Office 365 operated by 21Vianet

Office 365 operated by 21Vianet is designed to meet the needs for secure, reliable, and scalable cloud services in China. This service is powered by technology that Microsoft has licensed to 21Vianet.

Note

The Office 365 operated by 21Vianet version of Office 365 is specific to China.

Microsoft does not operate the service itself. 21Vianet operates, provides, and manages delivery of the service. 21Vianet is the largest carrier-neutral internet data center services provider in China, providing hosting, managed network services, and cloud computing infrastructure services. By licensing Microsoft technologies, 21Vianet operates local Office 365 data centers to provide the ability to use Office 365 services while keeping data within China. 21Vianet also provides subscription and billing services, as well as support.

Note

These services are subject to Chinese laws.

Due to the unique nature of the China services-operated by a partner from data centers inside China-there are some features that have not yet been enabled. Customers will see the services come closer to full feature parity over time. See the service description footnotes for differences.

Service availability within each plan

Each Office 365 plan operated by 21Vianet includes a number of individual services, such as Exchange Online and SharePoint Online. The following table shows the services that are available in each Office 365 plan.

Note

The Office 365 operated by 21Vianet version of Office 365 is specific to China.

Service Microsoft 365 Business Basic operated by 21Vianet Microsoft 365 Apps for business operated by 21Vianet Microsoft 365 Business Standard operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E3 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise F3 operated by 21Vianet
Office 365 platform1, OneDrive for Business, Microsoft 365 for the web, Project Online2, Visio for the web3 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business Online Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Office 365 ProPlus No No No No Yes No
Power BI No No No No No No
Yammer Enterprise No No No No No No
Azure Information Protection (AIP) No No No No Yes4 No

1 Includes features such as Office 365 administration, Office 365 suite apps, user account management, domains, service health and continuity, reporting, service updates, help and training, networking, and so on. For more information, see the Platform features table.
2 Project Online is not included, but can be purchased as a separate add-on service or added for free to the Office 365 A1 plan.
3 Visio for the web consumption (view capability) is available for free. Visio for the web create and edit capabilities require a license. For more information about Visio for the web, see the Visio for the web service description.
4 AIP is partially supported in Office 365 operated by 21Vianet. For more information, see Parity between Azure Information Protection for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet and commercial offerings.

Feature availability

The following table lists the major Office 365 operated by 21Vianet features available across plans (certain caveats apply, see the footnotes for further information -- this table may change without notice). For a higher-level overview of differences, see Learn about Office 365 operated by 21Vianet.

Due to the unique nature of the China services-operated by a partner from data centers inside China-there are some features that have not yet been enabled. Customers will see the services come closer to full feature parity over time. See the service description footnotes for differences. 

Microsoft Purview Compliance Portal availability in Office 365 operated by 21Vianet

Microsoft Purview Compliance Portal provides easy access to the tools you need to manage your organization's compliance needs. The following solutions are available in Compliance Portal for plans operated by 21Vianet:

Features Microsoft 365 Business Basic operated by 21Vianet Microsoft 365 Apps for business operated by 21Vianet Microsoft 365 Business Standard operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E3 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise F3 operated by 21Vianet
Microsoft Purview Audit (Standard)2 Yes N/A Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Purview Data Lifecycle Management Yes N/A Yes Yes Yes No
Archiving Yes N/A Yes Yes Yes No
Content Search, eDiscovery cases No N/A No Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention (DLP) for Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and OneDrive for Business No N/A Yes No Yes No
eDiscovery export, eDiscovery holds (including query-based eDiscovery holds), Microsoft Purview Message Encryption (Basic) No N/A No No Yes No
Manual sensitivity labels No N/A No Yes Yes No
Alert policies No N/A No No1 No1 No1

1 Availability forthcoming.
2 Auditing with data from Azure Active Directory, Exchange, data loss prevention (DLP), SharePoint, Power Apps, EOPCmdlet audit for eDiscovery, Sensitivity label, and Power BI.

Note

  • Sensitivity labels to protect content in SharePoint sites, Microsoft 365 groups, and Microsoft Teams are not supported at this time.
  • Sensitivity labels to classify and protect documents and emails with Office on the web are not supported at this time.

Platform features

The following table lists all platform features for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet.

Note

The Office 365 operated by 21Vianet version of Office 365 is specific to China.

Feature Microsoft 365 Business Basic operated by 21Vianet Microsoft 365 Apps for business operated by 21Vianet Microsoft 365 Business Standard operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E3 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise F3 operated by 21Vianet
Office 365 administration
Administer Office 365 by using the Microsoft 365 admin center or Windows PowerShell, Manual translation of Message Center posts via machine translation Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Protect content by using AIP No No No No No No
Office 365 suite features
Microsoft Power Automate, Microsoft PowerApps Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Bookings, Microsoft Briefing email No No Yes No No No
Office 365 Groups Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Office 365 Video (retired) No No No Yes Yes Yes2
Microsoft Forms, Microsoft MyAnalytics, Microsoft Planner, Microsoft StaffHub (retired), Microsoft Stream, Microsoft Sway, Microsoft Teams, Office Delve, OneNote Class Notebook No No No No No No
User account management
Cloud identity, Federated identity, Multi-factor authentication14, Bulk upload using .csv files, Directory Sync tool, Exchange simple (cutover) migration, Delete accounts and reset user passwords from Office 365 or by using Windows PowerShell3, Manage security groups from Office 365, Multiple administrator roles available, Azure Active Directory services Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Manage licenses Yes6 Yes6 Yes6 Yes6, 7 Yes6, 7 Yes6, 7
Users can change their own passwords, Allow a partner to administer Office 365 for you, Office 365 desktop setup No No No No No No
Domains
Add custom 2nd-level domains, like fourthcoffee.com Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Add custom 3rd-level domains, like marketing.fourthcoffee.com Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Add up to 900 custom domains Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
DNS records managed by Office 365 (full redelegation) Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
DNS records managed at your DNS hosting provider (partial redelegation) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Use name.partner.onmschina.cn domain or a custom domain name for email addresses and Skype for Business Online Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Use name-public.sharepoint.cn or a custom domain name for your SharePoint Online Public Website 5, 11 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Use name.sharepoint.cn for your team site Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Use a custom domain name for your team site No No No No No No
Host a public website with a different provider Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Use a different provider for email and IM Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Host multiple SharePoint Online Public Websites with custom domain names5 No No No No No No
Domain ownership verification required for custom domains Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Automated domain purchase and domain verification available for domains purchased through Go Daddy No No No No No No
Service health and continuity
Status information available on the Service health or Service status page, Status of individual alerts available on the Microsoft 365 admin center dashboard, Service health RSS feed Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Reports
Active and inactive mailboxes, New and deleted mailboxes, New and deleted groups, Mailbox usage, Types of mailbox connections, Sent and received mail Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Top senders and recipients, Spam detections, Malware detections, Top malware for mail, Rule matches for mail, Top rule matches for mail, Top data loss prevention (DLP) policy matches for mail, Data loss prevention (DLP) policy matches by severity for mail, Data loss prevention (DLP) policy matches, overrides, and false positives for mail, Top data loss prevention (DLP) rule matches for mail No No No No No No
IM and audio sessions, Application sharing, web, and dial-in conferences, Video, application sharing, and file transfer sessions, IM and audio/video conferences, Downloadable mail protection reports Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Browser used Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Operating system used Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Create your own reports using Microsoft 365 reporting web services Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Service updates
Regular updates provided to all customers Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Notifications sent to Message Center when action is required, an issue is resolved, features are deployed, or your service changes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Roadmap.office.com for some service updates No No No No No No
Option to turn on Targeted release No -- No No No No
Help and training
Online help Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Community No No No No No No
Other self-help resources12 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Self-paced training Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Networking
IPv4 protocol Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
IPv6 protocol No No No No No No
Trust
Privacy, security, and transparency Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Advanced Data Governance No No No No No No
Advanced Security Management No No No No No No
Advanced Threat Protection No No No No No No
Microsoft Purview Customer Lockbox No No No No No No
Microsoft Purview eDiscovery (Premium) No No No No No No
Microsoft Purview Audit (Standard)17 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Purview Audit (Premium)17 No No No No No No
Secure Score4 No No No No No No
Threat Intelligence No No No No No No
Data lifecycle management – Retention Policies Yes16 Yes16 Yes16 Yes16 Yes16 Yes
Data lifecycle management (excluding Retention Policies) No No No No No No
Compliance
SAS 70 / SSAE16 Assessments No No No No No No
ISO 27001 certified Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
EU Model Clauses No No No No No No
EU Safe Harbor No No No No No No
HIPAA-Business Associate Agreement No No No No No No
FISMA Authority to Operate No No No No No No
Microsoft Data Processing Agreement No No No No No No
PCI-governed PAN data No No No No No No
Service continuity
BlackBerry
Use BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Partners
Create trial invitations and purchase orders for a customer who is using the specified plan Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Provide delegated administration No No No No No No
Service Level Agreement9 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Product use rights10 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

1 Office 365 and Office 365 operated by 21Vianet do not provide support for any operating system that is not supported by its manufacturer.
2 In Office 365 Enterprise F3 operated by 21Vianet, Office 365 Video (retired) is limited to viewing only (no publishing or sharing).
3 If you are using directory synchronization with a local Active Directory, you must delete accounts or change passwords by using the local Active Directory, rather than the Office 365 portal or by using the Azure Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell.
4 Not yet available in Office 365 operated by 21Vianet, but coming soon.
5 You can have only one public website with Office 365 unless you've upgraded from an earlier version of Office 365. In that case, you have two public websites, but only one of them can be hosted with a custom domain name. For more information about working with the two websites for business subscriptions, see Work with your two Office 365 public websites. If you have a different subscription, learn more about public websites at public website help for Office 365.
6 Reducing seats that were purchased with a term discount may be subject to an early termination fee. This is not applicable for subscriptions paid on a monthly basis.
7 Office 365 Education plans do not support license seat changes from the Microsoft 365 admin center.
8 Microsoft Sway is not currently available for customers in certain geographies. Some legacy Office 365 plans that are no longer in market as of August 2015 may also not have access to Microsoft Sway.
9 For Office 365 operated by 21Vianet, see the Service Level Agreement here.
10 For Office 365 operated by 21Vianet, see 21Vianet's Online Services Standard Agreement for Office 365.
11 China Internet compliance policy requires that you get an Internet Content Provider (ICP) number for a public website. For more information, see the corresponding ICP topic.
12 Some content may not apply to Office 365 operated by 21Vianet.
13 Diminished experience. If your organization is dependent upon Internet Explorer 8 or Internet Explorer 9 to access older web apps and services, you may want to consider upgrading to Internet Explorer 11 and evaluating Enterprise Mode for Internet Explorer 11. This update helps provide better backward compatibility for legacy web apps.
14 Multi-factor authentication is not currently supported in Outlook mobile (iOS and Android).
15 OneNote Class Notebook is available via 21Vianet, but the OneNote Class Notebook toolbar is not available for Windows 10 apps, iPad, or OneNote for the web.
16 Office 365 operated by 21Vianet only supports Retention policies. Retention labels or Retention policies for Yammer and Teams locations are not supported. For more information, see Get started with retention policies.
17 Audit in Microsoft 365 provides organizations with visibility into many types of audited activities across different services in Microsoft 365. Use the Microsoft 365 guidance for security & compliance audit log search to view user and administrator activity in your organization. You can also use the Office 365 Management Activity API to retrieve events from the unified audit log. When an audited activity is performed by a user or admin, an audit record is generated and stored in the audit log for the customer organization. The length of time that an audit record is retained (and searchable in the audit log) depends on the customer's Office 365 or Microsoft 365 Enterprise subscription and the type of the license assigned to specific users.

Office 365 application features

The following table shows the Office 365 application features that are available in the Office 365 operated by 21Vianet plans.

Note

The Office 365 operated by 21Vianet version of Office 365 is specific to China.

Feature Office Professional Plus 2013 operated by 21Vianet Office Professional Plus 2016 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 ProPlus operated by 21Vianet Microsoft 365 Apps for business operated by 21Vianet Microsoft 365 Business Basic operated by 21Vianet Microsoft 365 Business Standard operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E3 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise F3 operated by 21Vianet
Office applications
Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft OneNote, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Access Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No
Microsoft Visio Pro10, Skype for Business Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft InfoPath No No No No No No No No No
Windows 10 Apps Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Office for Mac for Office 365 No Yes No No No Yes No Yes No
Microsoft Office app for Android, Microsoft Office app for iOS, Office Mobile for iPad/iPhone, Microsoft Outlook, Office Mobile for Android15 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Office Mobile for Windows Phone, Office Mobile for Windows Phone No Yes No No No Yes No Yes No
Outlook for Android No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No
Enterprise value
5 installs per user on PC or Mac No Yes Yes6 Yes6 No Yes No Yes No
Automated user account provisioning N/A Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multilingual user interface Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes No
Client push deployment Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
Client support for on-premises Exchange, Client support for on-premises SharePoint, Control of software updates Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No
Database Compare, Desktop virtualization, Excel Spreadsheet Compare, Excel Spreadsheet Inquire, Exchange Online and SharePoint Online Archiving and Compliance, Group Policy support Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes No
Information Rights Management (IRM) using AIP11 No No No No No No No Yes No
Information Rights Management (IRM) using Windows Server AD RMS2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Office add-in, ActiveX, and BHO support Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes No
OneNote client access to notebooks on SharePoint Server, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, and Office 365 No Yes No No No Yes No Yes No
Office Lens No No No No No No No No No
Office Telemetry Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes No
Offline support for client applications Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
Optimized side-by-side client installation No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
3D Maps(Power Map for Excel) No No No No No No No No No
Power Pivot for Excel, Power Query for Excel No No No No No No No Yes No
Roaming settings Yes Yes No No No No No No No
Shared computer activation No No No No No No No Yes No
Support for blocking cloud-based file storage Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes No
Version upgrades No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No
Volume activation (KMS/MAK) Yes Yes No8 No No No No No No

1 Archiving and compliance features are supported with this version of Office, but the Exchange Online and SharePoint Online plans are not included and must be purchased separately or used with supported on-premises server equivalents.
2 Windows Server AD RMS is an on-premises server that must be purchased and managed separately in order to enable the supported IRM features.
4 Skype for Business Basic is available for all customers. The Skype for Business desktop client is a locally installed application that provides presence, instant messaging, and conferencing features for Office 365 plans that include Skype for Business Online. Office 365 ProPlus, and Office 365 Enterprise E3 include the full Skype application, which includes additional features including advanced telephony support, archiving, and compliance features. A Skype for Business Online license must be assigned for each user. For more information on Lync Basic features, see Desktop client comparison tables.
5 Some schools are eligible for Education Plus, which includes Office 365 ProPlus, and allows students, faculty, and staff to install the latest version of Office on up to five PC or Mac computers and on other mobile devices, including Windows tablets and the iPad. Schools qualify for Office 365 Education Plus when they license Office institution-wide for faculty and staff through Enrollment for Education Solutions, Open Value Subscription Education Solutions, or a school contract. Note that Access and Publisher are available on PCs only. OneNote for Mac is available as a separate download from the Mac App Store.
6 Office 2011 for Mac can be installed, but not activated.
7 Office 365 ProPlus is supported on user-dedicated virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). Office 365 ProPlus only supports Remote Desktop Services (RDS) when purchased through a Volume Licensing Program.
8 Volume activation for Office 365 Enterprise E3 and Office 365 ProPlus are limited to installations on Windows Server 2008 R2 and newer with the RDS role enabled or Windows To Go installations. In either case, users accessing these installations need to be licensed users of Office 365 Enterprise E3 or Office 365 ProPlus.
9 Access is currently available if you're on Current Channel or on Targeted release for Deferred Channel. If you're on Deferred Channel, Access will be available in June 2017. For more information, see Access included as part of Office 365 Business and Business Premium.
10 Visio for the web is currently in preview for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet. For more information about Visio for the web, see the Visio for the web service description.
11 Coming soon to Office 365 operated by 21Vianet.
15 Google services (including Play Store) are not accessible inside China. There are several app stores maintained by major phone manufacturers or search engine companies that users can install mobile apps from.

Microsoft 365 for the web features

Note

The Office 365 operated by 21Vianet version of Office 365 is specific to China.

The following table provides links to comparisons of Microsoft 365 for the web feature capabilities to feature-rich Microsoft Office desktop apps. Use the comparisons to discover what features are available in Microsoft 365 for the web, and then select the feature name to read a brief description about how that feature works.

Note

  • A limited selection of Office features has been chosen to represent the advanced capabilities of the Office desktop suite. The comparison tables are not a comprehensive list of Microsoft Office features.
  • Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus is a monthly subscription offer of the latest Office desktop suite.
  • Microsoft Office Web Apps Server 2013 on-premises customers get an Microsoft 365 for the web editing license if they have purchased an Office desktop suite license (such as Office Professional Plus, Office Standard, or an Office 365 ProPlus license).
Application Microsoft 365 for the web operated by 21Vianet Link to detailed feature comparison
Word Word for the web operated by 21Vianet Word
Excel Excel for the web operated by 21Vianet Excel
OneNote OneNote for the web operated by 21Vianet OneNote
PowerPoint PowerPoint for the web operated by 21Vianet PowerPoint

Outlook features for iOS and Android

Office 365 operated by 21Vianet supports both Outlook for iOS and Outlook for Android.

The following mobile features are not supported:

  • Box Storage, Dropbox Storage and Google Drive Storage
  • Facebook Calendar, Calendar and People Search and Conference Room Search & Booking
  • Add-Ins, Favorites, Helpshift
  • Office Feed and OneDrive for Business (supported on Android only)
  • "LinkedIn" & "Reports To" Data on People Card, Places Card, and Play my Emails
  • Smart Reply, Time To Leave, Uservoice

Project Online features operated by 21Vianet

The following table lists the Project Online features that are available across Office 365 operated by 21Vianet plans.

Note

The Office 365 operated by 21Vianet version of Office 365 is specific to China.

Feature Project Online Essentials for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Project Online Professional for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Project Online Premium for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Project Professional 2016 for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Project Server 2016 for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet
Core functionality (desktop client)
Add columns, Backstage, Click-to-run, Contextual right-click menus, Custom fields, Enhanced copy and paste across Microsoft Office applications, Gantt chart, calendar, and task sheet views, User interface, the ribbon, Multiple-level undo, Network diagram view, Online help, PDF and XPS output, Placeholder text in Project fields, Project templates, Start experience, Text wrap, Zoom controls, Timeline view No Yes Yes Yes No
Office Store No No No No No
Project planning (desktop client)
Baseline rollup, Budget planning, Compare project versions, Deadlines, Filtering, Formulas and graphical indicators, Group and sort Project data, Reports, Team Planner No Yes Yes Yes No
Task management (desktop client)
Active and inactive tasks, Auto-complete, Automatic scheduling, Calendar date extended to 2149, Cross-project critical path, Task inspector, Task path analysis, Top-down summary tasks, Update progress, User-controlled and manual scheduling No Yes Yes Yes No
Project resource management (desktop client)
Cost resources, Manage nonworking time, Resource leveling, Resource sheet and usage views, Resource substitution, Team resources, Work, generic, and material resources No Yes Yes Yes No
Project publishing (desktop client)
Create a Project site, Master projects on SharePoint, Presence with Skype for Business, Publish projects on Project Server or Project Online, Save a Project MPP file on SharePoint, Task list sync to SharePoint No Yes Yes Yes No
Core services functionality
Active Directory integration Yes1 Yes Yes No Yes
Administration, deployment, and extensibility No2 Yes Yes No Yes
Getting started Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Issues and risk management (for team members) Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Office 365 Trust Center No No No N/A N/A
PPM Partner ecosystem Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Service reliability, Service updates Yes Yes Yes N/A N/A
Team member collaboration, Time and task management (for team members) Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Project management
Issues and risk management, Manage project resources, Time and task management No Yes Yes No Yes
Schedule management No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Portfolio management
Analyze projects and optimize portfolio, Financial management, Portfolio analytics and selection, Program management No No Yes No Yes
Create and edit projects, Participate in workflow No Yes Yes No Yes
Reporting and business intelligence
OData feeds No Yes Yes No Yes
Out-of-the box portfolio dashboards, Power BI content pack No No Yes No No
Project desktop reporting No Yes Yes Yes No
Resource management
Approve/reject/modify incoming resource engagement requests, Manage resource pool, Plan resource capacity No No Yes No Yes
Request resource agreements, View available resources and build teams No Yes Yes Yes Yes

1 Active Directory integration includes Project Online Essentials users. However, a Project Online subscription is required to manage Active Directory integration.
2 Only extensibility for team member scenarios is supported.

Skype for Business Online features Operate by 21Vianet

The following table lists Skype for Business Online features that are available across Office 365 operated by 21Vianet plans.

Note

  • This table indicates client and service availability across Office 365 options. If you want to compare individual features among the various Skype for Business desktop clients, web clients, and mobile clients, see Desktop client comparison tables and Mobile Client Comparison Tables.
  • The Office 365 operated by 21Vianet version of Office 365 is specific to China.
Feature Microsoft 365 Business Basic operated by 21Vianet Microsoft 365 Apps for business operated by 21Vianet Microsoft 365 Business Standard operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E1 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise E3 operated by 21Vianet Office 365 Enterprise F3 operated by 21Vianet
Clients for Skype for Business Online
Skype for Business Yes1 Yes1 Yes1 Yes1, 4 Yes No
Lync 2013 Basic, Skype for Business Windows Store app, Lync for Mac 2011, Skype for Business mobile clients, Skype for Business Web App Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Instant messaging, presence, and contacts
PC-to-PC IM and presence, Multiparty IM and presence, Contact card configuration, My Picture configuration, Contact list configuration, Address book search, Distribution list expansion, Photos of sender/receiver Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
My Picture: URL photo experience, Unified contact store, Persistent chat No No No No No No
Skype-to-Skype audio, video, and media
Desktop sharing over video-based screen sharing (VbSS), Desktop and application sharing over Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), File transfers, Video Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Network Quality of Service (QoS) - Differentiated Services Code Point (DSCP) No No No No No No
Federation and public IM connectivity
Office Communications Server 2007 R2 and Lync Server 2010 (IM, Presence, Audio, Video, Conferencing) Yes No Yes Yes Yes No
XMPP (used by Google Talk, for example) and Sametime federation, Skype federation, AOL and Yahoo! federation No No No No No No
Skype for Business Online meetings
Ad hoc and schedule audio conferencing, Ad hoc and schedule video conferencing, Active speaker video, H.264 encoding and decoding, Multiparty video, High definition video or pictures of all attendees, Presenter controls, Participant selected view, OneNote sharing, Ad hoc and schedule web conferencing, Skype for Business meeting dial-in via certified Audio Conferencing Provider (ACP), PowerPoint sharing, File transfer, Whiteboard and annotations, PowerPoint upload, Polling, Client-side recording and playback, Meeting lobby, Guest access to Skype meetings with Skype for Business Web App, Schedule Skype for Business meetings in Outlook, Schedule Skype for Business meetings in Outlook on behalf of others (Delegation), Schedule Skype for Business meetings with web scheduler, Schedule Online meetings in Outlook on the web, Outlook delegation for scheduling meetings Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Skype for Business meeting dial-in via audio conferencing (first party), Server-side recording and playback, Skype Meeting Broadcast, Create public meetings with static meeting IDs from Outlook No No No No No No
Voice calling
Busy options, Branch office survivability, Call admission control, Call answer/initiate, Call delegation, Call forwarding and simultaneous ring, Call history, Call hold/retrieve, Call park, Call transfer (blind, consult, and mobile), Caller ID, Call waiting, Camp-on, Clients for PC, Mac, and mobile, Device switching, Distinctive ringing, Do-not-disturb routing, Emergency calling - static location, Emergency calling - dynamic location, Enterprise calendar call routing, Extension dialing, Group call pickup, Hunt groups/call queues and treatment, Integrated dial-pad, Location-based routing, Music on hold, Outbound DID manipulation, Private line, Qualified IP desk phones, Shared line appearance, Skype and federated calling, Team calling, Video call monitor, Voicemail, Calling Plans (Domestic Calling Plan, with required add-on purchase), Communication Credits, Calling Plans (International Calling Plan, with required add-on purchase), Skype for Business Voice No No No No No No
Security and archiving
IM and media encryption, Client version control, Login trace files Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
IM and file filtering, Application sharing and desktop sharing archiving No No No No No No
IM content archiving, Conference content archiving, User-level archiving configuration No2 No2 No2 No2 No No
Exchange and SharePoint interoperability
Presence interoperability with Exchange Server, Presence interoperability with Exchange Online, Outlook on the web interoperability Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Unified Messaging interoperability with Exchange Server, Unified Messaging interoperability with Exchange Online, Archiving interoperability with Exchange Server, Archiving interoperability with Exchange Online, Skill search with SharePoint Server, Skill search with SharePoint Online No No No No No No
Skype for Business Online administration and management
Microsoft Office 365 portal, Microsoft 365 admin center, Windows PowerShell, Skype for Business Online reporting in Microsoft 365 admin center Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Skype for Business admin center Yes Yes3 Yes Yes Yes No

1 The Skype for Business (Lync) client is supported for use with these subscription options, but it is not included. Lync 2013 Basic is available for all customers. The Lync Basic desktop client is a locally installed application that provides presence, instant messaging, and conferencing features for Office 365 plans that include Skype for Business Online. Office 365 ProPlus, and Office 365 Enterprise E3 include the full Skype for Business (Lync) application, which includes additional features such as advanced telephony support, archiving, and compliance features. A Skype for Business Online license must be assigned for each user. For more information about Lync Basic features, see Desktop client comparison tables.
2 Archiving for Skype for Business Online depends upon the Exchange In-Place Hold feature, which is not included in this plan.
3 Only accessible through the Skype for Business admin center management interface.
4 In Office 365 operated by 21Vianet, the Skype for Business client is supported for use with these subscription options, but it is not included. To access multiparty video (gallery view), OneNote meeting notes, recording, and calendar delegation features, users must have rights to the full Skype for Business client. You can obtain the full Skype for Business client by purchasing Office 2013 Professional Plus.
5 In Office 365 operated by 21Vianet, tenants with a standalone Skype for Business plan can access reporting features if the tenant also has at least one active Exchange license, such as Exchange Online Plan 1 or Exchange Online Plan 2.

Skype for Business Online features across Office 365 standalone plans

The following table lists Office 365 plans that include the SharePoint Online service, but not all plans support all SharePoint features. The following table shows whether a feature is available in a plan.

Note

  • The Office 365 operated by 21Vianet version of Office 365 is specific to China.
  • Skype for Business Online Standalone Plan 2 licensed users will get the Skype for Business Basic client, not the full Skype for Business client. If you want users to have the Skype for Business client, you will need to upgrade them to a license that includes it, such as an Enterprise-based license. To deploy the Skype for Business client to your users, see Deploy the Skype for Business client in Office 365.
Feature Skype for Business Online Standalone Plan 1 for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet Skype for Business Online Standalone Plan 2 for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet
Clients for Skype for Business Online
Skype for Business No1 No1
Lync 2013 Basic, Skype for Business Windows Store app, Skype for Business mobile clients, Skype for Business Web App Yes Yes
Instant messaging, presence, and contacts
PC-to-PC IM and presence, Multiparty IM and presence, Contact card configuration, My Picture configuration, Contact list configuration, Address book search, Distribution list expansion, Photos of sender/receiver Yes Yes
My Picture: URL photo experience, Unified contact store, Persistent chat No No
Skype-to-Skype audio, video, and media
Desktop sharing, Video-based screen sharing No2 Yes
File transfers No Yes
Video Yes Yes
Voice, Media path optimization, Network Quality of Service (QoS) - Differentiated Services Code Point (DSCP) No No
Federation and public IM connectivity
Office Communications Server 2007 R2 and Lync Server 2010 (IM, Presence, Audio, Video, Conferencing) Yes Yes
XMPP (used by Google Talk, for example) and Sametime federation, , Skype federation, AOL and Yahoo! federation No No
Skype for Business Online meetings
Ad hoc and schedule audio conferencing, Ad hoc and schedule video conferencing, Active speaker video, H.264 encoding and decoding, Multiparty video, High-definition video or pictures of all attendees, Presenter controls, Participant selected view, OneNote sharing, Ad hoc and schedule web conferencing, PowerPoint sharing, Whiteboard and annotations, PowerPoint upload, Polling, Meeting lobby, Guest access to Skype for Business meetings with Skype for Business Web App, Schedule Skype for Business meetings in Outlook, Schedule Skype for Business meetings in Outlook on behalf of others (Delegation), Schedule Skype for Business meetings with web scheduler , Schedule online meetings in Outlook on the web, Outlook delegation for scheduling meetings No Yes
Client-side recording and playback No Yes1
Dial-in audio conferencing via certified Audio Conferencing Provider (ACP), Create public meetings with static meeting IDs from Outlook, Server-side recording and playback No No
Meeting lobby No Yes
Security and archiving
IM and media encryption, Client version control, Login trace files Yes Yes
IM and file filtering, Application sharing and desktop sharing archiving No No
IM content archiving, Conference content archiving, User-level archiving configuration No3 No3
Exchange and SharePoint interoperability
Presence interoperability with Exchange Server Yes Yes
Presence interoperability with Exchange Online, Outlook on the web interoperability Yes5 Yes
Unified Messaging interoperability with Exchange Server, Unified Messaging interoperability with Exchange Online, Archiving interoperability with Exchange Server, Archiving interoperability with Exchange Online, Skill search with SharePoint Server, Skill search with SharePoint Online No No
Skype for Business Online administration and management
Microsoft Office 365 portal, Microsoft 365 admin center, Skype for Business admin center, Windows PowerShell Yes Yes
Skype for Business Online reporting in Microsoft 365 admin center No4 No4

1 The Skype for Business (Lync) client is supported for use with these subscription options, but it is not included. Lync 2013 Basic is available for all customers. The Lync Basic desktop client is a locally installed application that provides presence, instant messaging, and conferencing features for Office 365 plans that include Skype for Business Online. Office 365 ProPlus, and Office 365 Enterprise E3 include the full Skype for Business (Lync) application, which includes additional features including advanced telephony support, archiving & compliance features. A Skype for Business Online license must be assigned for each user. For more information on Lync Basic features, see Desktop client comparison tables.
2 A Skype for Business Online Plan 1 user may participate in a sharing session if they are invited by a Skype for Business Online Plan 2 user.
3 Archiving for Skype for Business Online depends upon the Exchange In-Place Hold feature, which is not included in this plan.
4 Tenants with a standalone Skype for Business Online plan can access reporting features if the tenant also has at least one active Exchange license, such as Exchange Online Plan 1 or Exchange Online Plan 2.
5 Not supported if Exchange Online was purchased as part of a kiosk plan.

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