Are you buying Office 365, when you really should be buying Microsoft 365?logo (1)

Yes, these really are two separate products!

Office 365 is the more well-known offering and is generally associated with your typical Microsoft applications (Outlook, Word, OneDrive, etc.), but in the cloud. 

Microsoft 365 was launched in August of 2017 as a separate offering.  Simply put - it has the capabilities of Office 365 with some important additions: Windows 10 Enterprise OS, Device Management & Advanced Security Features.

Using Office 365 and Microsoft 365 ES licenses for example:

Office 365 vs Microsoft 365 E3 Comparison Microsoft 365 Office 365
Enterprise E3 Enterprise E3
Price MSRP $32.00 $20.00
 
Standard Services Max Users Any Any
Install Office on 5 Computers ✔️ ✔️
Office Online ✔️ ✔️
OneDrive 25+ TB 5+TB
Exchange Online P2 P2
SharePoint Online P2 P2
Teams ✔️ ✔️
 
Ent. Mobility & Security Azure AD Premium P1 ✔️ -
Azure Information Protection P1 ✔️ -
Conditional Access ✔️ -
MFA (Azure) ✔️ -
Microsoft Intune ✔️ -
Advanced Threat Analytics ✔️ -
Self-service PW reset for AD ✔️ -
Malware Detection ✔️ ✔️
 
Windows 10 Azure AD Join ✔️ -
BitLocker ✔️ -
Managed Devices (w/Intune) ✔️ -
Windows Hello for Business ✔️ -
Windows Virtual Desktop ✔️ -
Windows Defender Guard ✔️ -
Virtualization Rights ✔️ -

 

Microsoft 365’s additional capabilities can provide a lot of value for most of the Office 365’s current or potential users.  Integration of Enterprise Mobility & Security, and Windows 10 Enterprise can enable streamlined user/device/policy administration and support.

This is our first overview of Microsoft 365 vs Office 365, our next series we’ll begin to unpack the additional Device Management capabilities within Microsoft 365.

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