M365 Licensing for external user v/s normal users

Fasil Abdu 21 Reputation points

Hi all,

Do AD users and external users have access to all features in M365 in terms of licensing? Is there any difference in the features available in any of the workloads to a licensed external users from a licensed AD user - both holding the same license?

(i.e. a particular feature is only available to a E5 holding AD user but not available to a E5 holding external users)

If there is, can someone share the list of all the features made unavailable to external users?

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  1. VipulSparsh-MSFT 16,251 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    @Fasil Abdu Thanks for reaching out.

    If you assign a M365 license to external user, they have all the features like a normal user in your tenant. There is no difference.
    Here is how you can assign a license to the guest user : https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/admin/manage/assign-licenses-to-users?view=o365-worldwide#assign-a-license-to-a-guest-user

    Hope it helps.

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