Office 365 vs Outlook.com


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Office 365
Microsoft Office 365 is commercial software plus services offering a set of products from Microsoft. Office 365 includes the Microsoft Office suite of desktop applications and hosted versions of Microsoft's Server products (including Exchange Server, SharePoint Server, and Lync Server), delivered and accessed over the Internet, in effect, the next version of Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS). Office 365 free alternatives are Zoho, Google Apps.
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Outlook.com
Cloud-based email service that ties into SkyDrive, so you have 7GB of free space, and it can open attachments right inside new Web apps for Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Its built-in Outlook chat connects to Facebook messages. Outlook’s address book connects to Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, LinkedIn and other services, so contact info will update automatically when friends change their profiles. Microsoft also provides Outlook.com alternative for business - Office 365 Mail
Comparing Office 365 vs Outlook.com is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Let's start with videos. We think that Office 365 has better video than Outlook.com



Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Office 365 has more user-friendly interface than Outlook.com because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Office 365 is more popular than Outlook.com

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Outlook.com gets LinkedIn integration (in 2017)
- Microsoft launched faster and smarter Outlook.com (in 2017)
- Microsoft adds 5 new services for SMB to Office 365 Business Premium (in 2017)
- Microsoft launched StaffHub - a new Office 365 app aimed at shift workers (in 2017)
- Office 365 gets its own built-in lightweight CRM (in 2016)
- Office 365 now lets you invite guests to groups (in 2016)
- Office 365 hets online booking app (in 2016)
- Office 365 groups gets connectors (in 2016)
- Microsoft released Office 2016 (in 2015)
- Microsoft unveiled big update to Outlook.com (in 2015)

Looks like Office 365 was recently more active than Outlook.com (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which Office 365 and Outlook.com meet head to head:

2012 - Microsoft rolls out Outlook.com to replace Hotmail to defeate Office 365


Microsoft loves to rename its applications and services and even the untouchable email service Hotmail will soon become Outlook.com. Yesterday, Microsoft has launched a preview of Outlook.com. What's new in comparison with Hotmail? First, the interface, which (like in other new Microsoft systems) is adapted to finger-controlled tablets. Secondly, it's tightly integrated with SkyDrive. After registration user automatically gets 7 GB of storage. Document attached to coming messages can be viewed in the online Office Web Apps or photo viewer. Files that you want to send can be quickly uploaded to SkyDrive and sent as download links (by the way, GMail still doesn't provide this feature for some reason). The third new feature - is integration with Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, LinkedIn, which allows to automatically update the contact list and see the social profile of the user who sent you a message.


Microsoft believes that the main Outlook.com advantage over GMail are advanced spam protection (and they have a reason to tell this) and that Outlook.com doesn't read the text messages for displaying ads. Ads in Outlook.com are displayed not in messages, but on the list-views, and they are not personalized.

But the most interesting feature may appear in the end of the year - integration with Skype.