Office 365 is more than just the office suite you are used to. It also provides powerful services like business-class email, online storage, with collaboration tools that you can access from anywhere.  Each Office 365 Business plan offers both a web and client versions of Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and the addition of the new Microsoft Teams provides you with the tools to pool your teams and resources together maximizing productivity regardless of where your users are located.

This article breaks down each of the Microsoft Office 365 business class plans available to you.

Microsoft Office 365 Business

The Office 365 Business plan is Microsoft's business management application that comes with some productivity tools and a desktop version of Office.

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Microsoft Office 365 Business Essentials

The Office 365 Business essentials plan is Microsoft's click to-run online business application with collaborative communication tools and storage.

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Microsoft Office 365 Business Premium

The all in one complete business management application: Full application and productivity with cross platform mobility.

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Non-Profit Plans for Enterprise

Qualified nonprofits can receive Office 365 Nonprofit as a donation or upgrade to advanced features at a significant discount. To qualify for any of the Enterprise or Office 365 Nonprofit plans, you must hold recognized charitable status in your country and sign Microsoft’s non-discrimination policy. Microsoft reserves the right to verify eligibility at any time and to suspend the service for ineligible organizations.

To find out if your organization is eligible, please click on Eligibility

Organizations must be recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC). 

Public libraries may qualify as an eligible nonprofit organization without charitable status only for on-premises software donations and only where such software is made accessible to the general public. Please visit the Microsoft Volume Licensing website for more information about licensing programs for public library operations.

For a full regional support of Microsoft's non-profit guidelines please visit the Full Non-Profit and Donations Guidelines page.

Government Plans for Enterprise

For a more in depth understanding of the Government offerings associated with Microsoft 365 Enterprise level Plans, First Line plans, and overall view of the GCC features available to your organization please review the following document:

Microsoft Document