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MC467622: Office.com transition to Microsoft365.com

This week we are rolling out the Microsoft 365 app for the web. This was first announced at Microsoft Ignite in October 2022 and is being implemented as a phased roll out. It’s expected to reach all customers in the next few weeks.

This experience replaces the Office.com experience and aligned with the Office apps for web, Windows, and mobile. The change includes a rebranding of Office.com as well as various enhancements. Customers can expect to see a new URL, new visual style, and a new favicon. In addition, we will introduce a few new features in the coming weeks.

The Microsoft 365 app enables you to create, share, and collaborate all in one place. You can create new content using a wide variety of apps and templates, access your files and apps, and leverage the intelligence of Microsoft Graph to deliver insights and recommendations for making work easier. The app also integrates third-party apps and storage solutions you’ve purchased.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 98173.

The Microsoft 365 app for web, Windows, and mobile is an evolution of the Office app. It is the place to find all your apps and files, create new content, and get intelligent recommendations that make work easier.

MC467622: Office.com transition to Microsoft365.com

When this will happen

This feature is now rolling out and will complete by late November 2022.

Starting in January, links across Microsoft websites pointing to www.office.com will be updated to point to www.microsoft365.com. In the future, www.office.com will begin redirecting traffic to www.microsoft365.com. No date has been set for that transition yet.

This rollout only applies to the web experience. The Office app for Windows, iOS, and Android will become the Microsoft 365 app starting in January 2023.

How this will affect your organization

Once the change happens, the current Office app web experience will automatically update to the new Microsoft 365 app web experience. At that point users can go to www.microsoft365.com to access the Microsoft 365 app on the web; customers with strict firewall protections will need to first add the new domain to their allow lists in order to use it.

Office.com users will see various changes with the new Microsoft 365 experience including a new background and styles, as well as a new favicon that matches the new Microsoft 365 icon.

Soon new features will be added including:

  • Feed: a new page that uses intelligence from Microsoft Graph to surface relevant content based on who you work with and what you do.
  • Tagging: a new feature that helps you organize content with custom “tags”, regardless of where the content is stored. Tagging is done on an individual basis and is not seen by others across the organization.
  • A new Apps module: a more robust experience that connects you to your Microsoft 365 apps, including third-party apps integrated with Microsoft 365.

What you need to do to prepare

Organizations with strict firewall protections should add www.microsoft365.com to their allow list.

Update any internal documentation referencing the Office.com app to reference the Microsoft365.com app.

Update internal documentation or bookmarks for www.office.com to use www.microsoft365.com

Ensure your organization is aware of the Microsoft 365 app at www.microsoft365.com and encourage them to adopt. We have designed the experience to help users maximize the value they get from Microsoft 365 by connecting to them the files, tools, and intelligence they need for their work.

Learn more

Message ID: MC467622
Published: 2022-11-16
Updated: 2022-11-16
Product(s): Graph API, Microsoft 365 Apps, Office app
Cloud instance(s): GCC, DoD, Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant), GCC High
Platform(s): Android, Developer, iOS, US Instances, Web, Windows Desktop, World tenant
Status: In development
Release phase(s): General Availability

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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