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Microsoft 365  is a comprehensive solution built to support every facet of work and make processes simpler and more secure.  M365 licensing includes Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security, removing the need to purchase third party software solutions. 
Two of the most common questions we are asked around licensing is…What do I need and What do I have now?
Figuring out the best licensing for your organization starts with reviewing your needs and assessing your current solutions.

Microsoft 365 is a cloud-based service designed to help meet your organization’s needs for robust security, reliability, and user productivity.

Available in a variety of licensing plans, Microsoft 365 offers complete solutions to run your school, including Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility and Security. The following table lists the Office 365 for Education A1, A3, and A5 features along with the corresponding Microsoft 365 for Education A3 and A5 features. The chart below highlights some of the services and features. Click here to view the details and extensive information regarding your Licensing Options. Our licensing experts will help you understand the benefits of each to your organization.

 

Services & Features

 
      
ServicesOffice 365 Education A1Office 365 Education A3Office 365 Education A5Microsoft 365 Education A3Microsoft 365 Education A5
Office 365 platformYesYesYesYesYes
Office for the webYesYesYesYesYes
Microsoft 365 Apps for enterpriseNoYesYesYesYes
Exchange OnlineYes1Yes2Yes2Yes2Yes2
SharePoint OnlineYes3Yes4Yes4Yes4Yes4
OneDrive for BusinessYesYesYesYesYes
Microsoft TeamsYesYesYesYesYes
Skype for Business OnlineYesYesYesYesYes
ProjectNo5No5No5No5No5
Yammer AcademicYesYesYesYesYes
Classroom toolsOffice 365 Education A1Office 365 Education A3Office 365 Education A5Microsoft 365 Education A3Microsoft 365 Education A5
Classroom experiences in Microsoft TeamsYesYesYesYesYes
OneNote Class NotebookYesYesYesYesYes
Microsoft SwayYesYesYesYesYes
Microsoft FormsYesYesYesYesYes
Learning toolsYesYesYesYesYes
Accessibility CheckerYesYesYesYesYes
Office LensYesYesYesYesYes
Minecraft Education Edition with Code BuilderNoNoNoYesYes
Take a Test appNoNoNoYesYes
Set up School PCs appNoNoNoYesYes
Voice, video, and meetingsOffice 365 Education A1Office 365 Education A3Office 365 Education A5Microsoft 365 Education A3Microsoft 365 Education A56
Skype Meeting BroadcastNoYesYesYesYes
Microsoft BookingsNoYesYesYesYes
Office 365 Audio ConferencingNoNoYesNoYes
Office 365 Phone SystemNoNoYesNoYes
AnalyticsOffice 365 Education A1Office 365 Education A3Office 365 Education A5Microsoft 365 Education A3Microsoft 365 Education A5
DelveYesYesYesYesYes
Power BI ProNoNoYesNoYes
My AnalyticsNoNoYesNoYes
Azure Active Directory11Office 365 Education A1Office 365 Education A3Office 365 Education A5Microsoft 365 Education A3Microsoft 365 Education A5
Azure Active Directory BasicYesYesYesYesYes
Azure Active Directory Plan 1NoNoNoYesNo
Azure Active Directory Plan 2NoNoNoNoYes
ComplianceOffice 365 Education A1Office 365 Education A3Office 365 Education A5Microsoft 365 Education A3Microsoft 365 Education A5
Office 365 Rights ManagementYesYesYesYesYes
Azure Information Protection Plan 17NoNoNoYesNo
Azure Information Protection Plan 27NoNoNoNoYes
Litigation HoldYesYesYesYesYes
eDiscovery searchYesYesYesYesYes
eDiscovery exportYesYesYesYesYes
Advanced eDiscoveryNoNoYesNoYes
Data loss preventionYesYesYesYesYes
Office 365 Message EncryptionYes12YesYesYesYes
Customer LockboxNoNoYesNoYes
Advanced Data GovernanceNoNoYesNoYes
Management and securityOffice 365 Education A1Office 365 Education A3Office 365 Education A5Microsoft 365 Education A3Microsoft 365 Education A5
School Data SyncYesYesYesYesYes
Advanced Security ManagementNoYesYesYesYes
Intune for Education8NoNoNoYesYes
Advanced Threat AnalyticsNoNoNoYesYes
Windows Defender AntivirusNoNoNoYesYes
Device GuardNoNoNoYesYes
Advanced securityOffice 365 Education A1Office 365 Education A3Office 365 Education A5Microsoft 365 Education A3Microsoft 365 Education A5
Advanced Threat ProtectionNoNoYesNoYes
Threat IntelligenceNoNoYesNoYes
Cloud App SecurityNoNoNoNoYes
Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat ProtectionNoNoNoNoYes13
Server and CAL benefitsOffice 365 Education A1Office 365 Education A3Office 365 Education A5Microsoft 365 Education A3Microsoft 365 Education A5
Exchange9NoNoNoYes10Yes
SharePoint9NoNoNoYes10Yes
Skype for Business9NoNoNoYes10Yes
Windows Server CALNoNoNoYesYes
Microsoft Endpoint Configuration ManagerNoNoNoYesYes
System Center Endpoint ProtectionNoNoNoYesYes

 Note

1 Includes Exchange Online Plan 1 plus supplemental features.
2 Includes Exchange Online Plan 2.
3 Includes SharePoint Online Plan 1 plus supplemental features.
4 Includes SharePoint Online Plan 2.
5 Microsoft Project is not included in Office 365 but can be acquired separately. Project Online Essentials is free. If you are a student or an educational institution, you may be eligible to purchase Project Plan 3 and Plan 5 at educational prices.
6 Microsoft 365 Education A5 contains Phone System, Audio Conferencing, and Calling Plan capabilities. To implement Calling Plan requires an additional plan purchase (either Domestic Calling Plan or International Calling Plan).
7 To learn more about which Azure Information Protection features are included with Microsoft plans, see Azure Information Protection.
8 Includes Intune.
9 Servers and CALs are included for Exchange, SharePoint, and Skype for Business.
10 ECAL or Core CAL, depending on the version of A3 that is purchased—with A5, the ECAL rights are included.
11 For more information about Azure Active Directory, see What is Active Directory?.
12 Office Pro Plus is required in order to apply protections and send protected emails from the Outlook Desktop.
13 Microsoft 365 Education A5 Student Use Benefit does not include Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection.

NOTE: Each Microsoft 365 Education plan includes a number of individual services, such as Exchange Online and SharePoint Online. Following is a chart provided by Microsoft that outlines the various services available in each Office 365 and Microsoft 365 plan. To read more information on the service descriptions, please visit:  Office 365 Education for greater detail.

Table provided by Microsoft. This chart can be found at: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office365/servicedescriptions/office-365-platform-service-description/microsoft-365-education

Microsoft 365 is a cloud-based service designed to help meet your organization’s needs for robust security, reliability, and user productivity.

Each Microsoft 365 plan includes a number of individual services. Use the following information to compare available services in each Office 365 and Microsoft 365 plan. We’ll walk you through the benefits of each, so you can build the plan that best meets your needs. Numerous add-ons are available in the Microsoft 365 business plans and provide additional functionality you may be looking to achieve.  

The chart below highlights some of the services and features. Click here to view the details and extensive information regarding your Licensing Options. Our licensing experts will help you understand the benefits of each to your organization.

 

Services & Features

 
        
FeatureMicrosoft 365 Business BasicMicrosoft 365 Apps for businessMicrosoft 365 Business StandardOffice 365 Enterprise E1Office 365 Enterprise E3Office 365 Enterprise E5Office 365 Enterprise F3
Microsoft 365 administration       
Administer Office 365 by using the Microsoft 365 admin center or Windows PowerShellYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Protect content by using Azure Information ProtectionNo2No2No2No2YesYesNo2
Microsoft 365 suite featuresMicrosoft 365 Business BasicMicrosoft 365 Apps for businessMicrosoft 365 Business StandardOffice 365 Enterprise E1Office 365 Enterprise E3Office 365 Enterprise E5Office 365 Enterprise F3
Microsoft BookingsNoNoYesNoNo19No19No
Microsoft Briefing email22YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Microsoft Power AutomateYesNoYesYesYesYesYes13
Microsoft FormsYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Microsoft Graph APIYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Microsoft MyAnalytics20YesYesYesYesYesYesNo
Microsoft PlannerYesNoYesYesYesYesYes
Microsoft PowerAppsYesNoYesYesYesYesYes12
Microsoft StaffHubNoNoYesYesYesYesYes
Microsoft StreamYesNoYesYesYesYesYes17
Microsoft SwayYesYesYesYes8Yes8Yes8Yes8
Microsoft Teams10YesNoYesYesYesYesYes
Office DelveYesYesYesYesYesYesNo
Microsoft 365 GroupsYesNoYesYesYesYesYes
Office 365 VideoNoNoNoYesYesYesYes11
OneNote Class NotebookNoNoNoNoNoYes14No
Microsoft Kaizala18YesNoYesYesYesYesYes
User account managementMicrosoft 365 Business BasicMicrosoft 365 Apps for businessMicrosoft 365 Business StandardOffice 365 Enterprise E1Office 365 Enterprise E3Office 365 Enterprise E5Office 365 Enterprise F3
Cloud identity, Federated identity, or Multi-factor authenticationYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Office 365 desktop setupYesNoYesYesYesYesYes
Bulk upload Using .csv filesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Directory Sync toolYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Exchange simple (cutover) migrationYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Delete accounts and reset user passwords from Microsoft 365 or by using Windows PowerShell3YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Users can change their own password4YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Manage licensesYes6Yes6Yes6Yes6Yes6Yes6Yes6
Manage security groups from Microsoft 365YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Multiple administrator roles availableYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Allow a partner to administer Microsoft 365 for youYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Azure Active Directory services21YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
DomainsMicrosoft 365 Business BasicMicrosoft 365 Apps for businessMicrosoft 365 Business StandardOffice 365 Enterprise E1Office 365 Enterprise E3Office 365 Enterprise E5Office 365 Enterprise F3
Add custom 2nd-level domains, like fourthcoffee.comYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Add custom 3rd-level domains, like marketing.fourthcoffee.comYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Add up to 900 custom domainsYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
DNS records managed by Office 365 (full redelegation)YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
DNS records managed at your DNS hosting provider (partial redelegation)YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Use name.onmicrosoft.com domain or a custom domain name for email addresses and Skype for Business OnlineYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Use name.sharepoint.com for your team siteYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Use a custom domain name for your team siteNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Host a public website with a different providerYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Use a different provider for email and IMYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Domain ownership verification required for custom domainsYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Automated domain purchase and domain verification available for domains purchased through Go DaddyYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Service health and continuityMicrosoft 365 Business BasicMicrosoft 365 Apps for businessMicrosoft 365 Business StandardOffice 365 Enterprise E1Office 365 Enterprise E3Office 365 Enterprise E5Office 365 Enterprise F3
Status information available on the Service health or Service status pageYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Status of individual alerts available on the Microsoft 365 admin center dashboardYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
ReportsMicrosoft 365 Business BasicMicrosoft 365 Apps for businessMicrosoft 365 Business StandardOffice 365 Enterprise E1Office 365 Enterprise E3Office 365 Enterprise E5Office 365 Enterprise F3
Active and inactive mailboxesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
New and deleted mailboxesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
New and deleted groupsYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Mailbox usageYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Types of mailbox connectionsYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Sent and received mailYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Top senders and recipientsYesYesYesYesYesYes
Spam detectionsYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Malware detectionsYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Top malware for mailYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Rule matches for mailYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Top rule matches for mailYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Top DLP policy matches for mailNoNoNoNoYesYesNo
DLP policy matches by severity for mailNoNoNoNoYesYesNo
DLP policy matches, overrides, and false positives for mailNoNoNoNoYesYesNo
Top DLP rule matches for mailNoNoNoNoYesYesNo
IM and audio sessionsYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Application sharing, web, and dial-in conferencesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Video, application sharing, and file transfer sessionsYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
IM and audio/video conferencesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Downloadable mail protection reportsYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Browser usedYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Operating system usedYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Create your own reports using Microsoft 365 reporting web servicesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Service updatesMicrosoft 365 Business BasicMicrosoft 365 Apps for businessMicrosoft 365 Business StandardOffice 365 Enterprise E1Office 365 Enterprise E3Office 365 Enterprise E5Office 365 Enterprise F3
Regular updates provided to all customersYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Notifications sent to Message Center when action is requiredYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Roadmap.office.com for some service updatesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Option to turn on Targeted releaseYesYesYesYesYesYes
Help and trainingMicrosoft 365 Business BasicMicrosoft 365 Apps for businessMicrosoft 365 Business StandardOffice 365 Enterprise E1Office 365 Enterprise E3Office 365 Enterprise E5Office 365 Enterprise F3
Online helpYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
CommunityYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Other self-help resourcesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Self-paced trainingYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
NetworkingMicrosoft 365 Business BasicMicrosoft 365 Apps for businessMicrosoft 365 Business StandardOffice 365 Enterprise E1Office 365 Enterprise E3Office 365 Enterprise E5Office 365 Enterprise F3
IPv4 and IPv6 protocolsYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
TrustMicrosoft 365 Business BasicMicrosoft 365 Apps for businessMicrosoft 365 Business StandardOffice 365 Enterprise E1Office 365 Enterprise E3Office 365 Enterprise E5Office 365 Enterprise F3
Privacy, security, and transparencyYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Office 365 Cloud App SecurityNoNoNoNoNoYesNo
Advanced Threat ProtectionNoNoNoNoNoYesNo
Customer LockboxNoNoNoNoNoYesNo
Customer Key15NoNoNoNoNoYesNo
Advanced eDiscovery16NoNoNoNoNoYesNo
Microsoft Secure Score7YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Threat IntelligenceNoNoNoNoNoYesNo
Compliance       
SAS 70 / SSAE16 AssessmentsYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
ISO 27001 certifiedYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
EU Model ClausesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
EU Safe HarborYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
HIPAA-Business Associate AgreementYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
FISMA Authority to OperateYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Microsoft Data Processing AgreementYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
PCI-governed PAN dataNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
BlackBerryMicrosoft 365 Business BasicMicrosoft 365 Apps for businessMicrosoft 365 Business Standard
Office 365 Germany Business Premium
Office 365 Enterprise E1Office 365 Enterprise E3Office 365 Enterprise E5Office 365 Enterprise F3
Use BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS)YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Partners       
Create trial invitations and purchase orders for a customer who is using the specified planYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Provide delegated administrationYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Service Level AgreementYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Product use rightsYesYesYesYesYesYesYes

1 Microsoft 365 and Office 365 do not provide support for any operating system that is not supported by its manufacturer.
2 Azure Information Protection is not included, but can be purchased as a separate add-on and will enable the supported Information Rights Management (IRM) features. Some Azure Information Protection features require a subscription to Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise, which is not included with Microsoft 365 Business Basic, Microsoft 365 Business Standard, Office 365 Enterprise E1, Office 365 Education, or Office 365 Enterprise F3. The Office client apps that come with Microsoft 365 Apps for business also support full Azure Information Protection (Plan 1) features.
3 If using directory synchronization with a local Active Directory, you must delete accounts or change passwords by using the local Active Directory, rather than the Microsoft 365 portal by using the Azure Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell.
4 To learn how to set self-service password management policies for users, see Reset your work or school password using security info.
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 Available at the Microsoft Secure Score security page. Requires admin permissions. For more information, see Microsoft Secure Score.
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 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.
10 Microsoft Teams is available in Microsoft 365 Business Basic, Microsoft 365 Business Standard, Office 365 Enterprise (E1, E3, E5, F3), and the Office 365 Education plans.
11 In Office 365 Enterprise F3, Office 365 Video is limited to viewing only (no publishing or sharing).
12 In Office 365 Enterprise F3, PowerApps is limited to consumption only (no publishing or sharing).
13 In Office 365 Enterprise F3, Flow is limited to consumption only and runs are limited to 750 per user per month.
14 Only available in Office 365 Education plans, including Office 365 E5 Education. It is not available in Office 365 Enterprise E5.
15 For more information, see Service encryption with Customer Key.
16 Advanced eDiscovery is supported in the United States and in the Western Europe (Netherlands) region. (Customer data from Canada and Asia Pacific is exported to the United States. Customer data from Europe, the Middle East, and Africa is exported to Western Europe [Netherlands].)
17 Consumption only for Microsoft Stream: no publishing or sharing.
18 Starting in May 2019, existing eligible SKUs of Office 365 and Microsoft 365 will be backfilled with Kaizala Pro. From June 1, 2019, Kaizala Pro will be included in all eligible Office 365 and Microsoft 365 SKUs.
19 Available as a free add-on. For more information, see Get access to Microsoft Bookings.
20 For more information, see MyAnalytics plans and environments.
21 Includes the Azure Active Directory features described in the Office 365 Apps column on the Azure Active Directory pricing page. You must add Azure Active Directory Plan 1 or Plan 2, Enterprise Mobile Security, or Microsoft 365 E3 or E5 to get the premium Azure AD features.
22 The Briefing email is provided automatically to all users of Exchange Online. For more information, see Configure Briefing email.

Table provided by Microsoft. This chart can be found at: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office365/servicedescriptions/office-365-platform-service-description/office-365-platform-service-description

The Microsoft Security & Compliance Center was built to assist the management of your organization’s Office 365 compliance. Special note: links to existing SharePoint and Exchange compliance features bring together compliance capabilities across Office 365. View the Microsoft 365 Compliance Licensing Comparison for detailed information on your options or scroll through the chart below. Our licensing experts will help you understand the benefits of each to your organization.

 

Business & Enterprise Plan Features

 
        
FeatureMicrosoft 365 Business BasicMicrosoft 365 Business StandardMicrosoft 365 Business PremiumOffice 365 Enterprise E1Office 365 US Government G1Office 365 Enterprise E3Office 365 US Government G3Office 365 Enterprise E5Office 365 Enterprise F3 Office 365 US Government F3
Access to the Security & Compliance CenterYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Office 365 Cloud App SecurityNoNoNoNoNoYes 
Threat management such as mail filtering and anti-malwareYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Advanced threat management, such as threat explorer for phishing campaigns6NoNoNoNoNoYesNo
Customer LockboxNoNoNoNoNoYesNo
Mobile device managementYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Data loss prevention for Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and OneDrive for Business7, 9NoNoNoNoYesYesNo
Communication data loss prevention for Microsoft TeamsNoNoNoNoNoYes 
Manual sensitivity labels10NoNoNoYesYesYesNo
Automatic sensitivity labelsNoNoNoNoNoYes13No
Information barriersNoNoNoNoNoYesNo
Information governance1YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Advanced information governance2NoNoNoNoNoYesNo
Content searchYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
eDiscovery casesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
eDiscovery holds (including query-based eDiscovery holds)NoNoNoNoYesYesNo
eDiscovery exportNoNoNoNoYesYesNo
Advanced eDiscovery5NoNoNoNoNoYesNo
ArchivingYes3Yes3Yes3Yes3Yes4Yes4No
Basic Audit8YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Advanced Audit12NoNoNoNoNoYesNo
Communication Compliance (Supervision policies)NoNoNoNoNoYesNo
Office 365 Message Encryption (OME) BasicNoNoNoNoYesYesNo
Office 365 Advanced Message EncryptionNoNoNoNoNoYesNo
Privileged Access ManagementNoNoNoNoNoYesNo
Customer KeyNoNoNoNoNoYesNo
        

1 Information governance lets users create, publish, and manually apply labels to documents; import data using drive shipping or over the network.

2 Advanced information governance allows you to retain important information and delete unimportant information by classifying information based on a retention or deletion policy or both. It includes intelligent/automated actions such as recommending policies, automatically applying labels to data, applying labels based on sensitive data types or queries, disposition review, and use of smart import filters. It also includes the Supervision feature for reviewing employee communications for security and compliance purposes.

3 50 GB limit.

4 Unlimited.

5 Advanced eDiscovery is supported in the United States and in the Western Europe (Netherlands) region. (Customer data from Canada and Asia Pacific is exported to the United States. Customer data from Europe, the Middle East, and Africa is exported to Western Europe [Netherlands].)

6 Advanced Threat Protection is available in Office 365 Enterprise E5 and as a standalone service for Office 365 Enterprise E1 and Office 365 Enterprise E3.

7 Includes files stored in Microsoft Teams repositories.

8 Audit logs for all plans that include Basic Audit (except for E5) are retained for 90 days. Because E5 includes Advanced Audit, audit logs are retained for up to one year. Also, you can use the Office 365 Management Activity API to retrieve events from the unified audit log.

9 Requires Office 365 data loss prevention add-on.

10 Sensitivity labels are also included in Azure Information Protection P1 and P2.

11 An Exchange Online Plan 2 or Exchange Online Archiving license is required to retain content in a user mailbox by using a retention policy.

12 Advanced Audit provides one-year retention of audit logs for activities in Azure Active Directory, Exchange, and SharePoint, and provides the ability to create custom audit log retention policies to manage audit log retention for other Office 365 services. It also provides access to crucial events for investigations and high-bandwidth access to the Office 365 Management Activity API.

13 Does not include Machine Learning-based labeling (trainable classifiers).

 

Security & Compliance Center availability for Standalone Plans

 
          
FeatureExchange Online Plan 1Exchange Online Plan 2Exchange Online KioskSharePoint Online Plan 1SharePoint Online Plan 2OneDrive for Business Plan 1OneDrive for Business Plan 2Skype for Business Online Plan 1Skype for Business Online Plan 2
Access to the Security & Compliance CenterYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Office 365 Cloud App SecurityNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYes
Threat management, such as mail filtering and anti-malwareYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Advanced threat management, such as threat explorer for phishing campaignsNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Customer LockboxNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Mobile device managementYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Data loss prevention for Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and OneDrive for Business9NoYesNoNoYes 7NoYes10NoYes
Communication data loss prevention for Microsoft TeamsNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Information barriersNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Information governance1Yes2YesYesYesYesYes10Yes10YesYes
Advanced information governance3NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Content searchYesYesYesYesYesYes10Yes10YesYes
eDiscovery casesYesYesYesYesYesYes10Yes10NoNo
eDiscovery exportNoYesNoNoYesNoYes10No4No4
eDiscovery holds (including query-based eDiscovery holds)NoYesNoNoYesNoYes10No4No4
Advanced eDiscovery5NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Archiving6NoYesNoYesYesYes10Yes10NoNo
Basic Audit8YesYesYesYesYesYes10Yes10NoNo
Advanced AuditNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Communication Compliance (supervision policies)NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Office 365 Message Encryption (OME)NoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNo
Office 365 Advanced Message EncryptionNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNo
Privileged Access ManagementNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNo
          

1 Information governance lets users create, publish, and manually apply labels to documents; import data using drive shipping or over the network.

2 Requires purchase of Exchange Online Archiving add-on.

3 Advanced information governance allows you to retain important information and delete unimportant information by classifying information based on a retention or deletion policy or both. It includes intelligent/automated actions such as recommending policies, automatically applying labels to data, applying labels based on sensitive data types or queries, disposition review, and use of smart import filters. It also includes the Supervision feature for reviewing employee communications for security and compliance purposes.

4 Skype conversations are stored as part of the mailbox.

5 Advanced eDiscovery requires Office 365 Enterprise E5 or an add-on license.

6 Skype archiving is within the user’s mailbox.

7 Includes files stored in Microsoft Teams repositories.

8 Audit logs for all plans that include Basic Audit are retained for 90 days. Also, you can use the Office 365 Management Activity API to retrieve events from the unified audit log.

9 Requires Office 365 data loss prevention add-on.

10 Limited to files stored in OneDrive for Business.

11 An Exchange Online Plan 2 or Exchange Online Archiving license is required to place a user mailbox on hold using a retention policy.

Table provided by Microsoft. These charts can be found at: http://Microsoft 365 Compliance Licensing Comparison

Office 365 is a cloud-based service designed to help meet your organization’s needs for robust security, reliability, and user productivity. 

The chart below highlights some of the services and features. Click here to view the details and extensive information regarding your Licensing Options. Our licensing experts will help you understand the benefits of each to your organization.

 

Services & Features

 
        
ServiceMicrosoft 365 Business BasicMicrosoft 365 Apps for businessMicrosoft 365 Business StandardOffice 365 Enterprise E1Office 365 Enterprise E3Office 365 Enterprise E54,16Office 365 Enterprise F3
Office 365 platformYesNoYesYesYesYesYes
Exchange OnlineYes6NoYes6Yes6Yes7Yes7Yes9
SharePoint OnlineYesNoYesYesYesYesYes
OneDrive for BusinessYesYesYesYesYesYesYes5
Skype for Business Online 15Yes10NoYes10Yes10Yes11Yes13Yes14
Office for the webYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Office applicationsNoYesYesNoYesYesNo
Project OnlineNo1NoNo1No1No1No1No1
Power BINoNoNoNoNoYesNo
Yammer EnterpriseYesNoYesYesYesYesYes
Azure Information Protection3No2NoNo2No2YesYesNo2
Microsoft Kaizala17YesNoYesYesYesYesYes

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 Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise, which is not included with Microsoft 365 Business Basic, Microsoft 365 Business Standard, Office 365 Enterprise E1, Office 365 Education, or Office 365 Enterprise F3.
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.
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 Microsoft 365. Starting Oct. 1, 2018, new 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.
16 Includes Advanced Compliance, which provides the Advanced Data Governance, Advanced eDiscovery, Customer Lockbox, Customer Key, Privileged Access Management, and Long term audit log retention features.
17 Starting in May 2019, existing eligible SKUs of Office 365 and Microsoft 365 will be backfilled with Kaizala Pro. From June 1, 2019, Kaizala Pro will be included in all eligible Office 365 and Microsoft 365 SKUs.

Table provided by Microsoft. This chart can be found at: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office365/servicedescriptions/office-365-platform-service-description/office-365-plan-options 

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