New Microsoft 365 Plans ( Education, Not for Profits and Firstline Workers )


Available from 1st October 2017

Office 365 Education will be renamed to A1 Plan is still Free! 

2 New Plans : A3 and A5

Discover the Microsoft 365 Education that’s right for you

Office 365 A1Microsoft 365 A3Microsoft 365 A5
Collaboration & LearningOffice Online: web-based document editing
Office client applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
Email and calendar, instant messenger (IM), persistent chat, Yammer
Files and content management: file storage, sharing, information discovery, Groups, Planner
Minecraft: Education Edition with Code Builder
Classroom ToolsMicrosoft Teams with classroom experiences, professional learning communities (PLC), and staff teams
OneNote Class Notebook, Sway
More inclusive classroomsLearning Tools, Accessibility Checker, Office Lens
Voice, video & meetingsSkype for Business
PSTN (public switched telephone network) Conferencing, Cloud PBX (private branch exchange)
ComplianceLegal Hold, eDiscovery search and export
Advanced eDiscovery, Customer Lockbox, Advanced Data Governance
Power BI Pro, MyAnalytics
Management & SecuritySchool Data Sync, Data Loss Prevention, Office 365 Rights Management
Office 365 A3: Advanced Security Management, Skype Meeting Broadcast
Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) A3: Intune for Education, Azure Active Directory P1, Azure Information Protection P1, Advanced Threat Analytics
Windows 10 Education A3: Windows Defender Antivirus, Device Guard
Advanced SecurityOffice 365 A5: Advanced Threat Prevention, Threat Intelligence
Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) A5: Azure Active Directory P2, Azure Information Protection P2, Cloud App Security
Windows 10 Education A5: Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection
Server & CAL BenefitsProductivity Server Licenses and Client Access Licenses (CALs) for Exchange, SharePoint, Skype for Business, etc.
Windows Server Client Access Licenses (CALs
System Center Configuration Manager CML
System Center Endpoint Protection

Not for Profits

Not much to say here per the link :

First Line Workers

First Line workers in the eyes of Microsoft are Employees that "serve as the first point of contact between an organization and its customers or products".

Mainly the industries are Retail, Manufacturing, Healthcare, and Government, however, are not enforced to just these

Features are Below and Cost is around 3 GBP per Month