Beginning April 21, you’ll see a slew of new designations for many Office 365 accounts. Nothing else about the accounts has changed, Microsoft said in a release announcing the new names.
The changes reflect a “natural evolution,” combining Windows, Office, and Enterprise Mobility and Security (EMS) services under one brand.
Without further ado, the changes are:
- Office 365 Business Essentials is now Microsoft 365 Business Basic
- Office 365 Business Premium is now Microsoft 365 Business Standard
- Microsoft 365 Business is now Microsoft 365 Business Premium
- Office 365 Business is now Microsoft 365 Apps (for business)
- Office 365 ProPlus is now Microsoft 365 Apps (for enterprise)
The following Office 365 plans will have no changes (Many of WSC’s small business clients use these plans):
Office 365 for Enterprise
- Office 365 E1
- Office 365 E3
- Office 365 E5
Office 365 for Firstline Worker
- 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
The new names will appear on Admin Portals and billing statements.