The company has made several announcements today. It has rebranded Microsoft Office 365 to a simpler “Microsoft 365”. The name change comes with the introduction of several new features. Microsoft 365 is now available in two subscription options: Personal and Family. The company is trying to win back consumers with the introduction of separate subscriptions.
The app is designed to help you monitor how much time your kids spend on on digital devices. The app tracks their usage on Android smartphone, Windows PCs and Xbox. You can set limits on viewing times and steer them away from inappropriate web content.
It also features location sharing and tracking. You can check when the family member arrives or leaves from locations like home, school, and work. Microsoft has gone one step ahead and integrated driving reports. Parents can check how their children drive. None of this information is shared with any third party.
The company is previewing new home features for Microsoft Teams. The features are designed to let friends and families connect in a group chat or video call. Microsoft aims that the new features will help users plan trips with friends or organise book club, social gatherings.
Teams has primarily positioned for businesses and Skype is the consumer-focused option. Microsoft is changing that perception with new Microsoft 365 subscriptions packages. Both the new subscriptions will be available for users starting April 21st. The Family plan costs up to $9.99 per month.