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What is Office 365?

Office 365 is Microsoft’s productivity solution in the cloud. It is sold as suites that are available for every organization, irrespective of their size. Depending on the suite, Office 365 can include the full downloadable Office client—also available as a set of web-based applications (including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), business-class email, file sharing, meetings and communications solutions, and an internal collaboration social network. Each suite helps keep your data private and protected from potential threats. Office 365 provides users with access to the productivity solutions from anywhere, simple management IT solutions, and comes with a financially backed Service Level Agreement.

Detailed information on how to buy and license Office 365 is available in the Office 365 Licensing Guide.

Through which licensing programs can I buy Office 365?

Office 365 is sold across different channels and programs. The following table outlines the availability of Office 365.

Volume Licensing programs


Business Essentials

Business Premium


Enterprise K1

Enterprise E1

Enterprise E3

Enterprise E5

Web Direct (MOSP)




Cloud Solution Provider (CSP)

What is Microsoft Azure?

Microsoft Azure is a growing collection of integrated cloud services—analytics, computing, database, mobile, networking, storage and web—for working more quickly, achieving more, and saving money. With Azure, customers can:

  • Build and deploy modern, cross platform web and mobile applications
  • Store, backup, and recover data in the cloud
  • Run enterprise applications
  • Run large-scale compute jobs and perform powerful predictive analytics
  • Build intelligent products and services by using Internet of Things services
  • And more…

For details about Microsoft Azure products and services, including customer examples, visit the Azure website.

How can I license Microsoft Azure for my organization?

Customers can purchase two types of Microsoft Azure offerings: Microsoft Azure Services or Microsoft Azure Plans.

Microsoft Azure Services include a rapidly growing number of metered services that provide immediate access to the Microsoft cloud platform and the flexibility to increase or decrease usage, paying for only what you use.

Microsoft Azure Plans address popular use cases by packaging services commonly used together in a single plan, providing more predictable pricing.

Additionally, the Microsoft Azure marketplace provides access to thousands of third-party products, all of which can be provisioned in the Azure portal and billed via most Microsoft Volume Licensing agreements.

You can license Microsoft Azure for your organization through your Enterprise Agreement enrollment, the Microsoft Products and Services Agreement, or the Microsoft Online Subscription program.

For pricing information tailored to your requirements, please consult your reseller or use the Azure pricing calculator.

Azure licensing FAQs

What is Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online?

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online is a customer relationship management (CRM) solution delivered in the cloud that enables companies to market smarter, sell effectively and productively, and care everywhere. We provide social insights, business intelligence, and productivity with One Microsoft solutions.

What is Microsoft Dynamics AX?

Microsoft Dynamics AX is Microsoft’s cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. This cloud service is simple to learn and use to help you deliver value more quickly, take advantage of business opportunities, and drive user involvement and innovation across your organization.

How is it licensed?

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online

Available in:

Microsoft Dynamics AX—Microsoft’s cloud ERP service

Available in:

Bing Maps for Enterprise

Bing Maps for Enterprise offers a unified set of services and mapping data, backed by enterprise-grade, all day, every day online support. Displaying layers of business data on a map can reveal opportunities and cost savings that may have been previously hidden in rows, columns, and charts. Bing Maps runs on Microsoft's cloud infrastructure, delivering the latest map content through regular refreshes and providing the scalability, security, and performance that customers depend on. It is a fast and simple way to add location information to any business application.

Bing Maps provides seamless integration with Microsoft software—including Windows 8 and 10, SharePoint, SQL Server, Dynamics, and Office, as well as external data feeds and third-party software. Bing Maps is a flexible platform with tools designed for rapid application development and low upfront investment.

Bing Maps is available through multiple licensing programs, enabling developers and customers alike to find the most suitable combination of agreement options. Visit us at Bing Maps Licensing Options to find out more.