If you’ve thought about moving to Office 365, you may have found yourself asking what exactly was included with your investment. There are different levels of Office 365, depending on which version you purchase. Let’s take a look at the different versions.

Office 365 Business Essentials

This version includes business services and web and mobile applications, but not the desktop office apps. Specifically, it includes:

  • Hosted Exchange Email
  • OneDrive
  • SharePoint
  • Teams
  • Web and app versions of Office apps
    • Outlook
    • Word
    • Excel
    • PowerPoint

Office 365 Business

This version includes the office apps, but the only business service included is OneDrive. Specifically, it includes:

  • OneDrive
  • Web, app, and desktop version of Office apps
    • Outlook
    • Word
    • Excel
    • PowerPoint
    • Access (PC only)

Office 365 Business Premium

This version includes all the apps and services in the other two versions. Specifically, it includes:

  • Hosted Exchange Email
  • OneDrive
  • SharePoint
  • Teams
  • Web, app, and desktop version of Office apps
    • Outlook
    • Word
    • Excel
    • PowerPoint
    • Access (PC only)

You can compare all three plans on Microsoft’s comparison page. All of them require an annual commitment, but as of this writing they’re all under $15 per user, per month.

Regardless of the version you get, they’re all subscription based. When you sign up for Office 365 you get at least the online and mobile app versions, as well as updates when they happen. You can then access the apps on all your various devices.