Microsoft is making a significant change to its Microsoft Workplace branding. After greater than 30 years, Microsoft Workplace is being renamed “Microsoft 365” to mark the software program large’s assortment of rising productiveness apps. Whereas Workplace apps like Excel, Outlook, Phrase, and PowerPoint aren’t going away, Microsoft will now largely refer to those apps as a part of Microsoft 365 as a substitute of Microsoft Workplace.
Microsoft has been pushing this new branding for years, after renaming Workplace 365 subscriptions to Microsoft 365 two years in the past, however the adjustments go far deeper now. “Within the coming months, Workplace.com, the Workplace cellular app, and the Workplace app for Home windows will change into the Microsoft 365 app, with a brand new icon, a brand new look, and much more options,” explains a FAQ from Microsoft.
Meaning in case you use any of the devoted Workplace apps, they’ll all be branded with Microsoft 365 quickly, and with a brand new brand. The primary brand and design adjustments will seem at Workplace.com in November, adopted by the Workplace app on Home windows, iOS, and Android all getting rebranded in January.
Microsoft 365 will now be house to Groups, Phrase, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Loop, Clipchamp, Stream, and Microsoft’s new Designer app. A central Microsoft 365 app for each cellular and desktop will embrace a feed of related colleagues and conferences, a hub for all of your recordsdata and paperwork, and customized tagging to group and organise content material.
The Microsoft Workplace model received’t disappear immediately, although. Microsoft will proceed to supply one-time purchases of its Workplace bundle of apps to customers and companies by way of Workplace 2021 and Workplace LTSC plans. Microsoft Workplace is now a legacy model for Microsoft, so meaning when there are new options introduced they’ll be coming to Microsoft 365 and never Microsoft Workplace.