A comparison of Business Microsoft 365 licenses

As a business, it is important to choose the right software licenses that will fit your needs and budget. Microsoft 365 offers a range of business licenses, including Microsoft 365 Business Standard, Microsoft 365 Business Basic, Microsoft 365 Business Premium and Microsoft 365 Enterprise. In this blog, we will provide a comparison of these licenses so that you can an informed choice can make.

A comparison of Business Microsoft 365 licenses

Comparison of different licenses

 

LicenseOffice appsComprehensive securityDevice ManagerPower BIPowerAppsSuitable for companies with
Business BasicNoNoNoNoNo< 300 users
Business StandardYesNoNoNoNo<300 users
Business PremiumYesYesYesYesYes<300 users
EnterpriseYesYesYesYesYes300+ users

Microsoft 365 Business Standard

Microsoft 365 Business Standard is a comprehensive business software solution. It includes Office apps such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams and SharePoint. It also offers security options such as antivirus and anti-phishing protection, as well as advanced device management capabilities. It is suitable for businesses with up to 300 users.

 

Microsoft 365 Business Basic

Microsoft 365 Business Basic is a lighter version of the Business Standard license. It includes only the online versions of the Office apps, without the desktop apps. It also offers fewer security options and device management capabilities. It is suitable for companies with up to 300 users who only need basic features.

 

Microsoft 365 Business Premium

Microsoft 365 Business Premium is an expanded version of the Business Standard license. It includes all Office apps and additional features such as security options and device management capabilities. It also offers advanced features such as Power BI and PowerApps. It is suitable for businesses with up to 300 users.

 

Microsoft 365 Enterprise

Microsoft 365 Enterprise is the most comprehensive business license of Microsoft 365. It offers all the Office apps and all the security options and device management capabilities of the Business Premium license. It also offers advanced features such as Power BI and PowerApps, as well as compliance and information protection capabilities. It is suitable for businesses of all sizes.

 

More about Microsoft 365 Business Premium

One of the key benefits of Microsoft 365 Business Premium is the integration of security options and device management capabilities. This means that you can centrally manage and control all your devices, making your business better protected against cyber attacks. In addition, Microsoft 365 Business Premium also offers comprehensive features such as Power BI and PowerApps, allowing you to automate and improve your business processes.

 

More about Microsoft 365 Enterprise

One of the key benefits of Microsoft 365 Enterprise is its compliance and information protection capabilities. These features allow you to comply with data protection and privacy laws and regulations. For example, it provides capabilities to classify and protect sensitive information, and to prevent sensitive information from being shared outside your organization.

 

In addition, Microsoft 365 Enterprise also provides advanced device management and security features, including antivirus and anti-phishing protection. This means your business is better protected against cyber attacks and you can centrally manage and control all your devices.

Frequently Asked Questions

Microsoft 365 Business Standard includes all desktop versions of the Office apps, while Microsoft 365 Business Basic includes only the online versions. Business Standard also offers more security options and device management capabilities than Business Basic.

It depends on your business needs and budget. If you have a small business with up to 300 users and only need basic Office features, Microsoft 365 Business Basic may be the best option. If you need more advanced features and security options, then the Business Standard and Business Premium licenses are good options. If you have a larger business and need compliance and information protection capabilities, Microsoft 365 Enterprise is the best option for you.

Yes, all Microsoft 365 licenses offer security options, such as antivirus and anti-phishing protection.

Power BI and PowerApps are available with Microsoft 365 Business Premium and Enterprise licenses.

Yes, you can upgrade your Microsoft 365 license as your business needs change. Contact your Microsoft sales representative for more information about upgrading your license.

 

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