Microsoft 365 Business Premium
- Stay up to date with the latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and more.
- Connect with customers and coworkers using Outlook, Exchange, and Teams.
- Manage your files from anywhere with 1 TB of cloud storage on OneDrive per user.
- Defend your business against advanced cyberthreats with sophisticated phishing and ransomware protection.
- Control access to sensitive information using encryption to help keep data from being accidentally shared.
- Secure devices that connect to your data and help keep iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac devices safe and up to date.
Compatible with Windows 10 Pro. Some management features are not supported in Windows Home. All languages included.
Get comprehensive security integrated with Microsoft 365
Microsoft 365 Business Premium brings together best-in-class Office apps and powerful cloud services with comprehensive security that helps protect your business against advanced cyber threats.
Apps and services included
Enjoy Office apps
1 TB secure cloud storage per user
Get email and calendaring
Collaborate with instant messaging and online meetings
Increase protection against advanced cyberthreats
Manage mobile devices, tablets, and computers
Add business data protection
Have the safest Windows ever
Simplified, multiuser Windows with Windows Virtual Desktop
Have peace of mind knowing your services are available with a guaranteed 99.9 percent uptime, financially backed service-level agreement.
Get the best-in-class productivity of Microsoft 365 with advanced security and device management to help safeguard your business from cyberthreats.
Easy to set up
Quickly deploy and manage all your devices across your company, no IT expertise required. Add and remove users in minutes.
Here to help
Rely on Microsoft Support for answers with a call or chat, how-to resources, and connections with other Microsoft 365 customers for setup and quick fixes.
|Required Processor||PC: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86-bit or x64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set
Mac: Intel processor
|Required Operating System||PC: Windows 10 Pro Creators update or higher. Windows 10 Pro upgrade rights are included with Microsoft 365 Business if the target machines are presently running Windows 7 Pro, or 8.1 Pro
Mac OS X 10.10 or later
Apple iOS 8.0 and later
Google Android 4.0 and later (including Samsung KNOX Standard 4.0 and higher)
|Required Memory||PC: 2 GB RAM
Mac: 4 GB RAM
|Required Hard Disk Space||19 GB for 32-bit OS, 23 GB for 64-bit OS of available disk space|
|Required Display||PC: 1024 x 768 resolution
Mac: 1280 x 800 resolution
|Graphics||PC: Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 10 graphics card|
|Multi-touch||A touch-enabled device is required to use any multitouch functionality. However, all features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard- or accessible-input device. Note that new touch features are optimized for use with Windows 8 or later|
|Additional system requirements||Internet functionality requires an internet connection
Microsoft account required
Microsoft 365 (For Business): Compare Plans
|Get first 6 months free with annual commitment.||Includes Microsoft Teams for easy remote working.||Includes Microsoft Teams for easy remote working.||Only includes apps|
|Microsoft 365 Business Basic
(formerly Office 365 Business Essentials)
|Microsoft 365 Business Standard
(formerly Office 365 Business Premium)
|Microsoft 365 Business Premium
(formerly Microsoft 365 Business)
|Microsoft 365 Apps for business
(formerly Office 365 Business)
|Best for businesses that need Microsoft Teams and cloud storage. Desktop versions of Office apps not included.||Best for businesses that need Office apps across devices plus business email, cloud file storage, and online meetings and chat.||Best for businesses that need everything included in Business Standard plus advanced cyberthreat protection and device management.||Best for businesses that need Office apps across devices and cloud file storage. Business email and Microsoft Teams not included.|
|Office apps included
(Web and mobile versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint included.)3
|Office apps included
||Office apps included
||Office apps included
|Microsoft 365 Business Basic||Microsoft 365 Business Standard||Microsoft 365 Business Premium||Microsoft 365 Apps for business|
|Web and mobile versions of Office apps|
|Web versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote||
Plus a web version of Outlook
Plus a web version of Outlook
Plus 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 tablets1||
|Real-time coauthoring so multiple users can work in the same document, simultaneously|
|Email and calendaring|
|Email hosting with 50 GB mailbox|
|Use your own custom domain name (for example, email@example.com)|
|Business-class email on mobile devices, tablets, desktops, and the web with Exchange|
|Manage your calendar, share available meeting times, schedule meetings, and get reminders|
|Schedule meetings and respond to invitations with ease using shared calendars|
|Set up new user emails, restore deleted accounts, create custom scripts, and more from anywhere|
|Teamwork and communication|
|Host online meetings and video calls for up to 250 people with Microsoft Teams2|
|Chat with your team from your desktop or on the go with Microsoft Teams|
|Bring together all your team’s chats, meetings, files, and apps so you can easily connect and collaborate from one place with Microsoft Teams|
|Create team sites to share information, content, and files throughout your intranet using SharePoint|
|File storage and sharing|
|1 TB of OneDrive storage for file storage and sharing|
|Work on a file and save it directly to OneDrive or SharePoint; your changes are updated across your synced devices||
|Share files with external contacts by providing access or guest links|
|Securely share documents and send emails so only those with the right permissions can access the information|
|Access and sync files on PC or Mac and mobile devices|
|Security and compliance||Partially Included|
|Protect your email against spam, malware, and known threats with Exchange Online Protection|
|Meets key international, regional, and industry-specific standards and terms, with more than 1,000 security and privacy controls|
|Control who and when someone has access to your business information with security groups and custom permissions|
|Create password policies that require users to reset their passwords after a specified number of days.|
|Support and deployment|
|Around the clock phone and online support|
|99.9 percent uptime guarantee|
|Maximum number of users||300||300||300||300|
|Licensed for commercial use|
|Desktop versions of Office apps for PC and Mac|
|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)|
|Each user can install the Office apps on up to 5 PCs or Macs1|
|Tools to build and manage your business|
|Plan schedules and daily tasks with Microsoft Teams|
|Make it easier for your customers to schedule and manage appointments with Microsoft Bookings|
|Have real-time, accurate mileage tracking and reporting in the palm of your hand with MileIQ|
|Advanced threat protection|
|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 Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection|
|Remotely wipe company data from lost or stolen devices with selective wipe from Intune|
|Restrict the copying or saving of company information to unauthorized apps and locations with app protection for Office mobile apps|
|Control who has access to company information by applying restrictions like do not copy and do not forward with Information Rights Management|
|Apply policies that provide prebreach threat resistance in Windows 10 with Windows Defender Exploit Guard|
|Enforce malware protection to help keep your Windows 10 devices safe from viruses, spyware, and other malicious software with Windows Defender|
|Enable unlimited cloud archive and long-term preservation policies to ensure you never lose an email with Exchange Online Archiving|
|PC and mobile device management|
|Configure security features and settings on Windows 10 PCs and mobile devices running iOS or Android® with an easy-to-use setup wizard|
|Use simplified controls to manage policies applied to Windows 10 PCs|
|Automatically deploy the Office apps to Windows 10 PCs|
|Configure your PCs to automatically install Office and Windows 10 updates|
|Apply security policies to protect business data on all your devices, including iOS, Android®, and Windows PCs with mobile device management from Intune|
|Learn More||Learn More||Learn More|
- Compatible with Windows 10 or later. For complete requirements for PC and Mac
- For HD calling, compatible HD hardware and broadband connection with at least 4 Mbps required.
- This plan works with Office 2019, Office 2016, and Office 2013. Previous versions of Office, such as Office 2010, may work with Microsoft 365 with reduced functionality. This compatibility with Office does not include the Office 365 F3 plans.
Who is Microsoft 365 Business Premium intended for?
Microsoft 365 Business Premium was purpose built for small and medium-sized businesses with under 300 users. It provides them with the best-in-class productivity capabilities of Microsoft 365 Business Standard plus advanced security features to safeguard business data and assets across devices.
What’s the difference between Microsoft 365 Business Standard, Microsoft 365 Business Premium, and Microsoft 365 Enterprise plans?
Microsoft has a variety of productivity and security management offerings that small to medium-sized customers may consider, each bringing increasingly powerful features and functionality.
Microsoft 365 Business Standard combines best-in-class Office apps and powerful cloud services like business-class email, cloud file storage, and Microsoft Teams. Microsoft 365 Business Premium includes all the same apps and services plus advanced cyber threat protection and device management capabilities. Many businesses with less than 300 employees can be best served with Microsoft 365 Business Premium.
Microsoft 365 for enterprise is a set of licensing plans that offer increased levels of compliance and security management over Microsoft 365 for business. They are designed for enterprise customers and those customers that have over 300 users. In addition, Microsoft 365 enterprise plans provide additional business intelligence and analytics functionality.
What should customers know before running Microsoft 365 Business Premium in their organization?
Customers who wish to run Microsoft 365 Business Premium in their organization must be running Windows 10 Pro* on their desktops in order for the service to manage their PCs.
*Windows 10 Pro upgrade rights are included with Microsoft 365 Business Premium if the machines are presently running Windows 7 Pro or 8.1 Pro.
What is the best way to deploy Microsoft 365 Business Premium in my organization?
Partner-assisted deployment is the recommended way to deploy Microsoft 365 Business Premium. Contact your Microsoft partner and ask them if they are offering Microsoft 365 Business Premium. Your partner is well equipped to help you understand your options and make the best recommendations for deploying Microsoft 365 Business Premium in your organization.
Can I combine Microsoft 365 Business Premium with other Microsoft subscription offerings?
Yes, customers can combine their Microsoft 365 Business Premium subscriptions with plans and add-ons from Azure, Dynamics 365, and Microsoft 365.
Is everyone in my business required to have a Microsoft 365 Business Premium subscription?
No, not everyone needs a Microsoft 365 Business Premium subscription, although the security and management benefits are available only to those users with devices managed with a Microsoft 365 Business Premium subscription.
Standardizing an IT environment serves to help reduce maintenance and security costs over time and is a state that businesses should strive to attain. However, some small and medium-sized customers update their software primarily when they upgrade their hardware, over an extended period. These businesses can deploy Microsoft 365 Business Premium to part of their organization, but for best protection of sensitive business data and consistent collaboration experiences, deployment to all users is recommended.
How can I know if the hardware and software I run today is compatible with Microsoft 365 Business Premium?
If the hardware you run today runs Windows 7 Pro or later, it likely meets the minimum requirements for Microsoft 365 Business Premium.
Existing desktop (Win32) app compatibility is strong in Windows 10, with most existing app working without any changes. Customers and their trusted IT advisors should read the recommended app testing process for Windows 10 compatibility and review the Office system requirements to ensure a smooth transition to Microsoft 365 Business Premium.
Can I switch my current Microsoft 365 plan to Microsoft 365 Business Premium?
Yes, customers may switch their plans from a qualifying plan to Microsoft 365 Business Premium. Depending on the customer's current plan there may be a decrease or increase in monthly charges.
What is Microsoft 365?
Microsoft 365 is the productivity cloud designed to help each of us achieve what matters, in our work and life, with best-in-class Office apps, intelligent cloud services, and advanced security.
What happened to Office 365 business plans?
Office 365 business plans are now Microsoft 365 business plans. New name, same great value, same price.
- Office 365 Business Essentials is now Microsoft 365 Business Basic
- Office 365 Business Premium is now Microsoft 365 Business Standard
- Microsoft 365 Business is now Microsoft 365 Business Premium
- Office 365 Business is now Microsoft 365 Apps for business
Why did you change the name from Office 365 to Microsoft 365?
We changed the name to be more reflective of the range of features and benefits in the subscription. Microsoft 365 includes everything you know in Office 365, including best-in-class Office apps, intelligent cloud services, and advanced security.
Where business plan names have changed, has the price or product changed?
No, there are no price or product changes for small and medium business plans. The same plans are available, only with updated names.
- Pricing and product availability subject to change without notice.