Microsoft is attempting to lure small businesses to Microsoft 365 bandwagon. The company has started offering Microsoft 365 Business Basic subscription free for six months. Monthly charges will start as soon as the six-month trial period is over.
Microsoft 365 Business Basic Discount Offer
This offer is available to new Microsoft 365 Business Basic customers in the US who subscribe to the plan between April 7th and June 30th this year, and the rest of the eligible markets between April 10th and June 30th. This offer is limited to the first-year subscription.
But Microsoft 365 Business Basic plan covers not more than 300 users. So, if your company has more than 300 users, there are other plans available such as Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise, Office 365 E1, Office 365 E3, and Office 365 E5.
However, the six-month trial, which is limited to the Basic plan can be availed while buying Microsoft 365 Business Basic 12-month plan. In the event that you don’t want the bill to generate, you can cancel your subscription before the trial period is over.
Key features of Microsoft 365 Business Basic plan
- You can host an email with a 50 GB mailbox and custom email domain address.
- You can connect your teams using Microsoft Teams.
- You get access to web versions of Office apps: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, etc.
- You can store and share files with 1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage per user.
- You can host online meetings and video conferencing for up to 250 users.
Microsoft has changed the branding from Office 365 to Microsoft 365. Microsoft says:
“We changed the name to be more reflective of the range of features and benefits in the subscription.”
Recently, Microsoft 365 consumer versions became available to general users, days after Microsoft announced Microsoft 365 Personal and Family subscriptions. According to the company, Microsoft 365 Personal and Family subscriptions are essentially Office 365 consumer plans, with some additional features and benefits.
Previously, Microsoft made its remote communication service Teams available free for six months.