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Microsoft 365 Basic Subscribers to Receive Premium Security Upgrades

Microsoft 365 Basic gains advanced security features for free, adding to its existing 100GB storage and ad-free Outlook at $1.99/month.


In a major update to its subscription services, has announced the addition of advanced security features to the Microsoft 365 Basic plan. Previously exclusive to the higher-tier Personal and Family subscriptions, these enhancements are now available to Basic plan users at no additional cost. Priced at $1.99 per month, the Microsoft 365 Basic plan also offers ad-free Outlook and 100GB of OneDrive storage, making it an attractive option for users seeking both productivity and security. Microsoft 365 Basic made its debut at the start of 2023 as an affordable tier of Microsoft's productivity suite. 

Enhancements Aimed at Improved Security and Privacy

The Microsoft 365 Basic plan's latest update introduces several key security features designed to protect users' data and enhance their privacy. While specific details of the security enhancements were not disclosed, the focus on safeguarding personal information and projects has been emphasized. Arvind Mishra, a Principal Product Manager on OneDrive Consumer Growth, highlighted the company's commitment to evolving the Microsoft 365 Basic service to ensure users' digital lives are secure, private, and seamlessly connected. Mishra expressed appreciation for Microsoft 365 Basic subscribers and promised continued improvements to the user experience.

Availability and Future Developments

The new security features for the Microsoft 365 Basic plan are effective immediately, accessible to all current and future subscribers. Users interested in learning more about the specific security enhancements can find detailed information on the Tech Community forums. Microsoft's decision to upgrade the Basic plan with features previously reserved for more expensive tiers underscores its dedication to providing value and security to all its customers. As digital continue to grow, Microsoft's proactive approach in enhancing its services is a welcome development for users relying on its ecosystem for personal and professional use.

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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