Microsoft has announced its productivity suite Office 365 is changing, adding a few significant new features. As of 21st April, the suite will also be referred to as Microsoft 365.
Microsoft Editor, the company's AI-enabled grammar and spelling checker will come to Outlook.com, as well as to Chrome and Edge, through respective extensions. While basic features will be free, advanced features, including style-refining suggestions, will be available to paying customers only.
Then, there is the new Family Safety app, designed to help family members keep tabs on one another. It will allow users to share their locations and manage screen time across devices, and can also notify members when an individual leaves home, work or school.
Skype is still the company's number one communications platform, but it is also investing heavily into improving Microsoft Teams. New features include group chat, group video calls, as well as to-do-list and photo sharing.
Finally, Excel will get a new budgeting tool to enable families to better track their expenses and manage budgets.
So what is the cost for business users; Office 365 Business Essentials is £3.80 per month, Office 365 Business Premium £9.40 per month and Microsoft 365 Business £15.10 per month. See Microsoft Office website for more details