What is Microsoft 365?

Microsoft 365 is a complete, intelligent solution for our commercial customers to empower everyone to be creative and work together, securely. Microsoft 365 Enterprise is the offering for our enterprise customers and Microsoft 365 Business is the offering for small and medium-sized businesses.

Microsoft 365 Enterprise includes Office 365 Enterprise, Windows 10 Enterprise, Enterprise Mobility + Security. Microsoft 365 Business is a new solution designed for small and medium-sized businesses, available in public preview, bringing together the best-in-class productivity and collaboration capabilities of Office 365 with device management and security solutions to safeguard business data.
Microsoft 365 E3 Microsoft 365 E5
Office 365 E3 Office 365 E5
Windows 10 Enterprise E3
Windows 10 Enterprise E5
Enterprise Mobility + Security E3 Enterprise Mobility + Security E5
Microsoft 365 Education includes Office 365, Windows 10, Enterprise Mobility + Security, and Minecraft: Education Edition to empower educators to unlock creativity, promote teamwork, and provide a simple and safe experience in a single, affordable solution built for education.
Microsoft 365 Education A3 Microsoft 365 Education A5
Windows 10 Education A3 Windows 10 Education A5
Microsoft Office 365 A3 Microsoft Office 365 A5
Enterprise Mobility + Security E3 Enterprise Mobility + Security E5
Minecraft: Education Edition Minecraft: Education Edition

Microsoft 365 FAQ


Microsoft 365 E3 includes the following:

  • Office 365 E3
  • Windows 10 Enterprise E3
  • Enterprise Mobility + Security E3

Microsoft 365 E5 includes the following:

  • Office 365 E5 (includes Office 365 E3, Skype for Business Online Cloud PBX, Microsoft Power BI Pro, and other services)
  • Windows 10 Enterprise E5 (includes Windows 10 Enterprise E3 and Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection)
  • Enterprise Mobility + Security E5 (includes Enterprise Mobility + Security E3, Microsoft Cloud App Security, Azure Active Directory Premium P2, and Azure Information Protection P2)

Microsoft 365 Education includes Minecraft: Education Edition as well as additional tools to help educators and students in an beyond the classroom.

Microsoft 365 E5 delivers the most value to our customers with the latest and most advanced innovations in security, compliance, analytics, and collaboration.

Yes, customers can buy all the product components separately: Office 365, Windows 10 Enterprise, and Enterprise Mobility + Security.

The Microsoft 365 Enterprise brand is built on the foundation of our Secure Productive Enterprise offering. As we release new capabilities as part of Office 365, Windows 10 Enterprise, and Enterprise Mobility + Security, we will continue to provide simpler offerings for customers and a more unified go-to-market motion.

We continue to build on what we set in motion last year by delivering the best value to customers with:

  • Best in class security and productivity
  • Continued Microsoft suite momentum
  • A unified per-user cloud offering
  • A compelling cost and value solution

Microsoft 365 is available through the Enterprise Agreement, Enterprise Agreement Subscription, Enrollment for Education Solutions, Cloud Solution Providers, and Microsoft Products and Services Agreement.