Compare SharePoint 2013 editions: on-premise and online

In the process of determining which SharePoint 2013 edition you need? Microsoft has provided a TechNet article containing all SharePoint 2013 features compared to the on-premise and online editions. This article lists the feature availability across Office 365 plans, SharePoint Online standalone plans and on-premise.

Comparing SharePoint 2013 editions is a bit hidden in the SharePoint Online Service Description, so I provided an overview and deep links below.

SharePoint 2013 on-premise

  • SharePoint Foundation 2013
  • SharePoint Server 2013 Standard CAL
  • SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise CAL

Office 365 plans

  • Office 365 Small Business
  • Office 365 Small Business Premium
  • Office 365 Midsize Business
  • Office 365 Enterprise E1
  • Office 365 Education A2
  • Office 365 Government G1
  • Office 365 Enterprise E3
  • Office 365 Education A3
  • Office 365 Government G3
  • Office 365 Enterprise E4
  • Office 365 Education A4
  • Office 365 Government G4
  • Office 365 Enterprise K1
  • Office 365 Government K1
  • SharePoint Online Enterprise External Users

SharePoint Online standalone plans

  • SharePoint Online Plan 1
  • SharePoint Online Plan 2

Source: SharePoint Online Service Description, http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj819267.aspx