Microsoft 365 to replace Office 365 with new features and improvements

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Microsoft 365 will be available as of April 21. It's never been more important to stay connected and on top of the things that matter. With that name change comes a number of new features that will be available when the new plans launch next month. Microsoft also clarified that following plans will not be renamed for now.

Word, for instance, will now have a built-in Editor feature, which offers more advanced proofing capabilities than the regular spellcheck and grammar tools.

PowerPoint Designer: It has all the new features and options, e.g. auto-creation of multiple slides when adding a photo to pick one, access to some Getty Images and videos, new icons and fonts, and more.

Microsoft 365 - what is different? And the company also unveiled some updates and features to the popular team communication platform that has become essential to many businesses during the coronavirus pandemic as they retool for remote workers.

Seeking to make a point with the rebranding, Microsoft calls it "a subscription service for your life", which might conjure visions of Amazon Prime. There are also partner benefits programs, custom email domain, and ongoing technical support for all of the Microsoft 365 apps and Windows 10.

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Versions of Office 365 that are used by enterprises-such as Office 365 E1, E3 and E5-as well as Office 365 versions for education, government and firstline workers will not see changes to their branding, Microsoft said.

In addition to the ability to launch calls to Microsoft Teams, Slack announced additional VOIP phone integrations that allow people to use VOIP calling providers to make phone calls to phone numbers directly within Slack. And Microsoft Family Safety App empowers families to help protect their loved ones by giving them the tools and insights to start conversations and promoting healthier habits online and in the real world.

When announcing Microsoft 365, Microsoft repeatedly noted that it does not sell users' data. Interestingly, Family Safety also lets you find out where iOS and Android users are. The Personal plan costs $6.99 per month, while the Family plan (up to six people) costs $9.99 per month.

"Microsoft will also continue to sell the perpetual Office suites, like Office Home & Student 2019, for those customers who only want our classic Office apps as a one-time purchase", the spokesperson indicated.

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