[ #Office365 ] New SMB offerings and the hidden news !

Following the Official Office Blog and the Office 365 Roadmap may not be enough this later time to be aware of great news about Office 365 !

On October, 2th was annouced the availabilty of new plans dedicated to SMBs (Small and Midsize Business) : Announcing availability of new Office 365 plans for small and midsized businesses.

Here are the three plans :

  • Office 365 Business: The full Office applications—Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Publisher  with OneDrive for Business cloud storage. This
  • Office 365 Business Essentials: The core cloud services – Office Online, OneDrive for Business, Exchange Online, Lync Online, SharePoint Online,Yammer Enterprise and Delve.
  • Office 365 Business Premium: Everything from both the Office 365 Business and Business Essentials plans.

The main Office 365 offerings for businesses can now be summarized like that :

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The storage limits can be summarized by the following table :

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Here some noticable changes from the previous offering :

image The previous SMB plans (Small Business, Small Business Premium or Midsize Business) disappear.

image There is no longer a 25 users limit for these offerings.

image  This new offering is slightly cheaper than the previous one.

image Yammer Enterprise is included with both Office 365 Business Essentials and Office 365 Business Premium  (it wasn’t available on SMB offerings previously).

image Storage options are almost equivalent to the previous ones.

image  image And last but not least, I discovered almost by hazard that you can now change from a SMB plan to an Entreprise one or mix them on one tenant !

This great (almost hidden)  news was brought to my attention by this discussion on the Office 365 Technical Network on Yammer

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so the credits should go to my colleagues Vasil Michev and Juan Carlos Gonzalez Martin for putting the light on this great new feature !!!

After  some search you can find some official documentation on this here : Switch to a different Office 365 plan or subscription

Image of Review your order page with Edit link highlighted

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