Office 365 becomes Microsoft 365 and brings new offers for small and medium sized businesses

As of April 21, Office 365 small and medium business plans become Microsoft 365 plans. It is a name change, without making any price or features changes.

Microsoft 365 Apps is a constantly enhanced integrated set of applications and services that provide artificial intelligence (AI) and other cutting-edge innovations.

For small and medium sized enterprises, the offer includes:

• new capabilities to help you host online complex meetings and events;

• cloud file storage and sharing capabilities so you can collaborate from anywhere;

• security and identity solutions to protect your business.

 

Below you can find a list of frequently asked questions generated by these changes and the answer provided by Microsoft:

1.       What Microsoft 365 plans are available?

 

Microsoft 365 Home Plans

Microsoft 365 Business Plans

Microsoft 365 Enterprise Plans

Microsoft 365 Family

Microsoft 365 Business Basic

Microsoft 365 E3

Microsoft 365 Personal

Microsoft 365 Business Standard

Microsoft 365 E5

Microsoft 365 Business Premium

Microsoft 365 F1

Microsoft 365 Business Applications

Microsoft 365 Enterprise Applications

2.       Why did the name change from Office 365 to Microsoft 365?

The new name further reflects the range of subscription features and benefits to meet the unique needs of individuals and businesses.

3.       What happens to Office 365 Home and Business subscriptions that already exist?

Many Office 365 subscriptions automatically become Microsoft 365 subscriptions. You don’t have to act in any way.

        •    Office 365 Personal becomes Microsoft 365 Personal.

        •    Office 365 for Home becomes Microsoft 365 Family.

        •    Office 365 Business Essentials becomes Microsoft 365 Business Basic.

        •    Office 365 Business Premium becomes Microsoft 365 Business Standard.

        •    Microsoft 365 Business becomes Microsoft 365 Business Premium.

        •    Office 365 Business becomes Microsoft 365 Applications for Business.

        •    Office 365 ProPlus becomes Microsoft 365 Applications for Enterprise.

There are no changes to the following Office 365 for enterprise plans:

        •    Office 365 E1

        •    Office 365 E3

        •    Office 365 E5

4.       How is Office 365 different from Microsoft 365?

Microsoft 365 includes all the items from Office 365 that you know. Microsoft 365 is designed to help people and businesses so they can achieve more with innovative Office applications, with smart services from the cloud, and top-level security.

5.       Does Microsoft 365 have a higher price?

No, the cost of the subscription does not change.

6.       What are the Office 365 plans still available?

The following Office 365 enterprise plans are still available:

        •    Office 365 E1

        •    Office 365 E3

        •    Office 365 E5

7.       Do I need internet access for Microsoft 365?

Yes, Internet access is required to install and activate Microsoft 365 and to obtain the latest versions of applications and services.

Note that if you're already a subscriber to Office 365, you don't need to reinstall or purchase another subscription.

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