Office 365 Cross Family Transitions

At the 2013 WorldWide Partner Conference (WPC), Microsoft announced plans to make it easier for customers to switch between Office 365 plans – this was greeted by smiles & cheers from many!

The initial introduction worked only for a few cases but the supported switching scenarios have now been expanded to include:

From To
Small Business MidSize Business
Enterprise E1
Enterprise E3
Enterprise E4
Small Business Premium MidSize Business
Enterprise E3
Enterprise E4
Exchange Online Plan 1 Enterprise E1
Enterprise E3
Enterprise E4
MidSize Business
Exchange Online Plan 2
Enterprise E3
Enterprise E4

Microsoft say:

“We continue to work on transition solutions for both additional scenarios (e.g., Exchange Online to Midsize Business) as well as for Open subscriptions and Government/Academic SKUs”

So there will continue to be additions and improvements around this – making Office 365 even more relevant for businesses everywhere.

One Reply to “Office 365 Cross Family Transitions”

  1. But what about simple downgrade???

    Our “value added partner” set us up for E3–“so we would not miss anything.” Yeah, right, after we paid heavily for an initial assessment, they knew we only needed SharePoint and subscription licenses for Office! But they and Microsoft are now reaping an extra 25% for “features” we don’t use!

    Just called Microsoft who said the only way to “downgrade” to O365 Midsize Business would be to create a new account and the manually re-create all the SharePoint settings, templates, structure, and content!!! So much for the “ease” of cloud computing with Microsoft!

    Any other ideas are welcome.

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