New Microsoft Office 365 Names

New Microsoft Office 365 Names

Microsoft recently announced the re-branding of its Office 365 business plans. Office 365 is now Microsoft 365. While the name change may cause some confusion, the subscription packages will remain the same. Here is the breakdown:

  • Office 365 Business Essentials is now Microsoft 365 Business Basic.
  • Office 365 Business Premium is now Microsoft 365 Business Standard.
  • Microsoft 365 Business is now Microsoft 365 Business Premium.
  • Office 365 Business and Office 365 ProPlus are now both Microsoft 365 Apps. 

The new naming convention reflects Microsoft’s strategy of providing one single complete productivity platform for their customers. Microsoft states, “We want our products to reflect the range of features and benefits in the subscription.” This re-branding was designed to help customers quickly find the plan they need. However, the new naming convention can be confusing when you try to connect prior names to their respective new names. It may be more efficient to just focus on whether your current subscription for office applications meets you and your company’s needs, regardless of the subscription’s name.

For more information and FAQs, please visit the Microsoft website.

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