13 Facts About Office 365


Microsoft 365 is a product family of productivity software and cloud-based services owned by Microsoft.

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The ability to provide a link to a Yammer network from an Office 365 portal was introduced in June 2013, with heavier integration to be introduced in July 2013.

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In June 2014, the amount of OneDrive storage offered to Office 365 subscribers was increased to 1 terabyte from 20 GB.

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Microsoft Office 365 is sold via Microsoft and its cloud services reseller network.

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On March 30,2020, Microsoft announced that the consumer plans of Office 365 would be rebranded as "Microsoft 365" on April 21,2020, succeeding existing consumer plans of Office 365.

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The Office 365 brand remains in use for its enterprise, education, healthcare, and governmental plans.

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An active Microsoft Office 365 subscription is still required to unlock certain advanced editing features, use the apps on devices with screens larger than 10.

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Microsoft Office 365 offers subscription plans aimed at different needs and market segments, providing different sets of features at different price points.

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Email service, task management, calendar application, and contacts manager included with business and enterprise Office 365 subscriptions are under the Outlook on the web brand.

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Business and enterprise-oriented plans for Office 365 offer access to cloud-hosted versions of Office's server platforms on a software as a service basis, including Exchange, Skype for Business, SharePoint, and the browser-based Office Web Apps suite.

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On business plans, Office 365 includes cloud-based collaboration services such as Delve, Microsoft Teams, and Yammer.

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Microsoft Office 365 platform uses a rolling release model; updates to the online components of the service are provided once per quarter.

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In May 2012, Microsoft announced that Office 365 was now compliant with the Federal Information Security Management Act: compliance with the act would now allow Office 365 to be used by US government agencies.

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