Office 365 Business Essentials

Do your best work from anywhere with always-up-to-date Office tools and collaboration services.



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Get work done anywhere

Work across your devices to create, edit, and share your Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote files online. Anytime, anywhere.
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Simplify how you work together

Store, sync, and share your files online so they’re always up to date. Plus, you can edit documents with others in real time.

Easy setup and management

With step-by-step guidance, you can set up users easily and start using the services fast. And Office 365 takes care of IT for you.

Office 365 Business Essentials includes:

Online services

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Email and calendars

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Use business-class email through a rich and familiar Outlook experience you can access from your desktop or from a web browser using Outlook on the web. Get a 50 GB mailbox per user and send attachments up to 150 MB. Learn more
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File storage and sharing

OneDrive for Business provides 1 TB of storage for each user for virtually anywhere access to their documents. Share files with others inside and outside your organization, control who can see and edit each file, and easily sync files with PCs/Macs and devices. Learn more
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Online conferencing

Host online meetings with audio and video using one-click screen sharing and HD video conferencing. Learn more
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Instant messaging and Skype connectivity

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Connect with other Skype for Business users via instant message, voice calls, and video calls, and let people know your availability with your online status. Share presence, IM, and audio calling with Skype users. Learn more
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Corporate social network

Yammer collaboration software and business applications allow your employees to connect with the right people, share information across teams, and organize around projects so they can go further, faster. Learn more
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Team sites

Enable easy access and sharing of documents with 1 TB baseline storage plus 500 MB of storage per user. Learn more
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Office Online

Create and edit Word, OneNote, PowerPoint, and Excel documents from a browser. Learn more
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Work management

Planner makes it easy for your team to create new plans, organize and assign tasks, share files, chat about what you’re working on, and get updates on progress. Learn more
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Professional digital storytelling

With Sway, a new Office 365 app, you can easily create engaging, interactive web-based reports, presentations, newsletters, trainings and more—right from your phone, tablet, or browser. Sways are easy to share and look great on any screen. Learn more
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Search and discovery

Stay in the know. Search and discover content across Office 365 based on personalized insights. Office Delve is the first experience to be powered by Office Graph, a collection of analyzed signals or insights derived from each user’s behavior and relationships to content, topics, and contacts. Learn more

All Office 365 for business plans include:


Get peace of mind knowing your services are available with a guaranteed 99.9% uptime, financially backed service level agreement (SLA).
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Cutting-edge security practices with five layers of security and proactive monitoring help keep customer data safe. Learn more
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Your data is yours. We safeguard it and protect your privacy. Learn more


Deploy and manage Office 365 across your company, no IT expertise required. You can add and remove user in minutes.

Up to date

No need to pay for version upgrades; updates are included in your subscription. New features are rolled out to Office 365 customers regularly.

Active Directory integration

Manage user credentials and permissions. Single sign-on and synchronization with Active Directory.
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Microsoft Support provides telephone and online answers, how-to-resources and connections with other Office 365 customers for setup and quick fixes. Learn more

Office 365 customer success service

Microsoft FastTrack for Office 365

Microsoft FastTrack for Office 365 is our customer success service designed to help you move to Office 365 smoothly and with confidence, and realize business value faster.

Discover what's possible, plan for successful rollouts, and enable new users and capabilities at your own pace. Access best practices, tools, resources, and experts committed to make your experience with Office 365 a success.

FastTrack resources and services are included with Office 365 Business Essentials for customers with at least 50 seats. Learn more

More Details

To see all the features that are included, view the detailed service descriptions.

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