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Everything you need to know about the update from Microsoft F1 to F3

What is Microsoft 365 F3?

Microsoft 365 F1 (new) rolled out April 1, 2020, will provide the foundation for a secure and connected experience for Firstline Workers.

It includes products such as Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Yammer, Stream and Enterprise Mobility & Security.

These services are not included: Windows 10E3, Windows Virtual Desktop Rights, Forms, OneDrive for Business Storage, PowerAutomate & PowerApps (are in the F3)

This subscription costs $4 per user per month.

Microsoft 365 F3 license update

Microsoft 365 F3 (updated) has been renamed from "Microsoft 365 F1" to "Microsoft 365 F3" as of April 1, 2020.

It includes all the features of the new frontline plan, plus additional capabilities to improve work environment productivity and innovation.

This subscription costs $10 per user per month.

Firstline Worker Plan Comparison Chart

All current F1 licenses are automatically changed to F3 license

All current F1 licenses will be automatically changed to F3 licenses. This is 100% rebranding, no functional changes -> but a name change.

Compare the new licenses

As you can see Exchange yellow part of the new Microsoft 365 F1 anymore. The focus to work better together goes entirely to Microsoft Teams!

A perfect scenario are remote workers consulting documents. The big advantage of the license is lots of functionality for a relatively low price.

The new F1 does not serve users who own devices running Windows 10. It does serve remote users with a tablet or smartphone.

There is no OneDrive for business for the new F1 licenses. Still, it is possible to save documents on Microsoft Teams.

New Microsoft 365 F1 Microsoft 365 F3
EMSMicrosoft Intune☑️☑️
EMSAzure AD P1☑️☑️
EMSSMS sign in(MFA)☑️☑️
EMSATA / Advanced Information Protection P1☑️☑️
WindowsWindows 10 E3☑️
WindowsWindows Virtual Desktop Rights☑️
O365Microsoft Teams☑️☑️
O365Shifts, tasks, Walkie Talkie☑️☑️
O365Yammer, SharePoint☑️☑️
O365Office for the webread alone☑️
O365 Forms☑️
O365 OneDrive for Business2 GB
O365 Exchange Email2 GB
O365 Planner☑️☑️
O365 PowerAutomate2000 steps / day
O365 PowerApps☑️
O365 Stream☑️☑️

Other license modifications

Office 365 Business Essentials is now Microsoft 365 Business Basic
Office 365 Business Premium
is now Microsoft 365 Business Standard
Microsoft 365 Business
is now Microsoft 365 Business Premium
Office 365 Business
is now Microsoft 365 Apps for business
Office 365 ProPlus
is now Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise

Source: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/licensing/news/m365-firstline-workers
source: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2020/03/30/new-microsoft-365-offerings-small-and-medium-sized-businesses/

See also: Microsoft teams, PowerShell, OneDrive, Sharepoint tips!

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