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Office 365 vs. Microsoft 365: What’s the Difference?

Updated: May 9, 2023

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Office 365 vs. Microsoft 365: What’s the Difference?

Here at Turnkey Technologies, we are seeing Microsoft continually pushing out new content for Office 365 vs. Microsoft 365; however, while most people are talking about these services interchangeably, they are different. This brings us to the question, Office 365 vs. Microsoft 365: What’s the difference?

Office 365

Office 365 is all about business productivity. Offered through a subscription model, there are many cloud-based applications available to you, including:

  1. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote

  2. Outlook

  3. Exchange

  4. OneDrive

  5. Microsoft Teams

  6. SharePoint

  7. Skype for Business

All of these are enabled to be accessed anywhere, as they are within the Azure cloud platform. As for subscription plans, there are three: Office 365 Business, Office 365 Business Essentials, and Office 365 Business Premium. For more information on these plans, check out our Microsoft Office page.

Microsoft 365

Instead of just applications, Microsoft 365 is a complete solution. Included in its bundle of services are:

  1. All of the Office 365 applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)

  2. Windows 10 OS

  3. Enterprise Mobility + Security (aka EMS)

With the simplicity of this bundle, it can be hard to see where Microsoft 365 outshines Office 365.

The differences start with device management. From the Microsoft 365 console, all of your users and devices can be managed. These apps and services become even more powerful when they are all connected. With reduced time being spent on administrative tasks, you can solely focus on putting forward your best work that drives business. Along with connectivity, these applications shine inside Microsoft’s most secure and up-to-date operating system–Windows 10. Enabled through the different M365 user bundles, it becomes easy to find the right OS license for your team. Wrapping up this complete solution, there is the added protection of having Enterprise Mobility + Security. Getting real-time control of all of your devices enables you to have the best choice to keep your corporate assets safe everywhere they go.

If you are looking increase productivity with your business processes, contact us at Turnkey Technologies.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Turnkey Technologies empowers B2B, mid-sized to enterprise organizations to optimize their data and processes to achieve more, in less time, with less expense, for over 27 years. As a Gold Microsoft Partner, we turn our magic using Microsoft technologies, our singular focus. We support Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, Finance & Operations, CRM, and more with a professional team that is dedicated and trained in all things Microsoft.


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