Office 365 Plans

Office 365 Business plans are suitable for businesses that have less than 300 users. There are three business plans: Office 365 Business Essentials, Office 365 Business, Office 365 Business Premium. They have been now renamed as Microsoft 365 Business Basic, Microsoft 365 Apps for business, and Microsoft 365 Business Standard respectively.

If you don’t need Microsoft Office applications, go with the most basic plan – Office 365 Business Essentials (now called as Microsoft 365 Business Basic). This plan is priced at only $5 user/month. At $8.25 user/month, Office 365 Business (now called as Microsoft 365 Apps for business) is a standard plan includes Microsoft Office applications along with OneDrive for Business. In addition to all the features of the above plans, Office 365 Business Premium (now called as Microsoft 365 Business Standard) has more advanced features priced at $12.50 user/month.

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Office 365
Business Plans

Microsoft 365
Business Basic

(formerly Office 365 Business Essentials)

Microsoft 365
Apps for business

(formerly Office 365 Business)

Microsoft 365
Business Standard

(formerly Office 365 Business Premium)

Microsoft 365 Business Premium

(formerly Microsoft 365

$5.00 user/month
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$8.25 user/month
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$12.50 user/month
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$20.00 user/month
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Office applications included OutlookAccess (PC only)WordExcelPowerPoint OutlookAccess (PC only)WordExcelPowerPoint OutlookWordExcelPowerPoint Access (PC only)
Services included exchangeonlineOneDrive1sharepointMicrosoft Team OneDrive1 exchangeonlineOneDrive1sharepointMicrosoft Team exchangeonlineOneDrive1sharepointMicrosoft TeamsIntuneAzure Information Protection
Support & Deployment
Money-back guarantee 15 days 15 days 15 days 15 days
Maximum number of users 300 300 300 300
24/7 Support for end users via phone, chat, and email
99.9% uptime guarantee
Licensed for commercial use
Desktop versions of Office apps for PC & Mac
Lastest desktop versions of Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint for Windows or Mac

(plus Access and Publisher for PC only)

Access to the document simultaneously by all users in real-time
Available on 5 phones, 5 tablets, 5 PC/Macs per user
Web & mobile versions of Office apps
Word Online, Excel Online and PowerPoint Online
Lastest desktop versions of Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint for iOS, Android devices (upto 5 phones and 5 tablets)
Access to the document simultaneously by all users in real-time
Teamwork & communication
Online meetings and video conferencing up to 250 people with Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Teams – Desktop and mobile versions
Hub for connecting people to Microsoft Teams
SharePoint for team sites and intranet
Email & calendaring
50 GB mailbox for email hosting with custom email domain address
Microsoft Exchange – Business-class emails – Desktop and mobile versions
Schedule meetings and respond to invitations with ease using shared calendars
Set up new user emails, restore deleted accounts, and more from anywhere
File storage & sharing
1 TB OneDrive for Business file storage and sharing
Get OneDrive for Business and SharePoint synchronized across all devices for every work file saved
OneDrive only
File sharing with people outside your organization
Control of permission and access rights for file sharing
Access and sync files on PC or Mac and mobile devices
Security & compliance
Exchange Online Protection – from spam, malware, and other threats
Over 1,000 security and privacy controls meeting all globally accepted standards
Custom permission for accessing crucial business information
Password policy creation
Tools to build & manage your business
Microsoft Teams to plan schedules and daily tasks
Microsoft Bookings to schedule and manage appointments
Microsoft Invoicing to send invoices from anywhere
$5.00 user/month
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$8.25 user/month
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$12.50 user/month
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$20.00 user/month
Based on Annual Commitment
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All Our Office 365 Business plans include

End-user support
migration help
24 x 7
phone, chat, & email
Knowledge base
on it costs
automatic updates
data backup
1 tb of
online storage
email service
Partner expertise

FAQ - Your questions? We got answers!

How exactly will Apps4Rent help me with these plans?

As your Cloud Solution Provider for Office 365, we will provide free migration and 24 x 7 x 365 support to end-users for issues that take up your time, e.g., configuring email accounts, password resets, setting up aliases and contacts, creating groups, configuring Skype, synchronizing OneDrive, exploring search features, and optimizing browser settings. We will also help you with installing and configuring Office 2016 on your devices and handling DNS records.

What Office versions are compatible with Office 365 Business Essentials?

Office 365 Business Essentials is most compatible with the latest version of Office, Office 2013, and Office 2011 for Mac. Previous versions of Office, such as Office 2010 and Office 2007, may work with Office 365 but with reduced functionality.

What is the difference between Office 365 and Microsoft 365?

Microsoft 365 is a bundle of services including Office 365, comprising of Microsoft services including Windows 10 Enterprise. Office 365 is a cloud-based productivity suite which is a bundle of popular Microsoft apps.

Is it possible to use my own domain name for the emails in Office 365?

Yes, you can add the domain name you own to your Office 365 account and set up your domain-based email addresses. You can even add multiple domains and sub-domains to Office 365 and host any of the services, including email, on any of the domains that you add. You must own a domain name and as an admin, you will have to make some changes on the DNS records of your domain – we will guide you for this.

Is a desktop version of Office required to use Office 365 Business Essentials? 

No. You do not need to have a desktop version of Office to use Office 365 Business Essentials. However, you will have a richer experience and also be able to work offline when you connect a desktop version of Office to the Office 365 services and get it in sync.

Will by MS Office be automatically updates to the latest version if I have Office 365 plans?

Yes. MS Office apps are always up to date on Office 365. If you already have a subscription of Office 365 plans, you already have a version of Office that has all the functions of Office 2019.

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