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Microsoft product group decided to change the names of smaller business products in the office 365 universe. This change takes affect on April 21, 2020 (automatically). First of all here are the new names (offical blogpost):

Office 365 Business Essentials -> Microsoft 365 Business Basic
Office 365 Business Premium -> Microsoft 365 Business Standard
Office 365 Business -> Microsoft 365 Apps for business
Office 365 ProPlus -> Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise
Microsoft 365 Business -> Microsoft 365 Business Premium

At this time (April 26. 2020) no feature changes or pricing changes are planned.

NOTE: ODT Setup for Microsoft 365 Apps for Enterprise will not change yet. You can use your XML file with ProductID: “Office365ProPlus” and use this ID for Setup.

What to do with config files for Microsoft 365 Apps for business?
The Answer is short. Nothing.

https://config.office.com uses the new names, but generates the old xml files. So if you have your own config files, at the moment you don’t need to do anything. You can use them as usual.

The corresponding XML config file looks like this.

Changing names saves my job, because customers don’t know the new products and need some help to choose.
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