Microsoft 365 Rebranding Guide April 2020

From the 22nd of April 2020 onwards, a number of Office 365 SMB licences have had their names changed to reflect the rebranding of Office 365 for Business to Microsoft 365.

There will be no change in price, and the service functionality isn't changing at all. Existing Office 365 licenses purchased through Manage Protect will begin to appear on your monthly invoice as their new "Microsoft 365" as of the 1st of June 2020.  This is important to note for Partners who have automated integration set up with their own billing platforms.

Any new licenses provisioned after the 22nd of April will follow the new "Microsoft 365" naming convention.

You will also still see the name "Office 365" In regards to certain Enterprise and Academic SKU's. Microsoft have made no announcement as to when or if those licenses will change.


To outline the changes to the license names please refer to the following:

Existing License Name

New (April 2020) Licence Name

Contains

Office 365 Business EssentialsMicrosoft 365 Business BasicHosted Exchange, Teams, SharePoint & OneDrive
Office 365 Business PremiumMicrosoft 365 Business StandardHosted Exchange, Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher & Access
Microsoft 365 BusinessMicrosoft 365 Business PremiumHosted Exchange, Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher & Access
Office 365 BusinessMicrosoft 365 Apps for BusinessWord, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access & OneDrive
Office 365 Pro PlusMicrosoft 365 Apps for EnterpriseWord, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access & OneDrive