New Microsoft Office 365 Business and Enterprise tiers explained: which one is right for your business

All of the Office 365 business and enterprise tiers explained


Office 365 announced a new top enterprise tier called E5 and rebranded its bottom three tiers for business at the back end of 2015. Here are the new tiers explained and which one is best for your business.

Of course which product you choose comes down to the specific needs of your business. For this reason we can’t tell you which one is categorically the best, but we have done your research for you. It is also worth noting that you can mix and match Office 365 plans depending on different employee needs, so your organisation doesn't have to be wedded to a certain tier.

Update 21/10/2016: Microsoft is increasing the price of its enterprise software and cloud services, including Office 365, blaming the slumping value of the pound post-Brexit. Effective January 1 2017, on-premise enterprise software will increase by 13 percent and cloud prices by 22 percent for new customers. These changes will not affect existing licence holders.