Our customers may notice new terminology as we discuss Microsoft 365 products.

On April 21, 2020 Microsoft changed names for certain Office 365 subscriptions for small and medium sized businesses.

There was no pricing or feature changes associated with these new names.

New Product Names:
  • Office 365 Business Essentials will become Microsoft 365 Business Basic.
  • Office 365 Business Premium will become Microsoft 365 Business Standard.
  • Office 365 Business will become Microsoft 365 Apps for Business.
  • Office 365 Pro Plus will become Microsoft 365 Apps for Enterprise.
  • There will be no name changes for Office 365 Enterprise E1, E3 or E5.

Microsoft 365 is an integrated set of apps and services that utilizes artificial intelligence and other innovations. This includes new capabilities in Microsoft Teams for online meetings, cloud storage and other sharing capabilities so you can collaborate from anywhere.

Microsoft feels that the new naming will help simplify and make it easier to find the correct plan.

As always, Valley View Microsystems is here to help determine which Microsoft 365 products are best for you.