Microsoft 365 or Office 365?

Office 365 vs Microsoft 365

What is Office 365?

Office 365 is a cloud-based subscription service of productivity and collaboration tools, including the Microsoft Office software suite, as well as cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) products for business environments such as Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Teams and more. 

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What is Microsoft 365?

Microsoft 365 is a fully integrated subscription service comprising the Office 365 suite, Windows 10/11 Enterprise, and Enterprise Mobility and Security (EMS). Depending on your plan, it could also include Intune device management, analytics and some Azure Active Directory capabilities.

Why do Microsoft 365 training with QA?

QA is the only training provider to have a complete end-to-end business application as well as a technical curriculum of courses.

We offer the Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC), which is exam- and certification-focused, as well as our detailed QA-authored "Mastering" curriculum, which teaches real-world knowledge, is continually reviewed and updated, and includes hands-on labs. We also offer an extensive range of Office 365 End-User courses to help enable end-user adoption in your organisation.

QA's highly experienced subject matter experts (SMEs) can also design bespoke learning events to cover any subject desired to meet your organisation's specific needs. 

QA Microsoft 365 brochures

Office 365 Benefits

Anywhere, any time access

Anywhere, any time access

Users can access Office 365/Microsoft 365 functionality anywhere there is an internet connection.



With internal and external users through tools like Sharepoint Online, Microsoft Teams, Exchange Online, Yammer and more.



Tools and features to improve your business’s productivity.



Industry-grade security for users and data.



Office 365/Microsoft 365 are guaranteed to be available 99.9% time.

Easier subscription model

Easier subscription model

You only pay for what is needed.

Automatic upgrades

Automatic upgrades

Companies get the latest technology as part of the subscription.

Microsoft 365 end-user courses

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Microsoft 365 technical courses

An IT professional or ready to upskill? Enrol in these technical courses, from those focusing on the essentials to more advanced ones to help you master the technology.



Microsoft Official Course (MOC)


QA Authored


QA Authored

Microsoft 365 learning pathways

= Required
= Certification
Technical Decision Maker
Office 365 General Administration
Exchange Online/Hybrid
SharePoint Online/Hybrid
Device Management, Identity and Services
Security and Compliance
Modern Desktop
Power Platform
Microsoft Teams
Copilot for Microsoft 365

QA Authored courses

In addition to all the MOC, we have an entire Microsoft 365 Technical Mastering curriculum of unique QA Authored courses not available anywhere else, focusing on mastering the technology.

  • Real-world: Suitable for those who want to know the products in more detail from a real-world perspective.
  • Additional areas: We offer technical training on all core Microsoft 365 products – plus areas not covered in MOC, such as Sharepoint Online, Intune, Power Apps, Power Automate, Windows 365, Microsoft 365 Adoption and Governance.
  • Up to date: QA’s courses are generally reviewed and updated every 8 weeks at a minimum (much more frequently than MOC) to reflect the latest changes in Microsoft 365 and Office 365, and instructors will have the most up-to-date information for learners.
  • Detailed: QA-authored courses offer much more detail in both content and hands-on labs, during class and continued after the course ends.
  • Hands on Labs: QA-authored courses have detailed hands on labs which include a free 30-day Microsoft 365 Tenancy.
  • These course codes all start with QA.

Will the QA Authored courses be enough for you to pass the exam?

No, our courses are written for learners who want real-world knowledge on the latest technologies, and will provide information that is not in the exam.


Microsoft Official Courses (MOC)

The MOC curriculum is primarily focused on certification exams, and QA offers the full range of MOC courses and certificates. These courses do not necessarily focus on delivering detailed real-world information, including best practice and “gotchas”.

Will the Microsoft Official Courses guarantee you a pass in the exam?

No, Microsoft intentionally put questions in the exam that are not in the course as they expect delegates to have hands-on experience and do further self-study after the event.

Microsoft 365 Security and Compliance

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Microsoft Power Platform

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Bespoke learning

QA can run bespoke events covering any subject or topic you desire. Our technical instructors are subject matter experts and can deliver to any audience in any format:

  • Detailed hands-on technical learning
  • End-user training in our broad curriculum
  • Executive level overviews
  • Art of Possible Events
  • Technical briefings
  • Workshops
  • Bespoke events
  • Soft skills: QA can train on best practice for migrations, adoption, governance, and digital transformation in Microsoft 365

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