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Choosing the right Microsoft 365 subscription is key to getting the most out of the service. Here's how to compare the options and choose a plan that's right for your business.

  1. In a browser, search for Microsoft 365 Business.

  2. Open the Microsoft 365 Business page, and then choose See plans and pricing. Here you can see which subscriptions are tailored to smaller businesses.

  3. Scroll down to view the features that are available with each option.

  4. If you have a larger business or have complex IT needs, scroll down and select Microsoft 365 Enterprise.

  5. Select See products and plans, and review the Enterprise subscriptions and their features.

  6. Once you've decided on a subscription, choose Buy now, and go through the sign-up process.

Choosing the right Microsoft 365 subscription is key to getting the most out of the service.

Let's look at how to compare the options.

In a browser, search for Microsoft 365 Business.

Select it, then choose See plans and pricing. Here you can see which subscriptions are tailored to smaller businesses. 

Scroll down to view the features that are available with each option.

If you have a larger business or have complex IT needs, scroll down. Select Microsoft 365 Enterprise, See products and plans, and review the Enterprise subscriptions and their features.

Once you've decided on a subscription, choose Buy now, and go through the sign-up process. 

Service area

Feature

Office 365 Business Premium

Microsoft 365 Business

Office 365 Enterprise E3

Licenses available

Maximum number of users

300

300

Unlimited

Office apps

Install Office on up to 5 PCs/Macs + 5 smartphones per user (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Access), Office Online

Business

Business

ProPlus

Email & calendar

Outlook, Exchange Online

50 GB

50 GB

100 GB

Hub for teamwork

Chat-based workspace, online meetings, and more in Microsoft Teams

Yes

Yes

Yes

File storage

OneDrive for Business

1 TB per user

1 TB per user

Unlimited

Social, video, sites

Stream, Yammer, Planner, SharePoint Online*, PowerApps*, Microsoft Flow*

Yes

Yes

Yes

Business apps

Scheduling apps - Bookings**

Yes

Yes

Yes

Business apps - MileIQ**

Yes

Yes

No

Threat Protection

Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection

No

Yes

No

Windows Exploit Guard enforcement

No

Yes

No

Identity Management

Self-service password reset for hybrid Azure Active Directory accounts

No

Yes

No

Azure Multi-Factor Authentication, conditional access policies

No

Yes

No

Device & app management

Microsoft Intune, Windows AutoPilot, Windows Pro Management

No

Yes

No

Shared computer activation

No

Yes

Yes

Upgrade rights to Windows 10 Pro for Win 7/8.1 Pro licenses

No

Yes

No

Windows Virtual Desktop

No

Yes

No

Information protection

Office 365 data loss prevention

No

Yes

Yes

Azure Information Protection Plan 1, BitLocker enforcement

No

Yes

No

On-premises CAL rights

ECAL Suite (Exchange, SharePoint, Skype)

No

No

Yes

Compliance

Unlimited email archiving***

No

Yes

Yes

* Indicates Office 365 Business Premium has Plan 1 of the functionality and Office 365 Enterprise E3 has Plan 2.

** Available in US, UK, Canada.

*** Unlimited archiving when auto-expansion is turned on.

To compare Microsoft 365 Business with other products, including other Microsoft 365 plans, see Licensing Microsoft 365 for small and medium-sized businesses.

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