On October 1, 2014, Microsoft will release three new Office 365 plans tailored to meet the needs of small and midsized businesses (SMBs), ranging from 1 to approximately 250 employees.
The new plans are:
- Office 365 Business – The full Office applications – Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Publisher, with 1TB of OneDrive for Business cloud storage to access, edit and share your documents across your Windows PC, Mac, iPad, Windows tablet and smartphone.
- Office 365 Business Essentials – The core cloud services for running your business – business class email and calendaring, Office Online, online meetings, IM, video conferencing, cloud storage and file sharing and much more.
- Office 365 Business Premium – Get everything from both the Office 365 Business and Business Essentials plans.
This new lineup will replace our current plans for SMBs over time – Small Business, Small Business Premium and Midsize Business (more on that below). The current Enterprise plans will remain the same.