Microsoft Plans to Launch New and Improved Office 365
Microsoft has announced that it is retiring one of its versions of Office 365, and replacing it with a heavily improved version before the close of 2015.
Their existing E4 version of Office 365 will be replaced by a new version plan named – you guessed it – E5.
This new version will include will include new and improved Skype for Business (previously known as Lync) with support for features such as Cloud PBX and Meeting Broadcast. There will also be new analytics features such as Power BI Pro and Delve Organizational Analytics and new advanced security features, including eDiscovery, Customer Lockbox, Data Loss Protection and Safe Attachments.
A large focus is on Skype for Business, with Microsoft testing three new integrated service for Office 365 users. Currently testing are PSTN conference and Cloud PBX with PSTN calling. These are all expected to be available before the end of 2015. Microsoft also announced they will soon be releasing an updated version of Power BI.