Office 365 is becoming Microsoft 365

On 30 March 2020, Microsoft announced a change to Office 365 subscriptions for SME’s, as well as to Office 365 ProPlus. These products will soon sit under the Microsoft 365 brand.

The change in name will automatically go into effect on 21 April 2020. There are no changes to the pricing or products at this time. You do not need to take any action in relation to this change. It is worth noting your subscription name will update automatically in the admin center and your monthly billing statements.

Here are the name changes to look out for:

  • Office 365 Business Essentials will become Microsoft 365 Business Basic.
  • Office 365 Business Premium will become Microsoft 365 Business Standard.
  • Microsoft 365 Business will become Microsoft 365 Business Premium.
  • Office 365 Business and Office 365 ProPlus will both become Microsoft 365 Apps. Where necessary we will use the “for business” and “for enterprise” labels to distinguish between the two.

Microsoft have said: “Today, we’re simply announcing name changes. But these changes represent our ambition to continue to drive innovation in Microsoft 365 that goes well beyond what customers traditionally think of as Office. The Office you know and love will still be there, but we’re excited about the new apps and services we’ve added to our subscriptions over the last few years and about the new innovations we’ll be adding in the coming months.”

For detailed information and the Microsoft FAQs relating to this change, please visit their website.

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