The blog is about the rebranding of Office 365 to Microsoft 365. Get the latest information about this change.

Visit the official Microsoft 365 plans and subscriptions page and you will see new taglines there saying –

“Office 365 is now Microsoft 365. New name, more benefits, same price.” – for home plans

“Office 365 is now Microsoft 365. New name, same great value, same price.” – for business plans

On March 30, 2020, Jared Spataro, the Corporate Vice President for Microsoft 365 announced that Office 365 subscriptions for small and medium size businesses including Office 365 ProPlus will be renamed to Microsoft 365 brand from April 21, 2020. He added that the rebranding of Microsoft 365 depicts a vision for the future of Microsoft productivity tools, which are integrated with artificial intelligence and other cutting-edge innovations. Also, small and medium-sized businesses benefit from Microsoft Teams, which helps in communicating online, sharing and storing files and
documents on cloud, and more.

On asking the reason behind this rebranding, Microsoft attributed it to simplifying the products’ naming to reflect the features and benefits of the plan or subscription. It also mentioned that name of the plans will get changed automatically after from April 21, 2020 and no plans are going away or being discontinued. As announced by the Microsoft, there are no new features as of now.

More details of the Announcement
  • Introduction of the new Microsoft 365 Personal and Family subscriptions. These subscriptions are for lifetime.
  • Better Microsoft Edge browser with new features – Password Monitor for web protection of users and research simplification with the Collections feature.
  • Microsoft Teams is now available for regular consumers (anywhere) with same pricing and capacity (6 people in Family subscription).
  • Planning for future the with the new Microsoft Family Safety app (functions like location sharing, screen time management, etc.) within Microsoft 365 Personal/Family Subscriptions.

Let us see which Microsoft 365 plans and its categories have got the new names and which have not from April 21, 2020 (the enforcement date of rebranding).

Which Microsoft 365 Plans Are Rebranded?

Please follow this table to know which Microsoft 365 plans are rebranded or have its name changed.

OLD Name

CURRENT Name

For Home

Office 365 Personal

Microsoft 365 Personal

Office 365 Home

Microsoft 365 Family

For Business

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

Which Microsoft 365 Plans Are Not Rebranded?

The following plans or subscriptions’ names are still unchanged and are not rebranded in the latest update.

Office 365 for Enterprise

Office 365 E1

Office 365 E3

Office 365 E5

Office 365 for Firstline Workers

Office 365 F1

Office 365 for Education

Office 365 A1

Office 365 A3

Office 365 A5

Office 365 for Government

Office 365 G1

Office 365 G3

Office 365 G5

Effect of Rebranding on Microsoft 365 Plan Subscribers

After the rebranding , there is nothing  the subscriber has to implement. Rather, the automatic renaming of the above mentioned plans and subscriptions will take place form April 21, 2020.

So, it was all about that announcement by Microsoft on rebranding of the products happened on March 30, 2020 for our users to know.

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