Office 365 E3 & E5 Business licensing

Microsoft Office 365 E3 and E5 licenses bring together best in class Office apps with powerful cloud services, advanced security and device management.

If you are thinking about an Office 365 E3 or E5 subscription for your enterprise then read on for more information and comparisons against other Office plans to help you pick the right one.

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What you get with Office 365 E3 and E5 Subscriptions

Office 365 E3 is the most affordable way to get premium versions of the Office apps (online and offline) and services for enterprise users.

With E3, you have full use of:


With Office 365 E3 you have the benefit of having the desktop versions of the apps, which means you get all the premium features and full offline access across all of your devices.

Everyone of your users can install Office 365 E3 on up to five computers, five tablets, and five smartphones.

But it only the basic draw of Office 365 E3. You’re not choosing between cloud-based or desktop services—you get them both.

On top of that, Microsoft includes data loss prevention, compliance tools, and five layers of security. Some of the hallmark features included with Office 365 E3 subscriptions:

  • Business-class email: 100 GB Outlook mailbox per user; send attachments up to 150 MB.
  • Unlimited OneDrive storage: Subscriptions with more than five users start off with 5 TB and can get more. Subscriptions with four or fewer get 1 TB per user.
  • Safe and secure collaboration: SharePoint, Teams, and Yammer are fully integrated with your core office apps. You can store, share, and co-edit files across the enterprise in whatever communication platform suits you best. You can also share files with folks outside the organization, controlling guest access as needed.
  • Rights management services: Azure Rights Management lets you control sensitive documents, emails, and information.
  • Automation: With Flow and PowerApps, you can boost productivity by building workflows that save time and automate routine tasks.


In summary, Office 365 E3 gives a business everything they need to expand without limits and without the headache of your Admins having to be at each desktop as they will have all the latest tools at their disposal.

E5 includes all the features in E3 and add more features, such as Advanced Thread Protection, PSTN conferencing to facilitate Skype for Business meetings, and Cloud PBX services to give you cloud-based call management (placing, receiving and transferring calls on multiple devices).

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Microsoft 365 Licensing – What are they called now and what is included in each?

Microsoft 365 licenses have recently changed their name to help people understand them more easily as the previous names caused confusion.

Microsoft License Subscription Name Changes (as of 21st April 2020)

Old NameNew Name
Office 365 Business EssentialsMicrosoft 365 Business Basic
Office 365 Business PremiumMicrosoft 365 Business Standard
Microsoft 365 BusinessMicrosoft 365 Business Premium
Office 365 BusinessMicrosoft 365 Apps for Business
Office 365 ProPlusMicrosoft 365 Apps for Enterprise


When Microsoft used both the terms, Office 365 and Microsoft 365, things were very confusing for many. The new names are more straight forward because now it’s all about Microsoft 365.

Microsoft 365 Licensing Business Plans


What’s Included?
Microsoft 365 Business Basic
Microsoft 365 Business Standard
Microsoft 365 Business Premium
Microsoft 365 Apps for Business
Per User / Per Month
Max. No. Licenses
Web and mobile versions of Office apps 
Email and Calendaring 
File storage and sharing
Storage + Per User
1TB + 10GB
1TB + 10GB
1TB + 10GB
1TB + 0
Teamwork and communication 
Security and compliance 
Support and deployment 
Tools to build and manage your business 
Teams Only
Desktop versions of Office apps
for PC and Mac
Advanced security 
Device management 

Microsoft 365 Licensing Enterprise Plans

Whats Included?
Microsoft 365 E3
Microsoft 365 E5
Microsoft 365 F3
Microsoft 365 F1
Per User / Per Month
Max. No. Licenses
Azure AD – Conditional Access
Azure AD – SSO
Azure Information Protection
Microsoft Teams
Office 365 ATP
Office Client
Office Online
OneDrive for Business
To Do
Windows 10 E3 & Upgrade
Windows Defender
Windows Virtual Desktop Rights

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