After working wonders for all of us for more than thirty years, Microsoft Office is now ready to retire. With that said, it does not mean that applications like Excel and Word cannot be used. Well, the company has decided to come up with a new name, Microsoft 365.
On Wednesday, Microsoft made the shift official during its Ignite summit. Office.com, the Office phone version, and the Office software for Windows will all embrace the Microsoft 365 identity in the coming years and generate fresh styles and symbols.
Despite the significant distinctions, Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Office are highly comparable. The largest one’s cost (Microsoft Office is a one-time investment, whereas Microsoft 365 is a monthly fee service) and updates are also available.
Although users of Microsoft Office must purchase the most recent software package, individuals who contribute to Microsoft 365 receive the most recent upgrades as part of their package.
After numerous updates over years, Microsoft Office, which was initially introduced in 1990, has succeeded in keeping its dominance in the working technology space. While still we truly like the redesigned purple Microsoft 365 application design, a part of all of us wants to play a sorrowful flute melody as it is leaving.
Microsoft announced that it will continue to provide one-time payments of initiatives like Word, Outlook, and Excel for Office 2021 users and Office LTSC subscriptions for customers who don’t would really like not to wave goodbye. This must be what retiring at Microsoft entails.
The Microsoft 365 application will include a slew of new capabilities, according to Jared Spataro, corporate vice president for contemporary work at Microsoft, who also made the announcement during the conference.
It will serve as a central location for all user’s data across all company products, including Word and PowerPoint, and enable easy access to the documents discussed in conferences.
The Microsoft executive also mentioned that, in a reference to social media network streams, the business was introducing a newsfeed in the Microsoft 365 program that would enable users to browse items like their scheduled scrum or changes from individuals they monitor.
“The new Microsoft 365 app is one part of our larger strategy and focus as a company on Microsoft 365 and is reflective of the innovation we’ve strived to deliver as work and life continue to evolve,” Spataro said in an emailed statement. “The new app serves as a hub for all the productivity apps Microsoft 365 offers and provides a simple, yet powerful experience for our customers as they navigate changing workstyles and collaboration patterns”, says a report
Let us now wait for what exactly Microsoft will be bringing for its users. That said, feel free to read our other news: New firmware for Airpods Pro 2 released right before the launch.