Office 365 E3
Office 365 E3 is a cloud-based suite of productivity apps and services with information protection and compliance capabilities included.
- Install Microsoft 365 for mobile on up to five PCs or Macs, five tablets, and five phones per user.
- Protect information with message encryption, rights management, and data loss prevention for email and files.
- Safeguard corporate data by allowing more secure access to company resources and enabling safe sharing of sensitive information inside and outside your organization.
- Facilitate legal compliance and email archiving with e-discovery and mailbox hold.
Move your business ahead
Get the latest Microsoft 365 desktop and mobile apps, plus integrated enterprise collaboration services, coupled with advanced compliance features and full IT power.
Office 365 E3 includes
Benefits unique to Office 365 E3 and Office 365 E5
Work smarter with 100 GB of business-class email and calendaring.
Microsoft Purview Information Protection
Protect information with basic Microsoft 365 message encryption and Microsoft 365 Data Loss Prevention (for emails and files).
Microsoft OneDrive for work
Access 1-5+ TB of personal cloud storage from anywhere, on any device.3 Easily share documents with others inside and outside your organization and control who can see and edit each file.
Additional compliance capabilities
Add to your compliance capabilities with eDiscovery and basic audit.
SharePoint in Microsoft 365
Share and manage content, knowledge, and apps with SharePoint storage. Empower teamwork, quickly find information, and seamlessly collaborate across the organization.
Shared Office 365 features
Microsoft 365 apps
Install Microsoft 365 apps, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote (PC only), and Access (PC only), on up to five PCs or Macs, five tablets, and five phones per user.
Multilingual user interface for Microsoft 365 apps
Microsoft 365 for mobile
Use Microsoft 365 apps designed for mobile devices and tablets.
Microsoft 365 on the web
Create, share, and collaborate from wherever you are.
Connect and stay organized with email, calendar, and contacts all in one place.
Manage your Microsoft 365 profile with Delve. Plus, discover and organize the information that’s most relevant to you right now across all your Microsoft 365 apps.
Chat, meet, share files, and use business apps within a shared workspace.
Collaborate on ideas and content with a freeform digital canvas, now integrated with Microsoft Teams.
Microsoft 365 Groups
Use this service, along with the Microsoft 365 tools you already use, to collaborate with teammates when writing documents, creating spreadsheets, working on project plans, scheduling meetings, or sending email.
Upload, organize and share intelligent video content companywide.
Create visually striking newsletters, presentations, and documents in minutes.
Power Apps for Microsoft 365
Build the business apps you need and extend or customize the apps you already use.
Easily create surveys, quizzes, and polls.
Power Automate for Microsoft 365
Make repetitive tasks easy with workflow automation.
Organize teamwork, create new plans, assign tasks, share files, chat, and get updates on progress.
Power Virtual Agents for Teams
Respond to business needs with custom chatbots for Teams.
Enable frontline workers and their managers to manage schedules and keep in touch using their mobile devices.
Microsoft To Do
Plan your day and manage your life.
Microsoft Viva Connections
Keep employees engaged and informed with a modern engagement experience.
Microsoft Viva Insights (personal insights)
Help employees thrive with data-driven, privacy-protected insights and personal wellbeing experiences.
Use this unified programmability model to access data to build apps for organizations and consumers that interact with millions of users.
Microsoft Viva Engage (community and conversations)
Build meaningful relationships at work by giving employees a place to connect, express themselves, and find belonging.
Shared computer activation
Group policy support, Microsoft 365 telemetry, roaming settings
Facilitate legal compliance with email archiving, content search, basic audit, manual retention policies and sensitivity labels.
On-premises Active Directory sync for single sign-on (SSO)
Visio for the web
Create, edit, share, and coauthor professional diagrams and flowcharts with Visio for the web.
Dataverse for Teams
Build with confidence on a low-code database for Teams.
Subscribe to a calling plan from Microsoft 365 and use existing phone numbers or get new ones.
Microsoft Teams Premium
Help make every meeting more personalized, intelligent, and secure.
Microsoft Teams Audio Conferencing
Dial in to a meeting with a local access number or use single-touch join options on PC or mobile devices.
Microsoft Teams Phone Standard
Make, receive, and transfer business calls from anywhere, using any device.
Microsoft Viva Insights (manager and leader insights)
Understand the impact of work patterns on employee wellbeing and business outcomes. Default safeguards protect individual privacy.
Microsoft Viva Learning
Seamlessly integrate access to learning content into the places employees already spend their time.
Microsoft Priva Privacy Risk Management
Help identify and protect against privacy risks, and automate and manage subject requests at scale.
Help reduce costs with Microsoft 365
Cut licensing costs by more than 60 percent per user compared to a patchwork of point solutions through consolidation using Microsoft 365 E3.4
Get more done with Microsoft 365
Help people and teams do their best work
Microsoft 365 uses the power of the cloud to help people and organizations be more productive.
Office 365 vs. Microsoft 365
Discover which solution will meet your organization’s needs.
Upgrade to Microsoft 365 E3
Securely enhance workplace productivity and drive innovation with Microsoft 365 E3.
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Frequently asked questions
You can pay with all major credit cards, and your subscription amount will appear on your credit card statement. You also have the option to receive an invoice and, depending on your choice of services, you will be billed monthly or annually. You receive an email message when your invoice is ready to be viewed and, if a purchase order (PO) number is entered when you buy your subscription, that number will be included in your invoice.
Annual commitment payment is available for Office 365 Enterprise plans. With annual commitment, you sign up for a one-year subscription, but you can choose to pay month to month or pay for the entire year at the time you sign up.
Yes, discounts are available for Enterprise Agreement customers who want to purchase through volume licensing. A Microsoft partner can help you explore the purchasing options for large enterprises and help you determine which is best for you. Learn more about volume licensing. Find a Microsoft partner.
You can cancel your subscription at any time. For annual commitment subscriptions, such as Office 365 E3, there is a penalty for cancelling before the end of your contract. Read the complete Microsoft Online Subscription Agreement.
Your data is yours. If you decide to cancel your Office 365 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 account will be available to your administrator(s) in a limited function account for 90 days.
Yes. If you need to upgrade, you can transition your account to a different plan. For example, you can upgrade from a Microsoft 365 Apps for business plan to an Office 365 Enterprise plan.
In most cases, you can use the Switch plans wizard in your Admin center to upgrade your plan. If your subscription has more than 300 users or if you used a prepaid card to purchase your plan, the Switch plans wizard is not available. Plans that are not eligible for the Switch plans wizard can be upgraded manually. Learn more about upgrading Office 365 plans.
NOTE: When you upgrade your account, your domain name is transferred to your new account, whether you brought your own domain name to the Microsoft 365 account or you set up a domain name with Microsoft 365.
Yes. If you purchase an Office 365 subscription with the same number of user accounts you created by the end of your free trial, the information and configuration for these users' accounts will remain intact. Once your free trial expires, you won't be able to continue using Office 365 for free. You will have an additional 30 days to purchase Office 365 before your account information is erased. Once your trial account information has been erased, it cannot be retrieved.
Internet access is required to install and activate all Office 365 plans and to manage your subscription account. Internet connectivity is also required to access Microsoft 365 cloud productivity services, including email, conferencing, IT management, and other services.
Many Office 365 plans also include the desktop version of Microsoft 365, for example, Microsoft 365 Business Standard and Office 365 E3. One of the benefits of having the desktop version of Microsoft 365 apps is that you can work offline and have the confidence that the next time you connect to the internet all your work will automatically sync, so you never have to worry about your documents being up to date. Your desktop version of Microsoft 365 is also automatically kept up to date and upgraded when you connect to the internet, so you always have the latest tools to help you work. Compare Office 365 plans.
FastTrack for Microsoft 365 is the customer success service that helps you move to Microsoft 365, smoothly and with confidence, and deliver business value faster.
The FastTrack Center is a team of hundreds of engineers around the globe, committed to providing IT professionals and partners with a successful Microsoft 365 experience.
Our FastTrack engineers will provide you with remote and personalized assistance to help you prepare your technical environment and ensure a smooth onboarding and migration experience.
The FastTrack Center will contact eligible customers within 30 days of purchasing an Office 365 subscription. FastTrack resources and services are included in subscription plans for customers with at least 50 seats of Microsoft 365 Apps for business and Enterprise plans, as well as paid Government, Kiosk, and Nonprofit plans.
-  Cancellation policies for paid subscriptions may vary based on factors such as your customer status, your product, and your domain selections on Microsoft. You may cancel your subscription at any time in the Microsoft 365 admin center. Certain subscriptions may incur a cancellation fee. Learn how to cancel your Microsoft 365 subscription. When a subscription is canceled, all associated data will be deleted. Learn more about data retention, deletion, and destruction in Microsoft 365.
-  After your one-month free trial ends, your subscription will automatically convert into a 12-month paid subscription and you will be charged the applicable subscription fee. Cancel anytime during your free trial to stop future charges. A credit card is required to sign up. Learn more.
-  Unlimited OneDrive storage for subscriptions of five or more users. Microsoft will provide initial 5 TB of OneDrive storage per user. Customers who want additional OneDrive storage can request it as needed by contacting Microsoft support. Subscriptions for fewer than five users receive 1 TB OneDrive storage per user.
-  Forrester Consulting, The Total Economic Impact™ of Microsoft 365 E3, commissioned by Microsoft, October 2022. Results are for a composite organization based on 15 customers as stated in the linked study.
-  Enterprise Strategy Group, Exploring the Economic Benefits of Windows 365, commissioned by Microsoft, June 2022.
-  Forrester Consulting, The Total Economic Impact™ of Zero Trust Solutions From Microsoft, commissioned by Microsoft, December 2021. Results are for a composite organization based on 5 customers as stated in the linked study.
-  Forrester Consulting, The Total Economic Impact™ of Microsoft 365 E5, commissioned by Microsoft, December 2020. Results are for a composite organization based on 10 customers as stated in the linked study.