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Table contents compare three Office 365 plans for teachers, faculty, and staff.
  Office 365 A1 Office 365 A3 Office 365 A5

Office 365 A1, Free (no commitment)

Office 365 A3, $3.25 user/month (annual commitment)

Office 365 A5, $8.00 user/month (annual commitment)

Free Office 365 for the web with popular web apps like Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote so teachers and students can work together, communicate seamlessly, and create amazing content.

All the features in A1 plus full access to the Office desktop apps, and additional management and security tools.

All the features in A3 plus Microsoft’s best-in-class intelligent security management, advanced compliance, and analytics systems.

Office apps

  • MicrosoftOutlook
  • MicrosoftWord
  • MicrosoftExcel
  • MicrosoftPowerPoint
  • MicrosoftOneNote

Office apps

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

Office apps

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

Services

  • MicrosoftExchange
  • MicrosoftOneDrive
  • MicrosoftSharePoint
  • MicrosoftTeams
  • MicrosoftSway
  • MicrosoftForms
  • MicrosoftStream
  • MicrosoftFlow
  • MicrosoftPower Apps
  • MicrosoftSchool Data Sync
  • MicrosoftYammer

Services

  • MicrosoftExchange
  • MicrosoftOneDrive
  • MicrosoftSharePoint
  • MicrosoftTeams
  • MicrosoftSway
  • MicrosoftForms
  • MicrosoftStream
  • MicrosoftFlow
  • MicrosoftPower Apps
  • MicrosoftSchool Data Sync
  • MicrosoftBookings
  • MicrosoftYammer

Services

  • MicrosoftExchange
  • MicrosoftOneDrive
  • MicrosoftSharePoint
  • MicrosoftTeams
  • MicrosoftSway
  • MicrosoftForms
  • MicrosoftStream
  • MicrosoftFlow
  • MicrosoftPower Apps
  • MicrosoftSchool Data Sync
  • MicrosoftBookings
  • MicrosoftPower BI
  • MicrosoftYammer

Value for teachers:

  • Work together with real-time coauthoring, autosaving, and easy sharing in your favorite web apps, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Stay on top of your email with Outlook for the web and a 50 GB mailbox.1
  • Leverage Microsoft Teams, your digital hub that integrates the conversations, calls, content, and apps your school needs to be more collaborative and engaged.
  • Improve learning outcomes with built in accessibility features and Learning Tools that support reading, writing, math, and communication.
  • Keep organized with OneNote, your digital notebook.
  • Stay connected with your colleagues with Class, Staff, and PLC Teams and OneNote Notebooks.
  • Conduct and take authentic assessments with Forms.
  • Enable digital storytelling with Sway.
  • Never run out of space with unlimited personal cloud storage.2

Value for faculty and staff:

  • Inform and engage with communication sites and team sites throughout your intranet using SharePoint.
  • Support compliance with solutions from the unified eDiscovery center.
  • Stay protected with rights management, data loss prevention, and encryption.
  • Create, manage, and share videos securely across your school with enterprise video service.
  • Develop apps without writing code to extend business data quickly with custom web and mobile apps.
  • Utilize workflow automation across apps and services to automate business processes without writing code.
  • Communicate easily with HD video conferencing.
  • Unlimited email storage with in-place archiving.
  • Get advanced email with archiving and legal hold.
  • Maximum number of users: unlimited.    


 

 

 

All the value for teachers in A1 plus:

  • Install the Office desktop apps on up to five PCs or Macs per user.3
  • Install Office apps on up to five tablets and five phones per user.4

All the value for faculty and staff in A1, plus:

  • Host meetings for up to 10,000 people with Microsoft Teams live events.
  • Help assess risk and gain insight into potential threats with Office 365 Cloud App Security.
  • Let parents or guardians and students schedule appointments with faculty online using Microsoft Bookings.
  • Gain insight into advanced personal analytics with MyAnalytics.

 

 

Includes all the value for teachers included in A3.

All the value for administrators in A3, plus:

  • Control how support accesses your mailbox with Customer Lockbox.
  • Protect against sophisticated threats like phishing and zero-day malware with the ability to investigate and remediate attacks post breach.
  • See advanced personal and organizational analytics with MyAnalytics and Power BI Pro.
  • Get enhanced visibility and control of your Office 365 environment.
  • Create meetings with a dial-in number that attendees can join by telephone with Audio Conferencing.
  • Make, receive, and transfer calls across a wide range of devices with an option to add Calling Plan. Learn more.
  • Install Office apps on up to five PCs or Macs per user.3
  • Install Office apps on up to five tablets and five phones per user.4
  • Plan schedules and daily tasks with Microsoft Teams.
  • Get email with 100 GB mailbox.1
  • Take advantage of unlimited personal cloud storage.2

1. For subscriptions that do not include the fully installed Office apps: Users can connect the following versions of Outlook to their business-class email, so they can use the rich client app they already know: the latest version of Outlook, Outlook 2013, and Outlook 2011 for Mac. Previous versions of Outlook, such as Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2007, may work with Office 365 with reduced functionality. This compatibility with Outlook does not include the Exchange Online Kiosk or Office 365 K1 plans.

2. Unlimited personal cloud storage for qualifying plans for subscriptions of five or more users, otherwise 1 TB/user. Microsoft will initially provide 1 TB/user of OneDrive for Business storage which admins can increase to 5 TB/user. Request additional storage by contacting Microsoft support. Storage up to 25 TB/user is provisioned in OneDrive for Business. Beyond 25 TB, storage is provisioned as 25 TB SharePoint team sites to individual users.

The OneDrive for Business sync client is available with Office 2016 or with Office 365 subscriptions that include Office 2016 apps. If you don’t have Office 2016, a free download of the OneDrive for Business sync client is also available.

3. Publisher and Access: Windows PC client program and/or features only; cannot be used across devices.

Most plans that do not include the desktop version of Office work with the latest version of Office, Office 2013, and Office 2011 for Mac. Previous versions of Office, such as Office 2010 and Office 2007, may work with Office 365 with reduced functionality. This compatibility with Office does not include the Exchange Online Kiosk or Office 365 F3 plans.

4. Learn more about Microsoft 365 for business mobile apps. See the list of devices and apps.