Get a side-by-side comparison of the products offered by both Microsoft 365 and Office 365. Explore their similarities and differences—and the extra features that Microsoft 365 has to offer.
- [Instructor] Office 365 ProPlus is the Office suite of apps in the cloud designed for business productivity and collaboration. It includes applications and services such as Word, Excel, SharePoint Online, Microsoft Teams for chats and meetings, and OneDrive for Business for storing files. It's suitable for all device types and platforms, including PCs, smartphones, and tablets, including Android and iOS. Microsoft 365 is a suite of multiple cloud-based products and services offered under one license. This includes Office 365 ProPlus, Windows 10, plus Windows 10 Services such as Windows Autopilot for easy deployment of Windows 10 devices, Enterprise Mobility + Security, which includes Azure Active Directory and Microsoft Intune. Software as a service is a software delivery method where a third party, in this case Microsoft, hosts and distributes the applications over the internet to you on a subscription basis. Both Office 365 and Microsoft 365 are distributed as software as a service. The question needs to be asked. Why upgrade to Microsoft 365 if you already have a subscription to Office 365? So let's compare the similarities and differences between Microsoft 365 and Office 365 to find out why. Office 365 and Microsoft 365. Both have a set of applications and services in common. These include the Office suite of apps with Office 365 ProPlus, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, this is for both the fully installed and web versions, OneDrive for Business for file storage and file sharing, giving up to one terabyte of storage space per user, Outlook, including email, calendar, and contacts, and Skype for Business with online meetings, instant message, and video conferencing, also Microsoft Teams, which is a chat-based workspace application, and SharePoint Online, which is a secure website platform for storing and sharing data and collaborating on projects, business applications designed for the small and medium-sized businesses, including invoicing, bookings, and MileIQ for mileage tracking. These business apps are not available in all the Microsoft 365 SKUS or stock order units. And Yammer, which is an internal social network service for sharing ideas and corporate news. You also have Exchange Online, which provides hosted and secure enterprise class messaging and email, and data loss prevention, which actively monitors your sensitive data to ensure that it is not leaked, data privacy, which is designed to help you comply and respond to data protection regulations, and finally, PowerApps and Flow. These allow you to easily create custom apps and logical workflows for your connected data. There are many services included in Microsoft 365 that are not included with Office 365. Let's take a look at these now. You have Enterprise Mobility + Security or EMS which provides identity and access management, mobile application and mobile device management solutions. These offer a huge suite of security-related products to keep your data and devices safe. Then we have Windows 10, which includes features such as Credential Guard which isolates and protects key systems and passwords, Microsoft Intune to provide full device management capabilities for all device types across all platforms, and Azure Information Protection, which is a labeling and classification system used to protect documents and sensitive data. We also have Advanced Threat Analytics, which protects against cyber attacks, Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection or ATP, which provides enhanced preventative protection against malware, post-breach detection, investigation, and response, Device Guard, which protects device hardware against malicious code, and premium licenses of Azure Active Directory for identity and access management. So we can see that Microsoft 365 not only offers all of the Office 365 ProPlus products and services, but it also provides better integration between Microsoft services and offers improved security and easier device management. We will see when we look at the pricing that the Microsoft 365 bundled offering is cheaper than buying the individual components separately.
- Differences between Microsoft 365 and Office 365
- Upgrading from Office 365 to Microsoft 365
- Benefits of cloud vs. on-premises solutions
- Security in Microsoft 365
- How Microsoft 365 helps businesses with compliance
- Using Microsoft 365 to upskill your organization
- Driving user productivity with Microsoft 365