Office 365 Government plans

Office 365 Government plans are designed for the unique needs of government organizations. They provide all the features and capabilities of Office 365 services in a segmented government cloud community that enables organizations to meet U.S. compliance and security standards.

Office 365 Government plans are available to (1) qualified government entities, including US federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government entities, and (2) other entities (subject to validation of eligibility) who handle data subject to government regulations and requirements, where use of Office 365 Government is appropriate to meet these regulations and requirements. Each plan is offered as a monthly subscription and can be licensed to an unlimited number of users. Start the free trial to begin the special compliance validation process required for eligibility. Once your organization has been validated, you can begin using the trial. Learn more about eligibility requirements.

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Office 365 Government trials are not available for contractors or Defense offerings.

Not eligible for Office 365 Government plans? Try Office 365 Enterprise E3 for free.


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All the features of Exchange Online Government Plan 1 plus cloud file storage and sharing, online meetings and instant messaging, HD videoconferencing, intranet and team sites, and other services.
All the features of Office 365 Government Community G1 plus Office desktop applications, personalized search and discovery, self-service business intelligence, enterprise management of apps, eDiscovery tools, hosted voicemail with auto-attendant capabilities, and other services.
All the features of Office 365 Government Community G3 plus unified communications with Skype for Business Server, advanced eDiscovery with predictive coding and text analytics, Exchange Online Advanced Threat Protection, personal and organizational analytics, Audio Conferencing, and other services.
Office applications included     
 
(Not included)
Office applications included
  • MicrosoftAccess (PC only)
  • MicrosoftExcel
  • MicrosoftOutlook
  • MicrosoftPowerPoint
  • MicrosoftPublisher (PC only)
  • MicrosoftWord
Office applications included
  • MicrosoftWord
  • MicrosoftExcel
  • MicrosoftPowerPoint
  • MicrosoftOutlook
  • MicrosoftPublisher (PC only)
  • MicrosoftAccess (PC only)
Services included
  • MicrosoftExchange
  • MicrosoftOneDrive
  • MicrosoftSharePoint
  • MicrosoftTeams
  • MicrosoftSkype for Business
Services included
  • MicrosoftExchange
  • MicrosoftOneDrive
  • MicrosoftSharePoint
  • MicrosoftTeams
  • MicrosoftSkype for Business
Services included
  • MicrosoftExchange
  • MicrosoftOneDrive
  • MicrosoftSharePoint
  • MicrosoftTeams
  • MicrosoftSkype for Business
  • Web versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and more
  • File storage and sharing with 1 TB OneDrive storage per user
  • Business email, calendar, and contacts with 50 GB mailbox 1
  • Host unlimited online meetings, IM, and HD video conferencing with Skype for Business 2
  • Inform and engage with a company-wide intranet and team sites with SharePoint
  • Desktop versions of Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, plus Publisher and Access for PC only 3
  • OneNote: Access to additional OneNote features (features vary)
  • Web versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and more
  • Unlimited personal cloud storage 4
  • Business email, calendar, and contacts with 100 GB mailbox 5
  • Host unlimited online meetings, IM, and HD video conferencing with Skype for Business 2
  • Inform and engage with a company-wide intranet and team sites with SharePoint
  • Personalized search and discovery across Office 365 using the Office Graph
  • Enterprise management of apps with Group Policy, Telemetry, Shared Computer Activation
  • Self-service Business Intelligence to discover, analyze, and visualize data with Excel
  • Compliance and information protection Legal hold, rights management, and data loss prevention for email and files
  • eDiscovery with in-place search, hold, and export
  • Hosted voicemail support with auto attendant capabilities
  • Apply out of the box protections such as encrypt-only or do-not-forward policies to sensitive emails with Office 365 Message Encryption
  • Desktop versions of Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, plus Publisher and Access for PC only 3
  • OneNote: Access to additional OneNote features (features vary)
  • Web versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and more
  • Unlimited personal cloud storage 4
  • Business email, calendar, and contacts with 100 GB mailbox 1
  • Host unlimited online meetings, IM, and HD video conferencing with Skype for Business 6
  • Inform and engage with a company-wide intranet and team sites with SharePoint
  • Personalized search and discovery across Office 365 using the Office Graph
  • Enterprise management of apps with Group Policy, Telemetry, Shared Computer Activation
  • Self-service Business Intelligence to discover, analyze, and visualize data with Excel
  • Compliance and information protection Legal hold, rights management, and data loss prevention for email and files
  • eDiscovery with in-place search, hold, and export
  • Hosted voicemail support with auto attendant capabilities
  • Unified communications to make calls using a PC and enhance or replace a PBX phone system with the enterprise calling capabilities of Skype for Business Server 2015 7
  • Advanced eDiscovery with Predictive Coding and Text Analytics
  • Protect against sophisticated threats like phishing and zero-day malware with the ability to investigate and remediate attacks post-breach
  • Advanced personal and organizational analytics with MyAnalytics and Power BI Pro
  • Audio Conferencing to allow invitees to join Skype for Business meetings by dialing in from a landline or mobile phone
  • Make, receive, and transfer calls across a wide range of devices with Phone System
  • Make domestic or international calls from current or new phone numbers with add-on Calling Plan 8
  • Apply out of the box protections such as encrypt-only or do-not-forward policies to sensitive emails with Office 365 Message Encryption

All of the Office 365 plans above include:

Uptime

Guaranteed 99.9% uptime and a financially backed service level agreement.

ITsupport

IT-level web support and 24/7 phone support for critical issues.

Directory

Active Directory integration to easily manage user credentials and permissions.

Security

World-class data security.

Office 365 Government plans are available to (1) qualified government entities, including US federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government entities, and (2) other entities (subject to validation of eligibility) who handle data subject to government regulations and requirements, where use of Office 365 Government is appropriate to meet these regulations and requirements. Each plan is offered as a monthly subscription and can be licensed to an unlimited number of users.

 
A government organization is typically (a) any government agency, department office, division, unit, or other entity of state or local government or (b) any county, borough, commonwealth, city, municipality, town, township, special purpose district, or similar type of government instrumentality established by laws of customer’s state and located in the customer’s state jurisdiction and geographic boundaries or (c) any other entity in the customer’s state expressly authorized by the laws of the customer’s state to purchase under state contracts.
 
Microsoft reserves the right to verify eligibility at any time and suspend the service for ineligible customers.
 
Not eligible for Office 365 Government plans? Try Office 365 Enterprise E3 for free.

1. For subscriptions that do not include the fully installed Office applications: Users can connect the following versions of Outlook to their business-class email so they can use the rich client application 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 F1 plans.
2. The Skype for Business app included with Office 365 Government G1 does not include PSTN capabilities available in the version included with Office 365 Government G3 and G5. Skype for Business is not yet available for Mac. Lync for Mac 2011 is the latest version. Lync for Mac is compatible with Skype for Business Server and Skype for Business Online.
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 F1 plans.
4. 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.
5. For subscriptions that do not include the fully installed Office applications: Users can connect the following versions of Outlook to their business-class email, so they can use the rich client application 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 F1 plans. 
6. Skype for Business is not yet available for Mac. Lync for Mac 2011 is the latest version. Lync for Mac is compatible with Skype for Business Server and Skype for Business Online.
7. Skype for Business enterprise voice capabilities require a customer to purchase and deploy Skype for Business Server, either on-premises or in a hosted data center to enhance or replace traditional PBX systems.
8. Available for purchase as an add-on for $24.00 user/month. Price includes both international and domestic calling plans. Domestic-only calling plans are available for $12.00.