The Office App is Becoming the Microsoft 365 App: What You Need to Know

Users of The Office App may have spotted some significant changes due to a rebranding to The Microsoft 365 App.

In this blog, Happy trainer Ebbie quickly highlights and explains how to start navigating these changes.

Microsoft 365 is a cloud-based subscription service that has evolved over the years and soon the Microsoft Office Apps found on the Web and Desktop (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) will fall completely under the Microsoft 365 umbrella.

And this is what some of you may have noticed when logging in:


Therefore, this is just a quick heads up, so you don’t look surprised when you wake up to the new icon, look, and its additional features. These changes will apply to everyone who uses the Office App at work or home and also in schools.

What's new?



New Templates

New Apps

My Content (a central location where you can view and access some of your content).

A Feed (displaying relevant content based on the work you do and who you work with).

Tagging (a way to group and organise content).

Need help navigating the changes?

We offer a range of Microsoft 365 courses at Happy as well as support with software rollouts that can help. 

You may be interested in our Introduction to MS Office 365 course which covers many of its key features and how to put them best to use.

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Claire is Head of Marketing at Happy. She has worked at Happy since 2016, and is responsible for Happy's marketing strategy, website, social media and more. Claire first heard about Happy in 2012 when she attended a mix of IT and personal development courses. These courses were life-changing and she has been a fan of Happy ever since. She has a personal blog at

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