Office 365: All plans and costs compared

With Office 365, Microsoft offers several plans that differ from both the costs and the scope of services. On the occasion of the release of Office 2016 we show you here an overview of all Office 365 plans, as well as the associated costs.


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Office 365 plans at a glance

Office 365 is to be used for a fee Microsoft's subscription model that allows customers the applications of the Office suite (Word, Excel). Instead you so as Office to buy in 2016, you pay with Office 365 with a monthly or annual amount and rents the software. To make customers tasty offering, Microsoft offers with Office 365 different benefits that you do not get when you buy the software license. The offer will receive, for example, with the Office applications is always brought to the latest version automatically and free upgrade option. Read also about how you can upgrade for free to Office 2016th

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In addition are various other incentives, such as to use calling minutes to Skype or the possibility of Office on multiple devices. Depending on personal needs, Microsoft offers various Office 365 plans for residential and business customers. There is then also a little complicated because potential customers often do not know exactly what Office 365 plan is the right for them. Microsoft hides the information also quite good on his website. Therefore, the following overview, we show you all Office plans, the services contained therein, as well as the costs incurred. An overview of the various versions of Office 2016 can be found here: Office 2016: All versions compared.

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Office 365 plans for private clients

For private customers there are two different Office 365 plans:

  • Office 365 Home
  • Office 365 staff

Both plans offer the same range. By subscribing you will receive:

  • Installable full versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access (in their latest version, currently that is Office 2016)
  • Option to use the applications also on tablets and mobile devices
  • Automatic upgrades to the latest version
  • 1TB cloud storage via OneDrive
  • 60 minutes of talk time for Skype
  • Microsoft support via chat or phone at no extra cost

The difference between the two Office 365 plans is the number of users and installations: can be While Office 365 Home on up to five PCs installed 365 personnel waiting to be Office on a PC. Even the cloud storage and the call minutes for Skype gets in to Office 365 Home each of the 5 users &# 8211; for Office 365 staff turn only one person. Accordingly, the costs differ.

  • Office 365 Home: 10.00, - EUR / month
  • Office 365 Personal: 7.00, - EUR / month

By comparison, the cost of individual licenses of the latest version of Office, that Office 2016 can be found in this article: Office 2016: Price of the various editions at a glance.

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Office 365 plans for business customers

For business customers, Microsoft offers some additional Office 365 plans. These business plans include special services for companies, for example, Apps for online video conferences, additional IT support and up to 300 users per plan.

The three Office 365 plans for business customers:

  • Office 365 Business Essentials
  • Office 365 Business
  • Office 365 Business Premium

Office 365 Business Essentials here is the basic version &# 8211; the plan includes only the online version of Office applications, 1TB Cloudpspeicher and emails and Skype for Business app for online conferences. Office 365 Business provides users installable full versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher and OneNote, the cloud storage &# 8211; However, no emails and no Skype for Business app. Office 365 Business Premium eventually includes all services. The prices for the three Office 365 plans for business customers are handled somewhat differently &# 8211; Here is billed per user. It is also possible either monthly or annually to subscribe &# 8211; the annual subscription prices are slightly lower. These are the prices for the Office 365 business plans:

  • Office 365 Business Essentials: 5.10, - EUR / users (monthly); 4,20 euro / user (annually)
  • Office 365 Business: 10.70, - EUR / users (monthly); 8,80 euro / user (annually)
  • Office 365 Business Premium: 12.70, - EUR / users (monthly); 10,50 euro / user (annually)

For large companies and organizations Microsoft also still offers the so-called enterprise plans. These plans offer additional business intelligence solutions, access to the corporate network Yammer and advanced e-mail functions. The enterprise plans can be combined with the Office 365 plans for business customers, an overview of the plans can be found here: Office 365 Enterprise plans. As you can announce Office 365, we show you in this article: terminate Microsoft Office 365: money back thanks to a free iOS app.

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