Office 365 is a line of subscription services offered by Microsoft, as part of the Microsoft Office product line. The brand encompasses plans that allow use of the Microsoft Office software suite over the life of the subscription, as well as cloud-basedsoftware as a service products for business environments, such as hosted Exchange Server, Skype for Business Server, and SharePoint among others. All Office 365 plans include automatic updates to their respective software at no additional charge, as opposed to conventional licenses for these programs—where new versions require purchase of a new license.
The following table lists the different service families and plans available in Office 365. For a high-level overview of features and pricing information, or to chat with an online representative, click any of the links in the plans column.
|Office 365 service family||Plans|
|Business (Maximum of 300 users)||Office 365 Business Essentials|
Office 365 Business
Office 365 Business Premium
|Enterprise (Unlimited number of users)||Office 365 Enterprise E1|
Office 365 Enterprise E3
Office 365 Enterprise E5
Office 365 Enterprise F1
|Education (Unlimited number of users)||Office 365 Education|
Office 365 Education E5
|Government (Unlimited number of users)||See all available business plans|
|Office 365 operated by 21Vianet in China||See all available business plans|
|Office 365 Germany||See all available business plans|