Office 365 Germany Business Premium Office 365 Germany Education A1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E3 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E4 Office 365 Germany Enterprise K1
Active and inactive mailboxes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
New and deleted mailboxes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
New and deleted groups Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mailbox usage Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Types of mailbox connections Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sent and received mail Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Top senders and recipients Yes -- Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Spam and malware detections Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Top malware for mail Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rule matches for mail Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Top rule matches for mail Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Top DLP policy matches for mail No No No No No Yes Yes Yes
DLP policy matches by severity for mail No No No No No Yes Yes Yes
DLP policy matches, overrides, and false positives for mail No No No No No Yes Yes Yes
Top DLP rule matches for mail No No No No No Yes Yes Yes
IM and audio sessions Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Application sharing, web, and dial-in conferences Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Video, application sharing, and file transfer sessions Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
IM and audio/video conferences Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Downloadable mail protection reports Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Browser used Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Operating system used Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Create your own reports using Office 365 reporting web services Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Service updates Office 365 Germany Business Essentials Office 365 Germany Business Office 365 Germany Business Premium Office 365 Germany Education A1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E3 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E4 Office 365 Germany Enterprise K1
Regular updates provided to all customers Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Notifications sent to Message Center when action is required Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Roadmap.office.com for some service updates Yes -- Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Option to turn on Targeted release Yes -- Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Help and training Office 365 Germany Business Essentials Office 365 Germany Business Office 365 Germany Business Premium Office 365 Germany Education A1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E3 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E4 Office 365 Germany Enterprise K1
Online help Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Community Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Other self-help resources Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Self-paced training Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Networking Office 365 Germany Business Essentials Office 365 Germany Business Office 365 Germany Business Premium Office 365 Germany Education A1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E3 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E4 Office 365 Germany Enterprise K1
IPv4 and IPv6 protocols Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Trust Office 365 Germany Business Essentials Office 365 Germany Business Office 365 Germany Business Premium Office 365 Germany Education A1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E3 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E4 Office 365 Germany Enterprise K1
Privacy, security, and transparency Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Advanced Threat Protection No No No No No No Yes No
Customer Lockbox No No No No No No Yes No
Office 365 Advanced eDiscovery No No No No No No No No
Secure Score No No No No No No No No
Compliance9
SAS 70 / SSAE16 Assessments Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ISO 27001 certified Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
EU Model Clauses Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
EU Safe Harbor Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
HIPAA-Business Associate Agreement Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FISMA Authority to Operate Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Data Processing Agreement Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
PCI-governed PAN data No No No No No No No No
Service continuity
BlackBerry Office 365 Germany Business Essentials Office 365 Germany Business Office 365 Germany Business Premium Office 365 Germany Education A1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E3 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E4 Office 365 Germany Enterprise K1
Use BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Partners
Create trial invitations and purchase orders for a customer who is using the specified plan Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Provide delegated administration Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Service Level Agreement Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Product use rights Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Note

1 Office 365 Germany does not provide support for any operating system that is not supported by its manufacturer.
2 Azure Information Protection is not included, but can be purchased as a separate add-on and will enable the supported Information Rights Management (IRM) features. Some Azure Information Protection features require a subscription to Office 365 ProPlus, which is not included with Office 365 Germany Business Essentials, Office 365 Germany Business Premium, Office 365 Germany Enterprise E1, Office 365 Germany Education A1, or Office 365 Germany Enterprise K1.
3 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.
4 To learn how to set self-service password management policies for users, see Manage Passwords in Azure AD.
5 Reducing seats that were purchased with a term discount may be subject to an early termination fee. This does not apply to subscriptions paid on a monthly basis.
6 Office 365 Germany Education A1 plans do not support license seat changes from the Microsoft 365 admin center.
7 The right to use client software applications, such as Office 365 ProPlus Office 2016, and Office 2013 is included in some Office 365 Germany plans. Client software applications run on an end user's device rather than in data centers in Germany. For purposes of your agreement with Microsoft, client software applications are not German Online Services. Client software applications also may lry an end user access online services that are not German Online Services. German data residency commitments and access control by the German data trustee apply only to the German Online Services.
8 Modern authentication must be enabled for use with Office 365 Germany.
9 Office 365 Germany is built in adherence to the cloud security and compliance standards of Office 365. Office 365 offers a comprehensive set of certifications, independently assessed by accredited auditors as part of SOC, ISO and audits. The certifications include ISO 27001/27002, 27017, 27018 and SOC 1 & 2 certification. The additional data trustee controls in Office 365 Germany will be evaluated by independent assessors as part of our annual ISO and SOC audits.

Office application features

Note

Office 365 Germany plans include client software applications that are installed and run on an end user's device ("client software applications"), such as Office 365 ProPlus, Office 2013*, and Office 2016. Client software applications do not operate exclusively in German data centers and may let an end user access online services that are not German Online Services. For purposes of your agreement with Microsoft, client software applications are not German Online Services. German data residency commitments and access control by German data trustee apply only to the German Online Services.
*Office 2013 for Office 365 Germany requires that modern authentication be enabled.

Use the following tables to compare feature availability across Office 365 Germany plans.

Feature Office 365 Germany Business Office 365 Germany Business Essentials Office 365 Germany Business Premium Office 365 Germany Education A1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E39 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E4 Office 365 Germany Enterprise K1
Office applications1, 2
Microsoft Word Yes No Yes No7 No Yes Yes No
Microsoft Excel Yes No Yes No7 No Yes Yes No
Microsoft PowerPoint Yes No Yes No7 No Yes Yes No
Microsoft OneNote Yes No Yes No7 No Yes Yes No
Microsoft Outlook Yes No Yes No7 No Yes Yes No
Microsoft Publisher Yes No Yes No7 No Yes Yes No
Microsoft Access Yes10 No Yes10 No7 No Yes Yes No
Skype for Business Yes6 Yes6 Yes6 Yes6 Yes6 Yes Yes Yes6
Microsoft InfoPath No No No No7 No Yes Yes No
Windows 10 Apps Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Office for Mac for Office 365 Yes No Yes No7 No Yes Yes No
Office Mobile for iPad/iPhone Yes No Yes No7 No Yes Yes No
Office Mobile for Android Yes No Yes No7 No Yes Yes No
Office Mobile for Windows Phone Yes No Yes No7 No Yes Yes No
Office Mobile for Windows Phone Yes No Yes No7 No Yes Yes No
Outlook for Android11 No No No No7 No No No No
Enterprise value Office 365 Germany Business Office 365 Germany Business Essentials Office 365 Germany Business Premium Office 365 Germany Education A1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E3 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E4 Office 365 Germany Enterprise K1
5 installs per user on PC or Mac Yes8 No Yes No7 No Yes Yes No
Automated user account provisioning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multilingual user interface No No Yes No No Yes Yes No
Client push deployment Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No
Client support for on-premises Exchange Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes No
Client support for on-premises SharePoint Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes No
Control of software updates Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes No
Database Compare No No No No No Yes Yes No
Desktop virtualization No No No No No Yes Yes No
Excel Spreadsheet Compare No No No No No Yes Yes No
Excel Spreadsheet Inquire No No No No No Yes Yes No
Exchange Online and SharePoint Online archiving and compliance Yes No Yes5 No No Yes Yes No
Group Policy support No No No No No Yes Yes No
Information Rights Management using Azure Information Protection3 No No No No No No No No
Information Rights Management using Windows Server AD RMS4 No No No No No No No No
Office add-in, ActiveX, and BHO support No No Yes No No Yes Yes No
OneNote client access to notebooks on SharePoint Server, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, and Office 365 Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes No
Office Lens No No No No No No No No
Office Telemetry No No No No No Yes Yes No
Offline support for client applications Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No
Optimized side-by-side client installation Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No
Power Map for Excel No No No No No Yes Yes No
Power Pivot for Excel No No No No No Yes Yes No
Power Query for Excel No No No No No Yes Yes No
Power View for Excel No No No No No Yes Yes No
Roaming settings No No No No No No No No
Shared computer activation No No No No No Yes Yes No
Support for blocking cloud-based file storage No No No No No Yes Yes No
Version upgrades Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes No
Volume activation (KMS/MAK) No No No No No No No No

Note

1 Office 365 Germany plans include client software applications that are installed and run on an end-user's device ("client software applications"), such as Office 365 ProPlus, Office 2013, and Office 2016. Client software applications do not operate exclusively in German data centers and may let an end-user access online services that are not German Online Services. For purposes of your agreement with Microsoft, client software applications are not German Online Services. German data residency commitments and access control by German data trustee apply only to the German Online Services.
2 Office 2013 requires that modern authentication be enabled.
3 Azure Information Protection is not included but can be purchased as a separate add-on in order to enable the supported IRM features.
4 Windows Server AD RMS is an on-premises server that must be purchased and managed separately in order to enable the supported IRM features.
5 If you have Office Professional Plus 2013 or a standalone version of Excel 2013, you can download and use the Power Map Preview for Excel 2013 as an unsupported add-in.
6 Skype for Business Basic is available for all customers. The Skype for Business desktop client is a locally installed application that provides presence, instant messaging, and conferencing features for Office 365 plans that include Skype for Business Online. Office 365 ProPlus, and Office 365 Germany Enterprise E3 include the full Skype application, which includes additional features including advanced telephony support, archiving, and compliance features. A Skype for Business Online license must be assigned for each user. For more information on Lync Basic features, see Dektop client comparison tables.
7 Some schools are eligible for Education Plus, which includes Office 365 ProPlus, and allows students, faculty and staff to install the latest version of Office on up to five PC or Mac computers and on other mobile devices, including Windows tablets and the iPad. Schools qualify for Office 365 Education Plus when they license Office institution-wide for faculty and staff through Enrollment for Education Solutions, Open Value Subscription Education Solutions, or a school contract. Note that Access and Publisher are available on PCs only. OneNote for Mac is available as a separate download from the Mac App Store.
8 Office 2011 for Mac can be installed, but not activated.
9 Volume activation for Office 365 Germany Enterprise E3 and Office 365 ProPlus is limited to installations on Windows Server 2008 R2 and newer with the RDS role enabled or Windows To Go installations. In either case, users accessing these installations need to be licensed users of Office 365 Germany Enterprise E3 or Office 365 ProPlus.
10 Access is currently available if you're on Current Channel or on Targeted release for Deferred Channel. If you're on Deferred Channel, Access will be available in June 2017. For more information, see Access included as part of Office 365 Business and Business Premium.
11 Not available for Office 365 Germany, but coming soon.

Feature Office Professional Plus 2013 Office Professional Plus 2016 Office 365 ProPlus10
Office applications1, 2
Microsoft Word Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Excel Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft PowerPoint Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft OneNote Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Outlook Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Publisher Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Access Yes Yes Yes
Skype for Business Yes7 Yes7 Yes7
Microsoft InfoPath Yes Yes No
Windows 10 Apps Yes Yes Yes
Office for Mac for Office 365 No Yes Yes
Office Mobile for iPad/iPhone No Yes Yes
Office Mobile for Android No Yes Yes
Office Mobile for Windows Phone No Yes Yes
Office Mobile for Windows Phone No Yes Yes
Outlook for Android11 No No No
Enterprise value Office Professional Plus 2013 Office Professional Plus 2016 Office 365 ProPlus
5 installs per user on PC or Mac No Yes Yes8
Automated user account provisioning N/A Yes Yes
Multilingual user interface Yes Yes Yes
Client push deployment Yes Yes Yes
Client support for on-premises Exchange Yes Yes Yes
Client support for on-premises SharePoint Yes Yes Yes
Control of software updates Yes Yes Yes
Database Compare Yes Yes Yes
Desktop virtualization Yes Yes Yes9
Excel Spreadsheet Compare Yes Yes Yes
Excel Spreadsheet Inquire Yes Yes Yes
Exchange Online and SharePoint Online Archiving and Compliance Yes3 Yes Yes3
Group Policy support Yes Yes Yes
Information Rights Management using Azure Information Protection4 No No No
Information Rights Management using Windows Server AD RMS5 No No No
Office Add-in, ActiveX, and BHO support Yes Yes Yes
OneNote client access to notebooks on SharePoint Server, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, and Office 365 No Yes Yes
Office Lens No No No
Office Telemetry Yes Yes Yes
Offline support for client applications Yes Yes Yes
Optimized side-by-side client installation No Yes Yes
Power Map for Excel No6 Yes Yes
Power Pivot for Excel Yes Yes Yes
Power Query for Excel Yes Yes Yes
Power View for Excel Yes Yes Yes
Roaming settings Yes Yes Yes
Shared computer activation No No Yes
Support for blocking cloud-based file storage Yes Yes Yes
Version upgrades No Yes Yes
Volume activation (KMS/MAK) Yes Yes No10

Note

1 Office 365 Germany plans include client software applications that are installed and run on an end-user's device ("client software applications"), such as Office 365 ProPlus, Office 2013, and Office 2016. Client software applications do not operate exclusively in German data centers and may let an end-user access online services that are not German Online Services. For purposes of your agreement with Microsoft, client software applications are not German Online Services. German data residency commitments and access control by German data trustee apply only to the German Online Services.
2 Office 2013 requires that modern authentication be enabled.
3 Archiving and compliance features are supported with this version of Office, but the Exchange Online and SharePoint Online plans are not included and must be purchased separately or used with supported on-premises server equivalents.
4 Azure Information Protection is not included but can be purchased as a separate add-on in order to enable the supported IRM features.
5 Windows Server AD RMS is an on-premises server that must be purchased and managed separately in order to enable the supported IRM features.
6 If you have Office Professional Plus 2013 or a standalone version of Excel 2013, you can download and use the Power Map Preview for Excel 2013 as an unsupported add-in.
7 Skype for Business Basic is available for all customers. The Skype for Business desktop client is a locally installed application that provides presence, instant messaging, and conferencing features for Office 365 plans that include Skype for Business Online. Office 365 ProPlus, and Office 365 Enterprise E3 include the full Skype application, which includes additional features including advanced telephony support, archiving, and compliance features. A Skype for Business Online license must be assigned for each user. For more information on Lync Basic features, see Desktop client comparison tables.
8 Office 2011 for Mac can be installed, but not activated.
9 Office 365 ProPlus is supported on user-dedicated virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). Office 365 ProPlus supports Remote Desktop Services (RDS) only when purchased through a Volume Licensing Program.
10 Volume activation for Office 365 Germany Enterprise E3 and Office 365 ProPlus is limited to installations on Windows Server 2008 R2 and newer with the RDS role enabled or Windows To Go installations. In either case, users accessing these installations need to be licensed users of Office 365 Germany Enterprise E3 or Office 365 ProPlus.
11 Not available for Office 365 Germany, but coming soon.

Office for the web features

The following table provides links to comparisons of Office for the web feature capabilities available in Office 365 Germany plans to feature-rich Microsoft Office desktop apps. Use the comparisons to discover what features are available in Office for the web and then select the feature name to read a brief description about how that feature works. You may discover that some people in your organization may need the advanced charting capability of the Excel desktop app while others may only need to view and lightly edit Word documents and PowerPoint presentations with Office for the web.

Note

  • A limited selection of Office features has been chosen to represent the advanced capabilities of the Office desktop suite. The table is not a comprehensive list of Microsoft Office features.
  • Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus is a monthly subscription offer of the latest Office desktop suite.
  • Microsoft Office Web Apps Server 2013 on-premises customers get an Office for the web editing license if they have purchased an Office desktop suite license (such as Office Professional Plus, Office Standard, or an Office 365 ProPlus license).
  • Due to the nature of Office 365 Germany, there are some features that have not yet been enabled. You will see the services come closer to full feature parity with global services over time.
Application Office for the web Link to detailed feature comparison
Word Word for the web Word
Excel Excel for the web Excel
OneNote OneNote for the web OneNote
PowerPoint PowerPoint for the web PowerPoint

Exchange Online features

The following table lists the Exchange Online features that are available across Office 365 Germany plans.

Feature Office 365 Germany Business Essentials Office 365 Germany Business Office 365 Germany Business Premium Office 365 Germany Education A1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E3 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E4 Office 365 Germany Enterprise K1
Planning and deployment
Hybrid deployment supported1 Yes2 Yes Yes2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
IMAP migration supported Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cutover migration supported Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Staged migration supported Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Permissions Office 365 Germany Business Essentials Office 365 Germany Business Office 365 Germany Business Premium Office 365 Germany Education A1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E3 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E4 Office 365 Germany Enterprise K1
Role-based permissions Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Role groups Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Role assignment Policies Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Message policy and compliance Office 365 Germany Business Essentials Office 365 Germany Business Office 365 Germany Business Premium Office 365 Germany Education A1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E3 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E4 Office 365 Germany Enterprise K1
Archiving Exchange Online-based mailboxes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Cloud-based archiving of on-premises mailboxes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Retention tags and retention policies Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Encryption of data at rest (BitLocker) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
IRM using Azure Information Protection3 No4 No4 No4 No4 No4 No No No4
IRM using Windows Server AD RMS3 No5 No5 No5 No5 No5 No5 No5 No5
Office 365 message encryption No4 No4 No4 No4 No4 Yes Yes No4
S/MIME Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
In-Place Hold and Litigation Hold No -- No Yes No Yes Yes No
In-Place eDiscovery Yes6 Yes6 Yes6 Yes Yes6 Yes6 Yes6 Yes
Mail flow rules Yes7 Yes7 Yes7 Yes7 Yes7 Yes7 Yes7 Yes7
Data loss prevention No No No No No Yes Yes No
Journaling Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Anti-spam and anti-malware protection Office 365 Germany Business Essentials Office 365 Germany Business Office 365 Germany Business Premium Office 365 Germany Education A1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E3 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E4 Office 365 Germany Enterprise K1
Built-in anti-spam protection Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Customize anti-spam policies Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 8
Built-in anti-malware protection Yes9 Yes9 Yes9 Yes9 Yes9 Yes9 Yes9 Yes9
Customize anti-malware policies Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 8
Quarantine - administrator management Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 8
Quarantine - end-user self-management Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Advanced Threat Protection No -- No No No No Yes No
Mail flow Office 365 Germany Business Essentials Office 365 Germany Business Office 365 Germany Business Premium Office 365 Germany Education A1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E3 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E4 Office 365 Germany Enterprise K1
Custom routing of outbound mail Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Secure messaging with a trusted partner Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Conditional mail routing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Adding a partner to an inbound safe list Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hybrid email routing Yes2 -- Yes2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Recipients Office 365 Germany Business Essentials Office 365 Germany Business Office 365 Germany Business Premium Office 365 Germany Education A1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E3 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E4 Office 365 Germany Enterprise K1
Capacity alerts Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Clutter3 No No No No No No No No
MailTips Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Delegate access Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Inbox rules Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Connected accounts Yes Yes Yes Yes10 Yes10 Yes10 Yes10 Yes10
Inactive mailboxes No11 -- No11 Yes No11 Yes Yes No11
Offline address book Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Address book policies Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hierarchical address book Yes -- Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Address lists and Global Address List Yes Yes Yes Yes12 Yes12 Yes12 Yes12 Yes12
Office 365 Groups Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Distribution groups Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
External contacts (global) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Universal contact card Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Contact linking with social networks Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Resource mailboxes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Conference room management Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Out-of-office replies Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Calendar sharing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Reporting features and troubleshooting tools Office 365 Germany Business Essentials Office 365 Germany Business Office 365 Germany Business Premium Office 365 Germany Education A1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E3 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E4 Office 365 Germany Enterprise K1
Microsoft 365 admin center reports Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Web services reports Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Message trace Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Auditing reports Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
Unified Messaging reports No No No No No Yes Yes No
Sharing and collaboration Office 365 Germany Business Essentials Office 365 Germany Business Office 365 Germany Business Premium Office 365 Germany Education A1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E3 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E4 Office 365 Germany Enterprise K1
Federated sharing (Including Calendar Publishing)13 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Public folders Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Clients and mobile devices Office 365 Germany Business Essentials Office 365 Germany Business Office 365 Germany Business Premium Office 365 Germany Education A1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E3 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E4 Office 365 Germany Enterprise K1
Outlook for Windows14 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No 11
Outlook on the web14 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Outlook for Mac14 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Outlook for iOS and Android14 No No No No No No No No
Exchange ActiveSync Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
POP and IMAP Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 15
SMTP Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
EWS application support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Outlook for Mac Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Voice message services Office 365 Germany Business Essentials Office 365 Germany Business Office 365 Germany Business Premium Office 365 Germany Education A1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E3 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E4 Office 365 Germany Enterprise K1
Voice mail No No No No No Yes Yes No
Integration between voice mail and third-party FAX No No No No No Yes Yes No
Third-party voice mail interoperability Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Skype for Business integration Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
High availability and business continuity Office 365 Germany Business Essentials Office 365 Germany Business Office 365 Germany Business Premium Office 365 Germany Education A1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E3 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E4 Office 365 Germany Enterprise K1
Mailbox replication at data centers Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Deleted mailbox recovery Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Deleted item recovery Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Single item recovery Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Interoperability, connectivity, and compatibility Office 365 Germany Business Essentials Office 365 Germany Business Office 365 Germany Business Premium Office 365 Germany Education A1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E3 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E4 Office 365 Germany Enterprise K1
Skype for Business presence in OWA3 and Outlook No No No No No No No No
SharePoint interoperability Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
EWS connectivity support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SMTP relay support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Exchange Online setup and administration Office 365 Germany Business Essentials Office 365 Germany Business Office 365 Germany Business Premium Office 365 Germany Education A1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E3 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E4 Office 365 Germany Enterprise K1
Microsoft Office 365 portal access Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft 365 admin center access Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Exchange admin center access Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Remote Windows PowerShell access Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ActiveSync policies for mobile devices Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Usage reporting Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Extending the service - customization, add-ins, and resources Office 365 Germany Business Essentials Office 365 Germany Business Office 365 Germany Business Premium Office 365 Germany Education A1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E3 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E4 Office 365 Germany Enterprise K1
Outlook add-ins and Outlook MAPI Yes16 Yes16 Yes16 Yes16 Yes16 Yes16 Yes16 No

Note

1 Exchange 2010 supports only minimal hybrid deployment. (Full hybrid deployment is not supported for Exchange 2010.) For more information about minimal hybrid deployment, see Use express migration to migrate Exchange mailboxes to Office 365.
2 Office 365 Germany Business Essentials and Office 365 Germany Business Premium do not provide access rights for utilization with on-premises servers. To be compliant, customer must purchase or have previously purchased the appropriate CALs or upgrade to an Enterprise SKU, which provides these access rights.
3 Not available for Office 365 Germany, but coming soon.
4 Azure Information Protection is not included but can be purchased as a separate add-on (or added for free to the Office 365 Germany Education A1 plan) in order to enable the supported IRM features. Office 365 Message Encryption depends on Azure Information Protection.
5 Windows Server AD RMS is an on-premises server that must be purchased and managed separately in order to enable the supported IRM features.
6 For eDiscovery, you need a separate query for on-premises vs. cloud.
7 Mail flow rules (also known as transport rules) are made up of flexible criteria, which allow you to define conditions, exceptions and actions to take based on the criteria. The available conditions, exceptions, and actions differ between Exchange Online and Microsoft Exchange Server. For more information, see the corresponding topics for each product.
8 Only accessible via direct access to the Exchange admin center (EAC) management interface.
9 Exchange Server 2013 uses only the Microsoft anti-malware engine. Exchange Online uses multiple anti-malware engines to scan inbound, outbound, and internal messages for malware.
10 Connected accounts are supported for POP & IMAP accounts, but disabled for Outlook.com (Hotmail).
11 An EOA subscription can be purchased separately for each mailbox that requires the inactive mailbox feature.
12 Using a cmdlet to work with the Address List and Global Address List is not supported.
13 Requires using availability address space to support sharing with other tenants. For more information on how to create an availability address space, see Add-AvailabilityAddressSpace.
14 Table indicates whether or not the client works with the associated plans. It does not mean the clients are necessarily included in the purchase of these plans.
15 POP is supported, but IMAP is not.
16 Some third-party web parts and add-ins may not be available.

Exchange Online Protection features

The following table lists the Exchange Online Protection (EOP) features that are available across Office 365 Germany plans. For more detailed information about EOP features, select the links in the table. When Exchange Online is mentioned, it typically refers to the Office 365 Enterprise service family.

Feature EOP standalone EOP features in Exchange Online Exchange Enterprise CAL with Services
Mail recipients Yes1 Yes1 Yes
Admin role group permissions Yes2 Yes Yes
Domain management Yes3 Yes Yes3
Match subdomains Yes Yes No
Directory Based Edge Blocking (DBEB) Yes Yes Yes
Mail flow rules Yes3, 4, 14 Yes3, 4, 14 Yes
Audit logging Yes5 Yes Yes
Audit log search
16 No Yes Yes
Data loss prevention (DLP) No Yes Yes6
Office 365 Message Encryption Yes12 Yes Yes12
Anti-spam protection (built-in) Yes Yes Yes
Customize anti-spam policies Yes7 Yes Yes
Anti-malware protection (built-in) Yes13 Yes Yes
Customize anti-malware policies Yes Yes Yes
Quarantine: administrator management Yes Yes Yes
Quarantine: end-user self-management Yes Yes Yes
Advanced data governance17 No Yes Yes
Office 365 Threat Intelligence18 No Yes Yes
Junk email reporting in Outlook on the web Yes8 No8 No8
Routing email between Office 365 and your own email servers Yes Yes Yes
Secure messaging with a trusted partner Yes Yes Yes
Safe listing a partner's IP address Yes Yes Yes
Conditional mail routing Yes Yes Yes
Hybrid mail routing Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft 365 admin center reports
Yes9 Yes10 Yes 9, 10
Reporting using web services No Yes Yes
Message trace Yes15 Yes15 Yes
Access to the Microsoft 365 admin center
Yes Yes Yes
Access to the Exchange admin center (EAC) Yes Yes Yes
Remote Windows PowerShell access Yes2 Yes Yes

Note

1 Mail users are defined as "Mailboxes," and, along with external mail contacts, can be added, removed, and otherwise managed directly in the Exchange admin center (EAC).
2 No RBAC customization. Admin roles only.
3 Managed domains can be viewed and domain types can be edited in the EAC. All other domain management must be done in the Microsoft 365 admin center.
4 Mail flow rules (also known as transport rules) in EOP are described in Mail flow rules (transport rules) in Exchange Online Protection. The available mail flow rule conditions, exceptions, and actions differ slightly between EOP and Exchange Online. These differences are noted in Mail flow rule conditions and exceptions (predicates) in Exchange Online and Mail flow rule actions in Exchange Online.
5 EOP auditing reports are a subset of Exchange Online auditing reports that exclude information about mailboxes.
6 DLP policy tips are not available for Exchange Enterprise CAL with Services customers.
7 The default content filter action is to move spam messages to the recipients' Junk Email folder. For this to work with on-premises Exchange mailboxes, you also need to configure two transport rules in your on-premises Exchange organization to detect spam headers added by EOP. For more information, see Ensure that spam is routed to each user's Junk Email folder.
8 This feature is available to Exchange Server 2013 Service Pack 1 (SP1) customers whose mailboxes are being filtered by EOP, and will soon be available to Exchange Online customers.
9 EOP reports are a subset of Exchange Online reports that exclude information about mailboxes.
10 Includes DLP reports.
11 Exchange Enterprise CAL with Services customers should install the workbook by selecting the Exchange Online service rather than the Exchange Online Protection service.
12 Supported for on-premises customers who purchase Azure Information Protection and use Exchange Online Protection to route email through Exchange Online.
13 Scans inbound and outbound messages, but does not scan internal messages sent from a sender in your organization to a recipient in your organization.
14 The available predicates and actions differ between EOP and Exchange Online.
15 Hybrid setup is not available through the Hybrid Wizard, but can be set up manually if you have Exchange SP1.
16 Available in Office 365 Germany E1 and above.
17 Available in Office 365 Germany E3.
18 Available as an add-on feature for Office 365 Germany.

Exchange Online Advanced Threat Protection features

The following table lists the Exchange Online Advanced Threat Protection features that are available across Office 365 Germany plans. For more detailed information about EOP features, select the links in the table. When Exchange Online is mentioned, it typically refers to the Office 365 Enterprise service family.

Feature ATP standalone ATP features in Exchange Online
Safe Links Yes Yes
Safe Attachments Yes Yes

OneDrive for Business features

The following table lists the OneDrive for Business standalone option and SharePoint Online features that are available in Office 365 Germany plans.

Note

To access OneDrive for Business reporting features, you must also have at least one active Exchange license, such as Exchange Online Plan 1 or Exchange Online Plan 2.


Developer features OneDrive for Business Plan 1 OneDrive for Business Plan 2 SharePoint Online Plan 1 SharePoint Online Plan 2
App catalog (SharePoint) Yes Yes Yes Yes
App deployment: Cloud-hosted apps Yes Yes Yes Yes
App deployment: SharePoint-hosted apps Yes Yes Yes Yes
App Management Service Yes Yes Yes Yes
BCS: Alerts for external lists No No No Yes
BCS: App-scoped external content types (ECTs) No No No Yes
BCS: Business Data Web Parts No No No Yes
BCS: External list No No No Yes
BCS: OData connector No No No Yes
BCS: Profile pages No No No No
BCS: Rich client integration No No No No
BCS: Secure Store Service No No No Yes
BCS: Tenant-level external data log No No No Yes
Browser-based customizations Yes Yes Yes Yes
Client Object Model (OM) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Client-side rendering (CSR) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Custom site definitions No No No No
Custom site provisioning page No No No No
Developer site No No Yes Yes
Forms-based applications No No Yes Yes
Full-trust solutions No No No No
InfoPath Forms Services No No No Yes
JavaScript Object Model Yes Yes Yes Yes
List and library APIs Yes Yes Yes Yes
Remote event receiver No No Yes Yes
REST APIs Yes Yes Yes Yes
SharePoint Design Manager No No Yes Yes
SharePoint Designer 2013 No No Yes Yes
SharePoint Store22 Yes Yes Yes Yes
SharePoint 2010 workflows (.NET 3.5) No No Yes Yes
SharePoint 2010 workflows (out of the box) No No Yes Yes
SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2016 workflows No No Yes Yes
Workload API: ECM APIs No No Yes Yes
Workload API: Search APIs No No Yes Yes
Workload API: Social APIs No No Yes Yes
IT Professional features OneDrive for Business Plan 1 OneDrive for Business Plan 2 SharePoint Online Plan 1 SharePoint Online Plan 2
Active Directory synchronization Yes Yes Yes Yes
Alternate access mapping (AAM) No No No No
Analytics platform No No Yes Yes
Anti-malware protection Yes Yes Yes Yes
Claims-based authentication support No No No No
Configuration wizards No No No No
Data loss prevention No Yes No Yes
Deferred site collection upgrade Yes Yes Yes Yes
Distributed cache No No No No
Encryption at rest Yes Yes Yes Yes
Host header site collections No No No No
Improved permissions management Yes Yes Yes Yes
Improved self-service site creation No No No No
Managed accounts No No No No
Minimal Download Strategy (MDS) Yes Yes Yes Yes
OAuth Yes Yes Yes Yes
Patch management No No No No
Quota templates No No No No
Read-only database support No No No No
Remote BLOB storage No No No No
Request management No No No No
Request throttling No No No No
Resource throttling No No No No
Service application platform No No Yes Yes
SharePoint Health Analyzer No No No No
SharePoint admin center (Office 365) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Shredded Storage Yes Yes Yes Yes
Site collection compliance policies Yes Yes Yes Yes
Site collection health checks Yes Yes Yes Yes
State service No No No No
Streamlined central administration No No No No
System status notifications No No No No
Unattached content database recovery No No No No
Upgrade evaluation site collections No No Yes Yes
Usage reporting and logging No No No No
Windows PowerShell support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Content features OneDrive for Business Plan 1 OneDrive for Business Plan 2 SharePoint Online Plan 1 SharePoint Online Plan 2
Accessibility standards support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Asset Library enhancements/video support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Auditing Yes Yes Yes Yes
Auditing & reporting (e.g., doc edits, policy edits, deletes) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Content Organizer No No Yes Yes
Design Manager No No Yes Yes
Document sets Yes Yes Yes Yes
Document translation in Word for the web Yes Yes Yes Yes
eDiscovery search Yes Yes Yes Yes
eDiscovery hold No Yes No Yes
eDiscovery export No Yes No Yes
Email-enabled lists and libraries No No No No
External sharing: External access No No No No
External sharing: Guest link No No No No
Folder sync Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hybrid auditing No No No No
Hybrid taxonomy and content types Yes Yes Yes Yes
Information Rights Management (IRM)1 No No No No
Information Rights Management (IRM) No No No No
Managed metadata service No No Yes Yes
Metadata-driven navigation No No Yes Yes
Multi-stage disposition Yes Yes Yes Yes
Office for the web (create/edit) Yes Yes No No
Office for the web (view) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Office Web Apps Server integration No No No No
PowerPoint Automation Services No No No No
Preservation hold library No Yes No Yes
Quick Edit Yes Yes Yes Yes
Records management No No Yes Yes
Recycle Bin (SharePoint admin center) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Recycle Bin (site collection) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Related items No No Yes Yes
Rich media management No No Yes Yes
Shared content types Yes Yes Yes Yes
SharePoint translation services No No Yes Yes
Surveys Yes Yes Yes Yes
Unique Document IDs Yes Yes Yes Yes
Video search No No No Yes
Publishing analytics No No Yes Yes
Catalog No No No Yes
Category page and catalog item page No No No Yes
Search web parts No No No Yes
Cross-site publishing No No No Yes
WCM: Designer tools No No Yes Yes
Faceted navigation No No No No
Image renditions No No Yes Yes
WCM: Managed navigation No No Yes Yes
WCM: Mobile and device rendering No No Yes Yes
WCM: Multiple domains No No No No
WCM: Recommendations No No Yes Yes
WCM: Search Engine Optimization (SEO) No No Yes Yes
Word Automation Services No No No No
Insights features OneDrive for Business Plan 1 OneDrive for Business Plan 2 SharePoint Online Plan 1 SharePoint Online Plan 2
Business Intelligence Center No No No Yes
Calculated measures and members No No No Yes
Data connection library No No No Yes
Decoupled PivotTables and PivotCharts No No No Yes
Excel Services No No No Yes
Field List and field support No No No Yes
Filter enhancements No No No Yes
Filter search No No No Yes
PerformancePoint Services No No No No
PerformancePoint Services (PPS) Dashboard Migration No No No No
Power View for Excel in SharePoint No No No Yes
Power Pivot for Excel in SharePoint No No No Yes
Quick Explore No No No Yes
Scorecards & Dashboards No No No No
SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) Integrated Mode No No No No
Timeline slicer No No No Yes
Visio for the web4 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Visio Services4 No No No No
Search features OneDrive for Business Plan 1 OneDrive for Business Plan 2 SharePoint Online Plan 1 SharePoint Online Plan 2
Advanced content processing No No No No
Continuous crawls Yes Yes Yes Yes
Custom entity extraction No No No No
Deep links Yes Yes Yes Yes
Event-based relevancy Yes Yes Yes Yes
Expertise search Yes Yes Yes Yes
Extensible content processing No No No No
Graphical refiners Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hybrid search Yes Yes Yes Yes
Manage search schema No No Yes Yes
On-premises search index No No No No
Phonetic name matching Yes Yes Yes Yes
Query rules—add promoted results No No Yes Yes
Query rules—advanced actions No No No No
Query spelling correction No No Yes Yes
Query suggestions No No Yes Yes
Query throttling No No Yes Yes
On-hover preview Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ranking models No Yes Yes2 Yes2
Refiners Yes Yes Yes Yes
RESTful Query API/Query OM Yes Yes Yes Yes
Result sources Yes Yes Yes Yes
Search connector framework No No No No
Search results sorting Yes Yes Yes Yes
Search vertical: “Conversations” Yes Yes Yes Yes
Search vertical: “People” Yes Yes Yes Yes
Search vertical: “Video” No No No Yes
"This List" searches Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sites features OneDrive for Business Plan 1 OneDrive for Business Plan 2 SharePoint Online Plan 1 SharePoint Online Plan 2
Change the look No No Yes Yes
Connections to Microsoft Office Clients Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cross browser support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Custom managed paths No No No No
Governance Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hybrid app launcher Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hybrid OneDrive for Business and sites Yes Yes Yes Yes
Large list scalability and management Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mobile connectivity Yes3 Yes3 Yes Yes
Multilingual user interface Yes Yes Yes Yes
My Tasks No No Yes Yes
OOTB web parts No No Yes Yes
Permissions management Yes Yes Yes Yes
Project functionality for team sites No No Yes Yes
Project site template No No Yes Yes
Project Summary web part No No Yes Yes
Project workspace No No Yes Yes
SharePoint lists No No Yes Yes
SharePoint ribbon No No Yes Yes
Document libraries No No Yes Yes
Task list No No Yes Yes
Team Site: Drag & Drop No No Yes Yes
Team notebook No No Yes Yes
Team site: Simplified access No No Yes Yes
Site designs No No Yes Yes
Site themes (change the look) No No Yes Yes
Site usage page No No Yes Yes
Variations No No Yes Yes
Work Management Service No No Yes Yes
Social features OneDrive for Business Plan 1 OneDrive for Business Plan 2 SharePoint Online Plan 1 SharePoint Online Plan 2
Ask Me About Yes Yes Yes Yes
Personal blogs No No Yes Yes
Communities reputation, badging, and moderation No No Yes Yes
Community No No Yes Yes
Company feed No No Yes Yes
Document conversations with Yammer No No No No
Follow Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microblogging No No Yes Yes
Newsfeed No No Yes Yes
One-click sharing Yes Yes Yes Yes
People, sites, document recommendations No No Yes Yes
Personal site Yes Yes Yes Yes
Photos and presence Yes Yes Yes Yes
Profile Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ratings Yes Yes Yes Yes
Shared with Me Yes Yes Yes Yes
Site feed (classic team site using SharePoint social) No No Yes Yes
OneDrive for Business Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tag profiles No No Yes Yes
Tasks integrated with Outlook Yes Yes Yes Yes
Trending tags No No Yes Yes
Wikis No No Yes Yes
Add-Ons OneDrive for Business Plan 1 OneDrive for Business Plan 2 SharePoint Online Plan 1 SharePoint Online Plan 2
Additional storage No No No No
Azure provisioned apps: Access services Yes Yes Yes Yes
Azure provisioned apps: Custom code in Azure Lightweight Web Role (LWR) Yes Yes Yes Yes

Note

1 Azure Information Protection is not included but can be purchased as a separate add-in order to enable supported IRM features.
2 The Office and SharePoint App Stores are optional services operated by Microsoft Corporation or its affiliate from any of Microsoft's worldwide facilities. The apps available in the Store are provided by various app publishers and are subject to the app publisher's terms and conditions and privacy statement. Your use of any of these apps may result in your data being transferred to, stored, or processed in any country where the app publisher, its affiliates, or service providers maintain facilities. Availability of specific apps and payment methods depends on your region and service. Please carefully review the app publisher's terms and conditions and privacy statements before downloading and using such apps.
3 Not yet available for Windows phone.
4 Visio for the web consumption (view capability) is available for free. Visio for the web create and edit capabilities require a license. For more information about Visio for the web, see the Visio for the web service description.

Project Online features

The following table lists the Project Online features that are available across Office 365 Germany plans. To learn more aboutProject Online, see Getting Started with Project Online.

Plan Description Target users
Project Online Essentials Web-based interface for team members
Update tasks, issues, and risks
Submit timesheets
Share documents and collaborate with Skype for Business presence
Team members
Project Online Professional All of the Project Online Essentials functionality, plus:
Rich user interface through desktop client
Anytime/anywhere access through web interface
Project scheduling and costing
Resource management
Publishing projects to the cloud
Includes the most current version of the Project desktop application, instantly streamed to your Windows PC.
Each subscription license allows for up to five concurrent installations of the Project desktop application.
Project managers
Project Online Premium All of the Project Online Professional functionality, plus:
Portfolio selection and optimization
Demand management
Enterprise resource management
Out-of-box portfolio reports
Portfolio and resource managers

SharePoint Online features

All Office 365 plans include the SharePoint Online service, but not all plans support all SharePoint features. The following table lists features that are available across Office 365 Germany plans.


Developer features Office 365 Germany Business Essentials Office 365 Germany Business Office 365 Germany Business Premium Office 365 Germany Education A1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E3 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E4 Office 365 Germany Enterprise K1
App catalog (SharePoint) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
App deployment: Cloud-hosted apps Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
App deployment: SharePoint-hosted apps Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
App Management Service Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
BCS: Alerts for external lists No No No Yes No Yes Yes No
BCS: App-scoped external content types (ECTs) No No No Yes No Yes Yes No
BCS: Business Data Web Parts No No No Yes No Yes Yes No
BCS: External list No No No Yes No Yes Yes No
BCS: OData connector No No No Yes No Yes Yes No
BCS: Profile Pages No No No No No No No No
BCS: Rich client integration No No No No No No No No
BCS: Secure Store Service No No No Yes No Yes Yes No
BCS: Tenant-level external data log No No No Yes No Yes Yes No
Browser-based customizations Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Client Object Model (OM) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Client-side rendering (CSR) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Custom site definitions No No No No No No No No
Custom site provisioning page No No No No No No No No
Developer site Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Forms-based applications Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Full-trust solutions No No No No No No No No
InfoPath Forms Services No No No Yes17 No Yes17 Yes17 No
JavaScript Object Model Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
List and library APIs Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Remote event receiver Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
REST APIs Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SharePoint Design Manager Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SharePoint Designer 2013 Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SharePoint Store2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SharePoint 2010 workflows (.NET 3.5) Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SharePoint 2010 workflows (out of the box) Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2016 workflows Yes No Yes Yes4 Yes4 Yes4 Yes4 Yes
Workload API: ECM APIs Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Workload API: Search APIs Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Workload API: Social APIs Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
IT Professional features Office 365 Germany Business Essentials Office 365 Germany Business Office 365 Germany Business Premium Office 365 Germany Education A1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E3 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E4 Office 365 Germany Enterprise K1
Active Directory synchronization Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Alternate access mapping (AAM) No No No No No No No No
Analytics Platform Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Anti-malware protection Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Claims-based authentication support No No No No No No No No
Configuration wizards No No No No No No No No
Data loss prevention Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Deferred site collection upgrade No No No No No No No No
Data loss prevention No No No Yes No Yes Yes No
Encryption at rest Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Host header site collections No No No No No No No No
Improved permissions management Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Improved self-service site creation No No Yes No No No No No
Managed accounts No No No No No No No No
Minimal Download Strategy (MDS) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
OAuth Yes8 Yes8 Yes8 Yes8 Yes8 Yes8 Yes8 Yes8
Patch management No No No No No No No No
Quota templates No No No No No No No No
Read-only database support No No No No No No No No
Remote BLOB storage No No No No No No No No
Request management No No No No No No No No
Request throttling No No No No No No No No
Resource throttling No No No No No No No No
Service application platform Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SharePoint Health Analyzer No No No No No No No No
SharePoint admin center (Office 365) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No4
Shredded Storage Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Site collection compliance policies Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Site collection health checks Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
State service No No No No No No No No
Streamlined Central Administration No No No No No No No No
System status notifications No No No No No No No No
Unattached content database recovery No No No No No No No No
Upgrade evaluation site collections Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Usage reporting and logging No No No No No No No No
Windows PowerShell support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Content features Office 365 Germany Business Essentials Office 365 Germany Business Office 365 Germany Business Premium Office 365 Germany Education A1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E3 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E4 Office 365 Germany Enterprise K1
Accessibility standards support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Asset Library enhancements/video support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Auditing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Auditing & reporting (e.g., doc edits, policy edits, deletes) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Content Organizer Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Design Manager Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Document sets Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Document translation in Word for the web Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
eDiscovery search Yes6 Yes Yes6 Yes6 Yes6 Yes6 Yes6 Yes6
eDiscovery hold No6 No No6 Yes6 No6 Yes6 Yes6 No6
eDiscovery export No6 No No6 Yes6 No6 Yes6 Yes6 No6
Email-enabled lists and libraries No No No No No No No No
External sharing: External access No9 No9 No9 No9 No9 No9 No9 No9
External sharing: Guest link No9 No9 No9 No9 No9 No9 No9 No9
Folder sync Yes1, 10 Yes Yes1, 9 Yes1, 9 Yes1 Yes Yes Yes2, 10
Hybrid auditing No No No No No No No No
Hybrid taxonomy and content types Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes20
Information Rights Management (IRM) No3 No No3 Yes No3 Yes Yes No3, 4
Information Rights Management (IRM) No No No No No No No No
Managed metadata service Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Metadata-driven navigation Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multi-stage disposition Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Office for the web (create/edit) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes16
Office for the web (view) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Office ProPlus (Osub) No Yes No No No Yes Yes No
Office Web Apps Server integration No No No No No No No No
PowerPoint Automation Services No No No No No No No No
Preservation hold library No No No Yes No Yes Yes No
Quick Edit Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Records management Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Recycle Bin (SharePoint admin center) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Recycle Bin (site collection) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Related items Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rich media management Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Shared content types Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SharePoint translation services Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Surveys Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Unique Document IDs Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Video search No No No Yes No Yes Yes No
Publishing analytics Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Catalog No No No Yes No Yes Yes No
Category page and catalog item page No No No Yes No Yes Yes No
Search web parts No No No Yes No Yes Yes No
Cross-site publishing No No No Yes No Yes Yes No
WCM: Designer tools Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Faceted navigation No No No No No Yes7 Yes7 No
Image renditions Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
WCM: Managed navigation Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
WCM: Mobile and device rendering Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
WCM: Multiple domains No No No No No No No No
WCM: Recommendations Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
WCM: Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Word Automation Services No No No No No No No No
Insights features Office 365 Germany Business Essentials Office 365 Germany Business Office 365 Germany Business Premium Office 365 Germany Education A1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E3 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E4 Office 365 Germany Enterprise K1
Business Intelligence Center No No No No No Yes Yes No
Calculated measures and members No No No Yes No Yes Yes No
Data connection library No No No Yes No Yes Yes No
Decoupled PivotTables and PivotCharts No No No Yes No Yes Yes No
Excel Services No No No No No No No No
Field List and field support No No No Yes No Yes Yes No
Filter enhancements No No No Yes No Yes Yes No
Filter search No No No Yes No Yes Yes No
PerformancePoint Services No No No No No No No No
PerformancePoint Services (PPS) Dashboard Migration No No No No No No No No
Power BI No No No No No No No No
Power View for Excel in SharePoint No No No Yes No Yes Yes No
Power Pivot for Excel in SharePoint No No No Yes No Yes Yes No
Quick Explore No No No Yes No Yes Yes No
Scorecards & dashboards No No No No No No No No
SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) Integrated Mode No No No No No No No No
Timeline slicer No No No Yes No Yes Yes No
Use and interact with Excel workbooks containing data models Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Visio for the web18 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Visio Services18 No No No No No No No No
Search features Office 365 Germany Business Essentials Office 365 Germany Business Office 365 Germany Business Premium Office 365 Germany Education A1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E3 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E4 Office 365 Germany Enterprise K1
Advanced Content Processing Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Continuous crawls Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Custom entity extraction No No No No No No No No
Deep links Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Event-based relevancy Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Expertise search Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Extensible content processing No No No No No No No No
Graphical refiners Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hybrid search Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Manage search schema Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
On-premises search index No No No No No No No No
Phonetic name matching Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Query rules—add promoted results Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Query rules—advanced actions No No No Yes No Yes Yes No
Query spelling correction Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Query suggestions Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Query throttling Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
On-hover preview Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ranking models Yes5 No Yes5 Yes5 Yes5 Yes5 Yes5 Yes5
Refiners Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
RESTful Query API/Query OM Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Result sources Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Search connector framework No No No No No No No No
Search results sorting Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Search vertical: “Conversations” Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Search vertical: “People” Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Search vertical: “Video” No No No Yes No Yes Yes No
"This List" searches Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sites features Office 365 Germany Business Essentials Office 365 Germany Business Office 365 Germany Business Premium Office 365 Germany Education A1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E3 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E4 Office 365 Germany Enterprise K1
Change the look Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Connections to Microsoft Office Clients Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cross browser support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Custom managed paths No No No No No No No No
Governance Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hybrid app launcher Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes19
Hybrid OneDrive for Business and sites Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes19
Large list scalability and management Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mobile connectivity No Yes11 Yes11 Yes11 Yes11 Yes11 Yes11 Yes11
Multilingual user interface Yes12 Yes12 Yes12 Yes12 Yes12 Yes12 Yes12 Yes12
My Tasks Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
OOTB web parts Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Permissions Management Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Project functionality for team sites Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Project site template Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Project Summary web part Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Project workspace Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SharePoint lists Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SharePoint ribbon Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Document libraries Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Task list Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Team site: drag & drop Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Team notebook Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Team site: simplified access Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Site designs Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Site themes (change the look) Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Site usage page Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Variations Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Work Management Service Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Social features Office 365 Germany Business Essentials Office 365 Germany Business Office 365 Germany Business Premium Office 365 Germany Education A1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E3 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E4 Office 365 Germany Enterprise K1
Ask Me About Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Personal blogs Yes13 No Yes13 Yes13 Yes13 Yes13 Yes13 Yes13
Communities reputation, Badging, and Moderation Yes14 No Yes14 Yes14 Yes14 Yes14 Yes14 No14
Community Yes14 No Yes14 Yes14 Yes14 Yes14 Yes14 No
Company feed Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Document conversations with Yammer No No No No No No No No
Follow Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Microblogging Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Newsfeed Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
One-click sharing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
People, sites, document recommendations Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Personal site Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Photos and presence Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Profile Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ratings Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Shared with Me Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Site feed (classic team site using SharePoint social) Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
OneDrive for Business Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes2
Tag profiles Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tasks integrated with Outlook Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Trending tags Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wikis Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Yammer No No No No No No No No
Add-ons Office 365 Germany Business Essentials Office 365 Germany Business Office 365 Germany Business Premium Office 365 Germany Education A1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E3 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E4 Office 365 Germany Enterprise K1
Additional storage Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Azure provisioned apps: Access services Yes15 Yes15 Yes15 Yes15 Yes15 Yes15 Yes15 Yes15
Azure provisioned apps: Custom code in Azure Lightweight Web Role (LWR) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Duet Online No No No Yes No Yes Yes No

Note

1 To use folder sync, you must have Office 2013 or later (Standard or Professional edition) or an Office 365 subscription that includes Office applications. Office 365 Germany Business Essentials, Office 365 Germany Enterprise E1Office 365 Germany Enterprise E1, and Office 365 Germany Education A1 plans do not include subscriptions to Office desktop applications. However, you can use folder sync if you have Office 2013 or later installed and subscribe to one of these plans.
2 Kiosk accounts have limited OneDrive for Business functionality. Kiosk customers can use the OneDrive for Business folder sync client application to sync team site document libraries with a shared computer and access documents offline. But kiosk accounts do not include a OneDrive for Business Personal Site, so they do not benefit from a OneDrive for Business personal library with 1 TB of online storage.
3 Azure Information Protection is not included, but can be purchased as a separate add-in order to enable the supported IRM features. To create RMS protected content you must have Office Professional Plus 2013, Office Professional Plus 2016, Office 365 Pro Plus, or Outlook Web Access.
4 Because Kiosk users can't be administrators, tenants with Kiosk users need at least one Enterprise user to access the admin center.
5 SharePoint Online customers need to download and install the free Rank Model Tuning App in order to create and customize ranking models.
6 When you use eDiscovery features, the licensing requirement for a plan that permits that feature applies to all end users that are part of the eDiscovery action (Search, Hold, Export).
7 Authenticated SharePoint Online users can access private site collections with faceted navigation.
8 Some providers might not be available in your locale.
9 Sharing a document, library, or site by email with someone outside of your organization. Administrators do have the ability to turn it on, but will get a warning message indicating that it could make files shared accessible outside of your country. Users who attempt to share with someone outside of the organization will receive the same warning message.
10 Kiosk accounts have limited OneDrive for Business functionality. Kiosk customers can use the OneDrive for Business folder sync client application to sync team site document libraries with a shared computer and access documents offline. But kiosk accounts do not include a OneDrive for Business Personal Site, so they do not benefit from a OneDrive for Business personal library with 1 TB or 5 TB of online storage.
11 You can view documents in any Mobile browser. You need to install the Office Mobile app to edit documents. Office Mobile is currently available for Windows phones and tablets, Android phones and tablets, iPhone, and iPad.
12 Help is available only in Simplified Chinese and English.
13 Comments on blogs cannot be added.
14 Organization community website is available, but public community-provided help is not available.
15 Access 2010 is not supported.
16 Kiosk users cannot create Office documents using live tiles. To create a document, kiosk users must do so from a SharePoint Online site by selecting New and then selecting a file type - Word document, Excel workbook, PowerPoint presentation, OneNote notebook, or Excel survey - from the Create a new file menu.
17 InfoPath Forms that contain user code (Sandbox) can only be consumed in InfoPath Rich Client.
18 Visio for the web consumption (view capability) is available for free. Visio for the web create and edit capabilities require a license. For more information about Visio for the web, see the Visio for the web service description.
19 K1 users can access SharePoint Server in a hybrid setup, but Office 365 K1 does not include CAL rights to access the server; these rights must be purchased separately.

Skype for Business Online features

The following table lists Skype for Business Online features that are available across Office 365 Germany plans.

Note

This table indicates client and service availability across Office 365 Germany options. If you want to compare individual features among the various Skype for Business desktop clients, web clients, and mobile clients, see Desktop client comparison tables and Mobile Client Comparison Tables.

Feature Office 365 Germany Business Essentials Office 365 Germany Business Office 365 Germany Business Premium Office 365 Germany Education A1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E3 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E4 Office 365 Germany Enterprise K1
Clients for Skype for Business Online
Skype for Business Yes1 Yes1 Yes1 Yes1 Yes Yes No
Lync 2013 Basic Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Skype for Business Windows Store app Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Lync for Mac 2011 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Skype for Business mobile clients Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Skype for Business Web App Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Instant messaging, presence, and contacts Office 365 Germany Business Essentials Office 365 Germany Business Office 365 Germany Business Premium Office 365 Germany Education A1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E3 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E4 Office 365 Germany Enterprise K1
PC-to-PC IM and presence Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Multiparty IM and presence Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Contact card configuration Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
My Picture configuration Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
My Picture: URL photo experience No No No No No No No
Contact list configuration Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Unified contact store No6 No6 No6 No6 No6 No6 No
Address book search Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Distribution list expansion Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Persistent chat No No No No No No No
Photos of sender/receiver Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Skype-to-Skype audio, video, and media Office 365 Germany Business Essentials Office 365 Germany Business Office 365 Germany Business Premium Office 365 Germany Education A1 \
Office 365 Germany Enterprise E3
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Office 365 Germany Enterprise E4
Office 365 Germany Enterprise K1
Desktop sharing over video-based screen sharing (VbSS) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Desktop and application sharing over Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
File transfers Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Video Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Network Quality of Service (QoS) - Differentiated Services Code Point (DSCP) No No No No No No No
Federation and public IM connectivity Office 365 Germany Business Essentials Office 365 Germany Business Office 365 Germany Business Premium Office 365 Germany Education A1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E3 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E4 Office 365 Germany Enterprise K1
Office Communications Server 2007 R2 and Lync Server 2010 (IM, Presence, Audio, Video, Conferencing) Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
XMPP (used by Google Talk, for example) and Sametime federation No No No No No No No
Skype federation No6 No No6 No6 No6 No6 No
AOL and Yahoo! federation No No No No No No No
Skype for Business Online meetings Office 365 Germany Business Essentials Office 365 Germany Business Office 365 Germany Business Premium Office 365 Germany Education A1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E3 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E4 Office 365 Germany Enterprise K1
Ad hoc and schedule audio conferencing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Ad hoc and schedule video conferencing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Active speaker video Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
H.264 encoding and decoding Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Multiparty video Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
High definition video or pictures of all Attendees Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Presenter controls Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Participant selected view Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
OneNote sharing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Ad hoc and schedule web conferencing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Skype for Business meeting dial-in via audio conferencing (first party) No No No No No No No
Skype for Business meeting dial-in via certified Audio Conferencing Provider (ACP) No6 No6 No6 No6 No6 No6 No
PowerPoint sharing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
File transfer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Whiteboard and annotations Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
PowerPoint upload Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Polling Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Client-side recording and Playback Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Server-side recording and Playback No No No No No No No
Meeting lobby Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Skype Meeting Broadcast6 No No No6 No No6 No6 No
Guest access to Skype meetings with Skype for Business Web App Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Schedule Skype for Business meetings in Outlook Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Schedule Skype for Business meetings in Outlook on behalf of others (Delegation) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Schedule Skype for Business meetings with web scheduler No6 No6 No6 No6 No6 No6 No
Schedule online meetings in Outlook on the web Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Outlook delegation for scheduling meetings Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Create public meetings with static meeting IDs from Outlook No No No No No No No
Voice calling Office 365 Germany Business Essentials Office 365 Germany Business Office 365 Germany Business Premium Office 365 Germany Education A1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E3 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E4 Office 365 Germany Enterprise K1
Busy options No No No No No No No
Branch office survivability No No No No No No No
Call admission control No No No No No No No
Call answer/initiate Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Call delegation No No No No No No No
Call forwarding and simultaneous ring Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Call history Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Call hold/retrieve Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Call park No No No No No No No
Call transfer (blind, consult, and mobile) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Caller ID Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Call waiting Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Camp-on Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Clients for PC, Mac, and mobile Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Device switching Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Distinctive ringing No No No No Yes Yes No
Do-not-disturb routing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Emergency calling - static location No No No No No No No
Emergency calling - dynamic location No No No No No No No
Enterprise calendar call routing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Extension dialing No No No No No No No
Group call pickup No No No No No No No
Hunt groups/call queues and treatment No No No No No No No
Integrated dial-pad No No No No Yes Yes No
Location-based routing No No No No No No No
Music on hold Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Outbound DID manipulation No No No No No No No
Private line No No No No No No No
Qualified IP desk phones No No No No Yes Yes No
Shared line appearance No No No No No No No
Skype and federated calling Yes5 Yes5 Yes5 Yes5 Yes5 Yes5 No
Team calling No No No No Yes Yes No
Video call monitor Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Voicemail No No No No No No No
Calling Plans in Office 365 (Domestic Calling Plan, with required add-on purchase) No No No No No4 No4 No
Calling Plans in Office 365 (International Calling Plan, with required add-on purchase) No No No No No4 No4 No
Communication Credits No No No No No No No
Skype for Business Voice Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Security and archiving Office 365 Germany Business Essentials Office 365 Germany Business Office 365 Germany Business Premium Office 365 Germany Education A1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E3 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E4 Office 365 Germany Enterprise K1
IM and media encryption Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
IM and file filtering No No No No No No No
Client version control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
IM content archiving No2 No2 No2 No2 Yes Yes No
Conference content archiving No2 No2 No2 No2 Yes Yes No
Application sharing, and Desktop Sharing Archiving No No No No No No No
User-level archiving configuration No2 No2 No2 No2 Yes Yes No
Login trace files Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Exchange and SharePoint interoperability Office 365 Germany Business Essentials Office 365 Germany Business Office 365 Germany Business Premium Office 365 Germany Education A1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E3 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E4 Office 365 Germany Enterprise K1
Presence interoperability with Exchange Server Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Presence interoperability with Exchange Online Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Unified Messaging interoperability with Exchange Server No No No No No No No
Unified Messaging interoperability with Exchange Online No No No No No No No
Outlook on the web interoperability Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Archiving interoperability with Exchange Server No No No No No No No
Archiving interoperability with Exchange Online Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Skill search with SharePoint Server No No No No No No No
Skill search with SharePoint Online No No No No No No No
Skype for Business Online administration and management Office 365 Germany Business Essentials Office 365 Germany Business Office 365 Germany Business Premium Office 365 Germany Education A1 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E3 Office 365 Germany Enterprise E4 Office 365 Germany Enterprise K1
Microsoft Office 365 portal Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Microsoft 365 admin center Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Skype for Business Online admin center Yes Yes3 Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Windows PowerShell Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Skype for Business Online reporting in Microsoft 365 admin center Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No

Note

1 The Skype for Business (Lync) client is supported for use with these subscription options, but it is not included. Lync 2013 Basic is available for all customers. The Lync Basic desktop client is a locally installed application that provides presence, instant messaging, and conferencing features for Office 365 plans that include Skype for Business Online. Office 365 ProPlus, and Office 365 Enterprise E3 include the full Skype for Business (Lync) application, which includes additional features including advanced telephony support, archiving, and compliance features. A Skype for Business Online license must be assigned for each user. For more information on Lync Basic features, see Desktop client comparison tables.
2 Archiving for Skype for Business Online depends on the Exchange In-Place Hold feature, which is not included in this plan.
3 Only accessible through the Skype for Business Online admin center management interface.
4 You must assign an Exchange Online (Plan 2) plan to users who you want to have voice mail. An Exchange Online (Plan 1) plan can't be used for voice mail.
5 Skype consumer calls are not supported in Office 365 Germany because there is no Skype consumer federation upon which to make calls. However, federated calling is supported.
6 Not available in Office 365 Germany, but coming soon.

Visio for the web features

Visio for the web is available for Office 365 Germany. For more information about Visio for the web, see the Visio for the web service description.