Office 365 Plan Options

Microsoft Office 365 is available in a variety of plans to best meet the needs of your organization.

Office 365 service families and plans

The following table lists the different service families and plans available in Office 365. For a high-level overview of features and pricing information, or to chat with an online representative, click any of the links in the plans column.

Office 365 service family Plans
Business (Maximum of 300 users)
Office 365 Business Essentials
Office 365 Business
Office 365 Business Premium
Enterprise (Unlimited number of users)
Office 365 Enterprise E1
Office 365 Enterprise E3
Office 365 Enterprise E5
Office 365 Enterprise F1
Education (Unlimited number of users)
Office 365 Education
Office 365 Education E5
Government (Unlimited number of users)
See all available business plans
Office 365 operated by 21Vianet in China
See all available business plans
Office 365 Germany
See all available business plans

Service availability within each Office 365 plan

Each Office 365 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.

Important

While a service may be available across Office 365 plans, the features available in each plan may differ. To see the details of features that are available for each plan, refer to the individual service description or contact your Reseller or Microsoft sales representative for more information. > Several of the Office 365 for business plans have add-ons that you can buy for your subscription. An add-on provides additional functionality to the subscription. For more information, see Buy or edit an add-on for Office 365 for business.

Service
Office 365 Business Essentials
Office 365 Business
Office 365 Business Premium
Office 365 Enterprise E1
Office 365 Enterprise E3
Office 365 Enterprise E54
Office 365 Enterprise F1
Office 365 Platform
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Exchange Online
Yes6
No
Yes6
Yes6
Yes7
Yes7
Yes9
SharePoint Online
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
OneDrive for Business
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes5
Skype for Business Online 15
Yes10
No
Yes10
Yes10
Yes11
Yes13
Yes14
Office Online
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Office applications
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Project Online
No1
No
No1
No1
No1
No1
No1
Power BI
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yammer Enterprise
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Azure Information Protection3
No2
No
No2
No2
Yes
Yes
No2

1 Project Online is not included, but can be purchased as a separate add-on service or added for free to the Office 365 Education plan. >
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 Business Essentials, Office 365 Business Premium, Office 365 Enterprise E1, Office 365 Education, or Office 365 Enterprise F1. >
3 To learn more about which Azure Information Protection features are included with Office 365 plans, see Azure Information Protection. >
4 Office 365 Enterprise E5 contains Phone System, Audio Conferencing, and Calling Plan capabilities. To implement a Calling Plan requires an additional plan purchase (either Domestic or International). >
5 Includes 2 GB storage. Does not include desktop sync functionality. >
6 Includes Exchange Online Plan 1. >
7 Includes Exchange Online Plan 2. >
8 Includes Exchange Online Plan 1 plus supplemental features. >
9 Includes Exchange Online Kiosk. >
10 Includes Skype for Business Online Plan 2 with basic client limitations. >
11 Includes Skype for Business Online Plan 2 without any client limitations. >
12 Includes Skype for Business Online Plan 1 plus supplemental features. >
13 Includes Skype for Business Online Plan 2 with voice support and without any client limitations. >
14 Includes Skype for Business Online Plan 1.
15 Microsoft Teams is now the primary client for messaging, meetings and calling in Office 365. Starting Oct. 1, 2018, new Office 365 customers with 500 seats or less will be onboarded to Microsoft Teams and will not have access to Skype for Business Online. Tenants that are already using Skype for Business Online will be able to continue doing so (including provisioning new users) until they complete their transition to Microsoft Teams.

Basic client limitations

The following features are available in the full client, but are not available in the basic client:

  • Manage team call settings

  • Manage delegates

  • Make calls on behalf of another contact (manager/delegate scenario)

  • Handle another's calls if configured as a delegate

  • Manage a high volume of calls

  • Initiate a call to a Response Group

  • Call park

  • Group call pickup

Changing or mixing plans

As the needs of your organization change, you may need to change your Office 365 plan. You can switch from your current Office 365 subscription to another Office 365 subscription:

  • In the same service family: For example, you can move from Office 365 Business Essentials to Office 365 Business Premium, or from Office 365 Enterprise E1 to Office 365 Enterprise E3.

  • From a standalone plan: For example, you can move from Exchange Online Plan 1 to Office 365 Enterprise E1.

  • To a different service family: For example, you can move from Office 365 Business Essentials to Office 365 Enterprise E3.

For information about how to change subscriptions, including how to move from a trial to a paid subscription, see Switch to a different Office 365 plan or subscription.

You can combine Enterprise, Business, and standalone plans (for example, Exchange Online Plan 1) within a single account. However, existing limitations on the number of seats per plan do not change. For example, you can have up to 300 seats per plan on both Office 365 Business Essentials and Office 365 Business Premium, but an unlimited number of users on Exchange Online Plan 1.

Standalone services

The following online services are available on their own, as standalone plans. They can also be added to Business and Enterprise service family plans that don't already include them. For pricing information, or to chat with an online representative, click on any of the plans listed in the following table.

Service Plans
Exchange Online
Exchange Online Plan 1
Exchange Online Plan 2
Exchange Online Protection
Exchange Online Advanced Threat Protection
Exchange Online Archiving
Exchange Online Kiosk
SharePoint Online
SharePoint Online Plan 1
SharePoint Online Plan 2
OneDrive for Business
OneDrive for Business Plan 1
OneDrive for Business Plan 2
Skype for Business Online
Skype for Business Online Plan 1
Skype for Business Online Plan 2
Office applications
Office 365 ProPlus
Office 365 Business
Office 365 Business Premium
Project portfolio management
Project Online
Yammer
Yammer Basic
Organizational insights
Workplace Analytics
Business intelligence service
Power BI
Online diagram software
Visio Pro for Office 365
Information Rights Management
Azure Information Protection

Feature availability

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