Microsoft is adding a new low-end subscription tier to its Microsoft 365 provider designed to cater to existing OneDrive subscribers and people who need greater features for or their Outlook inboxes but don’t want the overall computer variations of Word, Excel, or PowerPoint.
The Verge reviews that Microsoft 365 Basic will value at $1.Ninety nine a month or $19.99 a yr, and it consists of 100GB of OneDrive cloud garage, removes commercials from the Outlook web and cellular clients, and gives “superior safety” for Outlook customers within the shape of malware-scanning for hyperlinks and attachments and additional encryption options.
The fundamental shortcoming of the Basic plan relative to the alternative Microsoft 365 subscription tiers is which you might not get admission to the overall laptop variations of the apps previously referred to as Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook. You’ll still be capable of using the extra characteristic-restrained online variations, however, the ones also are to be had by absolutely everyone with an unfastened Microsoft account. To get those apps, you may nevertheless need to improve to the Microsoft 365 Personal ($6.Ninety nine a month, $69.Ninety nine a year) or Microsoft 365 Family ($9.Ninety nine a month, $99.Ninety nine a yr) ranges, every of which additionally comes with extra OneDrive garage and different perks.
Microsoft 365 Basic will release on January 30. Any subscribers to the existing $1.99-according to-month 100GB OneDrive tier will automatically be upgraded to Microsoft 365 Basic at that point.