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Microsoft Online Services – Subscription update

Microsoft continues to enhance the range of online subscriptions that can be purchased by Small Medium Business (SMB 1-300 users) via the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program. 

CSP allows qualified providers like Nviron to bundle Microsoft online service subscriptions with other services to offer SMBs a fully managed, one stop shop for online services. 

From April 21st 2020, Microsoft streamlined the name of its Microsoft 365 subscriptions for SMBs as follows…


Old Name New Name
Office 365 Business Essentials Microsoft 365 Business Basic
Office 365 Business Premium Microsoft 365 Business Standard
Microsoft 365 Business Microsoft 365 Business Premium
Office 365 Business Microsoft 365 Apps for Business
Office 365 Pro Plus   Microsoft 365 Apps for Enterprise


The changes are to the subscription names only.

Price and functionality remain unchanged.

Microsoft 365 plans include options for Windows 10, Enterprise Mobility+Security and Online Services in an easy to manage, per user subscription.

For further in-depth discussions on how Microsoft 365 subscriptions can equip your users with the latest Microsoft innovations contact your Nviron account manager to arrange a free of charge licensing update.