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What is Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 is designed to help you achieve more with innovative Office apps, intelligent cloud services, and world-class security.

Microsoft 365


Your productivity cloud across work and life


At home

For home

Microsoft 365—new name, more value, same price.

Powerful productivity apps for individuals and families.



At work

For business

Microsoft 365—new name, same great value, same price

Productivity solutions for small and medium sized businesses.


At enterprise

For enterprise

Microsoft 365—same name, same great value, same price.

Enterprise-grade productivity, management, and security.

 

Microsoft 365: Home Plans

Best value: up to 6 people on PC or Mac

   
Microsoft 365 Family
(formerly Office 365 Home)
Microsoft 365 Personal
(formerly Office 365 Personal)
Office Home & Student 2019
One-time purchase
One convenient subscription for up to 6 people. Includes premium productivity apps, up to 6 TB of cloud storage (1 TB per person), and advanced security for all your devices. One convenient subscription that includes premium productivity apps, 1 TB of cloud storage, and advanced security for all your devices. The essentials for individuals to get it all done. Classic versions of the Office apps installed on 1 PC or Mac.

Premium apps included

WordExcelPowerPointOutlookOneNotePublisherAccess

Premium apps included

WordExcelPowerPointOutlookOneNotePublisherAccess

Premium apps included

WordExcelPowerPoint

Services included

OneDriveSkype

Services included

OneDriveSkype

Services included

(not included)

  Microsoft 365 Family Microsoft 365 Personal Office Home & Student 2019
Usage Up to 6 people 1 person 1 PC/Mac
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote1
Work offline and apply advanced formatting with powerful desktop apps.
Premium Premium Classic
OneDrive cloud storage
Back up and access your files and photos across your devices. Save your Office documents to OneDrive to enable AutoSave and easy sharing.
Up to 6 TB
(1 TB per person)
1 TB  
Outlook
Bring your email and calendars together in one desktop app.
 
AI-powered creative tools
Get helpful design and writing suggestions with features like Designer, Ideas, and the new Microsoft Editor.
 
Premium creative content
Access an extended collection of royalty-free creative content, including templates, stock photos, icons, and fonts.
 
OneDrive Advanced Security
Know your files are protected with built-in ransomware detection and recovery2 and use two-step identity verification to access your most important files in OneDrive Personal Vault.
 
Skype
Keep in touch with friends and family on their mobile phones or landlines with 60 minutes of Skype calling per month.3
 
Works on Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android4
Use on your favorite devices at home or on the go.
 
Access to the latest updates
Stay ahead of the curve with access to the latest features as soon as they’re released.
 
Special partner offers
Access to new and unique benefits from several Microsoft partners.
 
Ongoing technical support
Get help via chat or phone at no extra cost throughout your subscription.
 
How to buy Purchase an annual or monthly subscription5 Purchase an annual or monthly subscription5 One-time purchase
 
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  1. OneNote features vary by platform.
  2. OneDrive ransomware recovery allows you to recover previous file versions for up to 30 days prior from the date of the attack.
  3. 60 monthly minutes. Skype account required. Excludes special, premium, and non-geographic numbers. Calls to phones are for select countries only. Skype minutes available in select countries. Exclusions apply. See more information here.
  4. App availability varies by device/language. iOS and Android require separate app download.
  5. Cancel anytime to stop future charges.

Microsoft 365: Business Plans

Get first 6 months free with annual commitment. Includes Microsoft Teams for easy remote working. Includes Microsoft Teams for easy remote working. Only includes apps
Microsoft 365 Business Basic
(formerly Office 365 Business Essentials)
Microsoft 365 Business Standard
(formerly Office 365 Business Premium)
Microsoft 365 Business Premium
(formerly Microsoft 365 Business)
Microsoft 365 Apps for business
(formerly Office 365 Business)
Best for businesses that need Microsoft Teams and cloud storage. Desktop versions of Office apps not included. Best for businesses that need Office apps across devices plus business email, cloud file storage, and online meetings and chat. Best for businesses that need everything included in Business Standard plus advanced cyberthreat protection and device management. Best for businesses that need Office apps across devices and cloud file storage. Business email and Microsoft Teams not included.
Office apps included
(Web and mobile versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint included.)3
Office apps included

Outlook WordExcelPowerPointPublisherAccess

Office apps included

Outlook WordExcelPowerPointPublisherAccess

Office apps included

Outlook WordExcelPowerPointPublisherAccess

Services included

ExchangeOneDriveSharePoint

Microsoft Teams

Services included

ExchangeOneDriveSharePoint

Microsoft Teams

Services included

ExchangeOneDriveSharePoint

Microsoft TeamsIntuneIntune

Services included

OneDrive

  Microsoft 365 Business Basic Microsoft 365 Business Standard Microsoft 365 Business Premium Microsoft 365 Apps for business
Web and mobile versions of Office apps
Web versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote
Plus a web version of Outlook

Plus a web version of Outlook

Plus a web version of Outlook
Always up-to-date versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote for iOS and Android on up to 5 mobile devices and 5 tablets1
Plus Outlook

Plus Outlook

Plus Outlook
Real-time coauthoring so multiple users can work in the same document, simultaneously
Email and calendaring  
Email hosting with 50 GB mailbox  
Use your own custom domain name (for example, yourname@yourcompany.com)  
Business-class email on mobile devices, tablets, desktops, and the web with Exchange  
Manage your calendar, share available meeting times, schedule meetings, and get reminders  
Schedule meetings and respond to invitations with ease using shared calendars  
Set up new user emails, restore deleted accounts, create custom scripts, and more from anywhere  
Teamwork and communication  
Host online meetings and video calls for up to 250 people with Microsoft Teams2  
Chat with your team from your desktop or on the go with Microsoft Teams  
Bring together all your team’s chats, meetings, files, and apps so you can easily connect and collaborate from one place with Microsoft Teams  
Create team sites to share information, content, and files throughout your intranet using SharePoint  
File storage and sharing
1 TB of OneDrive storage for file storage and sharing
Work on a file and save it directly to OneDrive or SharePoint; your changes are updated across your synced devices
OneDrive only
Share files with external contacts by providing access or guest links
Securely share documents and send emails so only those with the right permissions can access the information
Access and sync files on PC or Mac and mobile devices
Security and compliance Partially Included
Protect your email against spam, malware, and known threats with Exchange Online Protection  
Meets key international, regional, and industry-specific standards and terms, with more than 1,000 security and privacy controls
Control who and when someone has access to your business information with security groups and custom permissions
Create password policies that require users to reset their passwords after a specified number of days.
Support and deployment
Around the clock phone and online support
99.9 percent uptime guarantee
Maximum number of users 300 300 300 300
Licensed for commercial use
Desktop versions of Office apps for PC and Mac  
Fully installed and always up-to-date versions of Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote for Windows or Mac (plus Access and Publisher for PC only)  
Each user can install the Office apps on up to 5 PCs or Macs1  
Tools to build and manage your business    
Plan schedules and daily tasks with Microsoft Teams    
Make it easier for your customers to schedule and manage appointments with Microsoft Bookings    
Have real-time, accurate mileage tracking and reporting in the palm of your hand with MileIQ    
Advanced threat protection      
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      
Remotely wipe company data from lost or stolen devices with selective wipe from Intune      
Restrict the copying or saving of company information to unauthorized apps and locations with app protection for Office mobile apps      
Control who has access to company information by applying restrictions like do not copy and do not forward with Information Rights Management      
Apply policies that provide prebreach threat resistance in Windows 10 with Windows Defender Exploit Guard      
Enforce malware protection to help keep your Windows 10 devices safe from viruses, spyware, and other malicious software with Windows Defender      
Enable unlimited cloud archive and long-term preservation policies to ensure you never lose an email with Exchange Online Archiving      
PC and mobile device management      
Configure security features and settings on Windows 10 PCs and mobile devices running iOS or Android® with an easy-to-use setup wizard      
Use simplified controls to manage policies applied to Windows 10 PCs      
Automatically deploy the Office apps to Windows 10 PCs      
Configure your PCs to automatically install Office and Windows 10 updates      
Apply security policies to protect business data on all your devices, including iOS, Android®, and Windows PCs with mobile device management from Intune      
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  1. Compatible with Windows 10 or later. For complete requirements for PC and Mac
  2. For HD calling, compatible HD hardware and broadband connection with at least 4 Mbps required.
  3. This plan works with Office 2019, Office 2016, and Office 2013. Previous versions of Office, such as Office 2010, may work with Microsoft 365 with reduced functionality. This compatibility with Office does not include the Office 365 F3 plans.

Frequently asked questions

What Microsoft 365 plans are available?

Microsoft 365 for home plans

  • Microsoft 365 Family
  • Microsoft 365 Personal

Microsoft 365 for business plans

  • Microsoft 365 Business Basic
  • Microsoft 365 Business Standard
  • Microsoft 365 Business Premium
  • Microsoft 365 Apps for business

Microsoft 365 for enterprise plans

  • Microsoft 365 E3
  • Microsoft 365 E5
  • Microsoft 365 F1
  • Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise

Why did you change the name from Office 365 to Microsoft 365?
We changed the name to be more reflective of the range of features and benefits in the subscription, to meet the unique needs of individuals and businesses.

What happens to existing Office 365 subscriptions for home and business?
Many Office 365 subscriptions automatically become Microsoft 365 subscriptions. No action is needed from your end.

  • Office 365 Personal becomes Microsoft 365 Personal.
  • Office 365 Home becomes Microsoft 365 Family.
  • Office 365 Business Essentials becomes Microsoft 365 Business Basic.
  • Office 365 Business Premium becomes Microsoft 365 Business Standard.
  • Microsoft 365 Business becomes Microsoft 365 Business Premium.
  • Office 365 Business becomes Microsoft 365 Apps for business.
  • Office 365 ProPlus becomes Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise.

There are no changes to the following Office 365 for enterprise plans:

  • Office 365 E1
  • Office 365 E3
  • Office 365 E5

What is the difference between Office 365 and Microsoft 365?
Microsoft 365 includes everything you know in Office 365. Microsoft 365 is designed to help people and businesses achieve more with innovative Office apps, intelligent cloud services, and world-class security.

Does Microsoft 365 cost more?
No, the subscription cost will not change.

What Office 365 plans are still available?
The following Office 365 plans for enterprise are still available:

  • Office 365 E1
  • Office 365 E3
  • Office 365 E5

Is internet access required for Microsoft 365?
Yes, internet access is required to install and activate Microsoft 365 and get all the latest releases of apps and services.

Note that if you are an existing Office 365 subscriber, you do not need to reinstall or purchase another subscription.

You do not need to be connected to the internet to use Office apps, such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, because the apps are fully installed on your computer.

What are the steps to get started with Microsoft 365?
Choose a plan and purchase a subscription:

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