Refashion Your Small & Mid-Sized Business with Microsoft 365 Solutions

  • With the beginning of 2020, we all started with new hopes, new dreams, new visions. Our plans, goals, working patterns, everything changed! Covid19 has extensively affected small and mid-sized businesses across the world.

  • With a vision to support small and medium-sized businesses from the distasteful impacts of coronavirus, Microsoft launched its new features. While social distancing has become mandatory, organizations have adopted a remote working approach. In such a time, coming up with these changes will truly make a difference.

  • The new additions to Office 365 family are sure to benefit businesses restyling the way they are being operated. The changes to M365 products also include new AI features to Microsoft Editor and new consumer-driven features to Teams.

  • Let’s read this blog to learn about the newly introduced Microsoft 365 Solutions.

Rebranding Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 is now Microsoft 365!

This rebrand will affect the Office 365 subscriptions and licenses for small businesses and Office 365 ProPlus. However, the product name changes are not going to affect their features, pricing, or anything. With time, people will experience new additions in functionality and capabilities.

Here, are the newly launched features that will support Small and Medium-sized businesses with game-changing working methods.

  • microsoft-365-solutions Office 365 Business Essentials is now Microsoft 365 Business Basic
  • microsoft-365 Office 365 Business Premium is now Microsoft 365 Business Standard
  • microsoft-365-solutions Microsoft 365 Business is now Microsoft Business Premium
  • refashion-your-small-mid-sized-business Office 365 Business is now Microsoft 365 Apps for Business
  • microsoft-365-solutions Office 365 ProPlus is now Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise

The Office 365 Plans that Remained Unchanged -

  • microsoft Office 365 for Enterprise (Office 365 E1, E3 or E5)
  • microsoft-365-solutions Office 365 for Firstline Workers (Office 365 F1)
  • office-365 Office 365 for Education (Office 365 A1, A3 & A5)
  • office-365 Office 365 for Government (Office 365 G1, G3 & G5)

We understand you must be wondering what’s more this change holds. To quench your queries, we have compiled the list of most frequently asked questions and their answers. Let’s have a look!

10 FAQs about Microsoft 365 Apps Rebranding

  • #1. What is Microsoft 365?

    Microsoft 365 is the new name of Office 365. It’s a cloud-based productivity & collaboration subscription service that comes up with apps like Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and more.

    The additional Microsoft 365 Apps like OneDrive, Teams, Outlook, SharePoint have been the most useful solutions to transform SMB operations.

    Microsoft 365 offers various subscription plans for individuals, families, students, businesses, nonprofits, and educational institutions.

    #2. What If You Have Already Paid for Office 365 Subscription?

    Microsoft 365 offers various subscription plans for individuals, families, students, businesses, nonprofits, and educational institutions.

    If you have already paid for an Office 365 subscription, no worries. You’ll have full access to M365 with no additional cost as of April 21, 2020.

    #3. What Are the Top Features & Benefits of Using Microsoft 365 Apps?

    Microsoft 365 solutions are far more than just word processing and spreadsheet editing capabilities of MS Office or Google Apps. These are the following features that you will have in this newly launched version -

    • office-365-business Professional emailing capabilities
    • Microsoft-365-Apps-for-enterprise Team communication & collaboration
    • ms-365-teams Audio & video conferencing
    • audio-video-conferencing Cloud storage
    • cloud-storage Document management
    • document-management Web & enterprise search & content management
    • web-enterprise-search Business planning & process management
    • business-planning Enterprise security & device Management
    • enterprise-security Data Hold & Retention, and eDiscovery
    • data-hold Actionable Business Insights

    #4. What Are the Differences between Office 365 and Microsoft 365 Services?

    Apart from the difference in name, no substantial changes in the main functionalities of the platform have been seen.

    #5. Is Microsoft 365 a secure and reliable platform?

    Microsoft spends more than 1 Billion dollars on providing unmatched security to its cloud-based solutions. Certainly, Microsoft 365 is the safest version you could ever use.

    Microsoft has dedicated threat management & security assurance teams that help you mitigate the malicious access 24/7. Apart from this, it comes with native antivirus, anti-spam, anti-malware & anti-phishing protection for everyone.

    Microsoft has outstanding backup & recovery options and data loss prevention policies to cop up with disaster scenarios. Yes, it’s reliable and secured!

    #6 Where are the Microsoft 365 files stored? On PC, Cloud, or Both?

    Microsoft 365 encrypts and stores crucial data and important files on the computer as well as the cloud.

    #7. Who Can Access Microsoft 365 Files?

    No one can access your private files unless you have shared it with them. By using Outlook Emails, OneDrive, Teams, SharePoint, or Yammer, you can share your files with concerned persons.

    However, the cloud files can be accessed by the employer, no matter it’s in private mode or the public.

    #8. Does Microsoft 365 Work Offline?

    No, for logging in to Microsoft 365, you must have an appropriate internet connection. However, apps like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint can be used offline.

    #9. Does Microsoft 365 is the same for Mac and PC?

    Microsoft 365 Solutions are tailor-made to meet the unique needs of your business. They are customized for different operating systems as well. For MAC and PC, you might face slight changes in terms of features & functionality.

    #10. Is Microsoft 365 Available for Mobile also?

    Yes, from android phones to tablets, iPhones, and iPods, Microsoft 365 is available across all devices. However, you will need a Microsoft 365 subscription to create and edit documents with mobile apps for Android & iPhones.

    We hope to have answered most FAQs in this article. To know more about the capabilities and features of Microsoft 365 Business Basic, Standard, and Premium, connect with us.

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