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Office 365: Minimum Edition Requirements to support all Pro features

 

Okay, let's assume we have a brand new, greenfield company that want to run Power BI Pro.  They do not have (nor need) Office 365 but they do require all the Power BI Pro features, specifically (but not limited to) the 'Groups' functionality.

 

What's the minimum edition of Office 365 they need to purchase to support this scenario?  If they buy Power BI Pro (for their organisation, not Individual) on it's own - will they have access to the Group functionality and other Pro features for the list price or will they need to pay an additional fee for Office 365 (or Sharepoint Online a-la-cart)?

 

Understanding the overall cost associated with this approach is the key here - is it just a Power BI Pro licence or a Power BI Pro plus an Office 365 licence to support all of the Pro functionality?  If that latter, which minium (read cheapest) Office 365 Edition is the one I need??

 

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Re: Office 365: Minimum Edition Requirements to support all Pro features

From: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Learn-about-Office-365-groups-b565caa1-5c40-40ef-9915-60fdb...

 

What do I need to use groups?

Any Office 365 subscription that has Exchange Online and SharePoint Online will support groups. That includes the Business Essentials and Business Premium plans, and the Enterprise E1, E3 and E5 plans.

If you have an Exchange-only plan you can still get the shared Inbox and shared Calendar features of groups in Outlook but you won’t get the document library, Planner or any of the other capabilities. If you want to use advanced security or compliance features for the shared mailbox created with a group, you need to assign an Exchange Online Plan 1 with Exchange Online Archiving or Exchange Online Plan 2 license to the mailbox.

If you have a Yammer-only plan you will still have the conversations feed in the Yammer group but you won't get the document library, Planner, or any of the other capabilities.

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Re: Office 365: Minimum Edition Requirements to support all Pro features

From: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Learn-about-Office-365-groups-b565caa1-5c40-40ef-9915-60fdb...

 

What do I need to use groups?

Any Office 365 subscription that has Exchange Online and SharePoint Online will support groups. That includes the Business Essentials and Business Premium plans, and the Enterprise E1, E3 and E5 plans.

If you have an Exchange-only plan you can still get the shared Inbox and shared Calendar features of groups in Outlook but you won’t get the document library, Planner or any of the other capabilities. If you want to use advanced security or compliance features for the shared mailbox created with a group, you need to assign an Exchange Online Plan 1 with Exchange Online Archiving or Exchange Online Plan 2 license to the mailbox.

If you have a Yammer-only plan you will still have the conversations feed in the Yammer group but you won't get the document library, Planner, or any of the other capabilities.

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Re: Office 365: Minimum Edition Requirements to support all Pro features

That's great - thank you.