IT Equipment Are Office 365 and Microsoft 365 the same? November 24, 2020 - by J4CK You’ve probably heard of Office 365 and Microsoft 365, but do you know how they differ? Do they differ, or are they the same? Are Office 365 and Microsoft 365 the same? Office 365 and Microsoft 365 are very similar products, with Office 365 available for businesses in certain sectors and Microsoft 365 aimed at home users and SMEs. Let’s have a closer look at Office 365 and Microsoft 365. In this blog post, we’ll explain how the two differ and the range of subscriptions that are available.FREE HaaS ConsultationInterested in Hardware as a Service? Book your FREE, no-obligation consultation today to speak to one our friendly team about how we could help your business.Click the button below and we’ll be in touch to arrange your FREE consultation. Book Now!Office 365 v Microsoft 365If you use the Office Suite at all, you’ve probably heard of Office 365. Depending on who you are and what you do, the service we discuss below could be called two different things: Office 365: The service below will be known as Office 365 to you if the below is true:Your business uses Enterprise plansYou operate in the Education sectorYou operate in the Healthcare sectorYou operate in the Government sectorMicrosoft 365: The service we discuss below will be known as Microsoft 365 if the below is true:You are a consumer using the service for your householdYour business is a small enterpriseYour business is a medium-sized enterprise So now we’ve covered that, here’s what Office 365/Microsoft 365 is. What is Office 365/Microsoft 365? O365/M365 is the Office applications (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and so on), hosted exchange, SharePoint, Teams, Azure Information Protection, and Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection depending on the plan you choose. Nearly every subscription was previously known as Office 365, but Microsoft rebranded their subscriptions in April 2020. The following subscriptions are the products that were affected by the rebrand.Office 365 Business Essentials. Office 365 Business Essentials will become Microsoft 365 Business Basic.Office 365 Business Premium. Office 365 Business Premium will become Microsoft 365 Business Standard. Microsoft 365 Business. Microsoft 365 Business will become Microsoft 365 Business Premium. Office 365 Business and Office 365 ProPlus. These will both become Microsoft 365 Apps. Microsoft state that they will use the labels ‘for business’ and ‘for enterprise’ to distinguish between the two where necessary.Office 365/Microsoft 365 SubscriptionsThere are 6 main subscriptions available. There are two available for consumers, four available for small businesses, and one available for large enterprises. Consumer subscriptions: There are two consumer subscriptions that offer access to Microsoft Office applications and OneDrive storage. Here are the options available to consumers: Microsoft 365 Personal: One Microsoft account with the applications available for up to 5 computers, tablets, or smartphones. This subscription gives you access to the entire Office suite as well as OneDrive for storage. Furthermore, you will get a host of special offers.Microsoft 365 Family: Up to six Microsoft accounts with applications available for up to 6 devices per user. Again, you will also get a host of special offers and OneDrive storage. Small business subscriptions: Microsoft 365 Business Basic: Offers access to hosted e-mail (Exchange), SharePoint, and Microsoft Teams services, and access to the mobile app and Office Online versions of Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote.Microsoft 365 Apps for business: Offers Office applications for Windows, Mac, and mobile platforms for up to five computers, tablets, and smartphones per user.Microsoft 365 Business Standard: Offers Office applications for Windows, Mac, and mobile platforms for up to five computers, tablets, and smartphones per user, as well as hosted Exchange, SharePoint, and Teams.Enterprise business subscriptions:Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise: Offers access to the Office Professional Plus applications on up to five devices per user.If you would like to find out more about Office 365/Microsoft 365 subscriptions, please contact us today to speak to our friendly team. We are a Microsoft Silver Partner, meaning we’re reliable, trusted, and can provide the appropriate solutions for your business. FREE IT Audit Worth £189!Are you leaking money because of your poor IT infrastructure? Are your computers working as well as they should be? With our FREE IT audit, we can advise you on how you can make inexpensive improvements to your current IT setup. We can also assess your cyber security readiness and identify exploitable areas in your infrastructure.Please book your FREE IT audit today by clicking the button below. Book Now! Share Previous Post What does Infrastructure as a Service mean?