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  • Microsoft rebranded the favored Office 365 productiveness subscription to Microsoft 365 whereas retaining the identical pricing construction in place.
  • Microsoft 365 accounts will get extra options, together with a Microsoft Teams app for shoppers and a Microsoft Family Safety app.
  • Family Safety will work on Android and iPhone, permitting dad and mom to trace the situation of their kids, and get detailed driving stories.
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Office 365 is perhaps your favourite suite of productiveness apps, however it is best to put together your self to half methods with the model. The merchandise you’ve been utilizing for years aren’t going wherever, it’s simply the bundle’s title that will get a brand new title. Starting April 21st, Office 365 will likely be referred to as Microsoft 365. Many of the products issues about Office 365 keep the identical. You nonetheless get to decide on between a Personal or Home subscription, and the costs stay the identical at $6.99 or $9.99, respectively. But you’re going to get much more worth out of Microsoft 365 subscriptions, as Microsoft will bundle extra apps with Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, OneDrive, and Skype. We’re a brand new Microsoft Teams for shoppers that will likely be obtainable inside each 365 account, in addition to the brand new Microsoft Family Safety. And it’s Family Safety that’s simply going to be the spotlight of Microsoft 365, particularly in case you’re managing the security of an enormous household.

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Family Safety is a companion app for Android and iPhone that behaves lots like an upgraded model of Apple’s Find My iOS app. Family Safety will allow you to observe your children and fogeys and ensuring they’re secure, which is one thing you are able to do on each Android and iPhone.

But Family Safety has a bunch of options not obtainable elsewhere. The app will allow you to save locations you go to essentially the most, like house, work, or faculty, and can ship notifications when somebody leaves or arrives on the designated location.

Even higher, the app comes with a drive security characteristic onboard that provides you an in depth view of the map full with driving occasions, in addition to full driving historical past. The characteristic is superb for monitoring teenage drivers, irrespective of how a lot they’ll resist it.

Microsoft says it received’t promote or share your location and drive knowledge with insurance coverage corporations.

Aside from monitoring location, the Family Safety app can even embody display closing dates that may work throughout Windows, Xbox, and Android. The app can even report exercise particulars, identical to related apps which might be already constructed into iPhone or Android.

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Finally, the app permits you to set content material filters for apps, video games, and web sites, in addition to age limits for downloads approval.

While Microsoft 365 will likely be obtainable to shoppers on April 21st, there’s no launch date for Microsoft Family Safety. You can signal as much as obtain notifications about it at this hyperlink. If you have already got an Office 365 subscription, you’ll additionally get the brand new Microsoft Family Safety when it’s obtainable.

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