Microsoft 365 suite features

The features listed in this topic are a collection of web-based tools that help you collaborate and communicate securely across many devices and multiple Office 365 services. These features help make new connections within your organization by unifying digital content creation, storage, and management with social tools for discovering and sharing information between users.

Delve

Delve lets users search for and discover content across Microsoft 365 based on personalized insights. Delve is the first experience to be powered by Office Graph. To learn more about Delve, go to What is Delve?.

Microsoft Briefing email

The Briefing email helps users make the most of each day by helping them:

  • Prepare for meetings by showing related tasks or relevant documents.
  • Manage tasks identified from email that might be pending.
  • Make the most of focus time by booking time on the calendar and muting notifications.

Briefing email is provided automatically to all users of Exchange Online. To learn more, see the Briefing email overview.

Microsoft Power Automate

Microsoft Power Automate allows you to automate workflows across applications. You can use Flow to connect email and IM alerts, synchronize files between applications, copy files from one service to another, collect data from one app and store it in another, and more. Templates are available to get you started. To learn more about Flow capabilities and how to use them, go to the Power Automate website.

Microsoft Forms

Microsoft Forms allows you to quickly and easily create custom quizzes, surveys, questionnaires, registrations, and more. When you create a quiz or form, you can invite others to respond to it using any web browser, even on mobile devices. As results are submitted, you can use built-in analytics to evaluate responses. Forms data, such as quiz results, can be easily exported to Excel for additional analysis or grading. To learn more, see What is Microsoft Forms?.

Microsoft Graph API

Use the Microsoft Graph API to quickly build apps that connect to a wealth of resources, relationships, and intelligence, all through a single endpoint: https://graph.microsoft.com. For example, you can build custom dashboards, workflows, and apps that retrieve data for your organization. For more information, see the Microsoft Graph documentation.

Microsoft Lists

Microsoft Lists is a Microsoft 365 app that helps you track information and organize work. Lists are simple, smart, and flexible, so you can stay on top of what matters most to your team. Track issues, assets, routines, contacts, inventory, and more using customizable views and smart rules to keep everyone notified and in sync. With ready-made templates, you can quickly start lists online, on our new mobile app, or within Microsoft Teams. As it’s part of Microsoft 365, you can rely on enterprise-ready security and compliance.

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Microsoft Planner

Microsoft Planner is a tool that gives users a visual way to organize teamwork. Teams can create new plans, organize and assign tasks, share files, chat about what they're working on, set due dates, and update status. Microsoft Planner also offers the ability to associate documents with specific tasks, edit them together, and have conversations around tasks. To learn more, see Introducing Microsoft Planner. Planner is not yet available in Office 365 Germany.

Microsoft Power Apps

Microsoft Power Apps is an enterprise service that helps you quickly build, integrate, and share apps that work on any device. Power Apps lets you use built-in connections or those built by your company to connect your app to cloud and on-premises services, including Microsoft 365 and Office 365, Dynamics CRM, OneDrive, SharePoint, SQL Server, Oracle databases, and more. You can easily share your Power Apps with coworkers by typing an email address. To learn more, go to the Microsoft Power Apps website.

Microsoft Stream

Microsoft Stream is an enterprise video service that people in your organization can use to upload, view, and share videos securely. You can share recordings of classes, meetings, presentations, training sessions, or other videos that aid your team's collaboration. Microsoft Stream also makes it easy to share comments on a video and tag time codes in comments and descriptions to refer to specific points in a video.

Microsoft Sway

Microsoft Sway is a professional digital storytelling app for business that helps you and your colleagues express ideas using an interactive, web-based canvas. Microsoft Sway's built-in design engine helps you produce professional, visually appealing reports, presentations, and more without the need for extensive formatting or additional training. You can also modify the results to get the unique look and feel you want. Microsoft Sway makes your creation look great in any browser on any screen, and it can be shared with colleagues and customers by sending a link. Microsoft Sway helps you find and pull together all sorts of content without leaving the app, so you can drag and drop your images, text, videos, and charts right on to your canvas. To learn more, see Sway. Microsoft Sway is not yet available in Office 365 Germany.

Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise

Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise is the always up-to-date suite of desktop apps you already know (including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and Teams) available as a subscription. Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise includes exclusive intelligent capabilities like Ideas in Excel, Researcher in Word, real-time collaboration, Teams as the hub for teamwork, and advanced security features. As a user-based license, you can deploy Office on up to five PCs or Macs, five tablets, and five mobile devices. With 1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage, you can access and collaborate on your files from anywhere.

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Microsoft 365 Groups

Groups in Microsoft 365 connects users with the colleagues, information, and applications they need to get more done together. Groups are open by default to enhance discoverability and sharing, but users can also create private groups for sensitive content. To learn more about groups, see Groups in Microsoft 365. For information about group limits, see "How do I manage my groups" in Learn about Microsoft 365 groups.

Microsoft Kaizala

Microsoft Kaizala is a simple and secure mobile work management app, bringing unique capabilities to Microsoft 365, with its ability to connect and engage people both inside and outside of an organization’s directory – including contract workers, vendors, partners, suppliers, customers, and citizens – using large and flexible group types. Kaizala’s open directory model enables phone number-based identity for easy onboarding, and a simple user experience for messaging and work management. The Kaizala mobile app lets users send instant messages and attachments such as pictures, documents, videos, audio files, and more as well as use action cards for surveys, polls, job assignments, announcements, trainings and more. Kaizala works on iPhone and Android. To learn more, go to the Kaizala website.

OneNote Class Notebook

Class Notebook is part of OneNote and is available for Office 365 Education and Office 365 E5 Education. Each notebook includes a Content Library for teachers to share course content, a Collaboration Space where teachers and students can work together, and a private notebook for each student. After a Class Notebook is created, teachers and students can use the OneNote app to access it from any device.

To Do

Microsoft To Do is a task management application that allows customers to plan their day and manage their tasks – across work and life – from any device.

With Microsoft To Do, customers can:

  • Sync their tasks across Outlook, Teams, Planner, and more
  • Stay focused with My Day, a personalized daily planner with suggested tasks
  • Get their lists anywhere, on any device or platform
  • Share lists and assign tasks with colleagues, friends, and family

To learn more, see: To Do

Windows Update for Business deployment service

The Windows Update for Business deployment service provides control over the approval, scheduling, and protection of content delivered by Windows Update. It's designed to work with your existing Windows Update for Business policies to provide rich control over individual updates. Capabilities provided by the deployment service include:

  • Schedule feature update deployments to begin on a specific date
  • Stage deployments over a period of days or weeks by using rich expressions
  • Bypass pre-configured Windows Update for Business policies to immediately deploy a security update across your organization
  • Ensure coverage of hardware and software in your organization through deployments tailored to your unique device population
  • Automatically identify and pause deployments to devices, which are likely to be impacted by a safeguard hold

These capabilities are made available through Microsoft Graph APIs and integration with Microsoft Endpoint Manager. To learn more, see Windows Update for Business deployment service Overview.

Whiteboard

Microsoft Whiteboard is a freeform, digital canvas where people, content, and ideas come together. You can use Whiteboard for collaborating with your team to accomplish many activities — whether your team is in the same place or in multiple locations. Team members can work collaboratively using their own devices.

For more information about Microsoft Whiteboard, see Digital Online Whiteboard App - Microsoft Whiteboard.

Feature availability

To view feature availability across plans, see Microsoft 365 and Office 365 platform service description.