If you didn’t already know, Microsoft recently announced that the application we know as Microsoft Office will be changing to Microsoft 365 with some new and improved features being added along the way.
In our latest blog article, we answer some questions that our clients have been asking around this rebranding of Microsoft Office.
Question 1: What is changing?
You will probably have noticed that over the past few years, Microsoft 365 has developed into Microsoft’s premier productivity suite, so they have now taken that one step further to enable your business to get the very most out of Microsoft 365. This means that in the next few months, office.com, the Office mobile app and the Office app for Windows will be rebranded to Microsoft 365 along with a new icon as well as a new look and feel along with some game changing new features.
Question 2: When will this be happening?
The latest changes will start being rolled out for Office.com from November of this year with the rest to follow in Jan 2023.
Question 3: Will these changes apply to me?
These changes will only be applied to those using the Office app for work, school or personal use.
Question 4: What impact will these changes have on me? Do I need to do anything?
The answer to this question is no. Nothing will impact on your existing account, profile, subscription or files. The app will be updated automatically with the new icon and name so make sure you look out for these changes happening from November onwards.
Question 5: What is Microsoft 365?
Users want a new kind of user experience and expect access to systems and data anywhere, anytime. Microsoft 365, formerly known as Office 365 gives employees access to all resources and collaboration tools seamlessly regardless of location or device.
Microsoft 365 offers modified cloud-based services so you and your files are no longer restricted to a single device in one workplace.
Question 6: What new features will be released as part of Microsoft 365?
You will find that the following new and improved features will be launched shortly:
Question 7: Will Office be leaving completely?
The simple answer to this is no. As part of Microsoft 365, you will still have access to your everyday apps like Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
It is important to also note that there will be no changes to Office 365 subscription plans.
If you are a business that is looking to migrate to Microsoft 365 or are worried about any of the changes above then please talk to our IT experts now who will be able to answer any of your queries or concerns.
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