Microsoft Office 365 Business

Office 365 Business integrates
online versions of Microsoft's email
and collaboration software with
the familiar Office suite.

Office 365 for Business includes:

  • Reliability – Services are available with a guaranteed 99.9% uptime,
    financially backed service level agreement (SLA).
  • Security – Five layers of security and proactive monitoring help keep
    customer data safe.
  • Privacy – Data is safeguarded and it is privacy protected.
  • Self-Administration – Deploy and manage Office 365 without IT expertise
    adding and removing users quickly.

Many Office 365 plans also include the desktop version of the latest Office applications, which users can install across multiple computers and devices. The full, installed applications include: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access (Publisher and Access are available on PC only). And you can install them across multiple
devices, including PCs, Macs, Android tablets, Android phones, iPad, and iPhone.

The Office 365 plans that are online-only are a great choice and they are compatible with desktop versions of Office 2010, Office 2007 (with slightly limited functionality), Office 2011 for Mac, and Office 2008 for Mac.

All Office 365 plans are paid for on a subscription basis, monthly or annually.

Office 365 refers to subscription plans that include access to Office applications plus other productivity services that are enabled over the Internet (cloud services), such as Skype for Business web conferencing, Exchange Online hosted email for business, and additional online storage with OneDrive.

  • Version Updates – Updates are included in your subscription with
    new features rolled out regularly.
  • Active Directory – Manage user credentials and permissions providing
    single sign-on and synchronization across applications.
  • Support – Engineering support is available to resolve Office 365 issues
    or to answer questions.

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Office 365 Business Plan Comparisons

FeaturesBusiness EssentialsBusinessBusiness Premium
Price per user (Includes CloudScape Gold Support) $7.50 $8.75 $15.00
Full, installed Office applications Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, and OneNote
on up to 5 PCs or Macs per user
No Yes Yes
Office on tablets and phones for the full,
installed Office experience on up to 5 tablets
and 5 phones per user
No Yes Yes
Online versions of Office including Word, Excel,
and PowerPoint
Yes Yes Yes
File storage and sharing with 1 TB storage per user Yes Yes Yes
Business class email, calendar, and contacts with
a 50 GB inbox per user
Yes No Yes
Unlimited online meetings, IM and HD video conferencing. Includes Skype for Business app Yes No Yes
Corporate social network to help employees collaborate across departments, locations,
and business apps
Yes No Yes
Professional digital storytelling tools to create interactive reports, presentations, and more Yes Yes Yes