Microsoft 365 | Business

Microsoft 365 is the productivity cloud that brings together best-in-class Office apps with powerful cloud services, device management, and advanced security.


Share and manage content, knowledge, and applications to empower teamwork, quickly find information, and seamlessly collaborate across the organization.

Microsoft Teams

The hub for teamwork in Microsoft 365 Invite everyone you work with to chat, meet, call, and collaborate all in one place, no matter where you are.

Features and Benefits

The features listed in this topic are a collection of web-based tools that help you collaborate and communicate securely across many devices and multiple Office 365 services. These features help make new connections within your organization by unifying digital content creation, storage, and management with social tools for discovering and sharing information between users.

Microsoft Bookings

Microsoft Bookings is an online and mobile app for businesses that want to provide services to customers on an appointment basis. Examples of such businesses include hair salons, dental offices, spas, law firms, financial services providers, consultants, healthcare practitioners, educational institutions and auto shops. Microsoft Bookings is available to customers in the U.S. and Canada who have an Microsoft 365 for business subscription.

For more information about Microsoft Bookings, go to Publish your business calendar online with Microsoft Bookings.

Microsoft Briefing email

The Briefing email helps users make the most of each day by helping them:
Prepare for meetings by showing related tasks or relevant documents.
Manage tasks identified from email that might be pending.
Make the most of focus time by booking time on the calendar and muting notifications.

Briefing email is provided automatically to all users of Exchange Online. To learn more, see the Briefing email overview.

Microsoft Power Automate

Microsoft Power Automate allows you to automate workflows across applications. You can use Flow to connect email and IM alerts, synchronize files between applications, copy files from one service to another, collect data from one app and store it in another, and more. Templates are available to get you started. To learn more about Flow capabilities and how to use them, go to the Power Automate website.

Microsoft Forms

Microsoft Forms allows you to quickly and easily create custom quizzes, surveys, questionnaires, registrations, and more. When you create a quiz or form, you can invite others to respond to it using any web browser, even on mobile devices. As results are submitted, you can use built-in analytics to evaluate responses. Forms data, such as quiz results, can be easily exported to Excel for additional analysis or grading. To learn more, see What is Microsoft Forms?.

Microsoft Graph API

Use the Microsoft Graph API to quickly build apps that connect to a wealth of resources, relationships, and intelligence, all through a single endpoint: For example, you can build custom dashboards, workflows, and apps that retrieve data for your organization. For more information, see the Microsoft Graph documentation.

Microsoft MyAnalytics

MyAnalytics provides insights into two of the key factors in your personal productivity: how you spend your time and who you spend it with. MyAnalytics takes a look at your everyday work patterns, finds areas that could benefit from your attention, and provides you with the tools to achieve more thoughtful use of your time. Learn more at Microsoft MyAnalytics and Microsoft MyAnalytics for admins.

Microsoft Planner

Microsoft Planner is a tool that gives users a visual way to organize teamwork. Teams can create new plans, organize and assign tasks, share files, chat about what they’re working on, set due dates, and update status. Microsoft Planner also offers the ability to associate documents with specific tasks, edit them together, and have conversations around tasks. To learn more, see Introducing Microsoft Planner. Planner is not yet available in Office 365 Germany.

Microsoft PowerApps

Microsoft PowerApps is an enterprise service that helps you quickly build, integrate, and share apps that work on any device. PowerApps lets you use built-in connections or those built by your company to connect your app to cloud and on-premises services, including Microsoft 365 and Office 365, Dynamics CRM, OneDrive, SharePoint, SQL Server, Oracle databases, and more. You can easily share your PowerApps with coworkers by simply typing an email address. To learn more, go to the Microsoft PowerApps website.

Microsoft Project for the web

Project for the web is the most recent Microsoft offering for cloud-based work and project management. Project for the web provides simple, powerful work management capabilities to meet most needs and roles. Project managers and team members can use Project for the web to plan and manage work of any size. To learn more, go to the Microsoft Project website.

Microsoft StaffHub

Microsoft StaffHub is a cloud-based application that lets workers and their managers use their mobile devices to manage schedules and keep in touch. Employees can use StaffHub to request time off, trade shifts, and communicate with other employees. Employees can also send messages directly to each other or to the entire team. Managers can use StaffHub to send messages, create schedules, and send team news or company announcements. To learn more about StaffHub, go to the Microsoft StaffHub website and the Microsoft 365 Team blog.

Microsoft Stream

Microsoft Stream is an enterprise video service that people in your organization can use to upload, view, and share videos securely. You can share recordings of classes, meetings, presentations, training sessions, or other videos that aid your team’s collaboration. Microsoft Stream also makes it easy to share comments on a video and tag time codes in comments and descriptions to refer to specific points in a video.

Microsoft Sway

Microsoft Sway is a professional digital storytelling app for business that helps you and your colleagues express ideas using an interactive, web-based canvas. Microsoft Sway’s built-in design engine helps you produce professional, visually-appealing reports, presentations, and more without the need for extensive formatting or additional training. You can also modify the results to get the unique look and feel you want. Microsoft Sway makes your creation look great in any browser on any screen, and it can be shared with colleagues and customers by simply sending a link. Microsoft Sway helps you find and pull together all sorts of content without leaving the app, so you can drag and drop your images, text, videos, and charts right on to your canvas. To learn more, see Sway. Microsoft Sway is not yet available in Office 365 Germany.

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a chat-centered workspace that helps team members achieve more together. Microsoft Teams serves as a hub for teamwork, providing instant access to chat conversations, content, and tools into a single workspace. SharePoint and OneNote are built in, and team members can work on Office documents right within the app. Aside from chats, Microsoft Teams also supports video calls and meetings to let teams meet live, whether on demand, or scheduled. Team members can easily collaborate with multiple teams and search across people, chats, and files anytime. Microsoft Teams works across Windows, Mac, web, Android, and iOS platforms. To learn more, see Microsoft Teams service description and Microsoft Teams Online Help. Teams is not yet available in Office 365 Germany.

Office Delve

Office Delve lets users search for and discover content across Microsoft 365 based on personalized insights. Delve is the first experience to be powered by Office Graph. To learn more about Office Delve, go to What is Office Delve?.

Microsoft 365 Groups

Groups in Microsoft 365 connects users with the colleagues, information and applications they need to get more done together. Groups are open by default to enhance discoverability and sharing, but users can also create private groups for sensitive content. To learn more about groups, see Groups in Microsoft 365. For information about group limits, see “How do I manage my groups” in Learn about Microsoft 365 groups.

Office 365 Video

Office 365 Video is a secure, company-wide destination where you can upload, share and discover videos across your devices—powered by Microsoft Azure Media Services. Office 365 Video can help keep viewers engaged and informed, to communicate ideas broadly, and for organizations to be in unison. To learn more, see Introducing Office 365 Video.

OneNote Class Notebook

Class Notebook is part of OneNote and is available for Office 365 Education and Office 365 E5 Education. Each notebook includes a Content Library for teachers to share course content, a Collaboration Space where teachers and students can work together, and a private notebook for each student. After a Class Notebook is created, teachers and students can use the OneNote app to access it from any device.

Microsoft Kaizala

Microsoft Kaizala is a simple and secure mobile work management app, bringing unique capabilities to Microsoft 365, with its ability to connect and engage people both inside and outside of an organization’s directory – including contract workers, vendors, partners, suppliers, customers, and citizens – using large and flexible group types. Kaizala’s open directory model enables phone number-based identity for easy onboarding, and a simple user experience for messaging and work management. The Kaizala mobile app lets users send instant messages and attachments such as pictures, documents, videos, audios and more as well as use action cards for surveys, polls, job assignments, announcements, trainings and more. Kaizala works on iPhone and Android. To learn more, go to the Kaizala website.

Collaborate better to get more done

Bring your ideas to life and create your best work with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more. Build a hub for teamwork that brings together all your team’s chats, meetings, files, and apps Connect with customers more effectively with new apps like Bookings.

Built for mobility

Access your work securely from almost anywhere. No Wi-Fi? No problem. You can work offline and sync later. Available on Windows, iOS, Android, Mac and via web browsers.

Intelligent security

Safeguard company data across PCs, phones and tablets. Help protect against phishing and security threats. Stay secure with the latest versions of Microsoft 365 and Windows 10.

Simplified for business

Easy employee setup and deployment. Manage users and devices with a single dashboard. Single login for all services and devices.

Collaborate better

Create with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more. Connect with customers, co-workers and suppliers. Unite teams and resources, all in one place. Meet Cortana, your digital personal assistant.

Simplified for business

Easy employee setup and deployment. Manage users and devices with a single dashboard. Single login for all services and devices.