Office 365 - comparing P, M and E plans


The new Office 365 Service Descriptions can be easily accessed in your favorite browser; just type in the address box, and you'll get a full list of service descriptions.


Each service description will give you tables comparing features across plans, making it easier to pick the plan that suits your needs the best. To provide an easy, visual overview I've compiled the below table comparing Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and Lync Online across the P, M, and E plans.

In the table I'm using these abbriviations for the plans

  • P1 = Office 365 Small Business
  • P2 = Office 365 Small Business Premium
    (Designed for 1-10 users, maximum of 25 users)
  • M = Office 365 Midsize Business
    (Designed for 11-250 users, maximum of 300 users)
  • E1 = Office 365 Enterprise E1
  • E3 = Office 365 Enterprise E3
  • E4 = Office 365 Enterprise E4
  • K = Office 365 Enterprise K1 (aka Kiosk)
    (Designed for 250+ users, no limit to number of users)
  • You can read more about the above plans here

 ...and this Color coding visualizing whether a feature is included in the plan or not

  • Green = Yes
  • Red = No
  • NOTE: always consult the appropriate service description for an authoritative answer as to whether a feature is included (comments can apply, but wont be listed here)


Table: Comparing Exchange, SharePoint, and Lync Online across the P, M, and E (and K) plans

 (click here to get the source Excel file if you need to do filtering or other tasks)



In the E-plan you can opt to subscibe to various available add-ons, e.g.

  • Visio Pro subscription
  • Project Pro subscription
  • Project Online
  • CRM Online (click here to learn more about the dynamic duo in the cloud; Office 365 and CRM Online)

See also

  • Exchange Online Comparison - link
  • SharePoint Online Comparison - link
  • Lync Online Comparison - link
  • What exactly do you get in an Office 365 plan? -. link