On 30th March Microsoft announced its expected Microsoft 365-branded consumer service subscriptions. As a result two offerings Microsoft 365 Personal and Microsoft 365 Family are presented. They are the replacement for office 365 Home and personal. See how to get Microsoft 365 and what special for you:-
Office 365 to Microsoft 365: Why?
Microsoft simply says This is a natural evolution. Microsoft 365 began in 2017 as a combination of Windows, Office, and Enterprise Mobility and Security (EMS). The new product names go into effect on April 21, 2020. This is a change to the product name only. There are no pricing or feature changes at this time. They will update features from time to time. These changes happen automatically to all the products.
Microsoft 365 : Effective Names
Due to new updates soon we seen changes in name of the office 365 products.
- Office 365 Business Essentials to Microsoft 365 Business Basic.
- Office 365 Business Premium to Microsoft 365 Business Standard.
- Microsoft 365 Business to Microsoft 365 Business Premium.
- Office 365 Business and Office 365 ProPlus will both will become Microsoft 365 Apps.
Microsoft 365: Subscription Details
As per Microsoft officials, it will be available on April 21st. Priced at $6.99 per month for Personal (one person) and $9.99 a month for a Family (up to six people) subscription. Both options will include access to Office and new features. Microsoft 365 Personal will cost $6.99 a month or $69.99 per year for a single user. Microsoft 365 Family will cost $9.99 per month or $99.99 annually for up to six users. As for now, changes will happen automatically.
Microsoft 365: Features
According to Microsoft is readying some brand-new services which will become part of the Microsoft 365 consumer plans. The features include a new Family Safety app for iOS and Android, new consumer-centric features for Teams. It’s a group-chat platform and a spending-tracking capability called Money in Excel. The users also get an advanced feature of editing Microsoft Editor. Microsoft’s Editor capability for Word and Outlook.com.
Microsoft is adding some incredible new feature to the core Office applications. It also provides updates for previous apps. That will be merged eventually Microsoft 365 Personal and Family plans. Most importantly the mobile Family safety app will allow users to manage screen time for their children, across Windows PCs, Xboxes and Android/iPhone devices. It will provide location sharing, driving reports, device time analyses and the ability to set limits.