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Is A Microsoft 365 Consumer Versions Arriving in Spring 2020?

A new report suggests Microsoft 365 will receive a consumer-focused bundle variant that will launch during the first half of 2020.


Since its launch two years ago, has been a product focused on 's enterprise customers. However, the company could now be preparing to launch a consumer-fronted version of the product bundle.

According to a report from ZDNet, a consumer-oriented Microsoft 365 is being prepared for a spring, 2020 launch.

It is worth noting that this is not the first time such information has emerged. Almost exactly a year ago, rumors appeared of Microsoft preparing a consumer variant of Microsoft 365. Perhaps the company has been working on the development of that product through 2019.

Certainly, Redmond is now making some official noise that this is the case. At the Credit Suisse Annual Technology, Media & Telecom Conference the week Microsoft's Rajesh Jha suggested it was in the company's list of goals to offer Microsoft 365 to consumers.

While Jha stopped short of any official confirmation, his comments are certainly interesting.

New Version

In its current business guise, Microsoft 365 bundles several commercial services into a subscription service. Included in the package are , Office 365, and Enterprise Mobility + Security.

A consumer version would likely include Outlook Mobile, Office 365, Skype, and other services. Windows 10 will not be included as most people buying a consumer package would already have the latest version of the platform on their PC.

ZDNet suggests Microsoft will also add a password manager and its rumored “Teams for Life” applications.

Whereas the normal Microsoft Teams is focused on enterprise use, “For Life” will be for personal users. It will be for family and friends, suggesting it will be a consumer-facing communication and collaboration tool.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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