Office 365 Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Office 365

Cloud collaboration and file sharing application suite

4.55/5 (8,186 reviews)

Office 365 overview

Microsoft Office 365 is a cloud collaboration tool that provides a private and secure space to store, share and edit files and documents, to connect dispersed teams using shared calendars, messaging and conferencing tools, and to improve your brand experience using branded emails and online websites.

The business class email provided by Office 365 allows for 50 GB of storage per user and the ability to send messages of up to 25 MB. This enables you to send images within emails and to apply custom formatting. You can customize your inbox rules and notifications, and update your calendar and to-do list, to help prioritize tasks. Communicate with colleagues more effectively with online availability statuses to instigate online chat, instant messaging tools and one-to-one, or one-to-many voice and video calling.

Office 365 provides collaboration and knowledge sharing tools for both internal and external purposes. You can allow external project stakeholders and clients to access documents, and create project-specific mailboxes and websites for specific teams, complete with automatic policies and rights protection.

You can also use Office 365 to build blogs and wikis for further knowledge sharing, as well as assigning tasks to team members and tracking tasks on a timeline. Enterprise plans for Microsoft Office 365 provide social networking tools to further enhance communication and collaboration.
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Pricing

Starting from
$6/month
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Devices

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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 9 other markets, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Czech, Danish and 17 other languages, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian
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Office 365 reviews

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Osamah Alnasser

The Complete Package

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-09-10
Review Source: Capterra

I have been using Office 365 for over 7 years now and I am completely satisfied with it. It provides me with every product that I need like Word, OneDrive and PowerPoint. it runs smoothly and doesn't consume a lot of memory. Office 365 has saved me many times when I needed to do some work and studies. I have become attached to it and I can't let it go now. it's simply my best package so far!

Pros
I am always asked to make a decent presentation, a proper and organized article, a database and many more other duties. Luckily I have Office 365. it is the absolute package that contains all of the necessary tools to get these duties accomplished. All my favourite Softwares are gathered in one place ( Office 365 ). I use almost every product included in the package. PowerPoint to make perfect presentations to my college, Word to prepare a well-shaped article, and Excel to make some huge databases that contain tons of information and calculations! I also use OneDrive which is a product included in Office 365 that gives you access to your files from anywhere, whether you're at home resting at your bed, or at the library studying or even in a vacation on the beach. You can access your files from literally anywhere! One thing I like a lot about Office 365 is that once you get it, you will have it on your PC, on your phone and even on your Tablet or smartwatch! Also, I like the fast-paced updates. with Office 365 you will always have Word, PowerPoint, OneDrive, SharePoint and many other products at the latest version as soon as it comes out!

Cons
While you can access your files at any time and from anywhere, you need an internet connection for that, so if you happen to not have an available internet connection, you will not be able to access your files at all. Office 365 uses the latest technology and do updates for its products pretty often, Office 365 is so advanced to the point that sometimes it will not be compatible with some old systems and devices. Although you might be able to come around this problem but that process is very time-consuming.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Microsoft meets the Web

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-08-14
Review Source: Capterra

I like the interface, the fact that the tool is professional oriented, as great support and is still the reference when it comes to digital documents.

Pros
I've been moving away from Microsoft Office because I've been moving away from Windows for a long time, but I've never find a good Office solution that compares to Microsoft Office. Open Source solutions are a bit clunky and are not on par with the latest User Interfaces experiences, and Google Drive offers the best alternative, with less options than Microsoft Office. Since Microsoft Office offers cloud solutions as part of MS Office 365, it became a game changer. I can now properly get back to the Microsoft solution and use their tool from everywhere, knowing that I will have the proper layout in files shared with me, and vice versa. The options and tools are exactly what you could expect from Microsoft and this move toward the cloud is a very nice move. The MS Office solution is not free, but it offers a storage of 1TB on the cloud and the licence can be shared with family members (up to 5 people).

Cons
The cloud solution still needs some improvements. I haven't been able to edit, at the same time, a document with someone else, while Google Drive offers realtime edition on any kind of files. Microsoft offers a great solution with MS Office but seems a bit late to the "cloud party". There's still a lot to improve and I feel that it's easier now to get people on Google Drive and share documents with them, than it is on MS Office. Part of it being because MS Office doesn't offer free solution (yet).

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Michael Cota

MSTeams is a top notch communication app

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-07-28
Review Source: Capterra

Nothing but positive experiences so far and it was a welcome addition once I mentioned it was included with our sub.

Pros
- The ability to control the channels and groups - Being able to easily get missed notifications via email - Mobile app that is just as great as the desktop app - Web app makes it easier for everyone to use teams with no installation - add-ons for wiki's scheduling - HIPAA compliant - Able to share your screen with co-workers on the fly

Cons
- Lacks the ability to create a command like slack where you can have a bot produce a wifi code or other common knowledge that is needed from time to time

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Stefan Komnenic

Office 365/Review

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-07-24
Review Source: Capterra

I use this program for private and business purposes, although a bit more demanding program it gives me a bit of fun while working.

Pros
The benefits of Office 365 are many, I will try to list only some. By subscribing to Office 365 (O365), you get access to the latest versions of Office software (WORD, Excel, PoverPoint, Outlook, OneNote, etc.). Allows you to use the most advanced features in these applications that have become better at a given moment (e.g., Direct Translation of Text in a Second Language in Vord, Using Geo Cards in Excel, or Inserting 3D Visual Elements in a PoverPoint). The full package works best with the cloud (cloud) where Microsoft gives each user a free terabyte space on their file storage servers. One terabyte is more than enough to store all the files you use on documents (photos, photos, videos, e-mails, etc.). Transferring your files to the cloud gives you several benefits: :: Your files are available to you from any computer, tablet, and on your phones: You can share files with colleagues, even more so, work on the same file at the same time from different locations (for example, colleagues in the office and you at home, do together on the same PowerPoint presentation, and then see who made the change). These services significantly reduce the number of sent emails, then problems that arise when the organization circles several versions of the same document within the organization. :: When all of your files are in the cloud, it means you always have a copy of your disc without the need for external disks.

Cons
There are also shortcomings in the use of O365 that some organizations can be decisive when deciding whether to switch to this service: :: If you are not connected to the Internet, synchronization between devices will not work. This means that you may not be able to update the latest version of the file your colleague worked with using the 'cloud'. :: Microsoft almost daily adds new features, and for some users who do not like changes, it may be a problem.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Greg Parson

Has come a long ways in the past year or two

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-07-19
Review Source: Capterra

When we first started investigating Office 365 a few years ago, we could see promise in the integration possibilities, but the reality was pretty clunky, even inside of the Windows ecosytem. Now its really starting to deliver on that huge opportunity, especially between Windows, MacOS, and IOS.

Pros
Starting to realize the potential benefits of integration across Windows, MacOS, iOS

Cons
Would like to see better integration with other messaging/chat tools like Slack, etc.

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Office 365 pricing

Starting from
$6/month
Pricing options
Free trial
Subscription
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Office 365 Business: $8.25/user/month (billed annually) or $10/user/month (billed monthly).
Office 365 Business Premium: $12.50/user/month (billed annually) or $15/user/month (billed monthly).
Office 365 Business Essentials: $5/user/month (billed annually) or $6/user/month (billed monthly).

Office 365 features

Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Chat
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Document Management
Document Storage
File Management
Search Functionality

API (229 other apps)
Access Control (174 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (118 other apps)
Communication Management (99 other apps)
Customizable Branding (124 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (138 other apps)
Permission Management (160 other apps)
Projections (116 other apps)
SSL Security (118 other apps)
Third Party Integration (151 other apps)

Additional information for Office 365

Key features of Office 365

  • Website creation
  • Office web apps
  • Online meetings
  • Social networking
  • Access files from any device
  • Branded emails
  • Remote mobile data wiping
  • eDiscovery Center
  • Blogs and wikis
  • No additional hosting fees
  • Business-class email
  • File sharing
  • Email and calendars
  • Project-specific mailboxes
  • Instant messaging
  • Voice and video calls
  • PC-to-PC calling
  • Shared calendars
  • Share files internally and externally
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Benefits

Email and calendars
Take your email and calendar with you on business trips, with access from your computer or mobile device.

Website
Create an attractive website with no special skills required. Easy-to-use online tools will do the job for you.

Office Web Apps
Save your documents in the cloud and edit them from anywhere.

File Sharing
Collaborate with your colleagues online: Respond to comments and status updates made by partners, colleagues or customers. Store and organize important documents with 1TB of storage per user.

Instant Messaging
Use your computer for video calls and to conduct online meetings, or connect with your co-workers through instant messaging.

With native iOS and Android apps available for Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, OneNote, OneDrive, Skype for Business, and Microsoft Teams, Microsoft 365 helps you to be productive on the go.