What is the difference between Microsoft 365 Business Basic, Standard, and Premium?

The biggest difference lies in the availability of desktop applications and security features.

Microsoft 365 Business Basic offers Teams, Exchange, OneDrive, and SharePoint but it only offers web- and mobile-based versions of the most widely used productivity apps such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. This SKU is the cheapest but users will find it challenging to keep their productivity up without access to the full functionality of the desktop version of the Office productivity apps.  

Microsoft 365 Business Standard is a more robust plan for organisations looking to transform their office productivity, business processes, communications, collaboration, and more. It provides users access to everything that's included in Business Basic plus desktop Office apps, including Yammer, 1 TB OneDrive storage, and limited use rights to Power Apps and Power Automate. Its mid-level price make it ideal for most organisations to pick this option. 

Microsoft 365 Business Premium includes everything you can find in Business Standard plus the premium security features such as Azure AD Premium, Advanced Threat Protection, Azure Information Protection, and Intune. If your organisation has remote workers or BYOD workstyles, Business Premium is highly recommended for you. It might be the most expensive of the three SKUs but it certainly keeps your business well protected against unseen risks while keeping your people productive. 

Watch the video below for a quick snapshot of the inclusions in Business Premium. 

Contact us at 1800 126 499 for further information or if you need guidance in identifying the most appropriate Microsoft 365 subscription for you.