Microsoft 365 Business

An integrated solution bringing together best-in-class productivity tools, security and device management.

Everything you need, everywhere you need it

Connected experiences improve productivity and foster a culture of collaboration.

Comes with Office

Stay up to date with the latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and more.

Email and calendaring

Connect with customers and coworkers using Outlook and Exchange.

Chat, call, and meet

Keep your team on the same page with group chat, online meetings, and calling in Microsoft Teams.

Cloud storage

Manage your files from anywhere with 1 TB of OneDrive storage.

Don’t drown in paperwork

Integrated workflows transform how you manage your business and enhance customer relationships.

Manage your customers

Keep customer information in one place with Outlook Customer Manager.

Streamline customer feedback

Create surveys, polls, and questionnaires to quickly gather data and insights with Microsoft Forms.

Make repetitive tasks easy

Quickly and easily automate processes within your business with Microsoft Flow.

Works with what you have

Microsoft 365 integrates with hundreds of third-party cloud apps so you can sign in once to access all your tools.

Protect what matters most

Intelligent security proactively protects your employees, your data, and your customer information.

Keep customer data safe

Ensure that only the right people have access to important data with information protection.

Defend against malware

Protect against ransomware, spam, malware, viruses, phishing attempts, malicious links, and other threats.

Stay in control

Revoke access to an attachment even after the email’s left your inbox with cloud attachments.

Bring your own devices

Protect your information, even when it’s accessed on your employees’ personal devices.

Pick the right productivity suite for your business

Compare and choose from our best-in-class, secure solutions, and get advanced, world-class security with Microsoft 365.

Office 365 Business Essentials

(annual commitment)


Office 365 Business Premium

(annual commitment)


Microsoft 365 Business

(annual commitment)

Web versions of Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote done done done
Real-time co-authoring so multiple users can work in the same document, simultaneously done done done
Fully-installed and always up-to-date versions of Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote for iOS, Android or Windows mobile devices done done done
Each user can install the Office apps on up to 5 phones and 5 tablets done done done
Email hosting with 50 GB mailbox done done done
Use your own custom domain name (e.g. done done done
Business-class email on phones, tablets, desktops, and the web with Exchange done done done
Manage your calendar, share available meeting times, schedule meetings, and get reminders done done done
Schedule meetings and respond to invitations with ease using shared calendars done done done
Set up new user emails, restore deleted accounts, create custom scripts, and more from anywhere done done done
1 TB of OneDrive storage for file storage and sharing done done done
Work on a file and save it directly to OneDrive or SharePoint; your changes are updated across your sync’d devices done done done
Share files with external contacts by providing access or guest links done done done
Securely share documents and send emails so only those with the right permissions can access the information done done done
Access and sync files on PC or Mac and mobile devices done done done
Host online meetings and video calls for up to 250 people with Microsoft Teams done done done
Chat with your team from your desktop or on the go with Microsoft Teams done done done
Bring together all your team’s chats, meetings, files, and apps so you can easily connect and collaborate from one place with Microsoft Teams done done done
Create team sites to share information, content, and files throughout your intranet using SharePoint done done done
Protect your email against spam, malware, and known threats with Exchange Online Protection done done done
Meets key international, regional, and industry-specific standards and terms, with more than 1,000 security and privacy controls done done done
Control who and when someone has access to your business information with security groups and custom permissions done done done
Create password policies that require users to reset their passwords after a specified number of days done done done
24/7 phone and online support done done done
99.9% uptime guarantee done done done
Maximum number of users 300 300 300
Licensed for commercial use done done done
Protect your email against spam, malware, and known threats with Exchange Online Protection done done
Each user can install the Office apps on up to 5 PCs or Macs done done
Plan schedules and daily tasks with Microsoft Teams done done
Make it easier for your customers to schedule and manage appointments with Microsoft Bookings done done
Get a lightweight CRM solution to nurture customer relationships with Outlook Customer Manager done done
Send invoices on the go with Microsoft Invoicing done done
Have real-time, accurate mileage tracking and reporting in the palm of your hand with MileIQ done done
Help protect against sophisticated threats hidden in email attachments and links, and get cutting-edge defenses against zero-day threats, ransomware, and other advanced malware attempts with Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection done
Remotely wipe company data from lost or stolen devices with Selective Wipe from Intune done
Restrict the copying or saving of company information to unauthorized apps and locations with App protection for Office mobile apps done
Control who has access to company information by applying restrictions like Do not Copy and Do Not Forward with Information Rights Management done
Apply policies that provide pre-breach threat resistance in Windows 10 with Windows Defender Exploit Guard done
Enforce malware protection to help keep your Windows 10 devices safe from viruses, spyware, and other malicious software with Windows Defender done
Enable unlimited cloud archive and long-term preservation policies to ensure you never lose an email with Exchange Online Archiving done
Configure security features and settings on Windows 10 PCs and mobile devices running iOS or Android® with an easy-to-use setup wizard done
Use simplified controls to manage policies applied to Windows 10 PCs done
Automatically deploy the Office apps to Windows 10 PCs done
Configure your PCs to automatically install Office and Windows 10 updates done
Apply security policies to protect business data on all your devices, including iOS, Android®, and Windows PCs with Mobile Device Management from Intune done


Who is Microsoft 365 Business intended for?
What should customers and partners know before running Microsoft 365 Business in their organization?
What is the best way to deploy Microsoft 365 Business in my organization?
Who is Microsoft 365 Business intended for?

Microsoft 365 Business was purpose-built for small and medium-sized businesses under 300 users and need a solution that provides their employees with the best-in-class productivity and collaboration capabilities of Office 365 and device management and security solutions to safeguard business data and assets across devices.

What should customers and partners know before running Microsoft 365 Business in their organization?

Customers who wish to run Microsoft 365 Business in their organization must be running Windows 7, 8.1, or 10 Pro* on their current desktops. Current Windows 10 Pro PCs should be running Creators Update if they have not already done so.

What is the best way to deploy Microsoft 365 Business in my organization?

Partner-assisted deployment is the recommended way to deploy Microsoft 365 Business. Contact your Microsoft partner and ask them if they are offering Microsoft 365 Business. Your partner is well-equipped to help you understand your options and make the best recommendations for deploying Microsoft 365 Business in your organization. If you do not have a Microsoft partner, you can find one.