Microsoft has announced the new product name for Microsoft 365 and replacing some Office 365 subscription with new names. The new product name will be affecting on April 21, 2020.
End of the day, every subscription name will be Microsoft 365 however, the transition will take time. As you know, Microsoft began to use Microsoft 365 for Enterprise customers since 2017 and they are encouraging us to use it instead Office 365. What is the difference between Office 365 and Microsoft 365?
Microsoft 365 is combination of Windows, Office, and Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS). It has come a long way since then. Today, we call it “the world’s productivity cloud” and it represents our vision for the future of Microsoft productivity tools—an integrated set of apps and services that puts artificial intelligence (AI) and other cutting-edge innovations to work for you. And 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. At a moment when businesses are facing extraordinary health and economic challenges, we are pleased to bring our consumer and small and medium-sized business customers into this growing Microsoft 365 family.
New name, same great value, same price.
Don’t worry—you don’t need to do a thing. Your product services, apps, and features will stay the same, along with the price. Your subscription name will update automatically in the admin center and your monthly billing statements on or after April 21, 2020.
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 is now Microsoft 365 Apps for business
Office 365 ProPlus is now Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise
Which Office 365 plans are not changing?
The following Office 365 plans will have no changes:
• Office 365 for Enterprise
o Office 365 E1
o Office 365 E3
o Office 365 E5
• Office 365 for Firstline Workers
o Office 365 F1
• Office 365 for Education
o Office 365 A1
o Office 365 A3
o Office 365 A5
• Office 365 for Government
o Office 365 G1
o Office 365 G3
o Office 365 G5