Understanding Microsoft 365



Microsoft 365 - a productivity cloud that delivers innovative and intelligent experiences, rich organizational

insights, and a trusted platform to help people and organizations get more done.

Microsoft 365 empowers users with the latest innovation across new and familiar productivity experiences

like Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Windows. Unlike other productivity services,

Microsoft 365 learns from users and collects valuable insights through the Microsoft Graph to deliver

enhanced experiences that continually get better over time and keep users protected. Microsoft 365

empowers organizations with the following capabilities:




Productivity and Teamwork

Includes instant messaging and online meetings with Microsoft Teams, email and calendaring with Outlook, familiar Office apps on all devices, advanced file storage and sharing with OneDrive for Business, intranet and team sites, and enterprise social networks with Yammer.

Business Management

Includes simplified IT management with Microsoft Endpoint Manager, business process automation, extensibility with Teams and Power Platform, business voice and phone system with Teams, Forms and workflow management, business intelligence with Workplace Analytics, and work management with Project Online.

Security and Compliance

Includes solutions for identity and access management, information protection and governance, threat protection, security management, insider risk management, compliance management, and eDiscovery.


Some Microsoft 365 components, like Office and Windows, are delivered using the 

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model. SaaS is software that’s centrally hosted and managed by a 

cloud service provider (CSP) for customers. In general, CSPs provide one version of an app for all

customers and license it through a monthly or annual subscription.


Explore the productivity benefits of Microsoft 365

Personal productivity

Microsoft 365 provides powerful capabilities through AI powered tools to unleash your organization's creativity

and fuel innovation. From engaging presentations to animated 3D models and immersive mixed reality

experiences, you can now create high-quality content that really stands out. AI-powered tools help you

turn an ever-growing mass of data into actionable insights to transform your organization. Stay focused

with fewer distractions and easily access the people and information you need without leaving the

flow of your work. When inspiration strikes, effortlessly go from thought to content using voice,

touch, and pen on any device.

Enable teamwork and simplify workflow

Collaborate, meet, call, and connect business applications all in one place with Microsoft Teams.

Stay productive on the go

Easily transition from computer to mobile devices with innovative and powerful mobile apps.

Get more done with AI-enabled tools

Fuel creativity, discover new insights, elevate search and get personalized assistance with built-in intelligence


Organizational productivity

Organizations are always seeking to stay competitive in an ever-changing commercial landscape.

They want to drive top-line growth, cut costs and better serve their customers.

They want to unlock the potential of their employees, drive process automation, capture the collective

knowledge of their organization, and avoid potential security, compliance or privacy risks that may

derail progress.

Harness organizational knowledge

Quickly turn data into insights and empower employees with the information and expertise they need to

get their work done with Workplace Analytics.

Manage all your endpoints

Deploy a seamless, end-to-end management solution and gain visibility across all connected devices with

Microsoft Endpoint Manager.

Protect your business

Elevate and modernize your security, manage risk, and meet compliance standards on

Microsoft's trusted cloud.


Explore the Microsoft 365 subscription options


Every organization has unique requirements, so Microsoft offers a variety of subscriptions and plans

to accommodate your organization’s needs. In this unit, we’ll summarize these subscriptions.


The plans, exact set of features, pricing, and licensing requirements can vary between countries

and regions. If you require a Microsoft 365 subscription for a non-US organization, contact your

regional sales representative to learn what subscriptions, plans, features, and pricing are available.

Microsoft 365 Enterprise

Microsoft 365 Enterprise provides enterprise-class services to organizations that want a productivity

solution that includes robust threat protection, security, compliance, and analytics features.

There are three available plans for Microsoft 365 Enterprise, letting you further refine

what's included in your implementation - E3, E5, and F3 (formerly F1). E5 includes all

of the same features as E3 plus the latest advanced threat protection, security, and collaboration tools.

F3 is designed for Firstline Workers through purpose-built tools and resources that allow them to

do their best work. You can compare the enterprise plans to see which fits based on your specific needs.


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Microsoft 365 for business

Microsoft 365 for business is designed for small- and medium-sized organizations. Like Microsoft 365 Enterprise,

Microsoft 365 for business offers the full set of Office 365 productivity tools and includes security and device

management features. It doesn’t include some of the more advanced information protection, compliance,

or analytics tools available to enterprise subscribers. It’s designed for organizations that need up to 300 licenses;

if your organization is larger than that, you’ll have to subscribe to a Microsoft 365 Enterprise plan instead.

There are three available plans for Microsoft 365 for business: Basic, Standard, and Premium. 

Compare plans for small businesses to determine which plan is right for your organization.


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 Microsoft 365 Education

Microsoft 365 Education is available for educational organizations and empowers educators to unlock

creativity, promote teamwork, and provide a simple and safe experience in a single, affordable solution

built for education. Academic licenses can be tailored to fit any institution’s needs, including productivity

and security solutions for faculty, staff, and students.

Compare the three available plans to see how your organization can benefit from Microsoft 365 for Education.

Microsoft 365 Home

Microsoft 365 Home exists to bring the same great productivity benefits into your personal and family life.

Microsoft 365 Home comes in two plans: Microsoft 365 Family and Microsoft 365 Personal.

Office Home and Student 2019 are available as a one-time purchase, but do not include any

of the cloud benefits of Microsoft 365. Compare plans to see what plan works best for you.


Hope you understanding some cocept of Microsoft 365, Next article we will focus on implementation. thanks.




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