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Microsoft 365

What is Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 is designed to help you achieve more with innovative Office apps, intelligent cloud services, and world-class security.

Your productivity cloud across work and life

Office 365 is now Microsoft 365. Learn what this means for you. 

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For home

Microsoft 365—new name, more value, same price.

Powerful productivity apps for individuals and families.

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For business

Microsoft 365—new name, same great value, same price.

Productivity solutions for small and medium sized businesses. 

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For enterprise

Microsoft 365—same name, same great value, same price.

Enterprise-grade productivity, management, and security.

Frequently asked questions

  • Microsoft 365 for home plans

    • Microsoft 365 Family
    • Microsoft 365 Personal
       

    Microsoft 365 for business plans

    • Microsoft 365 Business Basic
    • Microsoft 365 Business Standard
    • Microsoft 365 Business Premium
    • Microsoft 365 Apps for business
       

    Microsoft 365 for enterprise plans

    • Microsoft 365 E3
    • Microsoft 365 E5
    • Microsoft 365 F1
    • Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise
       

  • We changed the name to be more reflective of the range of features and benefits in the subscription, to meet the unique needs of individuals and businesses. 

  • Many Office 365 subscriptions automatically become Microsoft 365 subscriptions. No action is needed from your end.

    • Office 365 Personal becomes Microsoft 365 Personal.
    • Office 365 Home becomes Microsoft 365 Family.
    • Office 365 Business Essentials becomes Microsoft 365 Business Basic.
    • Office 365 Business Premium becomes Microsoft 365 Business Standard. 
    • Microsoft 365 Business becomes Microsoft 365 Business Premium. 
    • Office 365 Business becomes Microsoft 365 Apps for business.
    • Office 365 ProPlus becomes Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise.
       

    There are no changes to the following Office 365 for enterprise plans:

    • Office 365 E1
    • Office 365 E3
    • Office 365 E5

  • Microsoft 365 includes everything you know in Office 365. Microsoft 365 is designed to help people and businesses achieve more with innovative Office apps, intelligent cloud services, and world-class security.

  • No, the subscription cost will not change.

  • The following Office 365 plans for enterprise are still available:

    • Office 365 E1
    • Office 365 E3
    • Office 365 E5

  • Yes, internet access is required to install and activate Microsoft 365 and get all the latest releases of apps and services.

    Note that if you are an existing Office 365 subscriber, you do not need to reinstall or purchase another subscription.

    You do not need to be connected to the internet to use Office apps, such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, because the apps are fully installed on your computer. 

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