The only constant in life is change, and today we’ve got one that begs to be explained: the rebrand of some of the Office 365 suite to Microsoft 365 Business. Microsoft officials insist this naming change is to simplify things. While we’re not here to be the judge — just the messenger — we realized that this may not really be the case.
Here’s the chart of the new first three levels of licensing with their new names:
Don’t worry, Microsoft hasn’t changed the price or what you get with your subscriptions – just the name. But if you’re tracking this, yes, Office 365 Business Premium is now Microsoft 365 Business Standard but now there’s also a Microsoft 365 Business Premium, which wasn’t an Office 365 plan originally. Clear as mud? Cool.
This key might help you make heads or tails of what you had and what it’s called now.
If you have the Office 365 Enterprise, Firstline, Education or Government packages you are not currently affected by this rebrand. There are some other previously named Microsoft 365 products out there you may also have, and those are not affected either.