m365maps.com is my personal collection of Microsoft 365 Licensing Diagrams and reference material, regularly updated as product names, feature inclusions, and license types change.
Each diagram illustrates the key features and overlap between different license types. The diagrams load in your browser and you can click on the feature tiles to navigate to official online documentation. There are many more features to explore, described within this user guide.
You will also find the PDF, PNG, and SVG versions of the diagrams along with the Visio source files on GitHub or the Downloads page on this site. PDF, PNG, and SVG versions are also downloadable from their diagram view pages on this site.
I work for Microsoft Australia and I create these diagrams in my free time, so it goes without saying that this is not official Microsoft material. The site contains visual representations of the product licensing that I've derived from Microsoft's online and partner-facing resources. This site does not represent Microsoft, and no warranty is given or implied. You should always work with your Microsoft account team or authorised reseller before making a purchasing decision.
I try to carefully balanced the level of detail to ensure all the important features and license types are accounted for, but not every feature is present in these diagrams. There are just too many to include! So my offer to you is that if you see something missing and believe it should be there please contact me and I will do my best to build it in to a later release.
There are feedback and bug report forms in the contact section below. All feedback is greatly appreciated!
Feel free to connect with me on Twitter or LinkedIn if you'd like to follow update announcements or discuss the project or Microsoft 365 licensing with me.
I first started publishing these diagams on Twitter for free back in 2017. All along the way people have asked about how they could pay me back for the work I’ve done on them. I’ve put countless hours of my own time into maintaining and developing this collection and I know many professionals get daily use from these diagrams in their work. I use them myself every day too. In response to that regular request I’ve set up a page on PayPal where you can donate any amount you wish, if you feel that way inclined. If I can cover my domain registration and associated costs then I'll be really pleased! So if you’ve found these diagrams useful and you’d like to give something back then you are welcome to make a donation, but please understand that you’re not paying me for future work. I can’t promise I’ll always be able to keep these up to date, but I will for as long as I can. And I've made it open source on GitHub in the meantime!
The home page is the first page you reach when you navigate to m365maps.com.
When the site loads for the first time, and after each update to GitHub, it reaches out and caches all the core web site components and the full collection of diagrams (SVG format). This happens as a background task in your browser so you don't have to wait. Within a matter of seconds you can go offline and still have full access to every page and every diaram. It only does this once until the next time either the web site files or the diagrams are updated. If the web site gets an update but the diagrams don't change then only the web site files are downloaded agian, and vice-versa.
This all means that day-to-day there is very little traffic generated by the site and it remains fast to access and navigate. The entire offline cache to run the March 2021 release of web site (including diagrams) uses only 2.5 megabytes of storage. So the site is not only fast, but also very friendly to low bandwidth devices and networks as the compressed data sent over the internet is a fraction of that size.
The month and year of the last diagram update is posted directly under the web site name heading. In the screenshot above you can see the diagrams were last updated in Feburary, 2021. This is independent of any updates to the m365maps.com website itself.
All diagrams are grouped by license type. For example, all stand-alone EMS licenses are represented in the diagrams associated with the group "Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS)" shown in the screenshot above.
In the screenshot you can see the diagrams listed to the right of the group header. Depending on your browser, device, and screen size this may be all in a line horizontally, clustered, or listed under the group name. Each diagram link will take you to the view diagram page.
You can flag your most commonly accessed or preferred diagrams to make them visually stand out and be easier to find in the list. This icon means the diagram is flagged, and this icon means the diagram is not flagged. Clicking on the icon next to the diagram name will toggle the flag on or off. Flags are stored and persist between sessions.
Any diagram groups that have been added in the most recent update will have the following red start indicator next to them: . At the next update the new diagrams indicator will be removed.
From time to time I will publish draft diagrams that are not yet ready for release but are included to gather feedback or test a new feature. Draft diagrams will include the word "DRAFT" in the diagram list and have the word "DRAFT" watermarked on the diagram (including SVG, PNG, and PDF downloads).
Navigates to the saved diagrams list. When viewing a diagram it is possible to make highlights which can be saved and displayed at a later time. More information on Edit mode is available in this guide.
Navigates to the feature matrix page.
Navigates to the change log which details the change history with each update to m365maps.com, the diagrams and licensing they represent.
Navigates to this user guide.
Navigates to a page of download links for every diagam, Visio source files, and supporting material.
Navigates to the settings page for the web site where various configurations can be made.
The feature tiles within each diagram link to further online documentation. All links open in a new browser tab so you won't lose your place with the diagram you are viewing.
The mouse scroll wheel is used to zoom in and out when viewing a diagram. This operates in much the same way as a street map website would. When you zoom with the mouse wheel the page will be scrolled to keep the point under the mouse cursor from being zoomed out of view.
Pinch to zoom remains available on touch screen and touch pad equiped devices.
Clicking the zoom wheel button / middle mouse button on th diagram will reset the zoom level to the default. The default zoom level is also applied when you first open the view diagram page. The default zoom level can be configured on the Settings page.
You can click and drag the diagram using the left mouse button, or with touch drag on touch screen devices, to move around the diagram.
Clicking and dragging will not follow a link within a diagram. Only clicking without drag movement will follow a link in the diagram.
The collapsable menu in the upper-right corner of the view diagram page gives you quick access to a number of navigation options and other features depending on your device and the viewing mode you are in.
The standard menu arrangement, as pictured, appears when you first navigate to a diagram from the Home page. It is possible to set the menu to be automatically collapsed or open by default, this is detailed in the Settings portion of this guide.
Depending on your device and viewing mode the following actions may be available within the menu:
Edit mode is designed to help you build custom visualisations to communicate licensing details and opportunities to your colleagues or customers, or just for your own reference.
With edit mode enabled your mouse clicks within the diagram will no longer open the tile links but instead will toggle highlighting elements within the page. Your first click will apply the highlight colour, click again on the same tile and it will cycle the highlight off. Press Shift + Click and your first alternate colour will be applied. Press Control + Click and your second alternate colour will be applied. You can customise your highlight colours in the Settings page.
Your edits can be stored by clicking the save icon and then providing a name for your diagram. Diagrams you've edited are stored and accessible from the Saved diagrams page.
The image controls menu allows you to control the brightness, contrast, hue, and saturation of the diagram you are viewing.
The Reset button () reverts all image controls to their default values.
The Save button () commits the current image control levels to memory and uses them on all diagrams from that point on.
Tip: If you've saved a set of image controls and would no longer like them to apply, click Reset and then Save.
The feature matrix page lists all the features from the license diagrams in a table layout, allowing you to compare a combination of license types side-by-side.
Select license types to compare with the checkboxes at the top of the page and filter the feature list by typing into the search box.
When selecting license types using the checkboxes the feature list automatically filters to show only the features relevant to your selection.
When searching for features using the search box, all features that match your text will be shown even if they are not part of any of your selected license types.
Tip: The page address is updated with each change of license type checkbox selection, allowing you to bookmark the selection in your browser.
Tip: An Excel version of the Feature Matrix is available on the Downloads page.
The Saved diagrams page provides a list of all the diagrams that you have saved from the View diagram page, sorted in the order you saved them.
Clicking on the saved diagram name will take you to the View diagram page. From there you can review your edits, make new edits (including removing existing hightlights), and save over or create a new copy of the diagram.
A number of actions are available against each saved diagram from this page as follows:
Tip: PDF exporting is not available on m365maps.com but many devices now support "Print to PDF". The menu and offline/online indicators will be hidden in print outs, printing only the diagram.
There are three buttons at the bottom of the saved diagrams page:
Tip: Saved diagrams are stored by your browser and can be easily lost, so it's a good idea to export important diagrams every once in a while. That way you can import them back in if you need to.
This page has a Home page link in the top-right corner.
The menu actions available when viewing a saved diagram are slightly reduced from the normal view diagram experience. Diagram flagging is not available for saved diagrams.
The settings page allows you to customise some of the web site features to your preference.
There are three buttons at the bottom of the settings page:
This page has a Home page link in the top-right corner.
m365maps.com targets the same mainstream web browsers that Microsoft 365 supports: Edge, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome.
Older versions of Internet Explorer, out of date builds of mainstream browsers, and any other niche browsers are not targetted for compatibilty or tested. Your experience may vary.
There is presently 'best-efforts' support for Internet Explorer 11. Though I will remove the additional code required to support it after Microsoft 365 stops supporting it in August, 2021 because it creates a lot of work keeping the site working in this browser.
If you have a particular device or browser scenario you'd like me to try to support then please contact me to discuss.
You can only install a Progressive Web App ("Add to Home Screen") from the Apple Safari browser and not from a third party browser like Edge or Chrome.
Multiple file downloads ("Export all ...") are disabled on iOS for now.
Internet Explorer 11 works with most site features with the following exceptions:
However, it takes additional work to make the site function in Internet Explorer 11 that would be better spent elsewhere, so once it is no longer supported by Microsoft 365 (August, 2021) I will drop support here and simplify the maintenance of this site considerably. If Internet Explorer 11 support is critical to your use of this site then please do contact me and we can try to figure something out.
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The information contained within the diagrams on this site is sourced from a variety of references. If you'd like to see where this information comes from I've listed those sources below. Whilst a lot of the modern licensing resources are very good at a high level, it's often the case that some of the finer detail is in the deeper, longer form documentation. I try to capture some of that detail in my diagrams when I think it's particularly relevant.
This material is publicly accessible on the internet without the need to sign in.
Allows you to find product licensing terms by program and product family for Software and Online Services. Knowledge of Microsoft licensing programs is required to navigate the complexity, but answers to questions around feature inclusions can often be found here. These links I've found particularly useful:
This is a great collection of feature-level detail that describes what's available and what the services can do. These links in particular are regular go-to resources for me.
Microsoft 365 licenses a number of Azure services, so getting information on them often means visiting these Azure pages:
Useful for finding product use terms for packaged software (i.e. Office consumer).
This material is accessible by Microsoft partners and Microsoft staff after signing in.
The Modern Work Licensing Resources page contains some excellent presentations, data sheets, and FAQs which summarise a lot of the other resources in one place.
This material is accessible only to Microsoft staff after signing in. I won't provide links for these resoruces, just names, so if you're a Microsoft staff member you'll be able to track them down.
Difinitive resource that shows the relationship between Products, Offers, and Service Plans. Doesn't show specific feature availability.
Excellent news and resources, and the opportunity to clarify your understanding.
To get authoritative answers to licensing questions. The weekly updates are also a handy way to stay across upcoming changes.
See what SKUs exist on the price list. Full USLs, Step-ups, Add-ons, From SA, etc ... and their month-to-month availability for purchase.
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