On October 1, 2014, Microsoft will release 3 new Office 365 plans tailored to meet the needs of small and midsized businesses (SMBs), ranging from 1 to approximately 250 employees.
The new plans are:
Office 365 Business – The full Office applications – Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Publisher, with 1TB of OneDrive for Business cloud storage to access, edit and share your documents across your Windows PC, Mac, iPad, Windows tablet and smartphone.Office 365 Business Essentials – The core cloud services for running your business – business class email and calendaring, Office Online, online meetings, IM, video conferencing, cloud storage and file sharing and much more.Office 365 Business Premium – Get everything from both the Office 365 Business and Business Essentials plans.
This new lineup will replace our current plans for SMBs over time – Small Business, Small Business Premium and Midsize Business (more on that below). The current Enterprise plans will remain the same. You can learn more about our existing plans on Office.com.