Effective today, April 21, 2020, Microsoft is changing the names for its Office 365 subscriptions for small and medium businesses. Below are the current and new names:
Microsoft Office 365 SMB Subscriptions
|Current Name||Office 365 Business Essentials||Office 365 Business Premium||Microsoft 365 Business||Exchange Online Plans 1 & 2|
|New Name||Microsoft 365 Business Basic||Microsoft 365 Business Standard||Microsoft 365 Business Premium||No Change|
Microsoft Office Client Subscription Products
|Current Name||Office 365 Business||Office 365 Pro Plus|
|New Name||Office 365 Apps for Business||Microsoft 365 Apps for Enterprise|
Pricing and product features for these Office 365 products will remain the same. The intention of this change is just to simplify the naming convention.
Here is a summary of the primary components of each of these newly named subscriptions:
|Microsoft 365 Business Basic|
|Microsoft 365 Business Standard|
|Microsoft 365 Business Premium|
|Microsoft 365 Apps for Business|
|Microsoft 365 Apps for Enterprise (required for Remote Desktop users)|
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