How to Upgrade Microsoft 365 Subscription Plan?

An Microsoft 365 subscription provides great flexibility of the business and collects several applications at a single platform. You can shuffle between these applications and access them from any computer connected with the Internet. When you purchase a subscription plan and start using it, then there is no obligation that you will have to complete a fixed time period with it. You can choose to upgrade your subscription at any point in your service.

An Microsoft 365 subscriber gets the updated version of all the Microsoft Office applications. But the Microsoft 365 business subscriber gets a plethora of other services.

Applications

Microsoft 365 Business Basic

Microsoft 365 Business Standard

Microsoft 365 Business Premium

Web/mobile version of all MS Office applications

Yes

Yes

Yes

Emails

Yes

Yes

Yes

Calendar

Yes

Yes

Yes

File Storage and sharing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Security and compliance

Yes

Yes

Yes

Constant customer support and compliance

Yes

Yes

Yes

Application Deployment

Yes

Yes

Yes

The desktop version of MS Office

 

Yes

Yes

Microsoft Booking to manage and plan business activities

 

Yes

Yes

Threat Protection

   

Yes

Automatic device management (PC and Mobile)

   

Yes

When a business gets all these features and services for the minimum price, then there is no need to wait more and upgrade your subscription plan to a cool business plan by following the below mention procedure;

Step 1: Purchase the appropriate Office 365 Business Plan

Go to the Products page of Microsoft and purchase the most suitable business plan for your business.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/microsoft-365/business

if you want to access the desktop version of the application, then you should check the given details of the plan and that they include the desktop versions of the application there. Another thing is that if you want to give a professional email address to your users, then again check the details of the selected plan.

When you are sure that the selected business plan has all the features that you want for your business, then go ahead and make the full payment.

Step 2. Create a user account for each user

After purchasing the business subscription plan, the next step is to create the user account for your employees. Each user will have a dedicated email address with his/her name like name@domain.com or name@subdomain.domain.com

If you have purchased the user license while purchasing the plan, then each user will get an email address that will attach automatically with the newly created user account.

Step 3. Migrate Outlook mailbox information from old to a new account.

Before canceling the subscription of the previous plan, you need to migrate the Outlook data from the older account to the new one. You can export the whole mailbox in the PST file and then import the PST file in the new account. The Import/Export option is present in the Outlook settings.

With the help of the Import/Export job, you will be able to migrate all emails, contacts, calendars, tasks, events, etc. that are present in your account. Even if you do not migrate the existing items, then Outlook will create a new PST file for the account.

Step 4. Migrate Data to OneDrive for Business

Each of the Microsoft 365 users get a total of 1 terabyte of storage space at the OneDrive for Business. It is a huge space to store all your business data.
When you sign-in to the admin.microsoft.com, then you can go to the app launcher and choose OneDrive. In the OneDrive there is an empty root folder where you can upload the files.

There is an upload button that you can use to choose individual items and upload them directly. If you want to upload the whole folder, then you can create a new folder in the OneDrive, open it and upload the folder from the computer. The whole migration process will only take the minimum time and as per the size of the data.

Step 5. Cancel the Office 365 Family subscription

When you have migrated all the business-related items to the new Microsoft 365 Outlook application of OneDrive for Business storage, then you can cancel the subscription for Microsoft 365 easily.

At the services & subscription page, log in to your Microsoft account, find the subscription plan, and click the Manage button.

On the next page, click the Cancel button and go through the steps of canceling the subscription plan by following the instructions.

Finally, you have upgraded from an existing subscription plan to a newer, better, and more business-friendly subscription plan from Microsoft 365.

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