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    Microsoft is introducing a new consumer tier to its Microsoft 365 subscription offerings. Priced at just $1.99 per month, Microsoft 365 Basic is designed to replace the 100GB OneDrive storage option with some extra features that sit in between the free option and the $6.99 a month Personal subscription.

    Microsoft 365 Basic will be available worldwide on January 30th with 100GB of cloud storage, an ad-free Outlook web and mobile experience, and enhanced security features. The security features include data encryption for an Outlook mailbox, suspicious link checking, and virus / malware scanning for attachments. Existing OneDrive 100GB storage customers will be automatically upgraded to Microsoft 365 Basic at the same $1.99 monthly rate…

    Microsoft 365 Basic: here is what we know about the new plan

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    • #2520393

      STILL TOTALLY UNCLEAR. It is no additional cost for those using 365 and paying $70. What about us standalone users? Also, forget price for a second. I assume I’d still be able to save files to onedrive, which I can then access with all my devices (my current usage). Back to cost: do I still pay $2/month… or $70/yr.  I don’t want or need 365. So far, Open Office works fine.



      • #2520437

        It is no additional cost for those using 365 and paying $70.

        No change at all for those.

        What about us standalone users? … do I still pay $2/month…

        Yes, it’s very clear.

        Windows 11 Pro version 22H2 build 22621.1778 + Microsoft 365 + Edge

    • #2520829

      When using Outlook online with this Basic version, can you access email accounts that are not Microsoft accounts?   ie      me@mydomain dot com


    • #2523428

      Use Open Office. It is free. Or use old office 1997 or 2003 or 2007 like I have since their is no benefit of a monthly fee for something like this. Old programs works fine still.

      • #2523447

        Office 1997?  Give me a break.  Can’t do modern authentication for email clients to start with.  Even 2003 can’t do it.

        As to the questions, hang loose I’ve asked Peter to delve in.

        Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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