Microsoft 365 Business Standard vs Premium
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Microsoft 365 Business Standard vs Premium

Microsoft 365 Business Standard vs Premium, which is best for you? It depends with your goals really. This article covers everything you need to know to help you make a decision on which one to go for.

Office 365 Business now called Microsoft 365 Business

On 21 April 2020, Microsoft changed Office 365 Business name to Microsoft 365 Business. So, what was called Office 365 Business Premium is now Microsoft 365 Business Standard; and what was Microsoft 365 Business is now Microsoft 365 Business Premium.

Before 21st April 2020, formerly known asFrom 21st April 2020, now known as:
Office 365 Business Premium ->Microsoft 365 Business Standard
Microsoft 365 Business ->Microsoft 365 Business Premium
Office 365 Business Plans now called Microsoft 365 Business Plans.

Microsoft 365 Business Standard vs Microsoft 365 Business Premium

Feature nameMicrosoft 365 Business StandardMicrosoft 365 Business Premium
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Support and DeploymentIncludedYES includedIncluded
YES included
Around the clock phone and online supportIncluded
YES included
Included
YES included
Have peace of mind with 99.9% financially-backed uptime guaranteeIncluded
YES included
Included
YES included
Maximum number of users300300
Licensed for commercial useIncluded
YES included
Included
YES included
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Teamwork and CommunicationIncluded
YES included
Included
YES included
Host online meetings and video calls for up to 300 people with Microsoft Teams2Included
YES included
Included
YES included
Chat with your team from your desktop or on the go with Microsoft TeamsIncluded
YES included
Included
YES included
Bring together all your team’s chats, meetings, files, and apps so you can easily connect and collaborate from one place with Microsoft TeamsIncluded
YES included
Included
YES included
Create team sites to share information, content, and files throughout your intranet using SharePointIncluded
YES included
Included
YES included
Join meetings on the go with a dial-in number using Audio ConferencingAvailable as add-onAvailable as add-on
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Web and Mobile Versions of Office appsIncluded
YES included
Included
YES included
Web versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNoteIncluded
YES includedPlus a web version of Outlook
Included
YES includedPlus a web version of Outlook
Always up-to-date versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote for iOS and Android on up to 5 mobile devices and 5 tablets1Included
YES includedPlus Outlook
Included
YES includedPlus Outlook
Real-time coauthoring so multiple users can work in the same document, simultaneouslyIncluded
YES included
Included
YES included
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Email and CalendaringIncluded
YES included
Included
YES included
Email hosting with 50 GB mailboxIncluded
YES included
Included
YES included
Use your own custom domain name (for example, [email protected]ourcompany.com)Included
YES included
Included
YES included
Business-class email on mobile devices, tablets, desktops, and the web with ExchangeIncluded
YES included
Included
YES included
Manage your calendar, share available meeting times, schedule meetings, and get remindersIncluded
YES included
Included
YES included
Schedule meetings and respond to invitations with ease using shared calendarsIncluded
YES included
Included
YES included
Set up new user emails, restore deleted accounts, create custom scripts, and more from anywhereIncluded
YES included
Included
YES included
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File Storage and SharingIncluded
YES included
Included
YES included
1 TB of OneDrive storage for file storage and sharingIncluded
YES included
Included
YES included
Work on a file and save it directly to OneDrive or SharePoint; your changes are updated across your synced devicesIncluded
YES included
Included
YES included
Share files with external contacts by providing access or guest linksIncluded
YES included
Included
YES included
Securely share documents and send emails so only those with the right permissions can access the informationIncluded
YES included
Included
YES included
Access and sync files on PC or Mac and mobile devicesIncluded
YES included
Included
YES included
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Security and ComplianceIncluded
YES included
Included
YES included
Protect your email against spam, malware, and known threats with Exchange Online ProtectionIncluded
YES included
Included
YES included
Meets key international, regional, and industry-specific standards and terms, with more than 1,000 security and privacy controlsIncluded
YES included
Included
YES included
Control who and when someone has access to your business information with security groups and custom permissionsIncluded
YES included
Included
YES included
Create password policies that require users to reset their passwords after a specified number of days.Included
YES included
Included
YES included
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Tools to Build and Manage your BusinessIncluded
YES included
Included
YES included
Gather feedback from your customers and employees with Microsoft FormsIncluded
YES included
Included
YES included
Plan schedules and daily tasks with Microsoft TeamsIncluded
YES included
Included
YES included
Track information and work that matters most to your team with Microsoft ListsIncluded
YES included
Included
YES included
Make it easier for your customers to schedule and manage appointments with Microsoft BookingsIncluded
YES included
Included
YES included
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Desktop versions of Office apps for PC and MacIncluded
YES included
Included
YES included
Fully installed and always up-to-date versions of Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote for Windows or Mac (plus Access and Publisher for PC only)Included
YES included
Included
YES included
Each user can install the Office apps on up to 5 PCs or MacsIncluded
YES included
Included
YES included
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Advanced Threat ProtectionNot includedIncluded
YES included
Help protect against sophisticated threats hidden in email attachments and links, and get cutting-edge defenses against zero-day threats, ransomware, and other advanced malware attempts with Microsoft Defender for Office 365Not includedIncluded
YES included
Remotely wipe company data from lost or stolen devices with selective wipe from IntuneNot includedIncluded
YES included
Restrict the copying or saving of company information to unauthorized apps and locations with app protection for Office mobile appsNot includedIncluded
YES included
Control who has access to company information by applying restrictions like do not copy and do not forward with Information Rights ManagementNot includedIncluded
YES included
Apply policies that provide prebreach threat resistance in Windows 10 with Windows Defender Exploit GuardNot includedIncluded
YES included
Enforce malware protection to help keep your Windows 10 devices safe from viruses, spyware, and other malicious software with Windows DefenderNot includedIncluded
YES included
Enable unlimited cloud archive and long-term preservation policies to ensure you never lose an email with Exchange Online ArchivingNot includedIncluded
YES included
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PC and Mobile Device Management (MDM)Not includedIncluded
YES included
Configure security features and settings on Windows 10 PCs and mobile devices running iOS or Android® with an easy-to-use setup wizard5Not includedIncluded
YES included
Use simplified controls to manage policies applied to Windows 10 PCsNot includedIncluded
YES included
Automatically deploy the Office apps to Windows 10 PCsNot includedIncluded
YES included
Configure your PCs to automatically install Office and Windows 10 updatesNot includedIncluded
YES included
Apply security policies to protect business data on all your devices, including iOS, Android®, and Windows PCs with mobile device management from Intune5Not includedIncluded
YES included
Microsoft 365 Business Standard vs Premium

Microsoft 365 Business Standard Features

£9.40 user/month (annual commitment)

Microsoft 365 Business Standard, £9.40 user/month (annual commitment) Price does not include VAT.

Buy now Or try free for 1 month

Microsoft 365 Business Standard is best for businesses that need full remote work and collaboration tools including Microsoft Teams, secure cloud storage, business email, and premium Office applications across devices.

A Microsoft 365 Business Standard subscription includes the following features:

  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Publisher (PC only)
  • Microsoft Access (PC only)
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • Microsoft OneDrive
  • Microsoft SharePoint

Microsoft 365 Business Premium Features

£15.10 user/month (annual commitment)

Microsoft 365 Business Premium, £15.10 user/month (annual commitment) Price does not include VAT.

Buy now Or try free for 1 month

Microsoft 365 Business Premium is best for businesses that require secure, remote work solutions with everything included in Business Standard, plus advanced cyberthreat protection and device management.

  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Publisher (PC only)
  • Microsoft Access (PC only)
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • Microsoft OneDrive
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Microsoft Intune
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Information Protection

Microsoft 365 Business Standard Pricing

Microsoft 365 Business Standard, £9.40 user/month (annual commitment) Price does not include VAT.

Buy now Or buy for £11.30 per user/month with a monthly commitment

Or try free for 1 month Learn more

Microsoft 365 Business Premium Pricing

Microsoft 365 Business Premium, £15.10 user/month (annual commitment) Price does not include VAT. Buy now Or try free for 1 month Learn more

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