Feature comparison

Three Microsoft 365 plans are offered for business customers: Microsoft 365 Business Basic, Microsoft 365 Business Standard, and Microsoft 365 Business Premium. All plans provide customers powerful collaboration tools like email, chat, videoconferencing, and online storage all while keeping your data safe. Microsoft 365 Business Standard and Premium also provide best-in-class Office apps and a comprehensive set of productivity and security capabilities, while Microsoft 365 Business Premium provides the latest and most advanced innovations in security, compliance, analytics, and collaboration.

For additional details about the online services included in the Microsoft 365 plans for enterprise customers, download the plan comparison here.

Individual multi-plan service comparisons

Some individual online services are offered in more than one plan (multi-plan service). The downloadable full comparison table only lists which plan of any available multi-plan service is included in each Microsoft 365 suite license. Below are links providing additional details of individual multi-plan services.

Azure Active Directory Premium (plan 1 and 2)
Exchange Online (plan K, 1, and 2)
SharePoint Online (plan K, 1, and 2)
Microsoft Stream (for Microsoft 365 plans)

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Microsoft 365 Business FAQ


Yes, customers can combine their Microsoft 365 Business subscriptions with plans and add-ons from Azure, Dynamics 365, Enterprise Mobility + Security, and Office 365.

All the add-ons that can be added to Office 365 Business Premium can be added to Microsoft 365 Business. This means that you can purchase Office 365 Cloud App Security, Advanced Compliance, Threat Intelligence, MyAnalytics, PowerBI Pro, and Audio Conferencing.

Customers may purchase up to 300 Microsoft 365 Business licenses for their organization. Customers can mix and match cloud subscriptions; as a result, some customers may add Microsoft 365 Enterprise licenses to the same account.  


When considering an environment consisting of multiple subscription types, customers should work with their trusted IT advisors for guidance as Microsoft 365 Business and Microsoft 365 Enterprise use different capabilities to secure and manage applications and data.

Microsoft has a variety of productivity and security management offerings that small to medium-sized customers may consider when upgrading their desktop and device infrastructure, each bringing increasingly powerful features and functionality. 


Microsoft 365 Business combines Microsoft 365 Apps and services with mobile application management and Windows 11 Pro to enable remote management and help protect devices against viruses and malware. It includes a simplified management console through which device and data policies may be administered. Many small to medium-sized businesses can be best served with Microsoft 365 Business.


Microsoft 365 Enterprise is a set of licensing plans that offer increased levels of compliance and security management over Microsoft 365 Business and are designed for enterprise customers and those customers that have over 300 users. In addition, Microsoft 365 Enterprise plans provide additional functionality including business intelligence and analytics tools.

Microsoft 365 customers with 500 seats or fewer will be onboarded to Microsoft Teams and will not have access to Skype for Business Online.

Microsoft 365 Business subscriptions do not provide the rights to access server software.