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Comparing SharePoint Online Plan 1 and 2

There are two different SharePoint Online plans, with creative names of “SharePoint Online Plan 1” and “SharePoint Online Plan 2”. These are useful if you don’t need the other Office 365 services such as Exchange and Skype for Business (previously Lync).

Microsoft have a page – SharePoint Online Service Descriptions – that lists out the features available across all plans. But sometimes you just want to know what the difference is between two plans.

Here is a list of the features that you get with SharePoint Online Plan 2 but not with SharePoint Online Plan 1. You can get more details about each of these features by clicking on their name in the SharePoint Online Descriptions page

Developer features
BCS: Alerts for External Lists
BCS: App Scoped External Content Types (ECTs)
BCS: Business Data Webparts
BCS: External List
BCS: OData connector
BCS: Secure Store Service
BCS: Tenant-level external data log
InfoPath Forms Services
IT Professional features
Data loss prevention
Content features
eDiscovery Hold
eDiscovery Export
Preservation hold library
Video Search
WCM: Catalog
WCM: Category page and catalog item page
WCM: Search web parts
WCM: Cross-Site publishing
WCM: Faceted navigation
Insights features
Business Intelligence Center
Calculated Measures and Members
Data Connection Library
Decoupled PivotTables and PivotCharts
Excel Services
Field list and Field Support
Filter Enhancements
Filter Search
Power View for Excel in SharePoint
Power Pivot for Excel in SharePoint
Quick Explore
Timeline Slicer
Visio Services
Search features
Query rules—advanced actions
Search vertical: “Video”
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