Microsoft Office will become ‘Microsoft 365’ in the biggest branding overhaul in over 30 years
Microsoft Office will soon be officially rebranded as “Microsoft 365,” in the biggest rebranding of the company’s office productivity software in more than 30 years (via The edge).
You may have heard of Microsoft 365 before, as Microsoft renamed Office 365 subscriptions to Microsoft 365 two years ago.
But in the coming months, Office.com, the Office mobile app, and the Office app for Windows will all share the name of a new Microsoft 365 app, “with a new icon, a new look, and even more features.” , according to a company FAQ.
As part of the rebranding, traditional Office applications such as Excel, Outlook, Word and Powerpoint will all fall under Microsoft 365, rather than being referred to as part of Microsoft Office.
For Apple device owners, the name change will likely be visible first in the Office iOS app. The Microsoft 365 mobile app that will replace it will include a new apps module for commonly used cloud-based 365 tools, a central content hub and workflow stream, and a new tagging system to organize the contents.
However, perhaps a bit confusingly, Office 2021 for Windows and Mac will continue to be offered as a one-time purchase under the same name for the foreseeable future, as will Office LTSC (Long-Term Servicing Channel), even if Microsoft Office is now essentially a legacy brand.
Microsoft says the changes will start rolling out to Office.com in November 2022, and then the changes will start rolling out to the Office app on Windows and the Office mobile app in January 2023.