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What's the difference between Office 365 and Microsoft 365?

Choosing the right digital systems and productivity applications is crucial for your business to work effectively towards your goals. Launched in 2011, Office 365 was one of the most widely used solutions for both businesses and individuals, and six years later Microsoft 365 was launched for businesses. A lot has happened since then. New systems, applications, offerings and packages have been added. Here we will explain the difference between Office 365 and Microsoft 365 for business.

What is Office 365?

Office 365 is a suite of productivity and communication applications. It includes Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, SharePoint, Viva Engage, Teams and other social networks and intranets that enable collaboration, together with functions that support and automate business processes such as Power Apps and Power Automate. Office 365 is one of the most widely used cloud solutions for businesses today and offers services that simplify the workday and enable better internal collaboration. Read more here.

Also read: How to increase the security of your business with Office 365

What is Microsoft 365?

Microsoft 365 can be described as a productivity cloud available to individuals, schools, non-profit organizations and businesses. The Business segment is aimed at companies with fewer than 300 users, over that number and you are in the Enterprise segment. Depending on the size of your company and which subscription you choose, the same productivity applications are included as in Office 365, cloud storage of various sizes and more advanced security services in the form of identity and access management, security protection and information protection are included.

Read more about what is included in the different packages at Microsoft.

What is the difference between Office 365 and Microsoft 365?

Both Office 365 and Microsoft 365 offer productivity, collaboration, protection and security applications, but what is the difference between the subscription packages? Simply put, Microsoft 365 is a combination of Office 365 and several security solutions for identity and client management. This means that with Microsoft 365 you get more applications, services and licenses than with Office 365.

Also read: Four simple tips to increase your IT security

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