Office 365 E3
Office 365 E3 is a cloud-based suite of productivity apps and services with information protection and compliance capabilities included.
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Office 365 E3 includes
Benefits unique to Office 365 E3 and Office 365 E5
OneDrive for Business
Additional compliance capabilities
Azure Information Protection
Shared Office 365 features
Office 365 apps
Office 365 mobile apps
Office 365 Groups
Skype for Business Online
Microsoft To Do
Group policy support, Office telemetry, roaming settings
On-premises Active Directory sync for single sign-on (SSO)
CDS Project Oakdale
Multilingual user interface for Office 365 apps
Office apps for the web
Microsoft Kaizala Pro
Microsoft Graph API
Shared computer activation
|Required Processor||Windows: 1.6 gigahertz (GHz) or faster, 2-core macOS: Intel processor|
|Required Operating System||Windows: Windows 10 SAC, Windows 10 LTSB 2016, Windows 10 LTSB 2015, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2008 R2. Please note Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise will not be supported on Windows 10 LTSC 2019 at release. Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise will not be supported on any Windows 10 LTSC/LTSB version or on Windows Server 2012 R2 or older after January 2020. Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise will be supported on Windows Server 2016 through October 2025. macOS: Office for Mac is supported on the three most recent versions of macOS. When a new version of macOS is released, the Office for Mac Operating System requirement becomes the then-current three most recent versions: the new version of macOS and the previous versions. Product functionality and feature availability may vary on older systems. For the best experience, use the latest version of any operating system specified above.|
|Required Memory||Windows: 4GB RAM; 2 GB RAM (32-bit) macOS: 4 GB RAM|
|Required Hard Disk Space||Windows: 4.0 GB of available disk space macOS: 10 GB of available disk space. HFS+ hard disk format (also known as macOS Extended or APFS)|
|Required Display||Windows: 1280 x 768 screen resolution macOS: 1280 x 800 screen resolution|
|Graphics||Windows: Graphics hardware acceleration requires DirectX 9 or later, with WDDM 2.0 or higher for Windows 10 (or WDDM 1.3 or higher for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update). Skype for Business requires DirectX 9 or later, 128 MB graphics memory, and 32 bits per pixel capable format. macOS: No graphics requirements|
|Multi-touch||A touch-enabled device is required to use any multi-touch functionality. But, all features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. Note that touch features are optimized for use with Windows 10 or Windows 8.1.|
|Additional system requirements||Product functionality and graphics may vary based on your system configuration. Some features may require additional or advanced hardware or server connectivity. Microsoft account and/or organizational account is required for licensing and to access services. Internet functionality requires an internet connection.|
Frequently asked questions
You can pay with all major credit cards, and your subscription amount will appear on your credit card statement. You also have the option to receive an invoice and, depending on your choice of services, you will be billed monthly or annually. You receive an email message when your invoice is ready to be viewed and, if a purchase order (PO) number is entered when you buy your subscription, that number is included in your invoice.
Annual commitment payment is available for Office 365 Enterprise plans. With annual commitment, you sign up for a one-year subscription, but you can choose to pay month to month or pay for the entire year at the time you sign up.
Yes, discounts are available for Office 365 enterprise agreement customers (typically 250+ licenses) who want to purchase through volume licensing. A Microsoft expert can help you explore the purchasing options for large enterprises and help you determine which is best for you. Learn more about volume licensing. Find a Microsoft expert.
You can cancel your subscription at any time. For annual commitment subscriptions, such as Office 365 E3, there is a penalty for canceling before the end of your contract. Read the complete Microsoft Online Subscription Agreement.
Your data is yours. If you decide to cancel your Office 365 subscription, you can download your data—for example, your email and documents on team sites—and save it to another location. You should save your data before you cancel. After you cancel your subscription, data associated with your Office 365 account will be available to your administrator(s) in a limited function account for 90 days.
Yes. If you need to upgrade, you can transition your account to a different plan. For example, you can upgrade from a Microsoft 365 Apps for business plan to an Office 365 Enterprise plan.
In most cases, you can use the Switch plans wizard in your Admin center to upgrade your plan. If your subscription has more than 300 users or if you used a prepaid card to purchase your plan, the Switch plans wizard is not available. Plans that are not eligible for the Switch plans wizard can be upgraded manually. Learn more about upgrading Office 365 plans.
Yes, you can mix and match Office 365 plans. Please note that there are some license limitations at the plan level. The Microsoft 365 Apps for business, Microsoft 365 Business Basic, and Microsoft 365 Business Standard plans each have a limit of 300 users, while the Enterprise plans are for an unlimited number of users. For example, you can purchase 300 Microsoft 365 Business Standard seats, 300 Microsoft 365 Business Basic seats, and 500 Enterprise E3 seats on a single tenant.
Yes. If you purchase an Office 365 subscription with the same number of user accounts you created by the end of your free trial, the information and configuration for these users’ accounts will remain intact. Once your free trial expires, you won’t be able to continue using Office 365 for free. You will have an additional 30 days to purchase Office 365 before your account information is erased. Once your trial account information has been erased, it cannot be retrieved.
Microsoft experts are trained IT and development companies that can help you move to Office 365 or develop custom solutions for your business. You can find a listing of all of our Microsoft experts in Microsoft Pinpoint.
You can add the domain name you own to Office 365 to create domain-based email addresses. Find your domain registrar or DNS hosting provider. Compare domain management in Office 365 subscriptions.
Internet access is required to install and activate all Office 365 plans and to manage your subscription account. Internet connectivity is also required to access Office 365 cloud productivity services, including email, conferencing, IT management, and other services.
Many Office 365 plans also include the desktop version of Office, for example, Microsoft 365 Business Standard and Office 365 E3. One of the benefits of having the desktop version of Office applications is that you can work offline and have the confidence that the next time you connect to the Internet all your work will automatically sync, so you never have to worry about your documents being up to date. Your desktop version of Office is also automatically kept up to date and upgraded when you connect to the Internet, so you always have the latest tools to help you work. Compare Office 365 plans.
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E3 5User Global Admin Own DomainAnnually
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