It’s the end of Microsoft Office, hello Microsoft 365

Microsoft Office, the most popular office suite in the world, is undergoing a major transformation. Microsoft makes the decision to rename it. After 30 years of good and loyal service, the name Office bows out.

This change is crucial and will shake many habits. The name Microsoft Office will officially cease to exist in favor of Microsoft 365. This departure of witnesses is expected soon. This is a small “revolution” with new logos and icons and especially new functions that should justify this name “Microsoft 365”.

Redmond explains

Over the past two years, Microsoft 365 has become our flagship office suite, so we’re creating an experience that helps you get the most out of Microsoft 365. The Office app for Windows will become the Microsoft 365 app with a new icon, new look and even more functions.

Microsoft Office for Windows will become Microsoft 365 in January

The announcement specifies that this process will continue in January 2023 with Windows and mobile applications. However, it is added

As part of Microsoft 365, you will continue to have access to applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. We will also continue to offer one-time purchases of these apps for consumers and businesses through the Office 2021 and Office LTSC plans. In addition, there are no changes to the Office 365 subscriptions. There will be no impact on your existing account, profile, subscription or files. The app will automatically update with a new icon and name.

It is promised that more information about this transition from Microsoft Office to Microsoft 365 will be available in the FAQ on this page.

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