Licensing of Microsoft 365 could be challenging when you will see all available plans and applications
I did summarize all key applications and they're present in the most popular Office 365 subscriptions.
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Microsoft 365 contains currently dozens of available applications. At the same time, at least a few most popular Microsoft 365 plans differ in available features in it. Sometimes it could be really difficult to tell which Office 365 app is present in which plan.
I summarized the matrix of the most important business features spread across key Office 365 plans. You can easily tell based on Office 365 feature comparison matrix if the app is present in the chosen Microsoft plan.
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Which apps are available in Microsoft 365 plans
Below you can check the feature matrix prepared for the most popular Office 365 subscriptions.
You will be able to review which applications are present in which Microsoft 365 plan. Take a look at Microsoft 365 feature comparison matrix a review your plans with the available feature list.
|MICROSOFT 365||OFFICE 365|
|Business Basic||Business Standard||Business Premium||Apps||Enterprise Apps||E1||E3||E5|
|Monthly commitment - price per user||$ 6.00||$ 15.00||$ 24.00||$ 10.00||$ 12.00||$ 8.00||$ 20.00||$ 35.00|
|Annual commitment price per user||$ 60.00||$ 150.00||$ 240.00||$ 99.00||$ 144.00||$ 96.00||$ 240.00||$ 420.00|
|Office 365 platform||●||●||●||●||●||●|
|OneDrive for Business||●||●||●||●||●||●||●||●|
|Skype for Business Online||●||●||●||●||●||●|
|Office for the web||●||●||●||●||●||●||●||●|
|Office Suite applications||●||●||●||●||●||●|
|Microsoft Power Automate||●||●||●||●||●||●|
|Microsoft Graph API||●||●||●||●||●||●||●||●|
Do You miss any features in Office 365 features list comparison matrix?
Maybe I can test the Office 365 plan
Microsoft 365 plans are not free, but ... you can start with the 30 days trial subscription and play it before you will decide to put investments in new tools or get totally free license for the testing, development purpose.
Microsoft Office 365 Trial licenses:
Free Microsoft 365 Developer license
If you would need Microsoft 365 plan for the testing, development or deliver Proof of Concept for your client you can use totally free Office 365 Developer program
Presented matrix of features available for Microsoft Office 365 plans should help you to tell which functionalities will be available for you in your Office 365 tenant.