Comparing Microsoft Office 365 Business and Microsoft 365

Microsoft offers two subscription-based software for small, medium, and even some large businesses. They are Microsoft 365 and Office 365. It’s necessary to compare and contrast the similarities and differences between the programs before deciding which one is best for your business.   

It can be difficult to navigate through each Microsoft suite to determine which one will work for your organization. Each platform has its own quirks; while some are shared among all three, others are unique to that specific software. If you are stuck choosing between Microsoft Office 365 plans for your business, this article will help fill you in. Click To Tweet

Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365  integrates Office 365 and Windows 10 for an all inclusive user experience. Expect to see device management for up to 300 users. It also includes Enterprise mobility and security.

Office 365 Business

Office 365 Business is designed for small-mid sized businesses. It’s meant for 300 users or less. It includes the following Microsoft products:

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft OneNote
  • MicrosoftPublisher

Office 365

Office 365 includes all of the Microsoft software that you are accustomed to such as Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. It has all of the features you’re used to along with the benefits of cloud storage. However, Office 365 is actually an upgrade from Office 365 Business, because of the following benefits:

  • Device management will automatically upgrade your subscribers to Windows 10 Pro.
  • Integration from the start makes it easier for users to navigate.
  • Protects organizations from fraudulent attachments and questionable links.
  • Implements information protection policies to assist with how important information is accessed.
  • Capability to protect personal data on mobile devices.
  • Utilizes archiving, data preservation and continuous data backup that is available from anywhere at any time.

Pro Tip: Office 365 is perfect for small-medium sized businesses because it includes all of the microsoft features you need and can be used by up to 300 users for a subscription fee of $20 per user per month.

Choosing the Right Software for Your Organization

It’s important to select the software that will work best for your business or organization. Your managed IT service provider can assist you in choosing the right Microsoft software for your specific needs.

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