Office 365 is now Microsoft 365

Microsoft announced recently that they will be changing their Office 365 subscriptions for small and medium-sized businesses and, as of this quarter, all those products will go by the Microsoft 365 brand.


Microsoft 365 was initially launched in 2017 as a licensing bundle for enterprise customers. The bundle provides customers with a combination of Microsoft’s most popular tools – Office, Windows and Enterprise Mobility and Security (EMS).


The product has come a long way since then and is now best described as “the world’s productivity cloud” thanks to their integrated applications and services that allow you to harness the power of artificial intelligence and other cutting-edge tech to work for you.


Microsoft Editor is just one of the exciting, smart apps that you will have access to over the coming months.

- cnet.com



The new product names came into effect on Tuesday 21st April. If you are already a subscriber, your subscription name will change automatically – and there will be no change in price or features for the time being. The product name changes are outlined below:


  • 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. Where necessary we will use the “for Business” and “for Enterprise” labels to distinguish between the two.


If you’d like discuss which Microsoft 365 subscription would be best for your business, please contact our Sales experts directly at sales@geekms.co.za.

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