Microsoft Office 365 SMB naming updates

Microsoft 365 for Business replaces Office 365 Business SKUs

On April 21, 2020, Microsoft will be updating the names of its Office 365 subscriptions for small and medium businesses (SMBs). There are no price, feature, or business model changes to commercial subscriptions.

  • Office 365 Business subscriptions are becoming Microsoft 365 for Business subscriptions. This includes Office 365 Business Essentials, Office 365 Business Premium, and Microsoft 365 Business.
  • Standalone commercial desktop client subscriptions are becoming Microsoft 365 Apps subscriptions. This includes Office 365 Business and Office 365 ProPlus.
  • Consumer Office 365 subscriptions are becoming Microsoft 365 subscriptions.
There are no changes to the Office 365 Enterprise products.

Microsoft are looking to remove some of the confusion customers face when considering and comparing Microsoft cloud subscriptions for SMBs.

So what is changing?

M365 for Business

What applications do you get with the Microsoft 365 for Business subscriptions?

M365 for Business whats included

If you are just using Microsoft Office in your business, then the subscriptions for Office have also been re-named. Welcome to Microsoft 365 Apps.

Microsoft 365 Apps

Adepteq will help you decide which subscription is best for your organisation.

We provide end to end solutions for SMBs that cover the licencingdeploymentdata migration, development, adoption and support of the Microsoft 365 Business applications.

Please contact us, call 0800 6444 365 or email to

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