OFFICE 365 BECOMING MICROSOFT 365

What has been announced?

New M365 offerings for small and medium-sized businesses were recently announced. A significant piece of this announcement was the Microsoft 365 Personal and Family Subscriptions, which are consumer offerings. 

Is there pricing or feature changes? 

No pricing or feature changes. The announcement focused on a product name change that will go into effect on April 21st, 2020.

What are the product name changes?

  • 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, and we will use “for business” and “for enterprise” to distinguish them.

Office 365 for Enterprise, Firstline Workers, Education, and Government are not being renamed.