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The difference between Microsoft 365 Business vs. Office 365

The difference between Microsoft 365 Business vs. Office 365

We get asked this question all the time! So we've decided to break down the difference between each product:

Office 365 - Office 365 has everything you need in order to run a business. From using Microsoft Word to create Documents, to using Microsoft Teams to share these documents with fellow co-workers, Office 365 has it all. This program enables employees to have extensive communications with all members of your company using the cloud. By using a single login, employees can access Office 365 on a desktop application, web browser, or mobile device.

Microsoft 365 - It not only includes the entire Office 365 suite mentioned above, but also includes a Windows 10 upgrade, and Enterprise Mobility + Security. It’s designed for small to medium sized businesses with up to 300 users.

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Office 365 Business Premium

$16.00 CAD per user/month
$12.50 USD per user/month
     

Microsoft 365 Business

$25.60 CAD per user/month
$20.00 USD per user/month
   
     

Office Applications

  • Office on tablets and phones
  • Fully installed and web versions of Office apps
 
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File & Document Viewing & Editing

  • 1 TB File storage and sharing
 
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Collaboration Services

  • Business class email (50 GB), calendar and contacts
  • Online messaging (instant messaging, audio, and HD video chat/conferencing)
  • Microsoft Teams chat-based workspace
 
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Business Applications

  • Outlook Customer Manager, Bookings, Invoicing*, MileIQ*

*Denotes app is currently only available for customers in the US, UK and Canada

 
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Security

  • Helps protect your business from unsafe attachments, suspicious links, and other unseen malware through attachment scanning and link checking
  • Information protection policies to help control & manage how information is accessed
  • Controls to protect your company data on personal mobile devices
  • Preservation, Compliance & Archiving capabilities with continuous data backup that is accessible anywhere/anytime
  • Azure Information Protection
  • Advanced Threat Protection
         
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Device Management

  • Securely manage iOS, Android, Windows, and macOS devices
  • Self-service PC development with Windows AutoPilot
  • Simplified controls to manage Windows 10 Pro PCs
  • Get upgrades to Windows 10 Pro from Windows 7,8 or and 8.1 Pro
         
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User Account Management

  • Azure AD Hybrid Join
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Message policy and compliance

  • IRM using Azure Information Protection
  • Office 365 Message Encryption
  • In-Place Hold and Litigation Hold
  • Data loss protection
         
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Device and Application Management Features

  • Mobile Device Management (MDM) auto-enrollment
  • Windows update management, Defender, Firewall policies
  • Security Group (SG) targeting for policies
  • Install Office apps on enrolled Windows 10 devices
  • Windows Defender configuration
  • Deploying device profiles and security configuration
  • Enterprise State Roaming for Windows 10 with Azure AD join
  • Self-service BitLocker recovery
         
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Maximum number of users

  • 300
 
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Additional M365 Features

Windows 10 Management features - Microsoft 365 Business makes it easy to manage devices. When you set up your Microsoft 365 Business tenant you select app protection, and device configuration settings. These settings determine the policies that are applied automatically to devices when they join Azure Active Directory. Windows 10 Pro Management capabilities include:

  • Simplified deployment with Windows AutoPilot
  • Subscription Activation
  • Organizational Control of device screen on idle
  • Organizational Control of user access to apps from Microsoft Store
  • Organizational Control of user access to Cortana
  • Organizational Control of Windows tips and advertising from Microsoft
  • Windows 10 devices kept up-to-date automatically 
  • Windows 10 Security features 
  • Protect PCs from viruses and other threats using Windows Defender Antivirus
  • Protect PCs from web-based threats in Microsoft Edge
  • Use rules that reduce the attack surface of devices
  • Protect folders from threats such as ransomware
  • Help protect files and folders on PCs from unauthorized access with Bitlocker