Microsoft 365 Apps for business
Looking for a Microsoft 365 Apps plan for an organization with less than 300 employees? Explore the business plan.
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Work the way you want, almost anywhere, with always up-to-date desktop, mobile, and web versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, along with business intelligence tools to help run and grow your business.
Get the latest features and capabilities with fully installed and always up-to-date versions of Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint for Windows or Mac, OneNote (features vary), Teams, and Access (PC only) and Publisher (PC only).
Self-service business intelligence
Do more with Excel. Discover and connect to data with Get & Transform (Power Query), model and analyze with Power Pivot, and visualize insights with new maps and charts.
1 TB secure cloud storage
Edit and share documents, photos, and more from anywhere, on all your devices with 1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage.
Office for the web
Create and edit documents in Word, OneNote, PowerPoint, and Excel right from a browser.
Works across multiple devices
Get the fully installed Office apps on multiple PCs, Macs, tablets, and mobile devices (including Windows, iOS, and Android).
Professional digital storytelling
Easily create and share engaging, interactive, web-based reports, presentations, newsletters, trainings, and more right from your mobile device, tablet, or browser with Sway.
Have peace of mind knowing your services are available with a guaranteed 99.9 percent uptime and financially backed service-level agreement.
Keep customer data safe with help from cutting-edge, five-layer security and proactive monitoring.
Simplify deployment and management across your company using Microsoft cloud services.
Rely on Microsoft support for answers with a call or chat, how-to resources, and connections with other Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise customers for setup and quick fixes.
Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise is the always up-to-date suite of desktop apps you already know (including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and Teams) available as a subscription. Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise includes exclusive intelligent capabilities like Ideas in Excel and Researcher in Word, real-time collaboration, Teams as the hub for teamwork, and advanced security features. As a user-based license, you can deploy Office on up to five PCs or Macs, five tablets, and five mobile devices. And with 1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage, you can access and collaborate on your files from anywhere.
Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise is a subscription that comes with premium apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, Publisher, and Access (Publisher and Access are only available on PC). The apps can be installed on multiple devices, including PCs, Macs, iPads, iPhones, Android tablets, and Android phones. It also comes with services like 1 TB of OneDrive storage and Microsoft chat and phone support. Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise includes exclusive intelligent capabilities like Ideas in Excel and Researcher in Word, real-time collaboration, Teams as the hub for teamwork, and advanced security features. With a subscription, you get the latest versions of the apps and automatically receive updates when they happen.
Office 2019 is a one-time purchase that comes with classic apps like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for PC or Mac, and does not include any of the services that come with a Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise subscription. One-time purchases don’t have an upgrade option, which means if you plan to upgrade to the next major release, you'll have to buy it at full price.
Learn more about the differences between Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise and Office 2019 in Office Support, or use the comparison chart to help you pick the right version for your needs.
Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise is built for our enterprise customers. Along with the always up-to-date versions of the core Office desktop apps, it also includes enterprise-grade security and compliance features, enhanced communication tools, and fine-grained controls for deployment and management. Some small and medium-sized businesses, including those in regulated industries or wanting higher levels of IT control, may also be interested in Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise.
Microsoft 365 Apps for business also offers always up-to-date versions of the core Office desktop apps, but without any of the additional security, communication, or administrative features listed above. Microsoft 365 Apps for business is also supported only up to a maximum business size of 300 users, whereas Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise is available for an unlimited number of users.
Microsoft 365 includes Office apps like Word and Excel, OneDrive cloud storage, and services like Teams, Exchange Online, and SharePoint Online. Different suites offer different combinations of these elements.
A persistent internet connection is not required; Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise runs locally on your PC. Internet access is required to install and activate Office, but IT administrators in traditional private cloud environments can deploy Office and Office updates using software distribution tools and infrastructure.
Some features like Ideas in Excel and Researcher in Word require an internet connection. Regularly connecting to the internet ensures that you can receive automatic updates and that you’re using the latest versions of your Office apps. Internet access will also be needed to manage your Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise account, for example to change payment options or to access documents stored on OneDrive.
Yes, people using Office 2019, 2016, 2013, and 2010 as well as Office for Mac 2008 or later will be able to open and view the documents you create.
Yes, you can configure Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise to apply only the software updates you have tested and validated. You can manage software updates completely in-house either by using familiar software distribution tools or by directing Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise to check for updates at your file shares or URLs.
No, after Teams is installed, it's automatically updated approximately every two weeks with new features and quality updates. This update process for Teams is different than the update process for the other Offices apps, such as Word and Excel. For more information, see Teams update process.
Annual commitment refers to the length of time the service agreement lasts. When you purchase Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise, it’s an annual commitment. You can choose to pay month to month or pay the entire amount for the year at the time you sign up.
You can cancel your subscription at any time. For annual commitment subscriptions, such as Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise, there is a penalty for canceling before the end of your contract. Read the complete Microsoft Online Subscription Agreement.
Your data is yours. If you decide to cancel your Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise subscription, you can download your data—for example, your email and documents on team sites—and save it to another location. You should save your data before you cancel. After you cancel your subscription, data associated with your Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise account will be available to your administrator(s) in a limited-function account for 90 days.
Microsoft 365 Training Center has quick start guides, cheat sheets, tips and tricks, and training courses that show you how to make the best use of Office.
Microsoft FastTrack is our deployment and adoption service designed to help you move to Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise smoothly and confidently, and realize business value faster.
FastTrack provides IT pros customized guidance for deploying and adopting Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise, including access to Microsoft engineering expertise, best practices, tools, and resources.
FastTrack resources and services are included at no additional cost with Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise for customers with at least 150 users for the life of your subscription. Learn more.
Microsoft 365 Business Standard For businesses that need the latest desktop version of Office in addition to cloud services.
1. Some Microsoft 365 plans include Office, but don’t include the Teams service. For example, the Microsoft 365 Apps for business plan. Even if a Microsoft 365 plan doesn’t include the Teams service, Teams will still be installed with Office. For Microsoft 365 plans that don't include the Teams service, users in your organization who have Azure Active Directory (AAD) and are not licensed for Teams will be able to initiate an exploratory experience of Teams. Your users can start using it when they sign in to Teams. For more information about this free trial version and providing your users access to it, see Manage the Microsoft Teams Exploratory experience.