Microsoft 365 Business Premium
• Stay up to date with the latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and more.
• Connect with customers and coworkers using Outlook, Exchange, and Teams.
• Manage your files from anywhere with 1 TB of cloud storage on OneDrive per user.
• Defend your business against advanced cyberthreats with sophisticated phishing and ransomware protection.
• Control access to sensitive information using encryption to help keep data from being accidentally shared.
• Secure devices that connect to your data and help keep iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac devices safe and up to date.
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Microsoft 365 Business Premium brings together best-in-class Office apps and powerful cloud services with comprehensive security that helps protect your business against advanced cyber threats.
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Enjoy Office appsGet 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), and Access and Publisher (PC only).
Use 1 TB cloud storage per userEdit and share documents, photos, and more from anywhere, on all your devices with 1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage.
Get email and calendaringUse enterprise-grade email through Outlook with a 50 GB mailbox per user and send attachments up to 150 MB.
Collaborate with instant messaging and online meetingsGet your team on the same page using group chat, online meetings, calling, and web conferencing with Microsoft Teams.
Increase protection against advanced cyberthreatsHelp protect against malware, viruses, phishing attempts, malicious links, and other threats.
Manage mobile devices, tablets, and computersQuickly and easily add security to mobile devices, tablets, and computers that connect to your business data with Intune.
Add business data protectionControl access to sensitive information using encryption to help keep data from being accidentally shared.
Have the safest Windows everGet upgrade rights to Windows 10 Pro from Windows 7 Pro or 8.1 Pro.
Simplified, multiuser Windows with Windows Virtual Desktop
With Windows Virtual Desktop support, get multisession Windows 10 and Office and support for Remote Desktop Services environments with simplified licensing and lower costs.
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Frequently asked questions
Microsoft 365 Business Premium was purpose built for small and medium-sized businesses with under 300 users. It provides them with the best-in-class productivity capabilities of Microsoft 365 Business Standard plus advanced security features to safeguard business data and assets across devices.
Microsoft has a variety of productivity and security management offerings that small to medium-sized customers may consider, each bringing increasingly powerful features and functionality.
Microsoft 365 Business Standard combines best-in-class Office apps and powerful cloud services like business-class email, cloud file storage, and Microsoft Teams. Microsoft 365 Business Premium includes all the same apps and services plus advanced cyber threat protection and device management capabilities. Many businesses with less than 300 employees can be best served with Microsoft 365 Business Premium.
Microsoft 365 for enterprise is a set of licensing plans that offer increased levels of compliance and security management over Microsoft 365 for business. They are designed for enterprise customers and those customers that have over 300 users. In addition, Microsoft 365 enterprise plans provide additional business intelligence and analytics functionality.
Customers who wish to run Microsoft 365 Business Premium in their organization must be running Windows 10 Pro* on their desktops in order for the service to manage their PCs.
*Windows 10 Pro upgrade rights are included with Microsoft 365 Business Premium if the machines are presently running Windows 7 Pro or 8.1 Pro.
Partner-assisted deployment is the recommended way to deploy Microsoft 365 Business Premium. Contact your Microsoft partner and ask them if they are offering Microsoft 365 Business Premium. Your partner is well equipped to help you understand your options and make the best recommendations for deploying Microsoft 365 Business Premium in your organization. If you do not have a Microsoft partner, you can find one here.
Yes, customers can combine their Microsoft 365 Business Premium subscriptions with plans and add-ons from Azure, Dynamics 365, and Microsoft 365.
No, not everyone needs a Microsoft 365 Business Premium subscription, although the security and management benefits are available only to those users with devices managed with a Microsoft 365 Business Premium subscription.
Standardizing an IT environment serves to help reduce maintenance and security costs over time and is a state that businesses should strive to attain. However, some small and medium-sized customers update their software primarily when they upgrade their hardware, over an extended period. These businesses can deploy Microsoft 365 Business Premium to part of their organization, but for best protection of sensitive business data and consistent collaboration experiences, deployment to all users is recommended.
If the hardware you run today runs Windows 7 Pro or later, it likely meets the minimum requirements for Microsoft 365 Business Premium. See the Windows 10 Pro system requirements for additional details.
Existing desktop (Win32) app compatibility is strong in Windows 10, with most existing app working without any changes. Customers and their trusted IT advisors should read the recommended app testing process for Windows 10 compatibility and review the Office system requirements to ensure a smooth transition to Microsoft 365 Business Premium.
Yes, customers may switch their plans from a qualifying plan to Microsoft 365 Business Premium. Depending on the customer's current plan there may be a decrease or increase in monthly charges.
You can find more details about Microsoft 365 Business Premium capabilities including technical documentation, set up instructions and more here.
Microsoft 365 is the productivity cloud designed to help each of us achieve what matters, in our work and life, with best-in-class Office apps, intelligent cloud services, and advanced security.
Office 365 business plans are now Microsoft 365 business plans. New name, same great value, same price.
• Office 365 Business Essentials is now Microsoft 365 Business Basic
• Office 365 Business Premium is now Microsoft 365 Business Standard
• Microsoft 365 Business is now Microsoft 365 Business Premium
• Office 365 Business is now Microsoft 365 Apps for business
We changed the name to be more reflective of the range of features and benefits in the subscription. Microsoft 365 includes everything you know in Office 365, including best-in-class Office apps, intelligent cloud services, and advanced security.
No, there are no price or product changes for small and medium business plans. The same plans are available, only with updated names.
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