Office 365 has various apps and services included with it, depending on what licenses you purchase for your organization. Some licences are more encompassing than other licenses. In today’s blog, we’ll show you five common licenses that our customers most often purchase, and we’ll give you a brief overview of each of the tools provided in those licenses.

 

5 Common Office 365 Licenses: Apps & Services That Are Included

Below, we’ve included a handy chart that shows you the five common licenses that our customers typically purchase, and what apps and services are included with those licenses:

 

Business (under 300 users)
Office 365 Business Essentials Office 365 Business Premium
Applications included:
Not Included
Applications included:

  • Full version of Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Access for PC Only)
  • Outlook
  • Outlook Customer Manager
  • Bookings
  • MilelQ
  • Invoicing
  • Microsoft Listings
Services included:

  • Exchange
  • OneDrive
  • SharePoint
  • Skype for Business
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Yammer
  • Office Online
Services included:

  • Exchange
  • OneDrive
  • SharePoint
  • Skype for Business
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Yammer
  • Planner
  • StaffHub

 

Enterprise (300+ users)
Enterprise E1 Enterprise E3 Enterprise E5
Applications included:
Not Included
Applications included:

  • Full version of Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Access for PC Only)
Applications included:

  • Full version of Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Access for PC Only)
Services included:

  • Exchange
  • OneDrive
  • SharePoint
  • Skype for Business
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Yammer
  • Planner
  • Delve
  • Office Online
Services included:

  • Exchange
  • OneDrive
  • SharePoint
  • Skype for Business
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Yammer
  • Planner
  • eDiscovery
  • StaffHub
Services included:

  • Exchange
  • OneDrive
  • SharePoint
  • Skype for Business
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Yammer
  • Power BI Pro
  • PowerApps
  • StaffHub
  • Sway
  • Planner
  • Cloud App Security
  • Phone System
  • Calling Plan
  • Advanced Data Governance
  • MyAnalytics
  • Exchange Online Advanced Threat Protection

A Breakdown of the Various Office 365 Apps & Services

Now, let’s take a look at the various Office 365 apps and services that each of these licenses include. You’re likely already familiar with Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, and Outlook, so let’s focus on those apps and services that you’re most likely not as familiar with:

OneNote: Notetaking Platform

OneNote is a cloud-based notetaking platform that allows your team to take, store, and share notes using any device they would like to use. Mimicking the traditional tabbed ring-binder approach to note-taking, OneNote allows your employees to take handwritten or typed notes, screenshots, audio comments, and/or drawings, and share them with other OneNote users through the Cloud.

Office 365 Apps

Exchange: Email, Calendar & Messaging Service

Exchange Online is a cloud-based email service and Exchange Online Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) is an inexpensive email filtering service that can be easily added to your Office 365 subscription to protect your users’ inbox from spam, ransomware, and malware.

Office 365 Apps

OneDrive: File Sharing & Collaboration Tool

By automatically saving documents to the Cloud, OneDrive makes it easy for your users to manage and share documents from anywhere, on any device of their choice. With both OneDrive for Personal and OneDrive for Business options, this is versatile Cloud-based storage.

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SharePoint: Content Management Platform

Effective content management is key to staying productive and building a lucrative business. Is your organization still using a file server? Do your employees need to be connected to the server to access data, documents, and files? SharePoint is a cost-effective and versatile content management platform that can ease your team’s pain. With SharePoint, you can keep track of all your documents and templates that need to be organized, managed, and/or reviewed by various team members. Internet access is the only thing that your team needs to access your organization’s shared data.

To see a series of SharePoint blog posts, click here. Or, to see how SharePoint actually works, check out our on-demand Webinar, designed to help executives & managers understand SharePoint’s unique capabilities.

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Skype for Business: Audio, Video and Web Communications

Skype for Business allows your teams to quickly and simply connect and communicate with colleagues and clients from any device. With Skype for Business, you can also plan and moderate audio, video and web meetings with anyone – be they inside or outside your organization, and host online meetings for up to 250 people, or webinars for up to 10,000 people.

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Microsoft Teams: Team Management Platform

Microsoft Teams is your hub for teamwork in Office 365, giving you the platform you need to manage all your files, conversations and tools in one convenient team workspace. With Teams, you can communicate more effectively with members of your organization, and keep everyone up to speed with what’s happening with various projects and initiatives.

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Yammer: Collaboration Platform for Internal & External Groups

Want to be able to connect and collaborate with people across your organization to make faster and better business decisions? With Yammer, you can. By joining and creating groups on Yammer, you can know what’s happening on a daily basis in your organization. Plus, Yammer allows you to safely collaborate with customers, contractors, or other members of your organization. It also allows you to add documents, photos, or videos to conversations you’re having, and with their iOS or Android mobile app, you can stay connected no matter where you are.

Office 365 Apps

Power BI Pro: Business Analytics Tools

Microsoft Power BI Pro is a suite of business analytics tools that can help you analyze data and share business insights. Power BI Pro provides your organization with a unique opportunity to delve deeper into your data so that you can make more informed business decisions. With the data that Power BI harnesses, you can hone in on new customers and track how effective your campaigns are, giving you the competitive edge over others in your industry.

Office 365 Apps

PowerApps: App Building Platform

Whether you’re using a pre-built template, or you’re starting from scratch, PowerApps allows you to build the app(s) you need to solve business problems within your organization. There’s no code-writing required, and you can publish and use those apps on both web and mobile.

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StaffHub: Scheduling Assistant

Described as a one-stop app for scheduling, communicating, and sharing, Microsoft StaffHub enables your employees to view their schedules, request information, swap shifts with their colleagues, request time off, or catch up with the rest of their team, and allows your managers to approve requests, create schedules, and share pertinent information with their direct reports.

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Sway: Digital Storytelling Platform

Sway gives your organization the chance to quickly create and share interactive reports, personal stories, presentations, blogs, newsletters, and so much more. And, with Sway, the formatting is taken care of for you, thanks to their built-in design engine (or you can customize the look for your own branding needs).

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Planner: Task Lists & Planning

Want to be able to take the chaos out of your organization’s teamwork? With Microsoft Planner, you can organize task lists, create new plans, share files, and assign tasks, as well as keep up to date on what your teams are working on. Planner gives each plan its own board, allowing you to organize your various tasks into buckets, and categorize your tasks based on their status, severity, or on who they’ve been assigned to.

Office 365 Apps

Start Your Office 365 Migration with a Free Trial!

Still unsure of what license is right for you? Not certain how your organization can utilize some of these tools? Talk to us and our Office 365 team will be happy to help you. If you’d like to try Office 365, Office 365 free trial is available for you! Get 25 Enterprise E5 user licenses for free for 30 days, with no credit card required and no obligation after the trial ends. What do you have to lose?

Want to see how other companies took advantage of Office 365? Watch this video case study of one of our customers! Or, to see more of our case studies, click here.

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