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Article – SharePoint Online Standard and Dedicated compared – Services and Service Applications

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SharePoint Service applications provide common functionality such as Search, User Profile Synchronization, Excel Services, etc. across multiple Web Applications and Site Collections. However, not all Service Applications are available for SharePoint Online compared to On-premise. Following table shows what Service Applications are available for SharePoint Online and their existence based on the edition – Standard or Dedicated.

Service Application SharePoint Online Standard SharePoint Online Dedicated
Access Services Not supported Supported
Business Connectivity Services Not supported Supported
Usage Processing Service Not supported Supported
SharePoint Search Service Not supported * Supported
State Service Not supported Supported
Web Analytics Service Not supported Supported
Word Conversion Service Not supported Supported
Excel Calculation Service Supported Supported
Forms Services Supported Supported
Managed Metadata Services Supported Supported
PowerPoint Services Supported Supported
User Profiles Services Supported Supported
Word Viewing Services Supported Supported
Visio Graphics Service Supported Supported
FAST Search for SharePoint Not supported Not supported
PerformancePoint Services Not supported Not supported
Project Server Service Not supported Not supported
Secure Store Services Not supported Not supported

* Local Search is supported  

Hope now you have a better understanding of what Service Application are available in SharePoint Online and what are not available. Also what Service Applications are available in SharePoint Online Standard compared to Dedicated?