Office 365 operated by 21Vianet

Office 365 operated by 21Vianet is designed to meet the needs for secure, reliable, and scalable cloud services in China. This service is powered by technology that Microsoft has licensed to 21Vianet.

Note

The Office 365 operated by 21Vianet version of Office 365 is specific to China.

Microsoft does not operate the service itself. 21Vianet operates, provides, and manages delivery of the service. 21Vianet is the largest carrier-neutral internet data center services provider in China, providing hosting, managed network services, and cloud computing infrastructure services. By licensing Microsoft technologies, 21Vianet operates local Office 365 datacenters to provide the ability to use Office 365 services while keeping data within China. 21Vianet also provides subscription and billing services, as well as support.

Note

These services are subject to Chinese laws.

Due to the unique nature of the China services—operated by a partner from datacenters inside China—there are some features that have not yet been enabled. Customers will see the services come closer to full feature parity over time. See the service description footnotes for differences. For a higher-level overview of differences, see Learn about Office 365 operated by 21Vianet.

Service availability within each plan

Each Office 365 plan operated by 21Vianet 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.

Note

The Office 365 operated by 21Vianet version of Office 365 is specific to China.

Service Office 365 Business Essentials operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business Premium operated by 21Vianet Office 365 A1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E3 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise F1 operated by 21Vianet
Office 365 platform1 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Exchange Online Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SharePoint Online Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
OneDrive for Business Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Skype for Business Online Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Office for the web Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Office 365 ProPlus No No No No No Yes No
Project Online2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Power BI No No No No No No No
Visio for the web3 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Yammer Enterprise No No No No No No No
Azure Information Protection No No No No No No No

1 Includes features such as Office 365 administration, Office 365 suite apps, user account management, domains, service health and continuity, reporting, service updates, help and training, networking, and so on. For more information, see the Platform features table.
2 Project Online is not included, but can be purchased as a separate add-on service or added for free to the Office 365 A1 plan.
3 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 operated by 21Vianet

The Office 365 Security & Compliance Center is not available in any plans for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet.

Platform features

The following table lists all platform features for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet.

Note

The Office 365 operated by 21Vianet version of Office 365 is specific to China.

Feature Office 365 Business Essentials operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business Premium operated by 21Vianet Office 365 A1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E3 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise F1 operated by 21Vianet
Office 365 administration
Administer Office 365 by using the Microsoft 365 admin center or Windows PowerShell Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Protect content by using Azure Information Protection No No No No No No No
Manual translation of Message Center posts via machine translation Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Office 365 suite features Office 365 Business Essentials operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business Premium operated by 21Vianet Office 365 A1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E3 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise F1 operated by 21Vianet
Microsoft Bookings No No Yes No No No No
Microsoft Briefing email No No Yes No No No No
Microsoft Flow No No No No No No No
Microsoft Forms No No No No No No No
Microsoft MyAnalytics No No No No No No No
Microsoft Planner No No No No No No No
Microsoft PowerApps No No No No No No No
Microsoft StaffHub No No No No No No No
Microsoft Stream No No No No No No No
Microsoft Sway8 No No No No No No No
Microsoft Teams No No No No No No No
Office Delve No No No No No No No
Office 365 Groups Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Office 365 Video No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes2
OneNote Class Notebook No No No Yes15 No No No
User account mManagement Office 365 Business Essentials operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business Premium operated by 21Vianet Office 365 A1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E3 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise F1 operated by 21Vianet
Cloud identity, Federated identity, or Multi-factor authentication14 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Office 365 desktop setup No No No No No No No
Bulk upload using .csv files Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Directory Sync tool Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Exchange simple (cutover) migration 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
Users can change their own passwords No No No No No No No
Manage licenses Yes6 Yes6 Yes6 Yes6, 7 Yes6, 7 Yes6, 7 Yes6, 7
Manage security groups from Office 365 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multiple administrator roles available Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Allow a partner to administer Office 365 for you No No No No No No No
Azure Active Directory services Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Domains Office 365 Business Essentials operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business Premium operated by 21Vianet Office 365 A1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E3 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise F1 operated by 21Vianet
Add custom 2nd-level domains, like fourthcoffee.com Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Add custom 3rd-level domains, like marketing.fourthcoffee.com Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Add up to 900 custom domains Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
DNS records managed by Office 365 (full redelegation) Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
DNS records managed at your DNS hosting provider (partial redelegation) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Use name.partner.onmschina.cn domain or a custom domain name for email addresses and Skype for Business Online Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Use name-public.sharepoint.cn or a custom domain name for your SharePoint Online Public Website 5, 11 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Use name.sharepoint.cn for your team site Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Use a custom domain name for your team site No No No No No No No
Host a public website with a different provider Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Use a different provider for email and IM Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Host multiple SharePoint Online Public Websites with custom domain names5 No No No No No No No
Domain ownership verification required for custom domains 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
Service health and continuity Office 365 Business Essentials operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business Premium operated by 21Vianet Office 365 A1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E3 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise F1 operated by 21Vianet
Status information available on the Service health or Service status page 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
Service health RSS feed Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Reports Office 365 Business Essentials operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business Premium operated by 21Vianet Office 365 A1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E3 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise F1 operated by 21Vianet
Active and inactive mailboxes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
New and deleted mailboxes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
New and deleted groups Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mailbox usage Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Types of mailbox connections Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sent and received mail Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Top senders and recipients Yes -- Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Spam detections Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Malware detections Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Top malware for mail Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rule matches for mail Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Top rule matches for mail Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Top DLP policy matches for mail No No No No No Yes No
DLP policy matches by severity for mail No No No No No Yes No
DLP policy matches, overrides, and false positives for mail No No No No No Yes No
Top DLP rule matches for mail No No No No No Yes No
IM and audio sessions Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Application sharing, web, and dial-in conferences Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Video, application sharing, and file transfer sessions Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
IM and audio/video conferences Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Downloadable mail protection reports Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Browser used Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Operating system used Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Create your own reports using Office 365 reporting web services Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Service updates Office 365 Business Essentials operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business Premium operated by 21Vianet Office 365 A1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E3 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise F1 operated by 21Vianet
Regular updates provided to all customers Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Notifications sent to Message Center when action is required, an issue is resolved, features are deployed, or your service changes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Roadmap.office.com for some service updates Yes -- Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Option to turn on Targeted release No -- No No Yes Yes Yes
Help and training Office 365 Business Essentials operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business Premium operated by 21Vianet Office 365 A1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E3 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise F1 operated by 21Vianet
Online help Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Community No No No No No No No
Other self-help resources12 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Self-paced training Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Networking Office 365 Business Essentials operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business Premium operated by 21Vianet Office 365 A1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E3 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise F1 operated by 21Vianet
IPv4 protocol Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
IPv6 protocol No No No No No No No
Trust Office 365 Business Essentials operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business Premium operated by 21Vianet Office 365 A1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E3 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise F1 operated by 21Vianet
Privacy, security, and transparency Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Advanced Data Governance No No No No No No No
Advanced Security Management No No No No No No No
Advanced Threat Protection No No No No No No No
Customer Lockbox No No No No No No No
Office 365 Advanced eDiscovery No No No No No No No
Secure Score4 No No No No No No No
Threat Intelligence No No No No No No No
Compliance
SAS 70 / SSAE16 Assessments No No No No No No No
ISO 27001 certified Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
EU Model Clauses No No No No No No No
EU Safe Harbor No No No No No No No
HIPAA-Business Associate Agreement No No No No No No No
FISMA Authority to Operate No No No No No No No
Microsoft Data Processing Agreement No No No No No No No
PCI-governed PAN data No No No No No No No
Service continuity
BlackBerry Office 365 Business Essentials operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business Premium operated by 21Vianet Office 365 A1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E3 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise F1 operated by 21Vianet
Use BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) 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
Provide delegated administration No No No No No No No
Service Level Agreement9 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Product use rights10 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

1 Office 365 and Office 365 operated by 21Vianet do not provide support for any operating system that is not supported by its manufacturer.
2 In Office 365 Enterprise F1 operated by 21Vianet, Office 365 video is limited to viewing only (no publishing or sharing).
3 If you are 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 Not yet available in Office 365 operated by 21Vianet, but coming soon.
5 You can have only one public website with Office 365 unless you've upgraded from an earlier version of Office 365. In that case, you have two public websites, but only one of them can be hosted with a custom domain name. For more information about working with the two websites for business subscriptions, see Work with your two Office 365 public websites. If you have a different subscription, learn more about public websites at public website help for Office 365.
6 Reducing seats that were purchased with a term discount may be subject to an early termination fee. This is not applicable for subscriptions paid on a monthly basis.
7 Office 365 Education plans do not support license seat changes from the Microsoft 365 admin center.
8 Microsoft Sway is not currently available for customers in certain geographies. Some legacy Office 365 plans that are no longer in market as of August 2015 may also not have access to Microsoft Sway.
9 For Office 365 operated by 21Vianet, see the Service Level Agreement here.
10 For Office 365 operated by 21Vianet, see 21Vianet's Online Services Standard Agreement for Office 365.
11 China internet compliance policy requires that you get an Internet Content Provider (ICP) number for a public website. For more information, see the corresponding ICP topic.
12 Some content may not apply to Office 365 operated by 21Vianet.
13 Diminished experience. If your organization is dependent upon Internet Explorer 8 or Internet Explorer 9 to access older web apps and services, you may want to consider upgrading to Internet Explorer 11 and evaluating Enterprise Mode for Internet Explorer 11. This update helps provide better backward compatibility for legacy web apps.
14 Multi-factor authentication is not currently supported in Outlook mobile (IOS and Android).
15 OneNote Class Notebook is available via 21Vianet, but the OneNote Class Notebook toolbar is not available for Windows 10 apps, iPad, or OneNote for the web.

Office 365 application features

The following table shows the Office 365 application features that are available in the Office 365 operated by 21Vianet plans.

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The Office 365 operated by 21Vianet version of Office 365 is specific to China.

Feature Office Professional Plus 2013 operated by 21Vianet Office Professional Plus 2016 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 ProPlus operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business Essentials operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business Premium operated by 21Vianet Office 365 A1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E3 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise F1 operated by 21Vianet
Office applications
Microsoft Word Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No5 No Yes No
Microsoft Excel Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No5 No Yes No
Microsoft PowerPoint Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No5 No Yes No
Microsoft OneNote Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No5 No Yes No
Microsoft Outlook Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No5 No Yes No
Microsoft Publisher Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No5 No Yes No
Microsoft Access Yes Yes Yes Yes9 No Yes9 No5 No Yes No
Microsoft Visio Pro10 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Skype for Business Yes Yes Yes Yes4 Yes4 Yes4 Yes4 Yes4 Yes Yes4
Microsoft InfoPath No No No No No No No5 No No No
Windows 10 Apps Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Office for Mac for Office 365 No Yes No No No Yes No5 No Yes No
Office Mobile for iPad/iPhone Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes5 Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Outlook Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
[Office Mobile for Android]15(../office-applications-service-description/office-applications.md#office-mobile-for-android) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes5 Yes Yes Yes
Office Mobile for Windows Phone No Yes No No No Yes No5 No Yes No
Office Mobile for Windows Phone No Yes No No No Yes No5 No Yes No
Outlook for Android No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No5 No Yes No
Enterprise value Office Professional Plus 2013 operated by 21Vianet Office Professional Plus 2016 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 ProPlus operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business Essentials operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business Premium operated by 21Vianet Office 365 A1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E3 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise F1 operated by 21Vianet
5 installs per user on PC or Mac No Yes Yes6 Yes6 No Yes No5 No Yes No
Automated user account provisioning N/A Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multilingual user interface Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No No Yes No
Client push deployment Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No
Client support for on-premises Exchange Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes No
Client support for on-premises SharePoint Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes No
Control of software updates Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes No
Database Compare Yes Yes Yes No No No No No Yes No
Desktop virtualization Yes Yes Yes7 No No No No No Yes No
Excel Spreadsheet Compare Yes Yes Yes No No No No No Yes No
Excel Spreadsheet Inquire Yes Yes Yes No No No No No Yes No
Exchange Online and SharePoint Online Archiving and Compliance Yes1 Yes Yes1 No No No No No Yes No
Group Policy support Yes Yes Yes No No No No No Yes No
Information Rights Management (IRM) using Azure Information Protection11 No No No No No No No No Yes No
Information Rights Management (IRM) using Windows Server AD RMS2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Office add-in, ActiveX, and BHO support Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No No Yes No
OneNote client access to notebooks on SharePoint Server, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, and Office 365 No Yes No No No Yes No No Yes No
Office Lens No No No No No No No No No No
Office Telemetry Yes Yes Yes No No No No No Yes No
Offline support for client applications Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No
Optimized side-by-side client installation No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No
Power Map for Excel No3 No No No No No No No Yes No
Power Pivot for Excel No No No No No No No No Yes No
Power Query for Excel No No No No No No No No Yes No
Power View for Excel No No No No No No No No Yes No
Roaming settings Yes Yes No No No No No No No No
Shared computer activation No No No No No No No No Yes No
Support for blocking cloud-based file storage Yes Yes Yes No No No No No Yes No
Version upgrades No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes No
Volume activation (KMS/MAK) Yes Yes No8 No No No No No No No

1 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.
2 Windows Server AD RMS is an on-premises server that must be purchased and managed separately in order to enable the supported IRM features.
3 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.
4 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.
5 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.
6 Office 2011 for Mac can be installed, but not activated.
7 Office 365 ProPlus is supported on user-dedicated virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). Office 365 ProPlus only supports Remote Desktop Services (RDS) when purchased through a Volume Licensing Program.
8 Volume activation for Office 365 Enterprise E3 and Office 365 ProPlus are 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 Enterprise E3 or Office 365 ProPlus.
9 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.
10 Visio for the web is currently in preview for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet. For more information about Visio for the web, see the Visio for the web service description.
11 Coming soon to Office 365 operated by 21Vianet.
15 Google services (including Play Store) are not accessible inside China. There are several app stores maintained by major phone manufacturers or search engine companies that users can install mobile apps from.

Office for the web features

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The Office 365 operated by 21Vianet version of Office 365 is specific to China.

The following table provides links to comparisons of Office for the web feature capabilities 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.

Note

  • A limited selection of Office features has been chosen to represent the advanced capabilities of the Office desktop suite. The comparison tables are 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).
Application Office for the web operated by 21Vianet Link to detailed feature comparison
Word Word for the web operated by 21Vianet Word
Excel Excel for the web operated by 21Vianet Excel
OneNote OneNote for the web operated by 21Vianet OneNote
PowerPoint PowerPoint for the web operated by 21Vianet PowerPoint

Exchange Online features

The following table lists the Exchange Online services that are available in Office 365 operated by 21Vianet plans.

Note

The Office 365 operated by 21Vianet version of Office 365 is specific to China.

Feature Office 365 Business Essentials operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business Premium operated by 21Vianet Office 365 A1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E3 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise F1 operated by 21Vianet
Planning and deployment
Hybrid deployment supported Yes9, 10 Yes10 Yes9, 10 Yes10 Yes10 Yes10 Yes10
IMAP migration supported Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cutover migration supported Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Staged migration supported Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Permissions Office 365 Business Essentials operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business Premium operated by 21Vianet Office 365 A1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E3 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise F1 operated by 21Vianet
Role-based permissions Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Role groups Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Role assignment policies Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Message policy and compliance Office 365 Business Essentials operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business Premium operated by 21Vianet Office 365 A1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E3 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise F1 operated by 21Vianet
Archiving Exchange Online-based mailboxes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Cloud-based archiving of on-premises mailboxes No No No Yes No No No
Retention tags and retention policies Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Encryption of data at rest (BitLocker) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
IRM using Azure Information Protection No No No No No No No
IRM using Windows Server AD RMS2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Office 365 Message Encryption No No No No No No No
S/MIME Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
In-Place Hold and Litigation Hold No -- No Yes No Yes No
In-Place eDiscovery Yes7 Yes7 Yes7 Yes Yes7 Yes7 Yes
Mail flow rules (transport rules) Yes3 Yes3 Yes3 Yes3 Yes3 Yes3 Yes3
Data loss prevention No No No No No Yes No
Journaling Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Anti-spam and anti-malware protection Office 365 Business Essentials operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business Premium operated by 21Vianet Office 365 A1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E3 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise F1 operated by 21Vianet
Built-in anti-spam protection Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Customize anti-spam policies Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
Built-in anti-malware protection Yes5 Yes5 Yes5 Yes5 Yes5 Yes5 Yes5
Customize anti-malware policies Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
Quarantine - administrator management Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
Quarantine - end-user self-management Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Advanced Threat Protection No -- No No No No No
Mail flow Office 365 Business Essentials operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business Premium operated by 21Vianet Office 365 A1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E3 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise F1 operated by 21Vianet
Custom routing of outbound mail Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Secure messaging with a trusted partner Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Conditional mail routing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Adding a partner to an inbound safe list Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hybrid email routing Yes9 -- Yes9 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Recipients Office 365 Business Essentials operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business Premium operated by 21Vianet Office 365 A1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E3 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise F1 operated by 21Vianet
Capacity alerts Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Clutter Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MailTips Yes Yes Yes Yes12 Yes12 Yes12 Yes12
Delegate access Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Inbox rules Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Connected accounts Yes Yes Yes Yes13 Yes13 Yes13 Yes13
Inactive mailboxes No6 -- No6 Yes No6 Yes No 6
Offline address book Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Address book policies Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hierarchical address book Yes -- Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Address lists and Global Address List Yes Yes Yes Yes14 Yes14 Yes14 Yes14
Office 365 Groups Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Distribution groups Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
External contacts (global) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Universal contact card Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Contact linking with social networks Yes11 Yes11 Yes11 Yes11 Yes11 Yes11 Yes11
Resource mailboxes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Conference room management Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Out-of-office replies Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Calendar sharing Yes12 Yes12 Yes12 Yes12 Yes12 Yes12 Yes12
Reporting features and troubleshooting tools Office 365 Business Essentials operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business Premium operated by 21Vianet Office 365 A1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E3 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise F1 operated by 21Vianet
Microsoft 365 admin center reports Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Excel reporting workbook No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes
Web services reports Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Message trace Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Auditing reports Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 2
Unified Messaging reports No No No No No No No
Sharing and collaboration Office 365 Business Essentials operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business Premium operated by 21Vianet Office 365 A1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E3 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise F1 operated by 21Vianet
Federated sharing (including calendar publishing) Yes12 Yes12 Yes12 Yes12 Yes12 Yes12 Yes12
Public folders Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Clients and mobile devices Office 365 Business Essentials operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business Premium operated by 21Vianet Office 365 A1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E3 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise F1 operated by 21Vianet
Microsoft Outlook Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No 6
Outlook on the web Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Exchange ActiveSync Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
POP and IMAP Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 8
SMTP Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
EWS application support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Outlook for Mac Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Voice message services Office 365 Business Essentials operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business Premium operated by 21Vianet Office 365 A1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E3 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise F1 operated by 21Vianet
Voice mail No No No No No No No
Integration between voice mail and third-party FAX No No No No No No No
Third-party voice mail interoperability No Yes No No No No No
Skype for Business integration Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
High availability and business continuity Office 365 Business Essentials operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business Premium operated by 21Vianet Office 365 A1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E3 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise F1 operated by 21Vianet
Mailbox replication at data centers Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Deleted mailbox recovery Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Deleted item recovery Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Single item recovery Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Interoperability, connectivity, and compatibility Office 365 Business Essentials operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business Premium operated by 21Vianet Office 365 A1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E3 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise F1 operated by 21Vianet
Skype for Business presence in OWA and Outlook Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
SharePoint interoperability Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
EWS connectivity support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SMTP relay support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Exchange Online setup and administration Office 365 Business Essentials operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business Premium operated by 21Vianet Office 365 A1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E3 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise F1 operated by 21Vianet
Microsoft Office 365 portal access Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft 365 admin center access Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Exchange admin center access Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Remote Windows PowerShell access Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ActiveSync policies for mobile devices Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Usage reporting Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Extending the service - customization, add-ins, and resources Office 365 Business Essentials operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business Premium operated by 21Vianet Office 365 A1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E3 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise F1 operated by 21Vianet
Outlook add-ins and Outlook MAPI Yes1 Yes1 Yes1 Yes1 Yes1 Yes1 No

1 Some third-party web parts and add-ins may not be available.
2 Windows Server AD RMS is an on-premises server that must be purchased and managed separately in order to enable the supported IRM features.
3 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.
4 Only accessible via direct access to the Exchange admin center (EAC) management interface.
5 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.
6 An EOA subscription can be purchased separately for each mailbox that requires the inactive mailbox feature.
7 For eDiscovery, you need a separate query for on-premises vs. cloud.
8 POP is supported, but IMAP is not.
9 Office 365 Business Essentials and 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.
10 The Hybrid Configuration wizard is available for Exchange 2013 CU5 and greater on-premises deployments. However, some hybrid features have limitations - see the help topic. For details, see Office 365 operated by 21Vianet.
11 For Office 365 operated by 21Vianet, LinkedIn is available, but not Facebook.
12 Hybrid deployment setup is available through the Hybrid Configuration wizard for Exchange 2013 CU5, or can be set up manually if you have Exchange 2013 SP1. See the help topic For details, see Office 365 operated by 21Vianet.
13 Connected accounts are supported for POP & IMAP accounts, but disabled for Outlook.com (Hotmail).
14 Using a cmdlet to work with the Address List and Global Address List is not supported.

Exchange Online limits

For information about Exchange Online limits, see the following:

Important

  • The limits applied to a Microsoft Office 365 organization may differ depending on how long the organization has been enrolled in the service. When a limit is changed in the Microsoft datacenters, it can take some time to apply the change to all existing customers.
  • You can't modify most of these limits, but you and your users should be aware of them.
  • These limits apply to both internal and external recipients.
  • By default, Exchange Online Protection (EOP) protects Exchange Online mailboxes. For limits that apply to EOP features in Exchange Online, see Exchange Online Protection limits.

Exchange Online Protection features

The following table lists Exchange Online Protection (EOP) features that are available in Office 365 operated by 21Vianet plans. For more detailed information about EOP features, select the links in the table.

Note

The Office 365 operated by 21Vianet version of Office 365 is specific to China.

Feature EOP standalone for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet EOP features in Exchange Online for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet
Mail recipients Yes1 Yes1
Admin role group permissions Yes2 Yes
Domain management Yes3 Yes3
Match subdomains Yes Yes
Directory Based Edge Blocking (DBEB) No Yes
Mail flow rules Yes3, 4, 11 Yes3, 4, 11
Audit logging Yes5 Yes
Data loss prevention (DLP) No No
Office 365 Message Encryption No No
Anti-spam protection (built-in) Yes Yes
Customize anti-spam policies Yes6 Yes
Anti-malware protection (built-in) Yes10 Yes
Customize anti-malware policies Yes Yes
Quarantine: administrator management Yes Yes
Quarantine: end-user self-management Yes Yes
Report Message add-in for Outlook Yes Yes
Junk email reporting in Outlook on the web No7 No7
Routing email between Office 365 and your own email servers Yes Yes
Secure messaging with a trusted partner Yes Yes
Safe listing a partner's IP address Yes Yes
Conditional mail routing Yes Yes
Hybrid mail routing No Yes
Microsoft 365 admin center reports
No8 Yes8, 9
Reporting using web services No Yes
Message trace Yes12 Yes12
Access to the Microsoft 365 admin center
Yes Yes
Access to the Exchange admin center (EAC) Yes Yes
Remote Windows PowerShell access Yes2 Yes

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.
5 EOP auditing reports are a subset of Exchange Online auditing reports that exclude information about mailboxes.
6 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.
7 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.
8 EOP reports are a subset of Exchange Online reports that exclude information about mailboxes.
9 Includes DLP reports.
10 Scans inbound and outbound messages, but does not scan internal messages sent from a sender in your organization to a recipient in your organization.
11 The available predicates and actions differ between EOP and Exchange Online.
12 Hybrid setup is not available through Hybrid Wizard, but can be set up manually if you have Exchange SP1.

Exchange Online Archiving features

Exchange Online Archiving is available through the following plans.

Note

The Office 365 operated by 21Vianet version of Office 365 is specific to China.

Plan Description
Exchange Online Archiving for Exchange Server for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Cloud-based archive for users with primary mailboxes in Exchange Server 2013 or Exchange 2010 (SP2 or later).
If you want to add a cloud-based archive to a primary mailbox that's located on an on-premises Exchange server, you need to configure a hybrid deployment. For more information about hybrid deployments see Exchange Server Hybrid Deployments.
Exchange Online Archiving for Exchange Online for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet The following plans already include archiving and do not require Exchange Online Archiving as an add-on:
Office 365 A1 operated by 21Vianet
Office 365 Enterprise E3 operated by 21Vianet
Exchange Online Plan 2 for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet
For details on the archiving capabilities of Exchange Online mailboxes, see Archive mailboxes in Exchange Online.

The following table shows the Exchange Online Archiving features available in Office 365 operated by 21Vianet.

Feature Exchange Online Archiving for Exchange Server1 Exchange Online Archiving for Exchange Online2
Archive features in Exchange Online Archiving
Archive mailbox No Yes
Move messages using Archive policy No Yes
Import data to the archive No Yes
Deleted item recovery No Yes
Deleted mailbox recovery No Yes
Mailbox backup No Yes
Client features in Exchange Online Archiving
Outlook3 No Yes
Outlook on the web No Yes
Compliance and security features in Exchange Online Archiving
Retention policies No Yes
In-Place Hold and Litigation Hold5 No Yes
In-Place eDiscovery No Yes
Encryption between on-premises servers and Exchange Online Archiving No Yes
Encrypting between clients and Exchange Online Archiving No Yes
Encryption: S/MIME and PGP Yes Yes
IRM using Azure Information Protection No No
IRM using Windows Server AD RMS Yes4 Yes4
Auditing Yes Yes

1 User mailboxes must reside on Exchange 2010 SP2 or later.
2 In-Place Archive can only be used to archive mail for a single user or entity for which a license has been applied. Using an In-Place Archive as a means to store mail from multiple users or entities is prohibited. For example, IT administrators can't create shared mailboxes and have users copy (through the Cc or Bcc field, or through a mail flow rule) a shared mailbox for the explicit purpose of archiving.
3 For a list of supported Microsoft Outlook versions see Client features in Exchange Online Archiving.
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 When you put a mailbox on In-Place Hold or Litigation Hold, the hold is placed on both the primary and the archive mailbox.

SharePoint Online features

All Office 365 plans include the SharePoint Online service, but not all plans support all SharePoint features. The following table shows whether a feature is available in a plan.

Note

The Office 365 operated by 21Vianet version of Office 365 is specific to China.


Developer features Office 365 Business Essentials operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business Premium operated by 21Vianet Office 365 A1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E3 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise F1 operated by 21Vianet
App catalog (SharePoint) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
App deployment: Cloud-hosted apps Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
App deployment: SharePoint-hosted apps Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
App Management Service Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
BCS: Alerts for external lists No No No No No Yes No
BCS: App-scoped external content types (ECTs) No No No No No Yes No
BCS: Business Data Web Parts No No No No No Yes No
BCS: External list No No No No No Yes No
BCS: OData connector No No No No No Yes No
BCS: Profile pages No No No No No No No
BCS: Rich client integration No No No No No No No
BCS: Secure Store Service No No No Yes No Yes No
BCS: Tenant-level external data log No No No No No Yes No
Browser-based customizations Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Client Object Model (OM) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Client-side rendering (CSR) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Custom site definitions No No No No No No No
Custom site provisioning page No No No No No No No
Developer site Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Forms-based applications Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Full-trust solutions No No No No No No No
InfoPath Forms Services No No No No No No14 No
JavaScript Object Model Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
List and Library APIs Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Remote event receiver Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
REST APIs Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SharePoint Design Manager Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SharePoint Designer 2013 Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SharePoint Store No No No No No No No
SharePoint 2010 workflows (.NET 3.5) No No No No No No No
SharePoint 2010 workflows (out of the box) No No No No No No No
SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2016 workflows Yes No Yes Yes4 Yes4 Yes4 Yes
Workload API: ECM APIs Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Workload API: Search APIs Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Workload API: Social APIs Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
IT Professional features Office 365 Business Essentials operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business Premium operated by 21Vianet Office 365 A1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E3 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise F1 operated by 21Vianet
Active Directory synchronization Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Alternate access mapping (AAM) No No No No No No No
Analytics platform No No No No No No No
Anti-malware protection Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Claims-based authentication support No No No No No No No
Configuration wizards No No No No No No No
Deferred site collection upgrade Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Distributed cache No No No No No No No
Data loss prevention No No No No No No No
Encryption at rest Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Host header site collections No No No No No No No
Improved permissions management Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Improved self-service site creation No No Yes No No No No
Managed accounts No No No No No No No
Minimal Download Strategy (MDS) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
OAuth Yes9 Yes9 Yes9 Yes9 Yes9 Yes9 Yes9
Patch management No No No No No No No
Quota templates No No No No No No No
Read-only database support No No No No No No No
Remote BLOB storage No No No No No No No
Request management No No No No No No No
Request throttling No No No No No No No
Resource throttling No No No No No No No
Service application platform Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SharePoint Health Analyzer No No No No No No No
SharePoint admin center (Office 365) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No4
Shredded Storage Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Site collection compliance policies Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Site collection health checks Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
State service No No No No No No No
Streamlined central administration No No No No No No No
System status notifications No No No No No No No
Unattached content database recovery No No No No No No No
Upgrade evaluation site collections No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Usage reporting and logging No No No No No No No
Windows PowerShell support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Content features Office 365 Business Essentials operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business Premium operated by 21Vianet Office 365 A1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E3 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise F1 operated by 21Vianet
Accessibility standards support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Asset library enhancements/video support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Auditing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Auditing & reporting (e.g., doc edits, policy edits, deletes) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Content Organizer Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Design Manager Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Document sets Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Document translation in Word for the web No No No No No No No
eDiscovery search Yes6 Yes Yes6 Yes6 Yes6 Yes6 Yes6
eDiscovery hold No6 No No6 No6 No6 Yes6 No6
eDiscovery export No6 No No6 No No6 Yes6 No6
Email-enabled lists and libraries No No No No No No No
External sharing: External access Yes10 Yes10 Yes10 Yes10 Yes10 Yes10 Yes10
External sharing: Guest link Yes10 Yes10 Yes10 Yes10 Yes10 Yes10 Yes10
Folder sync Yes1, 10 Yes Yes1, 10 Yes1, 10 Yes1 Yes Yes2, 11
Hybrid auditing No No No No No No No
Hybrid taxonomy and content types Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes15
Information Rights Management (IRM) No No No No No No No4
Information Rights Management (IRM) No No No No No No No
Managed metadata service Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Metadata-driven navigation Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multi-stage disposition Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Office for the web (create/edit) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes8
Office for the web (view) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Office ProPlus (Osub) No Yes No No No Yes No
Office Web Apps Server integration No No No No No No No
PowerPoint Automation Services No No No No No No No
Preservation hold library No No No No No Yes No
Quick Edit Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Records management Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Recycle Bin (SharePoint admin center) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Recycle Bin (site collection) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Related items Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rich media management Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Shared content types Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SharePoint translation services No No No No No No No
Surveys Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Unique document IDs Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Video search No No No No No Yes No
Publishing analytics Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No
Catalog No No No No No Yes No
Category page and catalog item page No No No No No Yes No
Search web parts No No No No No Yes No
Cross-site publishing No No No No No Yes No
WCM: Designer tools Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Faceted navigation No No No No No No7 No
Image renditions Yes No Yes Yes No No No
WCM: Managed navigation Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
WCM: Mobile and device rendering Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
WCM: Multiple domains No No No No No No No
WCM: Recommendations Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
WCM: Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Word Automation Services No No No No No No No
Insights features Office 365 Business Essentials operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business Premium operated by 21Vianet Office 365 A1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E3 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise F1 operated by 21Vianet
Business Intelligence Center No No No No No No No
Calculated measures and members No No No Yes No Yes No
Data connection library No No No No No Yes No
Decoupled PivotTables and PivotCharts No No No No No Yes No
Excel Services No No No No No No No
Field List and field support No No No No No Yes No
Filter enhancements No No No No No Yes No
Filter search No No No No No Yes No
PerformancePoint Services No No No No No No No
PerformancePoint Services (PPS) Dashboard Migration No No No No No No No
Power BI No No No No No No No
Power View for Excel in SharePoint No No No No No No No
Power Pivot for Excel in SharePoint No No No No No No No
Quick Explore No No No No No Yes No
Scorecards & dashboards No No No No No No No
SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) Integrated Mode No No No No No No No
Timeline slicer No No No No No No No
Use and interact with Excel workbooks containing data models No No No No No No No
Visio for the web14, 15 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Visio Services14 No No No No No No No
Search features Office 365 Business Essentials operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business Premium operated by 21Vianet Office 365 A1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E3 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise F1 operated by 21Vianet
Advanced content processing Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Continuous crawls Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Custom entity extraction No No No No No No No
Deep links Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Event-based relevancy Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Expertise search Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Extensible content processing No No No No No No No
Graphical refiners Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hybrid search Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Manage search schema Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
On-premises search index No No No No No No No
Phonetic name matching Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Query rules—add promoted results Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Query rules—advanced actions No No No No No Yes No
Query spelling correction Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Query suggestions Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Query throttling Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
On-hover preview Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ranking models No5 No No No5 No5 No5 No5
Refiners Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
RESTful Query API/Query OM Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Result sources Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Search connector framework No No No No No No No
Search results sorting Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Search vertical: “Conversations” Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Search vertical: “People” Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Search vertical: “Video” No No No No No Yes No
"This List" searches Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sites features Office 365 Business Essentials operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business Premium operated by 21Vianet Office 365 A1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E3 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise F1 operated by 21Vianet
Change the look Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Connections to Microsoft Office clients Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cross-browser support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Custom managed paths No No No No No No No
Governance Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hybrid app launcher Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes15
Hybrid OneDrive Business and sites Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes15
Large list scalability and management Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mobile connectivity No Yes13 Yes12 Yes12 Yes12 Yes12 Yes12
Multilingual user interface Yes13 Yes13 Yes13 Yes13 Yes13 Yes13 Yes13
My Tasks Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
OOTB web parts Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Permissions management Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Project functionality for team sites Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Project site template Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Project Summary web part Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Project workspace Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SharePoint lists Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SharePoint ribbon Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Document libraries Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Task list Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Team site: Drag & drop Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Team notebook Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Team site: Simplified access Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Site designs Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Site themes (change the look) Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Site usage page No No No No No No No
Variations Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Work Management Service Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Social features Office 365 Business Essentials operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business Premium operated by 21Vianet Office 365 A1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E3 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise F1 operated by 21Vianet
Ask Me About No No No No No No No
Personal blogs No No No No No No No
Communities reputation, badging, and moderation No No No No No No No
Community No No No No No No No
Company feed No No No No No No No
Document conversations with Yammer No No No No No No No
Follow No No No No No No No
Microblogging No No No No No No No
Newsfeed Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
One-click sharing No No No No No No No
People, sites, document recommendations No No No No No No No
Personal site No No No No No No No
Photos and presence No No No No No No No
Profile No No No No No No No
Ratings No No No No No No No
Shared with Me No No No No No No No
Site feed (classic team site using SharePoint social) No No No No No No No
OneDrive for Business Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes2
Tag profiles No No No No No No No
Tasks integrated with Outlook Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Trending tags No No No No No No No
Wikis No No No No No No No
Yammer No No No No No No No
Add-ons Office 365 Business Essentials operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business Premium operated by 21Vianet Office 365 A1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E3 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise F1 operated by 21Vianet
Additional storage Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Azure provisioned apps: Access services3 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Azure provisioned apps: Custom code in Azure Lightweight Web Role (LWR) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

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 Business Essentials, Office 365 Enterprise E1, and Office 365 Education 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 Access 2010 is not supported.
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 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.
9 Some providers may be blocked in your country/region.
10 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.
11 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.
12 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.
13 Help is available only in Simplified Chinese and English.
14 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.
15 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 operated by 21Vianet plans.

Note

  • This table indicates client and service availability across Office 365 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.
  • The Office 365 operated by 21Vianet version of Office 365 is specific to China.
Feature Office 365 Business Essentials operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business Premium operated by 21Vianet Office 365 A1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E3 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise F1 operated by 21Vianet
Clients for Skype for Business Online
Skype for Business Yes1 Yes1 Yes1 Yes1, 4 Yes1, 4 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 Business Essentials operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business Premium operated by 21Vianet Office 365 A1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E3 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise F1 operated by 21Vianet
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 No No No No No No 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 Business Essentials operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business Premium operated by 21Vianet Office 365 A1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E3 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise F1 operated by 21Vianet
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 Business Essentials operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business Premium operated by 21Vianet Office 365 A1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E3 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise F1 operated by 21Vianet
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 No No No No No No No
AOL and Yahoo! federation No No No No No No No
Skype for Business Online meetings Office 365 Business Essentials operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business Premium operated by 21Vianet Office 365 A1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E3 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise F1 operated by 21Vianet
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) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 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 Broadcast No No No No No No 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 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 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 Business Essentials operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business Premium operated by 21Vianet Office 365 A1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E3 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise F1 operated by 21Vianet
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 No No No No No No No
Call delegation No No No No No No No
Call forwarding and simultaneous ring No No No No No No No
Call history No No No No No No No
Call hold/retrieve No No No No No No No
Call park No No No No No No No
Call transfer (blind, consult, and mobile) No No No No No No No
Caller ID No No No No No No No
Call waiting No No No No No No No
Camp-on No No No No No No No
Clients for PC, Mac, and mobile No No No No No No No
Device switching No No No No No No No
Distinctive ringing No No No No No No No
Do-not-disturb routing No No No No No No 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 No No No No No No 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 No No No
Location-based routing No No No No No No No
Music on hold No No No No No No 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 No No No
Shared line appearance No No No No No No No
Skype and federated calling No No No No No No No
Team calling No No No No No No No
Video call monitor No No No No No No 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 No No No
Calling Plans in Office 365 (International Calling Plan, with required add-on purchase) No No No No No No No
Communication Credits No No No No No No No
Skype for Business Voice No No No No No No No
Security and archiving Office 365 Business Essentials operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business Premium operated by 21Vianet Office 365 A1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E3 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise F1 operated by 21Vianet
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 No2 No No
Conference content archiving No2 No2 No2 No2 No2 No No
Application sharing and desktop sharing archiving No No No No No No No
User-level archiving configuration No2 No2 No2 No2 No2 No No
Login trace files Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Exchange and SharePoint interoperability Office 365 Business Essentials operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business Premium operated by 21Vianet Office 365 A1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E3 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise F1 operated by 21Vianet
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 No No No No No No 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 Business Essentials operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Business Premium operated by 21Vianet Office 365 A1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E3 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise F1 operated by 21Vianet
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 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

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 such as advanced telephony support, archiving, and compliance features. A Skype for Business Online license must be assigned for each user. For more information about Lync Basic features, see Desktop client comparison tables.
2 Archiving for Skype for Business Online depends upon the Exchange In-Place Hold feature, which is not included in this plan.
3 Only accessible through the Skype for Business admin center management interface.
4 In Office 365 operated by 21Vianet, the Skype for Business client is supported for use with these subscription options, but it is not included. To access multiparty video (gallery view), OneNote meeting notes, recording, and calendar delegation features, users must have rights to the full Skype for Business client. You can obtain the full Skype for Business client by purchasing Office 2013 Professional Plus.
5 In Office 365 operated by 21Vianet, tenants with a standalone Skype for Business plan can access reporting features if the tenant also has at least one active Exchange license, such as Exchange Online Plan 1 or Exchange Online Plan 2.

Skype for Business Online features across Office 365 standalone plans

The following table lists Office 365 plans that include the SharePoint Online service, but not all plans support all SharePoint features. The following table shows whether a feature is available in a plan.

Note

  • The Office 365 operated by 21Vianet version of Office 365 is specific to China.
  • Skype for Business Online Standalone Plan 2 licensed users will get the Skype for Business Basic client, not the full Skype for Business client. If you want users to have the Skype for Business client, you will need to upgrade them to a license that includes it, such as an Enterprise-based license. To deploy the Skype for Business client to your users, see Deploy the Skype for Business client in Office 365.
Feature Skype for Business Online Standalone Plan 1 for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Skype for Business Online Standalone Plan 2 for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet
Clients for Skype for Business Online
Skype for Business No1 No1
Lync 2013 Basic Yes Yes
Skype for Business Windows Store app Yes Yes
Lync for Mac 2011 Yes Yes
Skype for Business mobile clients Yes Yes
Skype for Business Web App Yes Yes
Instant messaging, presence, and contacts Skype for Business Online Standalone Plan 1 for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Skype for Business Online Standalone Plan 2 for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet
PC-to-PC IM and presence Yes Yes
Multiparty IM and presence Yes Yes
Contact card configuration Yes Yes
My Picture configuration Yes Yes
My Picture: URL photo experience No No
Contact list configuration Yes Yes
Unified contact store No No
Address book search Yes Yes
Distribution list expansion Yes Yes
Persistent chat No No
Photos of sender/receiver Yes Yes
Skype-to-Skype audio, video, and media Skype for Business Online Standalone Plan 1 for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Skype for Business Online Standalone Plan 2 for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet
Desktop sharing No2 Yes
Application sharing No2 Yes
File transfers No Yes
Voice No No
Video Yes Yes
Media path optimization No No
Network Quality of Service (QoS) - Differentiated Services Code Point (DSCP) No No
Video-based screen sharing No2 Yes
Federation and public IM connectivity Skype for Business Online Standalone Plan 1 for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Skype for Business Online Standalone Plan 2 for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet
Office Communications Server 2007 R2 and Lync Server 2010 (IM, Presence, Audio, Video, Conferencing) Yes Yes
XMPP (used by Google Talk, for example) and Sametime federation No No
Skype federation No No
AOL and Yahoo! federation No No
Skype for Business Online meetings Skype for Business Online Standalone Plan 1 for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Skype for Business Online Standalone Plan 2 for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet
Ad hoc and schedule audio conferencing No Yes
Ad hoc and schedule video conferencing No Yes
Active speaker video No Yes
H.264 encoding and eecoding No Yes
Multiparty video No Yes
High definition video or pictures of all attendees No Yes
Presenter controls No Yes
Participant selected view No Yes
OneNote sharing No Yes
Ad hoc and schedule web conferencing No Yes
Dial-in audio conferencing via certified Audio Conferencing Provider (ACP) No No
PowerPoint sharing No Yes
Whiteboard and annotations No Yes
PowerPoint upload No Yes
Polling No Yes
Client-side recording and playback No Yes1
Server-side recording and playback No No
Meeting lobby No Yes
Guest access to Skype for Business meetings with Skype for Business Web App No Yes
Schedule Skype for Business meetings in Outlook No Yes
Schedule Skype for Business meetings in Outlook on behalf of others (Delegation) No Yes
Schedule Skype for Business meetings with web scheduler No Yes
Schedule online meetings in Outlook on the web No Yes
Outlook delegation for scheduling meetings No Yes
Create public meetings with static meeting IDs from Outlook No No
Security and archiving Skype for Business Online Standalone Plan 1 for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Skype for Business Online Standalone Plan 2 for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet
IM and media encryption Yes Yes
IM and file filtering No No
Client version control Yes Yes
IM content archiving No3 No3
Conference content archiving No3 No3
Application sharing and desktop sharing archiving No No
User-level archiving configuration No3 No3
Login trace files Yes Yes
Exchange and SharePoint interoperability Skype for Business Online Standalone Plan 1 for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Skype for Business Online Standalone Plan 2 for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet
Presence interoperability with Exchange Server Yes Yes
Presence interoperability with Exchange Online Yes5 Yes
Unified Messaging interoperability with Exchange Server No No
Unified Messaging interoperability with Exchange Online No No
Outlook on the web interoperability Yes5 Yes
Archiving interoperability with Exchange Server No No
Archiving interoperability with Exchange Online No No
Skill search with SharePoint Server No No
Skill search with SharePoint Online No No
Skype for Business Online administration and management Skype for Business Online Standalone Plan 1 for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Skype for Business Online Standalone Plan 2 for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet
Microsoft Office 365 portal Yes Yes
Microsoft 365 admin center Yes Yes
Skype for Business admin center Yes Yes
Windows PowerShell Yes Yes
Skype for Business Online reporting in Microsoft 365 admin center No4 No4

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 include additional features including advanced telephony support, archiving & 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 A Skype for Business Online Plan 1 user may participate in a sharing session if they are invited by a Skype for Business Online Plan 2 user.
3 Archiving for Skype for Business Online depends upon the Exchange In-Place Hold feature, which is not included in this plan.
4 Tenants with a standalone Skype for Business Online plan can access reporting features if the tenant also has at least one active Exchange license, such as Exchange Online Plan 1 or Exchange Online Plan 2.
5 Not supported if Exchange Online was purchased as part of a kiosk plan.

Project Online features

The following table lists the Project Online features that are available across Office 365 operated by 21Vianet plans.

Note

The Office 365 operated by 21Vianet version of Office 365 is specific to China.

Feature Project Online Essentials for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Project Online Professional for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Project Online Premium for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Project Professional 2016 for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Project Server 2016 for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet
Core functionality (desktop client)
Add columns No Yes Yes Yes No
Backstage No Yes Yes Yes No
Click-to-run No Yes Yes Yes No
Contextual right-click menus No Yes Yes Yes No
Custom fields No Yes Yes Yes No
Enhanced copy and paste across Microsoft Office applications No Yes Yes Yes No
Gantt chart, calendar, and task sheet views No Yes Yes Yes No
Microsoft Fluent user interface, the ribbon No Yes Yes Yes No
Multiple-level undo No Yes Yes Yes No
Network diagram view No Yes Yes Yes No
Office Store No No No No No
Online help No Yes Yes Yes No
PDF and XPS output No Yes Yes Yes No
Placeholder text in Project fields No Yes Yes Yes No
Project templates No Yes Yes Yes No
Start experience No Yes Yes Yes No
Text wrap No Yes Yes Yes No
Timeline view Yes Yes Yes No
Zoom controls No Yes Yes Yes No
Project planning (desktop client) Project Online Essentials for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Project Online Professional for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Project Online Premium for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Project Professional 2016 for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Project Server 2016 for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet
Baseline rollup No Yes Yes Yes No
Budget planning No Yes Yes Yes No
Compare project versions No Yes Yes Yes No
Deadlines No Yes Yes Yes No
Filtering No Yes Yes Yes No
Formulas and graphical indicators No Yes Yes Yes No
Group and sort Project data No Yes Yes Yes No
Reports No Yes Yes Yes No
Team Planner No Yes Yes Yes No
Task management (desktop client) Project Online Essentials for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Project Online Professional for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Project Online Premium for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Project Professional 2016 for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Project Server 2016 for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet
Active and inactive tasks No Yes Yes Yes No
Auto-complete No Yes Yes Yes No
Automatic scheduling No Yes Yes Yes No
Calendar date extended to 2149 No Yes Yes Yes No
Cross-project critical path No Yes Yes Yes No
Task inspector No Yes Yes Yes No
Task path analysis No Yes Yes Yes No
Top-down summary tasks No Yes Yes Yes No
Update progress No Yes Yes Yes No
User-controlled and manual scheduling No Yes Yes Yes No
Project resource management (desktop client) Project Online Essentials for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Project Online Professional for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Project Online Premium for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Project Professional 2016 for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Project Server 2016 for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet
Cost resources No Yes Yes Yes No
Manage nonworking time No Yes Yes Yes No
Resource leveling No Yes Yes Yes No
Resource sheet and usage views No Yes Yes Yes No
Resource substitution No Yes Yes Yes No
Team resources No Yes Yes Yes No
Work, generic, and material resources No Yes Yes Yes No
Project publishing (desktop client) Project Online Essentials for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Project Online Professional for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Project Online Premium for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Project Professional 2016 for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Project Server 2016 for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet
Create a Project site No Yes Yes Yes No
Master projects on SharePoint No Yes Yes Yes No
Presence with Skype for Business No Yes Yes Yes No
Publish projects on Project Server or Project Online No Yes Yes Yes No
Save a Project MPP file on SharePoint No Yes Yes Yes No
Task list sync to SharePoint No Yes Yes Yes No
Core services functionality Project Online Essentials for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Project Online Professional for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Project Online Premium for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Project Professional 2016 for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Project Server 2016 for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet
Active Directory integration Yes1 Yes Yes No Yes
Administration, deployment, and extensibility No2 Yes Yes No Yes
Getting started Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Issues and risk management (for team members) Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Office 365 Trust Center No No No N/A N/A
PPM Partner ecosystem Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Service reliability Yes Yes Yes N/A N/A
Service updates Yes Yes Yes N/A N/A
Team member collaboration Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Time and task management (for team members) Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Project management Project Online Essentials for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Project Online Professional for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Project Online Premium for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Project Professional 2016 for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Project Server 2016 for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet
Issues and risk management No Yes Yes No Yes
Manage project resources No Yes Yes No Yes
Schedule management No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Time and task management No Yes Yes No Yes
Portfolio management Project Online Essentials for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Project Online Professional for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Project Online Premium for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Project Professional 2016 for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Project Server 2016 for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet
Analyze projects and optimize portfolio No No Yes No Yes
Create and edit projects No Yes Yes No Yes
Financial management No No Yes No Yes
Participate in workflow No Yes Yes No Yes
Portfolio analytics and selection No No Yes No Yes
Program management No No Yes No Yes
Reporting and business intelligence Project Online Essentials for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Project Online Professional for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Project Online Premium for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Project Professional 2016 for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Project Server 2016 for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet
OData feeds No Yes Yes No Yes
Out-of-the box portfolio dashboards No No Yes No No
Power BI content pack No No Yes No No
Project desktop reporting No Yes Yes Yes No
Resource management Project Online Essentials for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Project Online Professional for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Project Online Premium for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Project Professional 2016 for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Project Server 2016 for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet
Approve/reject/modify incoming resource engagement requests No No Yes No Yes
Manage resource pool No No Yes No Yes
Plan resource capacity No No Yes No Yes
Request resource agreements No Yes Yes Yes Yes
View available resources and build teams No Yes Yes Yes Yes

1 Active Directory integration includes Project Online Essentials users. However, a Project Online subscription is required to manage Active Directory integration.
2 Only extensibility for team member scenarios is supported.

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