At the recent Microsoft Inspire event, the company introduced Microsoft 365. It’s a brand-new offering that combines Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security. Essentially, this provides a complete workplace solution to facilitate collaboration and support other modern office functions in a way that’s secure.
The new offering comes in a couple of different versions, so you can choose the one that’s right for your business or organization. Here’s some more information about the two plans.
Microsoft 365 Enterprise
Microsoft 365Microsoft 365 Enterprise is the solution that’s made for large organizations. It incorporates Office 365 Enterprise, Windows 10 Enterprise, and Enterprise Mobility + Security. This solution provides the broadest selection of apps and services in a universal toolkit. And it provides safeguards to protect customer and company data with built-in, intelligent security. In addition, the enterprise solution unifies management of IT across users, devices, apps, and services. It is made to provide a simple and uniform IT experience across the entire organization.
There are two more specific Microsoft 365 Enterprise plans: Microsoft 365 E3 and Microsoft 365 E5. Both are now available for purchase.
Microsoft 365 Business
Microsoft 365Microsoft 365 Business is designed for small to medium sized businesses with up to 300 users. It integrates Office 365 Business Premium with tailored security and management features of Windows 10 and Enterprise Mobility + Security.
This version also includes a single IT console to simplify the setup and management of employee devices. But it also includes features aimed at facilitating employee work from any location on any device, since so many modern businesses are offering more flexible work environments. And there are powerful security and collaboration features included in the program as well.
Pricing for Microsoft 365 Business comes in at $20 per user per month. The public preview started on Aug. 2, with general availability scheduled for the fall of 2017.