Effective April 21, 2020, Microsoft has renamed some of the Office 365 subscription plans for small and medium businesses.
There are no price, feature, or business model changes to commercial subscriptions. The changes are in name only.
Office 365 Plans to Change
Microsoft is changing the name of SMB plans. The names of the enterprise plans are not changing.
Microsoft 365 and Office 365 name changes are as follows:
|Old Name||New Name as of April 21, 2020|
|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 ProPlus||Microsoft 365 Apps (for enterprise)|
If you are already using an Office 365 subscription, it will automatically be renamed on April 21. You will see the name of your subscription update to the new name across your Admin Portal.
There is no action you need to take as a result of the name change.
Comparison of Microsoft 365 Plans
Office 365 Plans That Will Not Change
The Office 365 plans for enterprise are not changing, and remain as follows:
- Office 365 E1
- Office 365 E3
- Office 365 E5
Migrate to Microsoft 365
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