Microsoft 365’s consumer offering reportedly coming in Spring 2020

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Email Twitter: @JonnyACaldwell Dec 4th, 2019 inNews

Microsoft is reportedly aiming for a spring 2020 launch for its consumer-oriented version if its Microsoft 365 plan, according to ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley. Not much is known about this new service, but for businesses, the plan already bundles Windows 10 Enterprise, Office 365, and Enterprise Mobility + Security.

According to Foley, Microsoft’s Executive Vice President of Experiences & Devices, Rajesh Jha, described its enterprise-oriented service as “the world’s productivity cloud,” and told attendees at Credit Suisse Annual Technology, Media & Telecom Conference that “we want to bring the same vision to consumers, also.”

The service is also reportedly being branded as Microsoft 365 Life, which would make sense given that the project is supervised by the Modern Life & Devices team. The company introduced its “Modern Life Services” initiative, with the company focusing on more “professional consumers”.

Foley goes on to stay that Microsoft 365 Life is expected to largely be a rebrand of Office 365 Personal and Home products, as evident from apparent brand change as seen by a handful of customers of the service. The new subscription is also expected retain the same cost as the current Office 365 offerings, according to her sources.

What would you like to see in the company’s consumer-oriented version of its Microsoft 365 suite? Feel free to share in the comments area below.

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