Under the banner of Microsoft Office 365, there are in fact a number of different plans that are tailored to specific types of customer. These include Home, Student, Small Business, Enterprise, FirstLine Workers, Education & Non-Profit. This branding can be a bit confusing at times with some plans falling under Office 365 and some falling under Microsoft 365.

Office 365 provides an integrated experience of apps and services designed to help you pursue your passion and grow your business. Updated monthly with the latest features and security, Office 365 means that you have an evergreen solution that will grow with your business.

Use cloud powered Exchange email and Outlook to reach customers and team members. Collaborate with Microsoft Teams, the new hub for teamwork. Save files to OneDrive with 1TB of online storage. Cut down on infrastructure and IT expense with cloud-based administration. And let’s not forget apps like Planner, OneNote, Invoice, Bookings, Forms and automation with Flows.

Office 365 vs Microsoft 365

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Microsoft 365 takes the best-in-class productivity suite from Office 365 and adds intelligent cloud services that transform the way you work to create a highly integrated business solution, saving you time and money and keeping you secure.

Depending on the plan, Office 365 is bundled with Windows Operating System and Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS). So with Microsoft 365, customers get cloud services that can scale, as well as integrated device management and security.

Where previously this sort of functionality was only available as add-ons to the enterprise levels of Office 365, now they are included in a way that makes integration seamless and much more cost effective as well.

Plans Tailored To Small Business

Microsoft have developed the following three plans specifically to cater for small and medium sized businesses from 1 to 300 employees. These plans are keenly priced and are ideal for maximising your return on investment.

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Office 365 Business Essentials

With a focus on Teamwork, Office 365 Business Essentials is designed to help you transition to the cloud with business-class email and best-in-class productivity tools.

Get Modern with Microsoft Office 365 Business Premium

Office 365 Business Premium

Go up a level and Get Modern with Office 365 Business Premium and empower your team with the state-of-the-art productivity apps loved by all.

Advanced Security with Microsoft 365 Business

Microsoft 365 Business

With Enterprise level functionality at a Small Business price, Microsoft 365 Business gives you Advanced Security and an Evergreen operating system with Windows 10.

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Microsoft Office 365 Services

As a Microsoft Silver Partner enrolled in the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program, Pharian is ideally placed to help you through all stages of your Microsoft Office 365 journey.

  • Microsoft Office 365 Reseller
  • Audit & Requirement Gathering
  • Pre Deployment Planning
  • Migration From Existing Systems
  • Demos and Free Trials
  • Secure Set Up & Administration

Mix and Match Microsoft Office 365 Plans

One of the best features about Microsoft Office 365 subscriptions is that you can Mix and Match different plans to get the best fit for your team.

For example imagine Pharian Widgets Ltd is a small but growing 20 person company with a small Research and Development team of 5 that has higher security and data requirements. It also has a dispersed team of 7 home workers who need email but can use the online version of Office applications. All users require email. The following licensing profile would be a good fit for Pharian Widgets Ltd:

    • 5 Microsoft 365 Business licences
    • 7 Office 365 Business Essential licences
    • 8 Office 365 Business Premium licences