Microsoft has announced the discontinuation of the Office brand name for the well-known software applications Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Microsoft 365 will be the umbrella brand for all software and services provided by the IT business.

The services will be renamed beginning in November. Microsoft will replace first. The Office programmes for Windows will be updated to Microsoft 365 at the start of next year. The mobile applications will be renamed and redesigned as well.

Microsoft does not abandon the names of individual software products. As a result, the word processing application will continue to be known as Word, while the spreadsheet programme will continue to be known as Excel. This is true for PowerPoint, Outlook, and Teams, among other programmes.