How Microsoft 365 Works Together

Harrison_W
07.25.20 08:52 AM Comment(s)

I've had quite a few people be confused as to how their subscription works together and all that they get with a Microsoft 365 Subscription. Hopefully this can help to clarify how that works. 

Microsoft Teams

Collaboration Software (and Online)

  • Chat
  • Video Calling
  • Video Meetings (Public and Private)
  • Collaboration
  • File Sharing Based on Teams


Exchange Online

Online Email Platform

  • Security features
  • Lots of space
  • Works Online, Mobile, and Desktop


One Drive

Personal File Storage

  • Security features
  • Lots of space
  • Works Online, Mobile, and Desktop


File Syncing Software

  • Syncs Personal Files to Computer
  • Syncs SharePoint Files to Computer
  • Can Sync Desktop, Documents, and Photos Online
  • Great features


SharePoint

Enterprise File System

  • Syncs to Desktop (Through OneDrive Software)
  • Tons of Space
  • Great Features


Every User Gets

  • Exchange Online (Email)
  • OneDrive Personal Storage
  • Access to Specific Teams
    • Access Set at a “Per Team”
    • Controls Access to Specific Team SharePoint File Sites
      • Synced to desktop by OneDrive
    • Integrates with Exchange for calendar
    • Integrates with Exchange for Video Meetings
    • Integrates with OneNote Notebook
  • Access to a ton of additional apps (not mentioned here)