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.
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.
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|
|EMS||Azure AD P1||☑️||☑️|
|EMS||SMS sign in(MFA)||☑️||☑️|
|EMS||ATA / Advanced Information Protection P1||☑️||☑️|
|Windows||Windows 10 E3||☑️|
|Windows||Windows Virtual Desktop Rights||☑️|
|O365||Shifts, tasks, Walkie Talkie||☑️||☑️|
|O365||Office for the web||read alone||☑️|
|O365||OneDrive for Business||2 GB|
|O365||Exchange Email||2 GB|
|O365||PowerAutomate||2000 steps / day|
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