Office 365 Education

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Topic Last Modified: 2017-10-17

Microsoft Office 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 Office 365 Education plans, this article will show you which features are included in each of them. Office 365 combines the familiar Microsoft Office desktop suite with cloud-based versions of Microsoft’s next-generation communications and collaboration services—including Microsoft Exchange Online, Microsoft SharePoint Online, Office Online, and Microsoft Skype for Business Online—to help users be productive from virtually anywhere through the Internet.

This article lists the features for Office 365 for Education A1, A3, and A5. To compare features across business and enterprise plans, see Compare Office 365 for Business plans or, for a more detailed list of features, see the relevant service description at Office 365 Service Descriptions.

To search for support articles and information, see Office Help and Training.

Each Office 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 plan.

 

Service

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5 3

Office 365 Platform

Yes

Yes

Yes

Exchange Online

Yes5

Yes4

Yes4

SharePoint Online

Yes

Yes

Yes

OneDrive for Business

Yes

Yes

Yes

Skype for Business Online

Yes7

Yes6

Yes6

Office Online

Yes

Yes

Yes

Office applications

No

Yes

Yes

Project Online

No1

No1

No1

Power BI

No

No

Yes

Yammer Academic

Yes

Yes

Yes

Azure Information Protection2

Yes

Yes

Yes

NoteNote:
1 Project Online is not included but can be added for free to the Office 365 Education plan.
2 To learn more about which Azure Information Protection features are included with Office 365 plans, see Azure Information Protection.
3 Office 365 Education A5 contains Phone System, Audio Conferencing, and Calling Plan capabilities. To implement Calling Plan requires an additional plan purchase (either Domestic Calling Plan or International Calling Plan).
4 Includes Exchange Online Plan 2.
5 Includes Exchange Online Plan 1 plus supplemental features.
6 Includes Skype for Business Online Plan 2.
7 Includes Skype for Business Online Plan 1 plus supplemental features.

For system requirements for Office 365, please see Office 365 system requirements.

For information about Service Level Agreements, see Service Level Agreement. For information about recent uptimes for Office 365, see Transparent operations from Office 365.

The following table lists all platform features that are available across Office 365 Education plans. For specific information about pricing and features in the plan, see Office 365 Education plans.

 

Feature

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Office 365 Administration Features

Administer Office 365 by using the Office 365 admin center or Windows PowerShell

Yes

Yes

Yes

Protect content by using Azure Information Protection

Yes

Yes

Yes

Office 365 Suite Features

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Microsoft Bookings

No

No

No

Microsoft Flow

Yes

Yes

Yes

Microsoft Forms

Yes

Yes

Yes

Microsoft Graph API

Yes

Yes

Yes

Microsoft MyAnalytics

No

No

Yes

Microsoft Planner

Yes

Yes

Yes

Microsoft PowerApps

Yes

Yes

Yes

Microsoft StaffHub

Yes

Yes

Yes

Microsoft Stream9

Yes

Yes

Yes

Microsoft Teams7

Yes

Yes

Yes

Office Delve

Yes

Yes

Yes

Office 365 Groups

Yes

Yes

Yes

Office 365 Video

Yes

Yes

Yes

OneNote Class Notebook

Yes

Yes

Yes

Sway

Yes6

Yes6

Yes6

User Account Management

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Cloud identity, Federated identity, or Multi-factor authentication

Yes

Yes

Yes

Office 365 desktop setup

Yes

Yes

Yes

Bulk upload Using .csv files

Yes

Yes

Yes

Directory Sync tool

Yes

Yes

Yes

Exchange simple (cutover) migration

Yes

Yes

Yes

Delete accounts and reset user passwords from Office 365 or by using Windows PowerShell2

Yes

Yes

Yes

Users can change their own password3

Yes

Yes

Yes

Manage licenses

No

Yes4

Yes4

Manage security groups from Office 365

Yes

Yes

Yes

Multiple administrator roles available

Yes

Yes

Yes

Allow a partner to administer Office 365 for you

Yes

Yes

Yes

Azure Active Directory services

Yes

Yes

Yes

Domains

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Add custom 2nd-level domains, like fourthcoffee.com

Yes

Yes

Yes

Add custom 3rd-level domains, like marketing.fourthcoffee.com

Yes

Yes

Yes

Add up to 900 custom domains

Yes

Yes

Yes

DNS records managed by Office 365 (full redelegation)

Yes

Yes

Yes

DNS records managed at your DNS hosting provider (partial redelegation)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Use name.onmicrosoft.com domain or a custom domain name for email addresses and Skype for Business Online

Yes

Yes

Yes

Use name.sharepoint.com for your team site

Yes

Yes

Yes

Use a custom domain name for your team site

No

No

No

Host a public website with a different provider

Yes

Yes

Yes

Use a different provider for email and IM

Yes

Yes

Yes

Domain ownership verification required for custom domains

Yes

Yes

Yes

Automated domain purchase and domain verification available for domains purchased through Go Daddy

Yes

Yes

Yes

Service Health and Continuity

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Status information available on the Service health or Service status page

Yes

Yes

Yes

Status of individual alerts available on the Office 365 admin center dashboard

Yes

Yes

Yes

Service health RSS feed

Yes

Yes

Yes

Reports

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Active and inactive mailboxes

Yes

Yes

Yes

New and deleted mailboxes

Yes

Yes

Yes

New and deleted groups

Yes

Yes

Yes

Mailbox usage

Yes

Yes

Yes

Types of mailbox connections

Yes

Yes

Yes

Sent and received mail

Yes

Yes

Yes

Top senders and recipients

Yes

Yes

Yes

Spam detections

Yes

Yes

Yes

Malware detections

Yes

Yes

Yes

Top malware for mail

Yes

Yes

Yes

Rule matches for mail

Yes

Yes

Yes

Top rule matches for mail

Yes

Yes

Yes

Top DLP policy matches for mail

Yes

Yes

Yes

DLP policy matches by severity for mail

Yes

Yes

Yes

DLP policy matches, overrides, and false positives for mail

Yes

Yes

Yes

Top DLP rule matches for mail

Yes

Yes

Yes

IM and audio sessions

Yes

Yes

Yes

Application sharing, web, and dial-in conferences

Yes

Yes

Yes

Video, application sharing, and file transfer sessions

Yes

Yes

Yes

IM and audio/video conferences

Yes

Yes

Yes

Downloadable mail protection reports

Yes

Yes

Yes

Browser used

Yes

Yes

Yes

Operating system used

Yes

Yes

Yes

Create your own reports using Office 365 reporting web services

Yes

Yes

Yes

Service Updates

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Regular updates provided to all customers

Yes

Yes

Yes

Notifications sent to Message Center when action is required

Yes

Yes

Yes

Roadmap.office.com for some service updates

Yes

Yes

Yes

Option to turn on First Release

Yes

Yes

Yes

Help and Training

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Online help

Yes

Yes

Yes

Community

Yes

Yes

Yes

Other self-help resources

Yes

Yes

Yes

Self-paced training

Yes

Yes

Yes

Networking

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

IPv4 and IPv6 protocols

Yes

Yes

Yes

Trust

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Privacy, Security, and Transparency

Yes

Yes

Yes

Advanced Security Management

No

Yes

Yes

Advanced Threat Protection

No

No

Yes

Customer Lockbox

No

No

Yes

Office 365 Advanced eDiscovery8

No

No

Yes

Secure Score5

Yes

Yes

Yes

Threat Intelligence

No

No

Yes

Compliance

SAS 70 / SSAE16 Assessments

Yes

Yes

Yes

ISO 27001 certified

Yes

Yes

Yes

EU Model Clauses

Yes

Yes

Yes

EU Safe Harbor

Yes

Yes

Yes

HIPAA-Business Associate Agreement

Yes

Yes

Yes

FISMA Authority to Operate

Yes

Yes

Yes

Microsoft Data Processing Agreement

Yes

Yes

Yes

PCI-governed PAN data

No

No

No

Service Continuity

BlackBerry

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Use BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Partners

Create trial invitations and purchase orders for a customer who is using the specified plan

Yes

Yes

Yes

Provide delegated administration

Yes

Yes

Yes

Service Level Agreement

Yes

Yes

Yes

Product Use Rights

Yes

Yes

Yes

NoteNote:
1 Office 365 does not provide support for any operating system that is not supported by its manufacturer.
2 If using directory synchronization with a local Active Directory, you must delete accounts or change passwords by using the local Active Directory, rather than the Office 365 portal or by using the Azure Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell.
3 To learn how to set self-service password management policies for users, see Manage Passwords in Azure AD.
4 Reducing seats that were purchased with a term discount may be subject to an early termination fee. This is not applicable for subscriptions paid on a monthly basis.
5 Available at https://securescore.office.com (link requires admin permissions). For more information, see Introducing the Office 365 Secure Score.
6 Sway is not currently available for customers in certain geographies. Some legacy Office 365 plans that are no longer in market as of August 2015 may also not have access to Sway.
7 Microsoft Teams is available in Office 365 Business Essentials, Office 365 Business Premium, Office 365 Enterprise (E1, E3, E5, F1). It is not yet available for Office 365 Education plans.
8 Advanced eDiscovery is supported in the United States and in the Western Europe (Netherlands) region. (Customer data from Canada and Asia Pacific is exported to the United States. Customer data from Europe, the Middle East, and Africa is exported to Western Europe [Netherlands].)
9 For information about Microsoft Stream features included in each plan, see the Stream licensing overview.

The Office 365 Security & Compliance Center is designed to help you manage compliance features across Office 365 for your organization. Links to existing SharePoint and Exchange compliance features bring together compliance capabilities across Office 365.

NoteNote:
Currently, many of the compliance features are still accessible through service-specific management interfaces, such as the Exchange admin center (EAC). However, this will change in the future as more service-independent compliance features are added to the Security & Compliance Center.

 

Feature

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Access to the Security & Compliance Center

Yes

Yes

Yes

Advanced Security Management

No

Yes

Yes

Threat management such as mail filtering and anti-malware

Yes

Yes

Yes

Advanced threat management such as customer lockbox and threat explorer for phishing campaigns5

No

No

Yes

Mobile device management

Yes

Yes

Yes

Data loss prevention

Yes

Yes

Yes

Data governance1

Yes

Yes

Yes

Advanced data governance2

No

No

Yes

Search and investigation

Yes

Yes

Yes

eDiscovery search

Yes

Yes

Yes

eDiscovery export

Yes

Yes

Yes

Advanced eDiscovery4

No

No

Yes

Litigation Holds (including query-based Litigation Holds)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Archiving

No

Yes3

Yes3

Manual retention/deletion policies

No

Yes

Yes

NoteNote:
1 Data governance enables users to create, publish, and manually apply labels to documents; import data using drive shipping or over the network; and create and apply retention/deletion policies across workloads, users, and groups. Retention policies applied to mailboxes require Office 365 Enterprise E3 or E5.
2 Advanced data governance allows you to retain important information and delete unimportant information by classifying information based on a retention or deletion policy or both. It includes intelligent/automated actions such as recommending policies; automatically applying labels to data; applying labels based on sensitive data types or queries; and use of smart import filters. It also includes the Supervision feature for reviewing employee communications for security and compliance purposes.
3 Unlimited.
4 Advanced eDiscovery is supported in the United States and in the Western Europe (Netherlands) region. (Customer data from Canada and Asia Pacific is exported to the United States. Customer data from Europe, the Middle East, and Africa is exported to Western Europe [Netherlands].)
5 Advanced Threat Protection is available in Office 365 Education A5 and as a standalone service for Office 365 Education A1 and Office 365 Education A3. Some features (such as safe links, safe attachments, spoof intelligence, and advanced anti-phishing capabilities) are only available in the standalone offering.

Use the following table to compare feature availability across Office 365 Education plans.

 

Feature

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Office Applications

Microsoft Word

No3, 4

Yes

Yes

Microsoft Excel

No3, 4

Yes

Yes

Microsoft PowerPoint

No3, 4

Yes

Yes

Microsoft OneNote

Yes

Yes

Yes

Microsoft Outlook

No3

Yes

Yes

Microsoft Publisher

No3

Yes

Yes

Microsoft Access

No3

Yes

Yes

Skype for Business

Yes2

Yes

Yes

Microsoft InfoPath

No3

Yes

Yes

Windows 8 Apps

No3

Yes

Yes

Office for Mac for Office 365

No3

Yes

Yes

Office Mobile for iPad/iPhone

No3

Yes

Yes

Office Mobile for Android

No3

Yes

Yes

Office Mobile for Windows Phone

No3

Yes

Yes

Office Mobile for Windows 10 tablets

No3

Yes

Yes

Outlook for Android

No3

Yes

Yes

Enterprise Value

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

5 installs per user on PC or Mac

No3

Yes

Yes

Automated user account provisioning

Yes

Yes

Yes

Multilingual user interface

No

Yes

Yes

Client push deployment

No

Yes

Yes

Client support for on-premises Exchange

No

Yes

Yes

Client support for on-premises SharePoint

No

Yes

Yes

Control of software updates

No

Yes

Yes

Database Compare

No

Yes

Yes

Desktop virtualization

No

Yes

Yes

Excel Spreadsheet Compare

No

Yes

Yes

Excel Spreadsheet Inquire

No

Yes

Yes

Exchange Online and SharePoint Online Archiving and Compliance

No

Yes

Yes

Group Policy support

No

Yes

Yes

Information Rights Management using Azure Information Protection

Yes

Yes

Yes

Information Rights Management using Windows Server AD RMS

Yes1

Yes1

Yes1

Office Add-in, ActiveX, and BHO support

No

Yes

Yes

OneNote client access to notebooks on SharePoint Server, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, and Office 365

No

Yes

Yes

Office Telemetry

No

Yes

Yes

Offline support for client applications

No

Yes

Yes

Power Map for Excel

No

Yes

Yes

Power Pivot for Excel

No

Yes

Yes

Power Query for Excel

No

Yes

Yes

Power View for Excel

No

Yes

Yes

Roaming settings

No

Yes

Yes

Shared computer activation

No

Yes

Yes

Support for blocking cloud-based file storage

No

Yes

Yes

Tap to find and reuse content

No

Yes

Yes

Version upgrades

No

Yes

Yes

Volume activation (KMS/MAK)

No

No

No

NoteNote:
1 Windows Server AD RMS is an on-premises server that must be purchased and managed separately in order to enable the supported IRM features.
2 Skype for Business Basic is available for all customers. The Skype for Business desktop client is a locally installed application that provides presence, instant messaging, and conferencing features for Office 365 plans that include Skype for Business Online. Office 365 ProPlus, and Office 365 Enterprise E3 include the full Skype application, which includes additional features including advanced telephony support, archiving, and compliance features. A Skype for Business Online license must be assigned for each user. For more information on Lync Basic features, see Clients for Skype for Business Online.
3 Some schools are eligible for Education Plus, which includes Office 365 ProPlus, and allows students, faculty and staff to install the latest version of Office on up to five PC or Mac computers and on other mobile devices, including Windows tablets and the iPad. Schools qualify for Office 365 Education Plus when they license Office institution-wide for faculty and staff through Enrollment for Education Solutions, Open Value Subscription Education Solutions, or a school contract. Note that Access and Publisher are available on PCs only. OneNote for Mac is available as a separate download from the Mac App Store.
4 Office Online versions are included. For more information, see Office Online features

The following table provides links to comparisons of Office Online feature capabilities available in Office 365 Education plans to feature-rich Microsoft Office desktop apps. Use the comparisons to discover what features are available in Office Online and then click on the feature name to read a brief description about how that feature works. You may discover that some people in your organization may need the advanced charting capability of the Excel desktop app while others may only need to view and lightly edit Word documents and PowerPoint presentations with Office Online.

NoteNote:
  • A limited selection of Office features has been chosen to represent the advanced capabilities of the Office desktop suite. The tables are not a comprehensive list of Microsoft Office features.

  • Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus is a monthly subscription offer of the latest Office desktop suite.

  • Microsoft Office Online Server on-premises customers get an Office Online editing license if they have purchased an Office desktop suite license (such as an Office Professional Plus, Office Standard, or Office 365 ProPlus license).

 

Application

Office Online

Link to detailed feature comparison

Word

Word Online

Word Online feature comparison

Excel

Excel Online

Excel Online feature comparison

OneNote

OneNote Online

OneNote Online feature comparison

PowerPoint

PowerPoint Online

PowerPoint Online feature comparison

Visio

Visio Online

Visio Online feature comparison

The following table lists the Exchange Online features that are available across Office 365 Education plans.

 

Feature

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Planning and Deployment

Hybrid deployment supported

Yes

Yes

Yes

IMAP migration supported

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cutover migration supported

Yes

Yes

Yes

Staged migration supported

Yes

Yes

Yes

Permissions

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Role-Based Permissions

Yes

Yes

Yes

Role Groups

Yes

Yes

Yes

Role Assignment Policies

Yes

Yes

Yes

Message Policy and Compliance

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Archiving Exchange Online-based Mailboxes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cloud-Based Archiving of On-Premises Mailboxes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Messaging Records Management (MRM) Retention Tags and Retention Policies

Yes

Yes

Yes

Encryption of data at rest (BitLocker)

Yes

Yes

Yes

IRM using Azure Information Protection

Yes

Yes

Yes

IRM using Windows Server AD RMS

Yes1

Yes1

Yes1

Office 365 Message Encryption

Yes

Yes

Yes

S/MIME

Yes

Yes

Yes

In-Place Hold and Litigation Hold

Yes

Yes

Yes

In-Place eDiscovery

Yes8

Yes8

Yes8

Transport Rules

Yes2

Yes2

Yes2

Data Loss Prevention

Yes

Yes

Yes

Journaling

Yes

Yes

Yes

Anti-Spam and Anti-Malware Protection

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Built-In Anti-Spam Protection

Yes

Yes

Yes

Customize Anti-Spam Policies

Yes

Yes

Yes

Built-In Anti-Malware Protection

Yes3

Yes3

Yes3

Customize Anti-Malware Policies

Yes

Yes

Yes

Quarantine - administrator management

Yes

Yes

Yes

Quarantine – end-user self-management

Yes

Yes

Yes

Advanced Threat Protection

No

No

Yes

Mail Flow

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Custom Routing of Outbound Mail

Yes

Yes

Yes

Secure Messaging with a Trusted Partner

Yes

Yes

Yes

Conditional Mail Routing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Adding a Partner to an Inbound Safe List

Yes

Yes

Yes

Hybrid Email Routing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Recipients

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Capacity Alerts

Yes

Yes

Yes

Clutter

Yes

Yes

Yes

MailTips

Yes

Yes

Yes

Delegate Access

Yes

Yes

Yes

Inbox Rules

Yes

Yes

Yes

Connected Accounts

Yes5

Yes5

Yes5

Inactive Mailboxes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Offline Address Book

Yes

Yes

Yes

Address Book Policies

Yes

Yes

Yes

Hierarchical Address Book

Yes

Yes

Yes

Address Lists and Global Address List

Yes6

Yes6

Yes6

Office 365 Groups

Yes

Yes

Yes

Distribution Groups

Yes

Yes

Yes

External Contacts (global)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Universal Contact Card

Yes

Yes

Yes

Contact Linking with Social Networks

Yes

Yes

Yes

Resource Mailboxes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Conference Room Management

Yes

Yes

Yes

Out-of-Office Replies

Yes

Yes

Yes

Calendar Sharing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Reporting Features and Troubleshooting Tools

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Office 365 admin center reports

Yes

Yes

Yes

Excel Reporting Workbook

Yes

Yes

Yes

Web Services Reports

Yes

Yes

Yes

Message Trace

Yes

Yes

Yes

Auditing Reports

Yes

Yes

Yes

Unified Messaging Reports

No

Yes

Yes

Sharing and Collaboration

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Federated Sharing (Including Calendar Publishing)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Site Mailboxes

Yes4

Yes4

Yes4

Public Folders

Yes

Yes

Yes

Clients and Mobile Devices

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Outlook for Windows9

Yes

Yes

Yes

Outlook on the web9

Yes

Yes

Yes

Outlook for Mac9

Yes

Yes

Yes

Outlook for iOS and Android9

Yes

Yes

Yes

Exchange ActiveSync

Yes

Yes

Yes

Mobile Device Management for Office 365

Yes

Yes

Yes

POP and IMAP

Yes

Yes

Yes

SMTP

Yes

Yes

Yes

EWS Application support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Voice Message Services

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Voice Mail

No

Yes

Yes

Integration Between Voice Mail and Third-Party FAX

No

Yes

Yes

Third-Party Voice Mail Interoperability

Yes

Yes

Yes

Skype for Business Integration

Yes

Yes

Yes

High Availability and Business Continuity

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Mailbox Replication at Data Centers

Yes

Yes

Yes

Deleted Mailbox Recovery

Yes

Yes

Yes

Deleted Item Recovery

Yes

Yes

Yes

Single Item Recovery

Yes

Yes

Yes

Interoperability, Connectivity, and Compatibility

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Skype for Business Presence in OWA and Outlook

Yes

Yes

Yes

SharePoint Interoperability

Yes

Yes

Yes

EWS Connectivity Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

SMTP Relay Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Exchange Online Setup and Administration

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Microsoft Office 365 portal access

Yes

Yes

Yes

Microsoft Office 365 admin center access

Yes

Yes

Yes

Exchange admin center access

Yes

Yes

Yes

Remote Windows PowerShell access

Yes

Yes

Yes

ActiveSync Policies for Mobile Devices

Yes

Yes

Yes

Usage Reporting

Yes

Yes

Yes

Customization, Add-ins, and Resources for Exchange Online

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Outlook Add-Ins and Outlook MAPI

Yes7

Yes7

Yes7

NoteNote:
1 Windows Server AD RMS is an on-premises server that must be purchased and managed separately in order to enable the supported IRM features.
2 Transport rules are made up of flexible criteria, which allow you to define conditions and exceptions, and actions to take based on the criteria. The available criteria and actions differ between Exchange Online, and Microsoft Exchange Server 2013. For a list of available criteria and actions, see the corresponding criteria and actions topics for each product.
3 Exchange Server 2013 uses only the Microsoft anti-malware engine. Exchange Online uses multiple anti-malware engines to scan inbound, outbound, and internal messages for malware.
4 SharePoint Online must be included in the Office 365 subscription plan.
5 Connected accounts are supported for POP and IMAP accounts, but disabled for Outlook.com (Hotmail).
6 Using a cmdlet to work with the Address List and Global Address List is not supported.
7 Some third-party web parts and add-ins may not be available.
8 For eDiscovery, you need a separate query for on-premises vs. cloud.
9 Table indicates whether the client works with the associated plans. It does not mean the clients are necessarily included in the purchase of these plans.

Find the Exchange Online limits for a variety of service areas, including address book limits, mailbox storage limits, and reporting and message trace limits, to name just a few.

NoteNote:
If you need assistance with a task or if you are troubleshooting a problem, you might find the following articles helpful:

The limits in Microsoft Exchange Online fall into one of the following categories:

ImportantImportant:
  • The limits applied to a Microsoft Office 365 organization may differ depending on how long the organization has been enrolled in the service. When a limit is changed in the Microsoft data centers, it can take some time to apply the change to all existing customers.

  • You can't modify most of these limits, but you and your users should be aware of them.

  • These limits apply to both internal and external recipients.

  • By default, Exchange Online Protection (EOP) protects Exchange Online mailboxes. For limits that apply to EOP features in Exchange Online, see Exchange Online Protection Limits.

  • For information about Office 365 group limits, see "How do I manage my groups?" in Learn about Office 365 groups.

  • Address list limit The maximum number of address lists that can be created in an Exchange Online or Exchange Server 2013 organization. This number includes the default address lists in Exchange Online, such as All Contacts and All Groups.

  • Offline address book limit The maximum number of offline address books (OAB) that can be created in an Exchange Online or Exchange Server 2013 organization.

  • Address book policies limit The maximum number of address book policies (ABP) that be created in an Exchange Online or Exchange Server 2013 organization.

  • Global address lists The maximum number of global address lists (GAL) that be created in an Exchange Online or Exchange Server 2013 organization.

 

Feature

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Address list limit

1000

1000

1000

Offline address book (OAB) limit

250

250

250

Address book policies (ABP) limit

250

250

250

Global address lists limit

250

250

250

The amount of mailbox storage available is determined by the mailbox type and the user’s subscription license. Administrators can reduce maximum mailbox sizes per user or globally.

NoteNote:
Using journaling, transport rules, or auto-forwarding rules to copy messages to an Exchange Online mailbox for the purposes of archiving is not permitted. A user’s archive mailbox is intended for just that user. Microsoft reserves the right to deny unlimited archiving in instances where a user’s archive mailbox is used to store archive data for other users.

 

Feature

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

User mailboxes

50 GB

100 GB

100 GB

Archive mailboxes6, 7

Unlimited1

Unlimited1

Unlimited1

Shared mailboxes

50 GB2

50 GB2

50 GB2

Resource mailboxes

50 GB3

50 GB3

50 GB3

Site mailboxes4

50 GB

50 GB

50 GB

Public folder mailboxes

50 GB5

100 GB5

100 GB5

Group mailboxes

50 GB

50 GB

50 GB

NoteNote:
1 Each user initially receives 100 GB of storage in the archive mailbox. When auto-expanding archiving is turned on, additional storage is automatically added when the 100 GB storage capacity is reached. For more information, see Overview of unlimited archiving in Office 365. See the Office 365 Roadmap for details about availability.
2 To access a shared mailbox, a user must have an Exchange Online license. Shared mailboxes don’t require a separate license. However, if you want to enable In-Place Archive or put an In-Place Hold or a Litigation Hold on a shared mailbox, then an Exchange Online Plan 2 license or an Exchange Online Plan 1 with Exchange Online Archiving license is required. If you enable In-Place Archive and auto-expanding archiving for a shared mailbox, additional storage is automatically added when the 100 GB storage capacity for the archive mailbox is reached.
3 Resource mailboxes don’t require a license.
4 Site mailboxes are created and managed in SharePoint Online. For more information, see Prepare for using site mailboxes in Office 365.
5 You are limited to 1000 public folder mailboxes, and the maximum total size of all public folder mailboxes is 50 TB.
6 In-Place Archive can only be used to archive mail for a single user or entity (such as a shared mailbox) for which a license has been applied. Using an In-Place Archive as a means of storing mail from multiple users or entities is prohibited. For example, an IT administrator can’t create a shared mailbox and have users copy it (through the Cc or Bcc field, or through a transport rule) for the explicit purpose of archiving. Note that a shared mailbox that multiple people use does not actually store email for those individual users. Multiple users have access, and they send email as the shared mailbox. Therefore, the only emails stored in the shared mailbox are those sent to or from it, as the shared mailbox.
7 If you have created a retention policy in Exchange Online, messages will be automatically moved to a user’s archive mailbox only if the user’s primary mailbox is larger than 10 MB. The retention policy will not run automatically for mailboxes that are smaller than 10 MB.

Exchange Online provides three kinds of notifications when a user’s mailbox is nearing, or at, capacity:

  • Warning   The user receives an email warning that the mailbox is approaching the maximum size limit. This warning is intended to encourage users to delete unwanted mail.

  • Prohibit Send   The user receives a prohibit-send notification email when the mailbox size limit is reached. The user cannot send new messages until enough email is deleted to bring the mailbox below the size limit.

  • Prohibit Send/Receive   Exchange Online rejects any incoming mail when the mailbox size limit is reached, and sends a non-delivery report (NDR) to the sender. The sender has the option to try resending the mail later. To receive messages again, the user must delete email until the mailbox is below the size limit.

 

Feature

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Warning

49 GB

98 GB

98 GB

Prohibit Send

49.5 GB

99 GB

99 GB

Prohibit Send/Receive

50 GB

100 GB

100 GB

These limits are intended to limit mailboxes to known dimensions that can be supported in Exchange Online. The goal of these limits is to prevent an infinite number of mailbox items per folder, an infinite number of folders per mailbox, or an infinite number of public folders per Exchange Online organization. For practical purposes, mailbox folder limits are in effect unlimited and sufficient to support most Exchange Online mailboxes and on-premises mailboxes that are migrated to Exchange Online.

  • Maximum number of messages per mailbox folder   Specifies the maximum number of messages for a mailbox folder. New messages can’t be delivered or saved in a folder when this limit is reached.

  • Warning for number of messages per mailbox folder   Specifies the number of messages that a mailbox folder can hold before Exchange Online sends a warning message to the mailbox owner. When this quota is reached, warning messages are sent once a day.

  • Maximum number of messages per folder in the Recoverable Items folder   Specifies the maximum number of messages that can be contained in each folder in the Recoverable Items folder. When a folder exceeds this limit, it can’t store new messages. For example, if the Deletions folder in the Recoverable Items folder has exceeded the message count limit and the mailbox owner attempts to permanently delete items from their mailbox, the deletion will fail.

  • Warning for number of messages per folder in the Recoverable Items folder   Specifies the number of messages that each folder in the Recoverable Items folder can hold before Exchange Online logs an event to the application event log.

  • Maximum number of subfolders per mailbox folder   Specifies the maximum number of subfolders that can be created in a mailbox folder. The mailbox owner won’t be able to create a new subfolder when this limit is reached.

  • Warning for number of subfolders per mailbox folder   Specifies the number of subfolders that can be created in a mailbox folder before Exchange Online sends a warning message to the mailbox owner. When this quota is reached, warning messages are sent once a day.

  • Maximum folder hierarchy depth   Specifies the maximum number of levels in the folder hierarchy of a mailbox. The mailbox owner won’t be able to create another level in the folder hierarchy of the mailbox folder when this limit is reached.

  • Warning for folder hierarchy depth   Specifies the number of levels in the folder hierarchy of a mailbox folder that can be created before Exchange Online sends a warning message to the mailbox owner. When this quota is reached, warning messages are sent once a day.

  • Maximum number of public folders   Specifies the maximum number of public folders in the complete public folder hierarchy. When this limit is reached, existing public folders must be deleted before new public folders can be created.

  • Maximum number of subfolders per public folder   Specifies the maximum number of subfolders that can be created in a public folder. New subfolders can’t be created in a public folder when this limit is reached.

  • Warning for number of subfolders per public folder   Specifies the number of subfolders that can be created in a public folder before Exchange Online sends a warning message to the folder owner. If no owner exists, warning messages are sent to users with Owner permissions. When this quota is reached, warning messages are sent once a day.

 

Feature

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Maximum number of messages per mailbox folder

1 million

1 million

1 million

Warning for number of messages per mailbox folder

900,000

900,000

900,000

Maximum number of messages per folder in the Recoverable Items folder

3 million

3 million

3 million

Storage quota for Recoverable Items folder in primary mailbox (not on hold)

30 GB

30 GB

30 GB

Storage quota for Recoverable Items folder in primary mailbox (on hold)

100 GB

100 GB

100 GB

Storage quota for Recoverable Items folder in archive mailbox (not on hold)

Unlimited1

Unlimited1

Unlimited1

Storage quota for Recoverable Items folder in archive mailbox (on hold)

Unlimited1

Unlimited1

Unlimited1

Warning for number of messages per folder in the Recoverable Items folder

2.75 million

2.75 million

2.75 million

Maximum number of subfolders per mailbox folder

10,000

10,000

10,000

Warning for number of subfolders per mailbox folder

9000

9000

9000

Maximum folder hierarchy depth

300

300

300

Warning for folder hierarchy depth

250

250

250

Maximum number of public folders

250,000

250,000

250,000

Maximum number of subfolders per public folder

10,000

10,000

10,000

Warning for number of subfolders per public folder

9000

9000

9000

NoteNote:
1 You can send and receive up to 150 MB messages between Office 365 users (where the message never leaves the Office 365 datacenters). Messages that are routed outside of the Office 365 datacenters are subject to an additional 33% translation encoding increase, in which case the maximum message size is 112 MB.

  • Message size limit   Message size limits are necessary to prevent large messages from blocking delivery of other messages and affecting service performance for all users. These limits include attachments, and apply organization-wide to all messages (inbound, outbound, and internal). Messages larger than this limit will not be delivered, and the sender will receive a non-delivery report (NDR). While message size limits can be configured up, down, or on a per-user basis, administrators can also create transport rules to limit the maximum size of any individual attachment. To learn more, see Office 365 now supports larger email messages.

    NoteNote:
    Particular email clients may have lower message size limits or may limit the size of an individual file attachment to a value that is less than the Exchange Online message size limit.
  • Subject length limit   The maximum number of text characters allowed in the subject line of an email message.

  • File attachments limit   The maximum number of file attachments allowed in an email message. Even if the total size of all the file attachments doesn't violate the message size limit, there is still a limit on how many attachments are allowed in the message. This limit is controlled by the multipart message limit.

  • File attachment size limit   The maximum file size of a single attachment.

    NoteNote:
    This is the maximum file size of a single attachment. Individual client programs, including Outlook Web App, may limit the size of attachments below this maximum. Exchange ActiveSync does not implement attachment size limits on an individual attachment basis. The total size of all attachments to an Exchange ActiveSync message must be less than the message size limit.
  • Multipart message limit   The maximum number of message body parts that are allowed in a MIME multipart message. This limit also controls the maximum number of file attachments that are allowed in a message.

  • Embedded message depth limit   The maximum number of forwarded email messages that are allowed in an email message.

 

Feature

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Message size limit - Outlook

150 MB1, 2

150 MB1, 2

150 MB1, 2

Message size limit - OWA

112 MB1, 3

112 MB1, 3

112 MB1, 3

Message size limit - Outlook for Mac

150 MB1, 2

150 MB1, 2

150 MB1, 2

Message size limit - migration

150 MB 4

150 MB 4

150 MB 4

Subject length limit

255 characters

255 characters

255 characters

File attachments limit

250 attachments

250 attachments

250 attachments

File attachment size limit - Outlook

150 MB

150 MB

150 MB

File attachment size limit - OWA

35 MB

35 MB

35 MB

File attachment size limit - Outlook for Mac

150 MB

150 MB

150 MB

Multipart message limit

250 parts

250 parts

250 parts

Embedded message depth limit

30 embedded messages

30 embedded messages

30 embedded messages

NoteNote:
1 Office 365 Administrators can specify a custom limit between 1 MB and 150 MB. However, the size of message you can send or receive also depends on what your email client or solution supports. For more information about customizing the maximum allowed message size for your organization, see Office 365 now supports larger email messages.
2 You can send and receive up to 150 MB messages between Office 365 users (where the message never leaves the Office 365 datacenters). Messages that are routed outside of the Office 365 datacenters are subject to an additional 33% translation encoding increase, in which case the maximum message size is 112 MB.
3 OWA accounts for the possibility that your message may be subject to the 33% encoding increase and restricts the size of message you can send to 25% less than the configured setting. For example, if you customize your settings for a 100 MB maximum message size, you can send messages no larger than 75 MB.
4 The size of messages to be moved into Exchange Online are computed by Exchange Online. Versions of Exchange prior to Exchange Server 2013 may report a smaller item size. This limit applies to move based migrations using any supported Exchange Mailbox Replication Service. Other migration methods (Cutover, Staged, IMAP, PST) and other third-party tools are limited by the general message size limit.

Receiving and sending limits are applied to combat spam and mass-mailing worms or viruses. These limits help to protect the health of our systems and keep our users safe.

Receiving limits apply to the number of messages that a user, group, or public folder can receive per hour. This applies for both messages received from the Internet and from on-premises servers. When the receiving limit has been exceeded, any emails sent to that mailbox will receive a non-delivery report stating that the mailbox has exceeded the maximum delivery threshold. After one hour, the limit will refresh and the mailbox will once again be able to receive messages.

 

Feature

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Messages received

3600 messages per hour

3600 messages per hour

3600 messages per hour

Sending limits apply to the number of recipients, number of messages, and number of recipients per message that a user can send from their Exchange Online account.

NoteNote:
For distribution groups stored in an organization's address book, the group is counted as one recipient. For distribution groups stored in the Contacts folder of a mailbox, the members of the group are counted individually.
  • Recipient rate limit   To discourage the delivery of unsolicited bulk messages, Exchange Online has recipient limits that prevent users and applications from sending large volumes of email. These limits are applied per-user to all outbound and internal messages.

    NoteNote:
    Exchange Online customers who need to send legitimate bulk commercial email (for example, customer newsletters) should use third-party providers that specialize in these services.
  • Recipient limit   This is the maximum number of recipients allowed in the To:, Cc:, and Bcc: fields for a single email message.

    NoteNote:
    For the purposes of the recipient rate limit and the recipient limit, a distribution group that is stored in the organization's shared address book counts as one recipient. In a personal distribution list, each recipient is counted separately.
  • Message rate limit   Message rate limits determine how many messages a user can send from their Exchange Online account within a specified period of time. This limit helps prevent overconsumption of system resources by a single sender. If a user submits messages at a rate that exceeds the limit via SMTP client submission, the messages will be rejected and the client will need to retry.

 

Feature

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Recipient rate limit

10,000 recipients per day

10,000 recipients per day

10,000 recipients per day

Recipient limit

500 recipients

500 recipients

500 recipients

Recipient proxy address limit

400

400

400

Message rate limit (SMTP client submission only)

30 messages per minute

30 messages per minute

30 messages per minute

For reporting and message trace limits, see the “Reporting and message trace data availability and latency” section in Reporting and Message Trace in Exchange Online Protection.

These limits control the length of time that items in specific folders in the Inbox can be accessed.

  • Deleted Items folder retention period   The maximum number of days that items can remain in the Deleted Items folder before they’re automatically removed.

  • Retention period for items removed from the Deleted Items folder   The maximum numbers of days that items removed from the Deleted Items folder are retained before they’re permanently deleted.

  • Junk Email folder retention period   The maximum number of days that items can remain in the Junk Email folder before they’re automatically removed.

 

Feature

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Deleted Items folder retention period

No limit1

No limit1

No limit1

Retention period for items removed from the Deleted Items folder

14 days1

14 days1

14 days1

Junk Email folder retention period

30 days

30 days

30 days

NoteNote:
1 This is the default limit. Administrators can change this value for their organization.

These limits apply to distribution groups in your organization's shared address book.

  • Maximum number of distribution group members   The total recipient count is determined after distribution group expansion.

  • Limit sending messages to large distribution groups   Distribution groups that contain the number of members specified by this limit must have delivery management or message approval options configured. Delivery management specifies a list of senders who are allowed to send messages to the distribution group. Message approval specifies one or more moderators who must approve all messages sent to the distribution group.

  • Maximum message size for large distribution groups   If a message is sent to 5,000 or more recipients, the message size can't exceed this limit. If the message size exceeds the limit, the message isn't delivered, and the sender receives a non-delivery report (NDR). The total recipient count is determined after distribution group expansion.

 

Feature

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Maximum number of distribution group members1

100,000 members

100,000 members

100,000 members

Limit sending messages to large distribution group

5,000 or more members

5,000 or more members

5,000 or more members

Maximum message size for large distribution groups

2 MB

2 MB

2 MB

Maximum number of distribution group owners

10

10

10

Maximum number of groups a user can create

300,0002

300,0002

300,0002

NoteNote:
1 If you are using Azure Active Directory DirSync, the maximum number of distribution group members that you can synchronize from your on-premises Active Directory to Azure Active Directory is 15,000. If you are using Azure AD Connect, that number is 50,000.
2 This limit also applies to admins.

The following list includes limits that apply to journal rules, transport rules (also known as organization-wide rules), and limits that apply to Inbox rules. Inbox rules are set up by individual users and applied to messages sent and received by the individual user’s mailbox.

  • Maximum number of journal rules The maximum number of journal rules that can exist in the organization.

  • Maximum number of transport rules   The maximum number of rules that can exist in the organization.

  • Maximum size of an individual transport rule   The maximum number of characters that can be used in a single transport rule. The characters are used in the conditions, exceptions, and actions.

  • Character limit for all regular expressions used in all transport rules   The total number of characters used by all the regular expressions in all the transport rule conditions and exceptions in the organization. You can have a few rules that use long and complex regular expressions, or you can have many rules that use simple regular expressions.

  • Scanning limits for attachment content The transport rule conditions enable you to examine the content of message attachments, but only the first 1 MB of the text extracted from an attachment is inspected. This 1 MB limit refers to the text extracted from the attachment, not to the file size of the attachment. For example, a 2 MB file may contain less than 1 MB of text, so all of the text would be inspected

  • Maximum number of recipients added to a message by all transport rules   When a message is acted on by different transport rules, only a finite number of recipients can be added to the message. After the limit is reached, any remaining recipients aren't added to the message. Also, distribution groups can't be added to a message by a transport rule.

  • Forwardee limit   The maximum number of recipients that can be configured for an inbox or transport rule with a redirecting action. If a rule is configured to redirect a message to more than this number of recipients, the rule won't be applied and any message that satisfies the rule condition won't be redirected to any of the recipients listed in the rule.

  • Number of times a message is redirected   The number of times a message will be redirected, forwarded, or replied to automatically based on Inbox rules. For example, User A has an Inbox rule that redirects messages to User B, based on the sender. User B has an Inbox rule that forwards messages to User C based on keywords in the subject line. If a message satisfies both of these conditions, the message is only sent to User B; it’s not forwarded to User C because only one redirection is allowed. In this case, the message is dropped without sending a non-delivery report (NDR) to User B indicating that the message wasn’t delivered to User C.

 

Feature

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Maximum number of journal rules

10 rules

10 rules

10 rules

Maximum number of transport rules

300 rules

300 rules

300 rules

Maximum size of an individual transport rule

8 KB

8 KB

8 KB

Character limit for all regular expressions used in all transport rules

20 KB

20 KB

20 KB

Scanning limits for content of attachments

1 MB

1 MB

1 MB

Maximum number of recipients added to a message by all transport rules

100 recipients

100 recipients

100 recipients

Forwardee limit

10 recipients

10 recipients

10 recipients

Number of times a message is redirected

1 redirection

1 redirection

1 redirection

These limits control the moderation settings that are used for message approval applied to distribution groups and transport rules.

  • Maximum size of the arbitration mailbox   If the arbitration mailbox exceeds this limit, messages that require moderation are returned to the sender in a non-delivery report (NDR).

  • Maximum number of moderators   The maximum number of moderators that you can assign to a single moderated distribution group or that can be added to a message using a single transport rule. Note that you can't specify a distribution group as a moderator.

  • Expiration for messages waiting for moderation   By default, a message waiting for moderation expires after two days. However, the processing of expired moderated messages runs every seven days. This means that a moderated message can expire at any time between two and nine days.

  • Maximum rate for expired moderation notification messages   This limit sets the maximum number of notification messages for expired moderated messages in a one-hour period. This limit is placed on each mailbox database in the datacenter.

    During periods of heavy usage, some senders may not receive notification messages for moderated messages that have expired. However, these notifications are still discoverable using delivery reports.

 

Feature

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Maximum size of the arbitration mailbox

10 GB

10 GB

10 GB

Maximum number of moderators

10 moderators

10 moderators

10 moderators

Expiration for messages waiting for moderation

2 days

2 days

2 days

Maximum rate for expired moderation notification messages

300 expiration notifications per hour

300 expiration notifications per hour

300 expiration notifications per hour

The following limits apply to Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, a client protocol that synchronizes mailbox data between mobile devices and Exchange.

  • Exchange ActiveSync device limit   The maximum number of Exchange ActiveSync devices per mailbox.

  • Exchange ActiveSync device deletion limit   The maximum number of Exchange ActiveSync devices that an Exchange administrator can delete in a single month.

  • Exchange ActiveSync file attachment limit   The maximum size of a message file attachment that can be sent or received by an Exchange ActiveSync device.

 

Feature

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Exchange ActiveSync device limit

100

100

100

Exchange ActiveSync device deletion limit

20

20

20

Exchange ActiveSync file attachment limit

25 MB

25 MB

25 MB

OneDrive for Business (formerly SkyDrive Pro) is personal online storage space in the cloud. Use it to store your work files across multiple devices with ease and security. Share your files with colleagues as needed, and edit Office documents together in real time with Office Online. Sync files to your local computer using the OneDrive for Business sync app.

OneDrive for Business is included in SharePoint Online and can also be purchased as a standalone plan. The OneDrive for Business standalone option includes Office Online. To learn more, see What is OneDrive for Business?

The OneDrive for Business sync client has different system requirements than the OneDrive client. To learn more, see How to install the OneDrive for Business sync client.

OneDrive for Business Plan 1 provides 1 TB of storage space per user.

The following qualifying plans provide unlimited OneDrive storage per user for subscriptions with at least five users. Microsoft will provide an initial 5 TB of storage space per user. Customers who want additional OneDrive storage can request it as needed by contacting Microsoft Support. Subscriptions with less than five users receive 1 TB of storage per user.

  • Office 365 Education A1

  • Office 365 Education A3

  • Office 365 Education A5

You cannot allocate more storage to a specific OneDrive user. However, you can lower the amount of storage that a user sees. If an Office 365 Enterprise F1 user needs more storage, then you'll need to upgrade to Office 365 Enterprise E1.

For information about file types that you can’t add to OneDrive for Business, see Types of files that cannot be added to a list or library.

OneDrive for Business is included in SharePoint Online. To learn about additional limitations in SharePoint Online, such as site collection quotas, file upload limits, and storage limits, see SharePoint Online software boundaries and limits.

OneDrive for Business Plan 2 is available for Office 365 Education A1, A3, and A5. To view the features available in the plan, see the OneDrive for Business Service Description.

The following table describes the SharePoint features available in each Office 365 Education plan.

 

Developer features

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Access Services using Access 2016

Yes

Yes

Yes

Access Services using Access 2013

Yes

Yes

Yes

Access Services using Access 2010

No

No

No

App Catalog (SharePoint)

Yes

Yes

Yes

App Deployment: Cloud-Hosted Apps

Yes

Yes

Yes

App Deployment: SharePoint-Hosted Apps

Yes

Yes

Yes

App Management Services

Yes

Yes

Yes

BCS: Alerts for External Lists

Yes

Yes

Yes

BCS: App Scoped External Content Types (ECTs)

Yes

Yes

Yes

BCS: Business Data Webparts

Yes

Yes

Yes

BCS: External List

Yes

Yes

Yes

BCS: OData connector

Yes

Yes

Yes

BCS: Profile Pages

No

No

No

BCS: Rich Client Integration

No

No

No

BCS: Secure Store Service

Yes

Yes

Yes

BCS: Tenant-level external data log

Yes

Yes

Yes

Browser-based customizations

Yes

Yes

Yes

Client Object Model (OM)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Client-side rendering (CSR)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Custom Site Definitions

No

No

No

Custom Site Provisioning

No

No

No

Developer Site

Yes

Yes

Yes

Forms Based Applications

Yes

Yes

Yes

Full-Trust Solutions

No

No

No

InfoPath Forms Services

Yes13

Yes13

Yes13

JavaScript Object Model

Yes

Yes

Yes

List and Library APIs

Yes

Yes

Yes

Remote Event Receiver

Yes

Yes

Yes

REST API

Yes

Yes

Yes

Sandboxed Solutions

Yes12

Yes12

Yes12

SharePoint Design Manager

Yes

Yes

Yes

SharePoint Designer

Yes

Yes

Yes

SharePoint Store

Yes

Yes

Yes

SharePoint 2010 workflows (.NET 3.5)

Yes

Yes

Yes

SharePoint 2010 workflows (out of the box)

Yes

Yes

Yes

SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2016 workflows

Yes2

Yes2

Yes2

Workload API: ECM APIs

Yes

Yes

Yes

Workload API: Search APIs

Yes

Yes

Yes

Workload API: Social APIs

Yes

Yes

Yes

IT Professional features

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Active Directory Synchronization

Yes

Yes

Yes

Alternate Access Mapping (AAM)

No

No

No

Analytics Platform

Yes

Yes

Yes

Anti-malware protection

Yes

Yes

Yes

Claims-Based Authentication Support

No

No

No

Configuration Wizards

No

No

No

Deferred Site Collection upgrade

Yes

Yes

Yes

Distributed Cache

No

No

No

Data loss prevention

Yes

Yes

Yes

Encryption at rest

Yes

Yes

Yes

Host Header Site Collections

No

No

No

Improved Permissions Management

Yes

Yes

Yes

Improved Self-Service Site Creation

No

No

No

Managed Accounts

No

No

No

Minimal Download Strategy (MDS)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Mobile Device Management for Office 365

Yes

Yes

Yes

OAuth

Yes5

Yes5

Yes5

Patch Management

No

No

No

Quota Templates

No

No

No

Read-Only Database Support

No

No

No

Remote BLOB Storage

No

No

No

Request Management

No

No

No

Request throttling

No

No

No

Resource throttling

No

No

No

Service Application Platform

Yes

Yes

Yes

SharePoint Health Analyzer

No

No

No

SharePoint admin center

Yes

Yes

Yes

Shredded Storage

Yes

Yes

Yes

Site Collection Compliance Policies

Yes

Yes

Yes

Site Collection Health Checks

Yes

Yes

Yes

State Service

No

No

No

Streamlined Central Administration

No

No

No

System Status Notifications

No

No

No

Unattached Content Database Recovery

No

No

No

Upgrade evaluation site collections

Yes

Yes

Yes

Usage Reporting and Logging

No

No

No

Windows PowerShell Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Content features

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Accessibility Standards Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Asset Library Enhancements/Video Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Auditing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Auditing & Reporting (e.g. doc edits, policy edits, deletes)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Content Organizer

Yes

Yes

Yes

Design Manager

Yes

Yes

Yes

Document Sets

Yes

Yes

Yes

Document Translation in Word Online

Yes

Yes

Yes

eDiscovery Search

Yes4

Yes4

Yes4

eDiscovery Hold

Yes4

Yes4

Yes4

eDiscovery Export

Yes4

Yes4

Yes4

Email enabled lists and libraries

No

No

No

External Sharing: External Access

Yes6

Yes6

Yes6

External Sharing: Guest Link

Yes6

Yes6

Yes6

Folder Sync

Yes1, 6

Yes

Yes

IRM using Azure Information Protection

Yes

Yes

Yes

IRM using Windows Server AD RMS

No

No

No

Managed Metadata Service

Yes

Yes

Yes

Metadata-driven Navigation

Yes

Yes

Yes

Multi-stage Disposition

Yes

Yes

Yes

Office Online (create/edit)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Office Online (view)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Office ProPlus (Osub)

No

Yes

Yes

Office Web Apps Server integration

No

No

No

PowerPoint Automation Services

No

No

No

Preservation hold library

Yes

Yes

Yes

Quick Edit

Yes

Yes

Yes

Records management

Yes

Yes

Yes

Recycle Bin (SharePoint admin center)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Recycle Bin (site collection)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Related Items

Yes

Yes

Yes

Rich Media Management

Yes

Yes

Yes

Shared Content Types

Yes

Yes

Yes

SharePoint Translation Services

Yes

Yes

Yes

Surveys

Yes

Yes

Yes

Unique Document IDs

Yes

Yes

Yes

Video Search

Yes

Yes

Yes

WCM: Analytics

Yes

Yes

Yes

WCM: Catalog

Yes

Yes

Yes

WCM: Category page and catalog item page

Yes

Yes

Yes

WCM: Search web parts

Yes

Yes

Yes

WCM: Cross-Site Publishing

Yes

Yes

Yes

WCM: Designer Tools

Yes

Yes

Yes

WCM: Faceted navigation

No

Yes14

Yes14

WCM: Image Renditions

Yes

Yes

Yes

WCM: Managed navigation

Yes

Yes

Yes

WCM: Mobile and Device Rendering

Yes

Yes

Yes

WCM: Multiple Domains

No

No

No

WCM: Recommendations

Yes

Yes

Yes

WCM: Search Engine Optimizations (SEO)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Word Automation Services

No

No

No

Insights features

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Business Intelligence Center

No

Yes

Yes

Calculated Measures and Members

Yes

Yes

Yes

Data Connection Library

Yes

Yes

Yes

Decoupled PivotTables and PivotCharts

Yes

Yes

Yes

Field list and Field Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Filter Enhancements

Yes

Yes

Yes

Filter Search

Yes

Yes

Yes

PerformancePoint Services

No

No

No

PerformancePoint Services (PPS) Dashboard Migration

No

No

No

Power BI

No

No

Yes

Power View for Excel in SharePoint

Yes

Yes

Yes

PowerPivot for Excel in SharePoint

Yes

Yes

Yes

Quick Explore

Yes

Yes

Yes

Scorecards & Dashboards

No

No

No

SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) Integrated Mode

No

No

No

Timeline Slicer

Yes

Yes

Yes

Use and interact with Excel workbooks containing data models

Yes

Yes

Yes

Visio Services

Yes

Yes

Yes

Search features

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Advanced Content Processing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Continuous crawls

Yes

Yes

Yes

Custom entity extraction

No

No

No

Deep links

Yes

Yes

Yes

Event-based relevancy

Yes

Yes

Yes

Expertise Search

Yes

Yes

Yes

Extensible content processing

No

No

No

Graphical refiners

Yes

Yes

Yes

Hybrid search

Yes

Yes

Yes

Manage search schema

Yes

Yes

Yes

On-premises search index

No

No

No

Phonetic name matching

Yes

Yes

Yes

Query rules—Add promoted results

Yes

Yes

Yes

Query rules—advanced actions

Yes

Yes

Yes

Query spelling correction

Yes

Yes

Yes

Query suggestions

Yes

Yes

Yes

Query throttling

Yes

Yes

Yes

Quick preview

Yes

Yes

Yes

Ranking models

Yes3

Yes3

Yes3

Refiners

Yes

Yes

Yes

RESTful Query API/Query OM

Yes

Yes

Yes

Result sources

Yes

Yes

Yes

Search connector framework

No

No

No

Search results sorting

Yes

Yes

Yes

Search vertical: “Conversations”

Yes

Yes

Yes

Search vertical: “People”

Yes

Yes

Yes

Search vertical: “Video”

Yes

Yes

Yes

“This List” searches

Yes

Yes

Yes

Sites features

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Change the look

Yes

Yes

Yes

Connections to Microsoft Office Clients

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cross Browser Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Custom Managed Paths

No

No

No

Governance

Yes

Yes

Yes

Large List Scalability and Management

Yes

Yes

Yes

Mobile Connectivity

Yes7

Yes7

Yes7

Multi-Lingual User Interface

Yes8

Yes8

Yes8

My Tasks

Yes

Yes

Yes

OOTB Web Parts

Yes

Yes

Yes

Permissions Management

Yes

Yes

Yes

Project functionality for team sites

Yes

Yes

Yes

Project site template

Yes

Yes

Yes

Project Summary web part

Yes

Yes

Yes

Project workspace

Yes

Yes

Yes

SharePoint Lists

Yes

Yes

Yes

SharePoint Ribbon

Yes

Yes

Yes

Site folders

Yes

Yes

Yes

Task list

Yes

Yes

Yes

Team Site: Drag & Drop

Yes

Yes

Yes

Team Site: Notebook

Yes

Yes

Yes

Team Site: Simplified Access

Yes

Yes

Yes

Templates

Yes

Yes

Yes

Themes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Usage Analytics

Yes

Yes

Yes

Variations

Yes

Yes

Yes

Work Management Service

Yes

Yes

Yes

Social features

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Ask Me About

Yes

Yes

Yes

Blogs

Yes9

Yes9

Yes9

Communities Reputation, Badging, and Moderation

Yes10

Yes10

Yes10

Community

Yes10

Yes10

Yes10

Company Feed

Yes

Yes

Yes

Document Conversations with Yammer

Yes

Yes

Yes

Follow

Yes

Yes

Yes

Microblogging

Yes

Yes

Yes

Newsfeed

Yes

Yes

Yes

One Click Sharing

Yes

Yes

Yes

People, Sites, Document Recommendations

Yes

Yes

Yes

Personal Site

Yes

Yes

Yes

Photos and Presence

Yes

Yes

Yes

Profile

Yes

Yes

Yes

Ratings

Yes

Yes

Yes

Shared with Me

Yes

Yes

Yes

Site Feed

Yes

Yes

Yes

OneDrive for Business

Yes

Yes

Yes

Tag profiles

Yes

Yes

Yes

Tasks integrated with Outlook

Yes

Yes

Yes

Trending Tags

Yes

Yes

Yes

Wikis

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yammer

Yes

Yes

Yes

Add-Ons

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Additional Storage

Yes

Yes

Yes

Azure Provisioned Apps: Access Services

Yes11

Yes11

Yes11

Azure Provisioned Apps: Custom Code in Azure LWR

Yes

Yes

Yes

NoteNote:
1 To use folder sync, you must have Office 2013 or later (Standard or Professional edition) or an Office 365 subscription that includes Office applications. Office 365 Business Essentials, Office 365 Enterprise E1, and Office 365 Education plans do not include subscriptions to Office desktop applications. However, you can use folder sync if you have Office 2013 or later installed and subscribe to one of these plans.
2 Because Kiosk users can’t be administrators, tenants with Kiosk users need at least one Enterprise user to access the admin center.
3 SharePoint Online customers need to download and install the free Rank Model Tuning App to create and customize ranking models.
4 When you use eDiscovery features, the licensing requirement for a plan that permits that feature applies to all end users that are part of the eDiscovery action (Search, Hold, Export).
5 Some providers may be blocked in your country/region.
6 Sharing a document, library, or site by email with someone outside of your organization. Administrators do have the ability to turn it on but will get a warning message indicating that it could make files shared accessible outside of your country. Users who attempt to share with someone outside of the organization will receive the same warning message.
7 You can view documents in any Mobile browser. You need to install the Office Mobile app to edit documents. Office Mobile is currently available for Windows phones and tablets, Android phones and tablets, iPhone, and iPad.
8 Help is available only in Simplified Chinese and English.
9 Comments on blogs cannot be added.
10 Organization community website is available, but public community-provided help is not available.
11 Access 2010 is not supported.
12 Sandboxed solutions cannot contain user code. They may only contain definition (.xml) files and resources that are processed by the server when they activate.
13 InfoPath Forms that contain user code (Sandbox) can only be consumed in InfoPath Rich Client.
14 Authenticated SharePoint Online users can access private site collections with faceted navigation.

The following table shows the SharePoint limits for each Office 365 Education plan.

 

Feature

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Storage1, 2

1 TB per organization plus 0.5 GB per license purchased3

1 TB per organization plus 0.5 GB per license purchased3

1 TB per organization plus 0.5 GB per license purchased3

Terms in store

200,000

200,000

200,000

Storage for site collections

Up to 25 TB per site collection or group4

Up to 25 TB per site collection or group4

Up to 25 TB per site collection or group4

Site collections per tenant

500,000 per organization5

500,000 per organization5

500,000 per organization5

File upload limit

15 GB

15 GB

15 GB

Number of users

1– 500,0006

1– 500,0006

1– 500,0006

NoteNote:

1 You can purchase an unlimited amount of additional SharePoint Online storage. See Change storage space for your subscription.
2 We recommend monitoring the Recycle Bin and emptying it regularly. The storage space it uses is part of the organization's total file storage limit.
3 When you have an Office 365 subscription and a SharePoint Online standalone plan, the storage amounts are added.
4 SharePoint Online administrators can set storage use limits for site collections and sites.
5 Not including the OneDrive for Business site collections created for each licensed user.
6 If you have more than 500,000 users, please contact a Microsoft representative.

The following table lists Skype for Business Online features that are available for each Office 365 Education plan.

NoteNote:
This table indicates client and service availability across Office 365 Education options. If you want to compare individual features among the various Skype for Business desktop clients, web clients, and mobile clients, see Skype for Business Online client comparison tables and Mobile Client comparison tables.

 

Feature

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Clients for Skype for Business Online

Skype for Business Full

No

Yes

Yes

Skype for Business Basic

Yes1

No

No

Lync 2013 Basic

Yes1

No

No

Skype for Business Windows Store app

Yes

Yes

Yes

Lync for Mac 2011

Yes

Yes

Yes

Skype for Business mobile clients

Yes

Yes

Yes

Skype for Business Web App

Yes

Yes

Yes

Instant Messaging, Presence, and Contacts

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

PC-to-PC IM and Presence

Yes

Yes

Yes

Multiparty IM and Presence

Yes

Yes

Yes

Contact Card Configuration

Yes

Yes

Yes

My Picture Configuration

Yes

Yes

Yes

My Picture: URL Photo Experience

No

No

No

Contact List Configuration

Yes

Yes

Yes

Unified Contact Store

Yes

Yes

Yes

Address Book Search

Yes

Yes

Yes

Distribution List Expansion

Yes

Yes

Yes

Persistent Chat

No

No

No

Photos of Sender/Receiver

Yes

Yes

Yes

Skype-to-Skype Audio, Video, and Media

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Desktop sharing over video-based screen sharing (VbSS)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Desktop and application sharing over Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)

Yes

Yes

Yes

File transfers

Yes

Yes

Yes

Video

Yes

Yes

Yes

Network Quality of Service (QoS) - Differentiated Services Code Point (DSCP)

No

No

No

Federation and Public IM Connectivity

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Office Communications Server 2007 R2 and Lync Server 2010 (IM, Presence, Audio, Video, Conferencing)

Yes

Yes

Yes

XMPP (used by Google Talk, for example) and Sametime federation

No

No

No

Skype federation

Yes

Yes

Yes

AOL and Yahoo! federation

No

No

No

Skype for Business Online Meetings

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Ad Hoc and Schedule Audio Conferencing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Ad Hoc and Schedule Video Conferencing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Active Speaker Video

Yes

Yes

Yes

H.264 Encoding and Decoding

Yes

Yes

Yes

Multiparty Video

Yes

Yes

Yes

High Definition Video or Pictures of All Attendees

Yes

Yes

Yes

Presenter Controls

Yes

Yes

Yes

Participant Selected View

Yes

Yes

Yes

OneNote Sharing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Ad Hoc and Schedule Web Conferencing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Skype for Business meeting dial-in via Audio Conferencing (first party)

No

No

Yes

Skype for Business meeting dial-in via Certified Audio Conferencing Provider (ACP)

Yes

Yes

Yes

PowerPoint Sharing

Yes

Yes

Yes

File Transfer

Yes

Yes

Yes

Whiteboard and Annotations

Yes

Yes

Yes

PowerPoint Upload

Yes

Yes

Yes

Polling

Yes

Yes

Yes

Client-Side Recording and Playback

Yes

Yes

Yes

Server-Side Recording and Playback

No

No

No

Meeting Lobby

Yes

Yes

Yes

Skype Meeting Broadcast

No

Yes

Yes

Guest Access to Skype Meetings with Skype for Business Web App

Yes

Yes

Yes

Schedule Skype for Business Meetings in Outlook

Yes

Yes

Yes

Schedule Skype for Business Meetings in Outlook on Behalf of Others (Delegation)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Schedule Skype for Business Meetings with Web Scheduler

Yes

Yes

Yes

Schedule Online Meetings in Outlook Web App

Yes

Yes

Yes

Outlook Delegation for Scheduling Meetings

Yes

Yes

Yes

Create public meetings with static meeting IDs from Outlook

No

No

No

Voice calling

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Auto attendants

No

No

Yes

Busy options

No

No

No

Branch office survivability

No

No

No

Call admission control

No

No

No

Call answer/initiate

Yes

Yes

Yes

Call delegation

No

No

Yes

Call forwarding and simultaneous ring

Yes

Yes

Yes

Call history

Yes

Yes

Yes

Call hold/retrieve

Yes

Yes

Yes

Call park

No

No

No

Call transfer (blind, consult, and mobile)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Caller ID

Yes

Yes

Yes

Call waiting

Yes

Yes

Yes

Camp-on

Yes

Yes

Yes

Clients for PC, Mac, and mobile

Yes

Yes

Yes

Device switching

Yes

Yes

Yes

Distinctive ringing

No

No

Yes

Do-not-disturb routing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Emergency calling - static location

No

No

Yes

Emergency calling - dynamic location

No

No

No

Enterprise calendar call routing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Extension dialing

No

No

No

Group call pickup

No

No

No

Hunt groups/call queues and treatment

No

No

Yes

Integrated dial-pad

No

No

Yes

Location-based routing

No

No

No

Music on hold

Yes

Yes

Yes

Outbound DID manipulation

No

No

No

Private line

No

No

No

Qualified IP desk phones

No

No

Yes

Shared line appearance

No

No

No

Skype and federated calling

Yes

Yes

Yes

Team calling

No

No

Yes

Video call monitor

Yes

Yes

Yes

Voicemail

No

No

Yes

Calling Plan (Domestic Calling Plan, with required add-on purchase)

No3

No3

Yes

Calling Plan (International Calling Plan, with required add-on purchase)

No3

No3

Yes

Consumption Credits

No

No

Yes

Skype for Business Voice

Yes

Yes

Yes

Security and Archiving

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

IM and Media Encryption

Yes

Yes

Yes

IM and File Filtering

No

No

No

Client Version Control

Yes

Yes

Yes

IM Content Archiving

No2

Yes

Yes

Conference Content Archiving

No2

Yes

Yes

Application Sharing, and Desktop Sharing Archiving

No

No

No

User Level Archiving Configuration

No2

Yes

Yes

Login Trace Files

Yes

Yes

Yes

Exchange and SharePoint Interoperability

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Presence Interoperability with Exchange Server

Yes

Yes

Yes

Presence Interoperability with Exchange Online

Yes

Yes

Yes

Unified Messaging interoperability with Exchange Server

No

No

No

Unified Messaging interoperability with Exchange Online

No

No

No

Outlook Web App interoperability

Yes

Yes

Yes

Archiving interoperability with Exchange Server

No

No

No

Archiving interoperability with Exchange Online

Yes

Yes

Yes

Skill Search with SharePoint Server

No

No

No

Skill Search with SharePoint Online

No

No

No

Skype for Business Online Administration and Management

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Microsoft Office 365 portal

Yes

Yes

Yes

Microsoft Office 365 admin center

Yes

Yes

Yes

Skype for Business admin center

Yes

Yes

Yes

Windows PowerShell

Yes

Yes

Yes

Skype for Business Online reporting in Office 365 admin center

Yes

Yes

Yes

NoteNote:
1 The Skype for Business (Lync) client is supported for use with these subscription options, but it is not included. Lync 2013 Basic is available for all customers. The Lync Basic desktop client is a locally installed application that provides presence, instant messaging, and conferencing features for Office 365 plans that include Skype for Business Online. Office 365 ProPlus, and Office 365 Education A3 include the full Skype for Business (Lync) application, which includes additional features such as advanced telephony support, archiving, and compliance features. A Skype for Business Online license must be assigned for each user. For more information on Lync Basic features, see Clients for Skype for Business Online
2 Archiving for Skype for Business Online depends on the Exchange In-Place Hold feature, which is not included in this plan.
3 You must assign an Exchange Online (Plan 2) plan to users who you want to have voice mail. An Exchange Online (Plan 1) plan can't be used for voice mail.

The limits in Skype for Business Online fall into the following categories:

NoteNote:
The limits applied to an Office 365 organization can differ depending on how long the organization has been enrolled in the service. When a limit is changed in the Microsoft data centers, it can take some time to apply the change to all existing customers.

  • File transfer limit   The maximum size of a file that can be transferred in a Skype for Business Online IM conversation. To learn which file types are blocked for file transfer, see the Microsoft Support article about sending and receiving files or attachments in Skype for Business Online.

  • Open tabbed conversations limit   The maximum number of conversation tabs that a Skype for Business user can have open at one time.

 

Feature

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

File transfer limit

No limit

No limit

No limit

Open tabbed conversations limit

50

50

No limit

  • File upload limit   The maximum size of files that can be uploaded to a Skype for Business meeting, including handouts and PowerPoint presentations.

  • Participants in a Skype for Business meeting   The maximum number of participants (including the presenter) who can join a single Skype for Business meeting.

  • Presenters in a Skype for Business meeting   The maximum number of presenters in a single Skype for Business meeting.

  • Skype for Business web app meeting participants   The maximum number of Skype for Business web app meeting participants who can join a meeting.

  • Skype for Business web app anonymous participants   The maximum number of Skype for Business web app meeting participants who can anonymously join a meeting.

  • Guests joining by phone   The maximum number of guests who can call in to a meeting.

 

Feature

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

File upload limit

500 MB

500 MB

500 MB

Participants in a Skype for Business meeting1

250

250

250

Presenters in a Skype for Business meeting

250

250

250

Skype for Business web app meeting participants

250

250

250

Skype for Business web app anonymous participants

250

250

250

Guests joining by phone

250

250

250

Individuals in a team-call group

25

25

25

NoteNote:
1 If the number of participants in a Skype for Business meeting exceeds 75 participants, then the participant list (presenters and attendees) in the meeting roster will be truncated so that an individual attendee sees only the presenters and the individual attendee’s own name. The full participant list remains visible to the presenters in the meeting. Also, Gallery View and IM errors are hidden from the attendees.

  • Meeting content retention period   The amount of time after the last person leaves a meeting that any uploaded meeting content is retained in Skype for Business before it is permanently deleted.

  • Meeting expiration period   The amount of time after a meeting has ended that users can access the meeting.

NoteNote:
Each person can have a maximum of 1000 conferences in the database at any time.

 

Feature

Office 365 Education A1

Office 365 Education A3

Office 365 Education A5

Meeting content retention: One-time meeting

15 days

15 days

15 days

Meeting content retention: Recurring meeting

15 days

15 days

15 days

Meeting content retention: Meet Now meeting

8 hours

8 hours

8 hours

Meeting expiration: One-time meeting

14 days

14 days

14 days

Meeting expiration: Recurring meeting

14 days

14 days

14 days

Meeting expiration: Meet Now meeting

8 hours

8 hours

8 hours

For information about minute limitations in Skype for Business Online Domestic and International Calling Plans, see Skype for Business Online PSTN services use terms.

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