Some of the Office 365 and Microsoft 365 license name changes have come into affect for the small and medium sized business products. In the announcement made by Microsoft on their blog Jared Spataro, Corporate Vice President for Microsoft 365 wrote it is a natural evolution for the branded products. Office 365 was launched in 2011 and the Microsoft 365 bundle started in 2017 and both have come a long way since they began.
The new product names can be seen below, however none of the apps included or pricing will be changed or affected:
A great visual representation can be seen below as to the differences between the Microsoft 365 Business Basic, Standard and Premium plans. As you can see, the Premium license includes a lot more than the Basic and Standard ones, but they all include the same core communication and collaboration apps – Exchange and Microsoft Teams for communication, SharePoint and OneDrive for storing documents and files and collaborating in the cloud.
Microsoft’s hopes the change properly represents how much more these products have become, from what we think of as traditional ‘Office’ – the Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc apps. Some plans, however, will not be changing such as Office 365 for Enterprise (Office 365 E1/E3/E5), Office 365 F1, Office 365 for Education (Office 365 A1/A3/A5) and Office 365 for Government (Office 365 G1, G3, G5).
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