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Compare Office 365 to Microsoft 365

Get best-in-class productivity apps with Office 365, or integrate them with intelligent cloud services in Microsoft 365.

Find the solution that suits your organization

Office 365 E3

Office 365 E3 £17.60
user/month
(annual subscription–auto renews)
Price does not include VAT.

Office 365 is a suite of productivity apps and services including Outlook, Word, Excel, and more.

Microsoft 365 E3

Microsoft 365 E3 £28.10
user/month
(annual commitment)
Price does not include VAT.

Microsoft 365 is a productivity cloud that delivers intelligent experiences, enterprise-grade management, and advanced security to take your business further.1

Compare Microsoft Office Product features
Feature name Office 365 E3 Microsoft 365 E3

Office apps

Unleash your best ideas, get things done, and stay connected on the go.

  • MicrosoftWord
  • MicrosoftPowerPoint
  • MicrosoftExcel
  • MicrosoftOneNote
  • MicrosoftPublisher (PC only)
  • MicrosoftAccess (PC only)

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Install Office client apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Publisher (PC only), and Access (PC only)) on up to 5 PCs/Macs, 5 tablets, and 5 mobile devices per person.6

MicrosoftOffice

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Office on the web and mobile

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Email and calendar

Connect and stay organized with business-class email, calendaring, and contacts all in one place.

  • MicrosoftExchange
  • MicrosoftOutlook

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Outlook

MicrosoftOutlook

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feature is included

Exchange

MicrosoftExchange

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Meetings and voice

Deliver elevated meeting experiences with sophisticated call functionality and a central hub for meetings, chat, content, and calling.

MicrosoftTeams

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feature is included

Microsoft Teams

MicrosoftTeams

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Microsoft Whiteboard

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Office 365 Groups

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Microsoft Kaizala Pro

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Device and app management

Help users be productive wherever they are while keeping corporate information secure. Flexible management and powerful security solutions let you deliver protected mobile experiences on any device.

MicrosoftWindows
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MicrosoftWindows

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feature is included

Windows Autopilot, fine-tuned user experience, and Universal Print

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Microsoft 365 admin center

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Microsoft Graph API

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Group Policy support, Office telemetry, roaming settings

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Shared computer activation

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System Center Configuration Manager and System Center Endpoint Protection management license equivalency

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feature is included

Social and intranet

Connect and engage across your organization with an intelligent, mobile intranet and enterprise social networking.

  • MicrosoftSharePoint
  • MicrosoftYammer

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SharePoint

MicrosoftSharePoint

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Yammer

MicrosoftYammer

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Files and content

Access files from any device, at any time. Engage with intelligent video and create visually striking content in minutes.

  • MicrosoftOneDrive
  • MicrosoftDelve
  • MicrosoftStream
  • MicrosoftSway

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Microsoft OneDrive for work2

MicrosoftOneDrive

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Microsoft Delve

MicrosoftDelve

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feature is included

Microsoft Stream

MicrosoftStream

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feature is included

Sway for Office 3653

MicrosoftSway

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feature is included

Work management

Efficiently manage work across individuals, teams, and organizations. Create and automate your business processes.

  • MicrosoftPower Apps
  • MicrosoftPower Automate
  • MicrosoftPower Virtual Agents
  • MicrosoftForms
  • MicrosoftPlanner
  • MicrosoftTo Do

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feature is included

Power Apps for Microsoft 365

MicrosoftPower Apps

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feature is included

Power Automate for Microsoft 365

MicrosoftPower Automate

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feature is included

Power Virtual Agents for Teams

MicrosoftPower Virtual Agents

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Dataverse for Teams

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feature is included

Microsoft Forms

MicrosoftForms

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Microsoft Planner

MicrosoftPlanner

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feature is included

Microsoft To Do

MicrosoftTo Do

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Microsoft Shifts

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feature is included

Identity and access management

Secure connections between people, devices, apps, and data. Increase your security and productivity with a single, holistic identity solution that gives you flexibility and control.

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On-premises Active Directory sync for single sign-on (SSO)

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Windows Hello, Credential Guard, and DirectAccess4

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Threat protection

Detect and investigate advanced threats, compromised identities, and malicious actions across your on-premises and cloud environments. Protect your organization with adaptive, built-in intelligence.

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feature is not included

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Microsoft Defender Antivirus and Device Guard4

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Microsoft Defender Application Guard

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Information protection

Help protect your sensitive data everywhere, even in motion and when shared. Gain visibility and control over how any file is being used with a comprehensive and integrated information protection solution.

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This feature is partially included

Information protection —message encryption, rights management, and Data Loss Prevention for email and files

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feature is included

Windows Information Protection and BitLocker

feature is not included

feature is included

feature is not included

Azure Information Protection for Office 365

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Premium Plan 1

Security management

Gain visibility into your cloud apps and services, build insights with sophisticated analytics, and control how your data travels so you can respond to and combat cyberthreats.

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feature is included

Microsoft Secure Score

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Microsoft Security and Compliance Center

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Compliance management

Assess compliance risks, govern and protect sensitive data, and respond to regulatory requirements.

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Manual retation labels, content search, basic audit

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Basic org-wide or location-wide retention policies, Teams retention policies core e-Discovery, litigation hold

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Microsoft 365 is a cloud-based service that brings together best-in-class productivity apps from Office 365 with advanced device management, intelligent security, and innovative online services. Office 365 includes apps such as Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, along with services such as Exchange, OneDrive, SharePoint, and Microsoft Teams. Learn more about Office 365 for enterprise.

Microsoft 365—which includes Office apps, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security—is more than just a licensing construct or a bundle of products. As the world’s productivity cloud, Microsoft 365 brings interconnectivity and intelligence that helps customers innovate and compete more effectively on their digital transformation journey.

Microsoft FastTrack is the customer success service that helps you move to Microsoft 365, smoothly, with confidence, and deliver business value faster. Customers with eligible subscriptions to Microsoft 365 can use FastTrack at no additional cost for the life of their subscription. Sign in to www.microsoft.com/FastTrack to request assistance and get started.

Discounts are available for enterprise agreement customers (typically 250+ licenses) who want to purchase through volume licensing. A Microsoft expert can help you explore the purchasing options for large enterprises and help you determine which is best for you. Learn more about volume licensing. Find a Microsoft expert.

Customers with Microsoft 365 E3 subscriptions are eligible to purchase Microsoft 365 E5 Compliance and Microsoft 365 E5 Security as add-ins to their Microsoft 365 E3 subscriptions. Depending on the subscription level, customers can also combine their Microsoft 365 Enterprise subscriptions with plans and add-ons from Azure, Dynamics 365, Enterprise Mobility + Security, and Office 365.

Yes, your organization can use any combination of plans as long as you meet plan prerequisites. Prerequisites vary by plan. Learn more and compare Microsoft 365 plans.

Microsoft has a data retention period that is typically set to 90 days for most subscriptions. This period begins upon subscription cancellation. You may retrieve your data in this period even though your subscription is disabled.

1. Productivity Server Rights – SharePoint, Exchange productivity server rights for Microsoft 365 E3 & E5 customers (Hybrid Rights unavailable in CSP Channel).
2. Unlimited OneDrive storage for E3 or E5 subscriptions of five or more users. Microsoft will provide an initial 5 TB of OneDrive storage per user. Customers who want additional OneDrive storage can request it as needed by contacting Microsoft support. Subscriptions for fewer than five users receive 1 TB OneDrive storage per user. F3 plans include 2GB OneDrive storage per user.
3. Sway is not currently available for Government Community Cloud (GCC) customers and customers in certain geographies at this time. Some legacy Office 365 plans that are no longer in market as of August 2015 may also not have access to Sway.
4. Not available on Windows 10 Enterprise E3 in S mode.

5. Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) ended Mainstream Support on January 12, 2021. Extended Support will continue until January 2026. Find additional information here.
6. Availability of mobile apps varies by country/region.