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Bye-bye Office 365 and welcome Microsoft 365. Confusing? A bit… But let us explain.
By Gabriela Guerra - Marketing Manager
Bye-bye Office 365…
From April 21st, Office 365 becomes Microsoft 365. Everything will keep working as it did before but what appears on invoices and quotes will change.
If you’re already an Office 365 subscriber, you don’t need to do anything to start enjoying Microsoft 365. If you are considering getting Office 365, then you’ll only subscribe to its new name: Microsoft 365.
Jared Spataro, Corporate Vice President for Microsoft 365, explains the change:
“This is a natural evolution. Microsoft 365 began in 2017 as a licensing bundle for enterprise customers—a combination of Windows, Office, and Enterprise Mobility and Security (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.”
So what’s happening to the names?
What options of Microsoft 365 subscription are available?
What’s included in Microsoft 365 plans:
- Microsoft 365 Apps for business (formerly Office 365 Business) includes Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access*, Publisher*) and cloud file storage and sharing (OneDrive).
- Microsoft 365 Business Basic (formerly Office 365 Business Essentials) includes business-class email (Exchange Online, Outlook), cloud file storage and sharing (OneDrive), and a hub for teamwork with chat and online meetings (Microsoft Teams). Desktop versions of Office apps like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint not included.
- Microsoft 365 Business Standard (formerly Office 365 Business Premium) includes Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access*, Publisher*), business-class email (Exchange Online, Outlook), cloud file storage and sharing (OneDrive), and a hub for teamwork with chat and online meetings (Microsoft Teams).
- Microsoft 365 Business Premium (formerly Microsoft 365 Business) includes everything in Business Standard plus advanced security and device management capabilities for comprehensive security against cyberthreats. *Access and Publisher on Desktop only
Not on Office 365 or Microsoft 365 yet?
Check out Microsoft 365 remote productivity packages
Let’s embrace this new reality. Get your remote working journey started. ACCESS HERE our info sheet on the technology that will help you manage hassle-free remote working.
- Teamwork hub in Microsoft 365: The collaboration essentials
- Move your phone system to the cloud
- Microsoft Teams training
- Cloud Document Management in Microsoft 365 – SharePoint
- Intranet & Team sites
- Business Processes Automation
We’re here to help!
We’re Microsoft Gold Productivity Partners, experts in remote working initiatives and digital collaboration processes. We can help you and your team enable critical applications in the cloud which is critical to get you ready for remote working.
We’re here to help your business thrive in 2020. If you need IT assistance, do not hesitate to contact us on 1300 991 351 or email firstname.lastname@example.org