Microsoft 365 A5

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Microsoft 365 is available in a variety of plans to best meet the needs of your organization. If you're looking for the differences between the Microsoft 365 and Office 365 Education plans, this article will show you which features are included in each of them.

Office 365 A5, $6.00 user/month (annual commitment) Free Office 365 for the web with popular apps like Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote so teachers and students can work together, communicate seamlessly, and create amazing content. 5 Microsoft Defender for Office 365 is available in Office 365 A5 and as a standalone service for Office 365 A1 and Office 365 A3. 6 You can also use the Office 365 Management Activity API to retrieve events from the unified audit log.

Microsoft 365 Education A3 and A5 subscriptions provide the right to access server software running on Licensed Servers or to Manage Operating System Environments. For a full list of Client Access License (CAL)/Management License (ML) Equivalent rights, please see the current Product Terms. Microsoft Office 365 A5 for students (formerly Office 365 Enterprise E5 for Students) features online and desktop versions of all Office apps, along with best-in-class intelligent security management, advanced compliance, and analytics systems.

Microsoft 365 A5

Microsoft 365 provides a complete system, including Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility and Security. The following table lists the Office 365 for Education A1, A3, and A5 features along with the corresponding Microsoft 365 for Education A3 and A5 features. To compare features across business and enterprise plans, see Compare Microsoft 365 for business plans, or, for a more detailed list of features, see the relevant service description under Microsoft 365 and Office 365 service descriptions. To search for support articles and information, see Office Help & Training.

Services and features

Each Microsoft 365 Education plan includes a number of individual services, such as Exchange Online and SharePoint Online. The following table shows the services that are available in each Office 365 and Microsoft 365 plan so that you can choose the solution that best meets your needs. To review services and features in greater detail, see the Office 365 Education service description.

Microsoft 365 A5 For Faculty

ServiceOffice 365 Education A1Office 365 Education A3Office 365 Education A5Microsoft 365 Education A3Microsoft 365 Education A5Office 365 A3 Student Use BenefitOffice 365 A5 Student Use BenefitMicrosoft 365 Education A3 Student Use BenefitMicrosoft 365 Education A5 Student Use Benefit
Office 365 platformYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Office for the webYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Microsoft 365 Apps for enterpriseNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Exchange OnlineYes1Yes2Yes2Yes2Yes2Yes1Yes1Yes1Yes1
SharePoint OnlineYes3Yes4Yes4Yes4Yes4Yes3Yes3Yes3Yes3
OneDrive for BusinessYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Microsoft TeamsYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Skype for Business OnlineYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
ProjectNo5No5No5No5No5No5No5No5No5
Yammer AcademicYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Microsoft StreamYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Microsoft PlannerYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Classroom toolsOffice 365 Education A1Office 365 Education A3Office 365 Education A5Microsoft 365 Education A3Microsoft 365 Education A5Office 365 A3 Student Use BenefitOffice 365 A5 Student Use BenefitMicrosoft 365 Education A3 Student Use BenefitMicrosoft 365 Education A5 Student Use Benefit
Classroom experiences in Microsoft TeamsYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
OneNote Class NotebookYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Microsoft SwayYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Microsoft FormsYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Learning toolsYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Accessibility CheckerYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Office LensYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Minecraft Education Edition with Code BuilderNoNoNoYesYesNoNoYesYes
Take a Test appNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNo
Set up School PCs appNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNo
Voice video and meetingsOffice 365 Education A1Office 365 Education A3Office 365 Education A5Microsoft 365 Education A3Microsoft 365 Education A5Office 365 A3 Student Use BenefitOffice 365 A5 Student Use BenefitMicrosoft 365 Education A3 Student Use BenefitMicrosoft 365 Education A5 Student Use Benefit
Skype Meeting BroadcastNoYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNo
Microsoft BookingsNoYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNo
Audio ConferencingNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNo
Phone SystemNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNo
AnalyticsOffice 365 Education A1Office 365 Education A3Office 365 Education A5Microsoft 365 Education A3Microsoft 365 Education A5Office 365 A3 Student Use BenefitOffice 365 A5 Student Use BenefitMicrosoft 365 Education A3 Student Use BenefitMicrosoft 365 Education A5 Student Use Benefit
DelveYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Power BI ProNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNo
My AnalyticsNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNo
Azure Active DirectoryOffice 365 Education A1Office 365 Education A3Office 365 Education A5Microsoft 365 Education A3Microsoft 365 Education A5Office 365 A3 Student Use BenefitOffice 365 A5 Student Use BenefitMicrosoft 365 Education A3 Student Use BenefitMicrosoft 365 Education A5 Student Use Benefit
Azure Active Directory BasicYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Azure Active Directory Plan 1NoNoNoYesNoNoNoYesYes
Azure Active Directory Plan 2NoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoYes
ComplianceOffice 365 Education A1Office 365 Education A3Office 365 Education A5Microsoft 365 Education A3Microsoft 365 Education A5Office 365 A3 Student Use BenefitOffice 365 A5 Student Use BenefitMicrosoft 365 Education A3 Student Use BenefitMicrosoft 365 Education A5 Student Use Benefit
Office 365 Rights ManagementYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Azure Information Protection Plan 1NoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNo
Azure Information Protection Plan 2NoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNo
Litigation HoldNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Content searchYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Core eDiscovery (including Hold and Export)NoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Advanced eDiscoveryNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNo
Data loss prevention (DLP) for email and filesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Endpoint DLPNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNo
Communications DLP (Teams chat)NoNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNo
Communication ComplianceNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNo
Customer KeyNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNo
Basic AuditingYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Advanced AuditingNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNo
Basic Office 365 Message EncryptionYes9YesYesYesYesYes9Yes9Yes9Yes9
Advanced Office 365 Message EncryptionNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNo
Customer LockboxNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNo
Insider Risk ManagementNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNo
Privileged Access ManagementNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNo
Management and securityOffice 365 Education A1Office 365 Education A3Office 365 Education A5Microsoft 365 Education A3Microsoft 365 Education A5Office 365 A3 Student Use BenefitOffice 365 A5 Student Use BenefitMicrosoft 365 Education A3 Student Use BenefitMicrosoft 365 Education A5 Student Use Benefit
Microsoft Defender for Office 36510 Plan 2NoNoNoNoYesNoYesNoYes
School Data SyncYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Advanced Security ManagementNoYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNo
Intune for Education6NoNoNoYesYesNoNoYesYes
Advanced Threat AnalyticsNoNoNoYesYesNoNoYesYes
Microsoft Defender AntivirusNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNo
Microsoft Defender Device GuardNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNo
Microsoft Defender for Identity11NoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoYes
Office 365 Cloud App SecurityNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYes
Microsoft 365 Cloud App SecurityNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoYes
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint12NoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNo
Server and CAL benefitsOffice 365 Education A1Office 365 Education A3Office 365 Education A5Microsoft 365 Education A3Microsoft 365 Education A5Office 365 A3 Student Use BenefitOffice 365 A5 Student Use BenefitMicrosoft 365 Education A3 Student Use BenefitMicrosoft 365 Education A5 Student Use Benefit
Exchange7NoNoNoYes8YesNoNoNoNo
SharePoint7NoNoNoYes8YesNoNoNoNo
Skype for Business7NoNoNoYes8YesNoNoNoNo
Windows Server CALNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNo
Microsoft Endpoint Configuration ManagerNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNo
System Center Endpoint ProtectionNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNo

Microsoft 365 A5 Compliance For Faculty

Microsoft 365 A5

Microsoft 365 A5 Features

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Microsoft 365 A5 Cost

1 Includes Exchange Online Plan 1 plus supplemental features.
2 Includes Exchange Online Plan 2.
3 Includes SharePoint Online Plan 1 plus supplemental features.
4 Includes SharePoint Online Plan 2.
5 Microsoft Project is not included in Office 365 but can be acquired separately. Project Online Essentials is free. If you are a student or an educational institution, you may be eligible to purchase Project Plan 3 and Plan 5 at educational prices.
6 Includes Intune.
7 Servers and CALs are included for Exchange, SharePoint, and Skype for Business.
8 ECAL or Core CAL, depending on the version of A3 that is purchased—with A5, the ECAL rights are included.
9 Microsoft 365 apps is required in order to apply protections and send protected emails from the Outlook Desktop.
10 Formerly Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection.
11 Formerly Azure Advanced Threat Protection.
12 Formerly Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection.