In April 2020, Microsoft renamed its Office 365 service to Microsoft 365, citing the service''s usage as more than just a work application. According to Microsoft''s FAQs page, the remaining Office branding is now available to Office users.com. Microsoft is also introducing a six-sided logo as part of the revamp.
According to the company''s FAQs page, the changes will begin next month, while the new Office app for Windows, MacOS, iOS, and Android will also be released in January. A centralised Microsoft 365 app will also be available on mobile and desktop, which will serve as a single-source hub for information, meetings, files, and documents. The centralised application will also include a feed of relevant colleagues that the user may connect with.
The company''s FAQs page will remain the same, according to the extension names of applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, Outlook, Clipchamp, Stream, and Designer.
There will be no modifications to Microsoft''s "Office 365 subscription plans," according to Microsoft. The Office branding will remain on one-time purchases made by users through Office 2021 and Office LTSC, which is being offered on volume licensing models.
Office.com, the Office mobile app, and the Office app for Windows will be the Microsoft 365 app for the year, with a new icon, a fresh look, and even additional features, according to the Microsoft FAQ.
The move represents the first significant change in terms of branding for the Microsoft productivity suite of applications in over 30 years of its existence.
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According to a source, the old Microsoft Office will now be a Microsoft legacy brand, which means that new features will be introduced to Microsoft 365 and not Microsoft Office.
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