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Microsoft Renaming

Just a quick post to let you know that Microsoft have renamed some of the services that we provide. Allocating meaningful and easy to understand names hasn’t really been Microsoft’s strong point so although this renaming will no doubt confuse things in the short term it will hopefully be a better solution overall.

The following graphic pretty much sums it up. Please be aware there is presently no change in pricing or functionality.

New names for Office 365, or should that be Microsoft 365?

Here’s a run down of what you get in each license :

  1. Microsoft 365 Business Basic is the core cloud services. There is no software for you to install on your local machines and is most suitable when you have a machine with the Office suite (2013 or later) installed and you need a low cost entry level into the cloud solutions.
  2. Microsoft 365 Business Standard is the Basic service (above) plus the ability to install the Office suite on up to 5 machines for the user in question.
  3. Microsoft 365 Business Premium is Standard plus the extra security services that we would really like to see in place. Lorica provide alternatives for some of these from other vendors but there’s some merit in keeping all your eggs in the one basket.
  4. Microsoft 365 Apps is a licence to install the Office suite on 5 machines plus OneDrive for the users (with 1TB of storage). The Exchange and SharePoint cloud services are not included. We find very little use for this with our clients.