Your modernized Office

Create content, stay organized, and work together with updated versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other apps in Office 2021.

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Create with confidence

Produce engaging documents and presentations with new, modern visuals and quickly find what you need with improved navigation features and search functions.

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Organize your work and life

Efficiently manage your messages, appointments, contacts, and tasks in one place. Easily stay on top of meetings, deadlines, and family time, too.

Track and organize effortlessly

Use fewer and more robust formulas to quickly build spreadsheets that update as information changes. Find data fast with improved navigation features and search functions.

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A Word document being edited by multiple users in real time.

Work together seamlessly

Easily share files and get notified when others make edits or mention you in comments and quickly catch up on what’s changed every time you open a document.1 Improved performance features help your system run faster and new autosave1 means you’ll never lose your work again.

Achieve even more with Microsoft 365

Your hub for teamwork

Bring all your groups and resources together in one place with Microsoft Teams.

1 TB of file storage and sharing

Stay connected to what’s important—like your files and projects—anywhere, on any device.

Support when you need it

Get access to call or chat support around the clock with Microsoft 365 experts.

Choose the best productivity suite for your business

Compare and choose from a variety of plans designed for businesses like yours.

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Office Home & Business 2021 Microsoft 365 Apps for business Microsoft 365 Business Standard
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Office Home & Business 2021

Office Home & Business 2021 USD$319.99
Price does not include tax.
(one-time purchase)

Microsoft 365 Apps for business

Microsoft 365 Apps for business USD$8.25
user/month
Price does not include tax.
(annual subscription–auto renews)

Microsoft 365 Business Standard

Microsoft 365 Business Standard USD$12.50
user/month
Price does not include tax.
(annual subscription–auto renews)
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Desktop versions of Office apps

Desktop versions of Office apps

Included

Included

Plus Access and Publisher (for PC only)

Included

Plus Access and Publisher (for PC only)

Fully installed versions of Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint for Windows or Mac

Included

Included

Plus Access and Publisher (for PC only)

Included

Plus Access and Publisher (for PC only)

Devices per license2

1 PC or Mac

5 PCs or Macs, 5 tablets, and 5 mobile devices

5 PCs or Macs, 5 tablets, and 5 mobile devices

Licensed for commercial use

Licensed for commercial use

Included

Included

Included

Automatic new feature updates

Automatic new feature updates

  

Included

Included

Web versions of Office apps

Web versions of Office apps

  

Included

Included

Plus Outlook for the web

Web versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote

  

Included

Included

Plus Outlook for the web

Real-time coauthoring so multiple users can work in the same document, simultaneously

  

Included

Included

Mobile versions of Office apps

Mobile versions of Office apps

  

Included

Included

Fully installed and always up-to-date versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote for iOS, Android, or Windows mobile devices4

  

Included

Included

Each user can install the Office apps on up to 5 phones and 5 tablets

  

Included

Included

File storage and sharing

File storage and sharing

  

Included

Included

1 TB of OneDrive storage for file storage and sharing

  

Included

Included

Work on a file and save it directly to OneDrive or SharePoint; changes are updated across synched devices.

  

Included

Included

Share files with external contacts by providing access or guest links

  

Included

Included

Securely share documents and send emails so only those with the right permissions can access the information

  

Included

Included

Access and sync files on PC or Mac and mobile devices

  

Included

Included

Security and compliance

Security and compliance

  

Included

Included

Meets key international, regional, and industry-specific standards and terms, with more than 1,000 security and privacy controls

  

Included

Included

Control who and when someone can access your business information with security groups and custom permissions

  

Included

Included

Create password policies that require users to reset their passwords after a specified number of days.

  

Included

Included

Support and deployment

Support and deployment

This feature is partially included

Included

Included

Around the clock phone and online support

  

Included

Included

Have peace of mind with financially backed 99.9% uptime guarantee

  

Included

Included

Maximum number of users

1 PC/Mac

300

300

Tools to build and manage your business

Tools to build and manage your business

Not included
This feature is partially included
Included

Gather feedback from customers and employees with Microsoft Forms

Not included
Included
Included

Plan schedules and daily tasks with Microsoft Teams

Not included
Not included
Included

Make it easier for customers to schedule and manage appointments with Microsoft Bookings

Not included
Not included
Included

Email and calendaring

Email and calendaring

  

  

Included

Email hosting with 50 GB mailbox

  

  

Included

Use your own custom domain name (e.g. yourname@yourcompany.com)

  

  

Included

Business-class email on phones, tablets, desktops, and the web with Exchange

  

  

Included

Manage your calendar, share available meeting times, schedule meetings, and get reminders

  

  

Included

Easily schedule meetings and respond to invitations using shared calendars

  

  

Included

Teamwork and communication

Teamwork and communication

  

  

Included

Host online meetings and video calls for up to 300 people with Microsoft Teams

  

  

Included

Chat with your team from your desktop or on the go with Microsoft Teams

  

  

Included

Bring together your team’s chats, meetings, files, and apps to easily connect and collaborate in one place with Microsoft Teams

  

  

Included

Create team sites to share information, content, and files throughout your intranet using SharePoint

  

  

Included

Join meetings on the go with a dial-in number using Audio Conferencing5

   

  

Available as add-on

Host webinars that include attendee registration pages, email confirmations, and reporting

Not included
Not included
Included

See more options for Microsoft 365


Take a crash course in Microsoft 365 for Business

1. Documents must be saved in and shared from OneDrive.
2. Compatible with Windows 10 or later. For complete requirements for PC and Mac see system requirements.
3. After your one-month free trial, you will be charged the applicable subscription fee. Credit card required. Cancel any time to stop future charges.
4. 
Availability of mobile apps varies by country/region.
5. Availability of Audio Conferencing and Calling plans varies by country/region. See countries and regions that are supported for more information.