This is not a sudden change. Microsoft has been working on the new brand for years since the company introduced the Office 365 subscription and then rebranded it to Microsoft 365. However, the rebrand will now expand to everything as the company says that in the coming months, the website, the Office mobile app, and the Office app for Windows will also be renamed to “Microsoft 365.” Furthermore, the app will also get a new icon, a new design, and more features. It’s important to note that there are two things to differentiate, including the “Microsoft 365” brand for the suite of apps and the “Microsoft 365” app, which is the central hub to access the tools, contents, and apps. The rebrand will start to roll out in November for, and the Office app for Windows and mobile will occur in January of next year, applying to everyone who uses the Office app for work, school, and personal use. The productivity apps will remain the same. Microsoft 365 will just be the name moving forward that will house Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, Clipchamp, Loop, Stream, Designer, and many other apps. The standalone version of Office isn’t going away entirely. According to the company, it will continue to offer the one-time purchase through the Office 2021 and Office LTSC plans. Also, the company has no immediate plans to make changes to any subscription plans. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.