The software companyMicrosoft has just announced that the Office 365 product line will become Microsoft 365 on April 21, 2020. The Personal and Home Editions will be changed first. The business products will follow in succession.
What becomes what?
I created an overview. Here you can see what the old and new productnames if Office 365 becomes Microsoft 365.
|Old Product||New Product|
|Office 365 Business Essentials||Microsoft 365 Business Basic|
|Office 365 Business Premium||Microsoft 365 Business Standard|
|Microsoft 365 Business||Microsoft 365 Business Premium|
|Office 365 Business||Microsoft 365 Apps (for business)|
|Office 365 ProPlus||Microsoft 365 Apps (for enterprise)|
|Office 365 Personal||Microsoft 365 Personal|
|Office 365 Home||Microsoft 365 Family|
Business products of the Office 365 series
There will be some products in the Office 365 business series that will not be renamed. These include, for example Office 365 E1, Office 365 E3, Office 365 E5 Office 365 F1, Office 365 A1, Office 365 A3, Office 365 A5, Office 365 G1, Office 365 G3, Office 365 G5
Microsoft has announced for the business product range. There is still a clear strategy to go even more into the cloud. This has advantages above all because integrations such as AI, Stream, Forms and Planner are easier to implement.
No new features will be available in advance for Microsoft 365 Apps (formerly Office 365 Business and ProPlus). In addition, no existing plans will be cancelled. Microsoft has also assured that customers will not have to make any adjustments themselves.
More information on the business products can be found at:
Personal and Home
Microsoft has announced for the Personal and Home that prices will remain the same and features will be expanded. Concretely, there is a better integration in Microsoft teams. With this a cross-linking of families and business contacts should be simplified.
With the integration of Microsoft Editor it should become easier to write texts and make them more readable by recommendations of the editor through text modules.
In addition, texts that already exist on the Internet can be found. You will then get a hint. This is to prevent unwanted plagiarism. All in all many new functions are added if Office 365 becomes Microsoft 365. More information to the private products finds it under: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2020/03/30/introducing-new-microsoft-365-personal-family-subscriptions/
I think that the big changes are more in the private product range. Only after and in the background the business products will be extended.
Reference: The pictures are from the website microsoft.com