Microsoft Renames the Office 365 SKUs

As Esther Dyson so eloquently put it, “Change means that what was before wasn’t perfect.” And as we all know in technology, change is a given.

Today brings more change. As of today, Microsoft is changing the names of Office 365 SMB SKUs and making way for Microsoft 365.

Their reasoning was that customers have had difficulty deciding which SKU is right for them. Their SKUs were:

  • Mid-priced SKU is called Office 365 Business Premium.
  • The premium SKU is called Microsoft 365 Business.
  • The Office 365 Business Essentials SKU has more cloud services value than the Office 365 Business

We get it. That’s confusing. So, here’s a quick glance at what’s changing.

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Note that there are no naming changes for the Office 365 Enterprise or Microsoft 365 Enterprise SKUs. It is also important to note that subscription prices, product features, offer IDs and SKUs, and Office 365 Enterprise SKU names are not changing.

If you’d like to learn more about these changes, check out the Microsoft Office 365 SMB Naming Update Page. And as always, if you have any questions regarding Microsoft’s solutions, we are here to help.

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