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Microsoft announces naming updates for Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 Naming Updates

On April 21, 2020, Microsoft will be updating the names of its Office 365 subscriptions. There will be no price, feature, or business model changes to your subscriptions or your services through TechWorx.

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What is changing?

Office 365 Business subscriptions are being renamed to Microsoft 365 Business subscriptions. So in your portal and on your TechWorx bill you will see these name changes:

  • Office 365 Business Essentials will become Microsoft 365 Business Basic.
  • Office 365 Business Premium will become Microsoft 365 Business Standard.
  • Microsoft 365 Business will become Microsoft 365 Business Premium.
  • Office 365 Business and Office 365 ProPlus will both become Microsoft 365 Apps.

What isn’t changing

  • Subscription prices
  • Product features
  • Applications

Frequently asked questions

Q. What Office 365 plan names aren’t changing?
A. The following Office 365 plans for businesses will have no changes:

  • Office 365 for Enterprise
    • Office 365 E1
    • Office 365 E3
    • Office 365 E5

Q. Is there anything new or different in Microsoft 365 Apps for business or Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise plans that wasn’t in Office 365 Business or Office 365 ProPlus plans? Any new features?
A. There are no price or feature changes to plans at this time.

Q. When will the Microsoft 365 Business and Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise plans be available?
A. All plans will become available for customers on April 21, 2020.

Q. Are all of the Office 365 plans going away? What isn’t changing?
A. None of the plans are going away. The same plans are available, only with updated names. And in the case of Office 365 Enterprise, the name will remain the same and there will be no changes.

Q. Do I need to take any action?
Customers with the Office 365 Business, Office 365 Business Essentials, Office 365 Business Premium, or Microsoft 365 Business plans do not need to take additional action. The above changes will happen automatically.


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