Enterprise software vendor Microsoft recently said the company will release three new Office 365 plans to meet the needs of small and midsized businesses (SMBs).
These new plans will be available from October 1, 2014, said Microsoft.
Targeting SMBs with 1 to approximately 250 employees, the new plans would include Office 365 Business, Office 365 Business Essentials and Office 365 Business Premium.
Priced at $8.25/user/month, Office 365 Business comes with Office applications such as Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Publisher, with 1TB of OneDrive for Business cloud storage to access. You can edit and share your documents across your Windows PC, Mac, iPad, Windows tablet and smartphone.
Office 365 Business Essentials – priced at $5/user/month — features business class email and calendaring, Office Online, online meetings, IM, video conferencing, cloud storage and file sharing and much more.
Priced at $12.50 user/month, Office 365 Business Premium is a combination of both the Office 365 Business and Business Essentials plans.
This new lineup will replace current plans for SMBs over time – Small Business, Small Business Premium and Midsize Business. The current Enterprise plans will remain the same.