Why the name change?
Simply put, our customers have had a hard time deciding which SKU is right for them. Our mid-priced SKU is called “Office 365 Business Premium,” our premium SKU is called “Microsoft 365 Business,” while our “Office 365 Business Essentials” SKU has more cloud services value than our “Office 365 Business” SKU.
With the new name, we’re shifting focus to how our services deliver value to our customers.
What will happen to the Office brand?
Office remains at the heart of Microsoft 365 Apps. It has evolved over the years, and in addition to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, it now includes other apps, capabilities, connection to the Microsoft 365 cloud, and a user-based licensing approach. The new name helps convey the larger value while keeping Office central to the experience.
When will this take place?
Starting late April 2020, customers will see the name of their subscriptions updated to the new name across their in-product experiences. They will not need to take any additional actions. We encourage you to update your product information as well.
Are there any changes to prices or features?
There are no price changes, feature changes, or business model changes as part of this renaming. There are no naming changes for the Office 365 Enterprise or Microsoft 365 Enterprise SKUs.
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