Help Me Choose: Microsoft 365 and Office 2021

Microsoft Office

Microsoft now offers the option of purchasing a single copy of Office 2021 or an annual Microsoft 365 subscription which gives you the most up-to-date version as soon as it's available.

Microsoft 365 and Office 2021 options for Personal Use

Features Microsoft 365 Personal Microsoft 365 Family Microsoft Office Home & Student 2021 Microsoft Office Home & Business 2021 Microsoft Office Professional 2021
Type Subscription Subscription One-time purchase One-time purchase One-time purchase
Access Multiple devices (PC, phones, tablets) Multiple devices (PC, phones, tablets) One PC only One PC only One PC only
Number of users 1 Up to 6 1 1 1
Word
Excel
PowerPoint
Outlook
Access + Publisher
OneNote
Teams Basic Basic Basic
Cloud Storage 1TB per user 1TB per user N/A N/A N/A
Supported OS Windows, iOS, and Android Windows, iOS, and Android Windows 10 or 11 Windows 10 or 11 Windows 10 or 11
Product Updates

Microsoft 365 and Office 2021 options for Business Use

Features Microsoft 365 Apps for business Microsoft 365 Business Standard Microsoft 365 Business Premium Microsoft Office Home & Business 2021 Microsoft Office Professional 2021
Type Annual or monthly auto-renewed subscription Annual or monthly auto-renewed subscription Annual or monthly auto-renewed subscription One-time download One-time download
Access Multiple devices (PC, phones, tablets) Multiple devices (PC, phones, tablets) Multiple devices (PC, phones, tablets) On PC system only On PC system only
Number of users Up to 300 Up to 300 Up to 300 1 1
Word
Excel
PowerPoint
Outlook
Access + Publisher
Teams Not included, but available to download Enhanced Enhanced Basic Basic
Sharepoint
Exchange
Cloud Storage 1TB per user 1TB per user 1TB per user N/A N/A
Supported OS Windows, iOS, and Android Windows, iOS, and Android Windows, iOS, and Android Windows 10 or 11 for PC Windows 10 or 11 for PC
Product Updates
N/A N/A
Product Support
N/A N/A
Security Intune & Azure Information Protection

FAQ

With Microsoft 365 from Dell, you benefit from Dell’s expertise to transition your office to the cloud worry free. Microsoft 365 from Dell features activation, onboarding and email migration services, plus 24/7 administrator and end-user support delivered by a team dedicated to Microsoft 365. It’s a world-class cloud experience for a low fee that allows you to spend your time managing your business instead of managing your technology.

Dell specialists can assist with email configuration and migration including (where applicable) Outlook, directory synchronization, mobile device connections, and SSO setup.


Yes. Each Microsoft Cloud Account can have any mix of plans or subscriptions to meet your individual user needs. Keep in mind that the “Business” plans have a 300 seat maximum per subscription offer.

No problem! Dell can assist you to add subscriptions on your already existing Microsoft Cloud Account with no data migration required. We have a comprehensive portfolio of offers, some of which do not include email migration assistance. However, you would still be able to benefit from our 24 x 7 Admin and End User ongoing support.

No, Dell is partnering with Microsoft to provide the world-class support as well as life-cycle and billing management of your Microsoft 365 subscriptions. Your data is still completely supported and backed by Microsoft 365. See the Microsoft Trust Center for additional details around security, privacy, compliance, and transparency.

We have created a flexible billing offering that allows you to be billed for subscriptions on a monthly or annual basis, which include a hassle free auto-renewal.