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$5.00 user/month
with annual commitment
Or
$6.00 user/month
with monthly commitment
$5.00/month
with annual commitment
Overview Requirements

Bring your ideas to life

Better teamwork, better tools so you can work from anywhere. Communicate though threaded and persistent chat and keep everyone in the know. Initiate a private or group chat, share files or co-author content. Access your emails, contacts, and calendars across your devices to help you stay connected to customers or coworkers. With one click, anyone inside or outside your company can join your online meeting, from any device.

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Features

  • Envelope icon and calendar icon
    Email and calendars
    Use business-class email through a rich and familiar Outlook experience you can access from your desktop or from a web browser. Get a 50 GB mailbox per user and send attachments up to 150 MB. LEARN MORE>
  • Clouds
    1TB secure cloud storage
    Get 1TB (1024GB) of OneDrive cloud storage, to edit and share documents, photos, and more from anywhere, on all your devices
  • Skype icon
    Instant messaging and online meetings
    Communicate using messaging, voice calls, and video calls, and let people know your availability with your online status. Share presence, messaging, and audio calling with Skype users. LEARN MORE>
  • 3 people icon quick link connect collaborate
    Connect and collaborate
    Use Yammer and Microsoft Teams, where chat, content, people, and tools live together, to provide instant access to everything your teams may need.

Office 365 Business Essentials

Top Questions

Office 365 Business Essentials supports a maximum of 300 users. If you have more than 300 users or think you will soon, take a look at our other plan options.

You can pay with all major credit cards, and your subscription amount will appear on your credit card statement. You 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 is included in your invoice.

You can choose monthly commitment payment or annual commitment payment for Office 365.

  • Monthly commitment payment: You pay month by month, and you can cancel at any time.
  • Annual commitment payment: 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. There is a discount for using this payment option.

You can cancel your subscription at any time; you may be entitled to a partial refund. 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 Office 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 an Office 365 Business Essentials plan to an Office 365 Business Premium or Microsoft 365 Business 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 Office 365 account or you set up a domain name with Office 365.

Office 365 for Business FAQ with chat link: https://products.office.com/business/microsoft-office-365-frequently-asked-questions

Office Support forum with chat link: https://support.office.com/

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