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Office 365 vs. Outlook.com Premium – What Makes The Difference?


If you’re an avid user of Microsoft service packages, then you most likely understand the difference between Microsoft Office and Outlook. However, things are getting a bit muddy lately, and this has been pointed out by many people.

A brand new offer claims that Office 365 and Outlook.com Premium are basically supersets of each other, which doesn’t really sit well with us. So, is Outlook.com Premium the same with Office 365? Let’s find out.

Outlook.com Premium

So, what is Outlook.com Premium’s offer package according to the aforementioned ad? Well, let’s see:

  • 50 dollars per year, but it’s currently discounted at just 20 dollars per year
  • Personalized email address
  • Ad-free inbox
  • Option to share calendar with groups
  • Pass on benefits to four other users

Office 365

Let’s see what Office 365 has to offer according to its ad:

  • 100 dollars per year
  • Everything in Outlook.com Premium
  • Plus offline email access with Outlook 2016 for PC and Mac
  • Latest versions of Excel, PowerPoint and, of course, Word
  • 1TB worth of storage on OneDrive
  • Pass on benefits to four other users


So, the ad makes it pretty clear apparently. Office 365 offers Outlook with everything that Outlook.com Premium has to give, but it also comes with a wide array of additional Microsoft Office tools that are up to date and premium, just as you’d expect. But is the Outlook experience within Office 365 the same as the standalone one on Outlook.com Premium? We couldn’t say for sure.

Did you try it out both ways? Did you use Outlook on Office 365 and Outlook.com Premium? Let us know in the comment below. We’d love to hear it from the users that actually tried it out. We plan on doing a follow-up article soon, so your input will be more than welcome.