Microsoft 365 Business vs Windows Autopilot comparison

 

Comparison Buyer's Guide

Executive Summary
 

Categories and Ranking

Microsoft 365 Business
Ranking in Mobile Device Management (MDM)
2nd
Average Rating
8.4
Number of Reviews
241
Ranking in other categories
Content Collaboration Platforms (7th)
Windows Autopilot
Ranking in Mobile Device Management (MDM)
3rd
Average Rating
8.0
Number of Reviews
4
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
 

Featured Reviews

Syed Fahad Anwar - PeerSpot reviewer
Mar 15, 2023
Can be accessed from anywhere and its fully configurable
We are using Microsoft Office and Teams for collaboration purposes, Microsoft Teams specifically helps us during the COVID phase, increasing productivity for both remote work and onsite work We see a productivity increase and a better collaboration platform. Instead of booking a meeting room for…
Amine Kamel - PeerSpot reviewer
Jan 25, 2024
Has a valuable automatic enrollment functionality, but there could be a user-friendly installation wizard
I use Windows Autopilot to streamline the enrollment of new devices into my network environment, including headsets, laptops, and networking hardware The product helps our organization save a lot of time. Windows Autopilot's most valuable features are its automatic enrollment functionality and…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
 

Pros

"I prefer Outlook. It gives me a lot of feature sets."
"SharePoint and emailing are two technologies that are very widely used by all employees."
"The solution has been quite stable."
"Overall, I have found it to be a good, reliable product."
"Office products such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are strong points of this solution."
"The initial setup is very simple and straightforward."
"It's great that many people can collaborate together at the same time."
"The feature I find most valuable is Business 365's real-time edit and updates. You can share files, and it will automatically create the link for you."
"The solution is very stable."
"Windows Autopilot's most valuable features are its automatic enrollment functionality and ability to detect and configure new devices seamlessly."
"Its most valuable feature is imaging, it takes very less time for processing."
"Windows Autopilot automates much of the setup process when delivering computers with a specific image to multiple employees simultaneously. It streamlines the configuration loading process, making it more unattended and yielding consistent results. This eliminates the need for an engineer to input data on each machine manually."
 

Cons

"I have used the normal Excel Microsoft 365 worksheets. When it goes to macro running then 365 is not that user-friendly."
"The enterprise version should only contain enterprise features and not other items that aren't business-related items."
"We have OneNote, where you type something, and it's saved automatically, so if Microsoft could add that option in 365, it would help us avoid potential data loss."
"There could be less frequent product updates."
"The price could be better."
"The pricing and licensing format could be improved."
"Teams is, in some respects, lagging behind Skype for Business in some telephone-related features"
"Lacks ability to deploy on more than two devices per license."
"If Microsoft can automatically add the license serial numbers, or have a method for us to get those serial numbers added to Windows Autopilot, apart from having to go through the device manufacturer that would greatly improve the solution."
"They could provide an executable and user-friendly wizard for installation and automatic removal, making it easier for users."
"We encounter issues with re-registering devices in the Azure domain."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"It's pretty difficult to make a cost estimation, in cases where we need additional features."
"There is a subscription needed for this solution."
"The solution is very cheap."
"The tool’s licensing and pricing are interconnected. There are different levels of licensing."
"They are always a bit pricey. They should reduce their prices or make it free because we already have other solutions, like Google Suite, which are cheaper or free."
"The product’s price could be improved. There are additional costs involved apart from standard licenses."
"In general, it could be cheaper."
"We do monthly billing, however, I'm not sure what the exact costs are. We may pay around $1,000/month. We started using the Microsoft Teams and we've started doing the conference call feature, so that's another $4 an account and we have a few accounts using that right now."
"As far as I know, there isn't an additional cost specifically for Windows Autopilot itself. You'll need to consider the licensing fees for the software you install on the machines, such as Windows and Office. Overall, it is a valuable tool that simplifies the deployment process, making life easier for those involved."
"We are required to have a license for either EMS, E5, or E2."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Computer Software Company
14%
Government
8%
Manufacturing Company
7%
Healthcare Company
6%
Government
16%
Computer Software Company
11%
Retailer
8%
Financial Services Firm
6%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
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Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Microsoft 365 Business?
The product's initial setup phase was straightforward.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Microsoft 365 Business?
My company places emphasis on the different licenses purchased. The company has P1 and P2 licenses from Microsoft. For certain tasks, you need a Microsoft license. There are additional costs attach...
What needs improvement with Microsoft 365 Business?
The solution's technical support team takes time to respond to users, making it an area of the tool's shortcomings where improvements are required.
What do you like most about Windows Autopilot?
Windows Autopilot's most valuable features are its automatic enrollment functionality and ability to detect and configure new devices seamlessly.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Windows Autopilot?
As far as I know, there isn't an additional cost specifically for Windows Autopilot itself. You'll need to consider the licensing fees for the software you install on the machines, such as Windows ...
What needs improvement with Windows Autopilot?
The product's free version needs to be more robust. They could provide an executable and user-friendly wizard for installation and automatic removal, making it easier for users. There should be an ...
 

Also Known As

Microsoft 365 E3, Microsoft 365 E5, Microsoft 365 F1, MS 365 Business
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Sample Customers

Urban Agriculture Co., The Detroit Wallpaper Co., TransBlue Facility Management, Garner Food Company
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