(Pocket-lint) – Microsoft Office has been around for three decades, but it’s now gone for most people. Say hello to Microsoft 365.
If that name means anything to you, it should. Microsoft started renaming its Office 365 product to Microsoft 365 a few years ago and now it’s coming for the Office name we’re all so used to.
“In the coming months, Office.com, the Office mobile app, and the Office app for Windows will become the Microsoft 365 app, with a new icon, a new look, and even more features,” Microsoft says in a news release. Full process FAQ. The timeline isn’t set in stone yet, at least not publicly, but we do know that a new Office.com will start rolling out in November 2022. Beyond that, new Office apps for Windows and mobile will be launched in January 2023, with these new icons and looks accompanying them.
Microsoft says there will be no changes to how anyone’s accounts or products work, and Microsoft 365 will include “Microsoft Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneDrive, and more.”
When it comes to this Microsoft 365 app, Microsoft says users can expect a feed that will include content based on who they work with and what they actually do in an organization — so expect that. you to have meetings and such appear there, at least.
While Office becomes Microsoft 365, that doesn’t mean the brand is completely gone. The Verge notes that Microsoft will continue to sell Microsoft Office-branded products to consumers and businesses under the Office 2021 and Office LTSC plans.
Written by Oliver Haslam.