Microsoft Office 365 to Microsoft 365
What to Expect from the Rebrand

Microsoft Recently Revealed Some Changes - From Offering Microsoft 365 Subscription Plans for Families to Renaming Its Office 365-Branded Products. Here’s What to Expect…

Microsoft Office 365 to Microsoft 365
What to Expect from the Rebrand

Microsoft Recently Revealed Some Changes – From Offering Microsoft 365 Subscription Plans for Families to Renaming Its Office 365-Branded Products. Here’s What to Expect…

Microsoft Office 365 Rebranding

Microsoft announced a couple of big changes recently. First and foremost, they’ve revealed Microsoft 365 subscription plans for families. But aside from that, they’ve also announced the renaming of their Office 365-branded products as part of what they refer to as “natural evolution.” So what’s changing? What’s staying the same? Will there be any changes to features and functionality? Let’s review…

A Look at What’s NOT Changing…

  • Office 365 for Enterprise
  • Office 365 for Education
  • Office 365 for Government
  • Office 365 for Firstline Workers

A Look at What’s Changing…

  • 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 become Microsoft 365 Apps.

Will There Be Any Changes to Features and Functionalities?

Microsoft stated that as of right now, there will not be new features or functionalities added. There also won’t be any updates or changes to the current pricing for each plan so users can expect minimal differences aside from the names. Although there are no changes, here’s a quick recap on what’s included in each plan:

Microsoft 365 Business Basic

  • Exchange
  • SharePoint
  • Teams
  • OneDrive

Microsoft 365 Business Standard

  • Exchange
  • SharePoint
  • Teams
  • OneDrive
  • Outlook
  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Publisher
  • Access

Microsoft 365 Business Premium

  • Exchange
  • SharePoint
  • Teams
  • OneDrive
  • Outlook
  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Publisher
  • Access
  • Intune
  • Azure Information Protection
  • Defender
  • Conditional Access
  • Windows Virtual Desktop

Microsoft 365 Corporate Vice President Jared Sparato stated that innovations beyond the rebranding will be coming eventually. He expressed, “for small and medium-sized businesses, that includes new capabilities in Microsoft Teams to help you host rich meetings and events online; cloud file storage and sharing capabilities so you can collaborate from anywhere; and security and identity solutions to safeguard your business.”

A Quick Note for End-Users…

Lastly, we want to remind you that the rebrand will result in the names of their products to change on the client invoice under the change section. If you notice a new or different name, don’t be alarmed – it’s simply because of the rebrand.

Questions? Get in touch with us at (860) 410-0670 anytime. We’re here to help.

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