Office 365 now comes with Premium

So I started getting all of my links in emails replaced with *

Logged into the web portal to check out what was going on after I did some googling and found it was and Office 365 protection feature.

While about to goto options I saw there was a premium option in the menu.

Clicked it to see where it went and got the following.

Welcome to your premium account

Your Office 365 subscription comes with premium features.

You now have an ad-free inbox with 50 GB of storage and enhanced security.

Thought it was interesting as it used to be extra and I was kind of umming and ahhhing as I really only use the browser based email at work.

Conversation 5 comments

  • Paul Thurrott

    Premium Member
    26 October, 2017 - 7:44 am

    <p>Microsoft is testing combining the two. But not everyone is seeing this.</p><p><br></p><p>I believe this is tied to:</p><p><br></p><p></p&gt;

    • Rycott

      Premium Member
      26 October, 2017 - 3:53 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#210605"><em>In reply to paul-thurrott:</em></a></blockquote><p>That does make sense. It just came out of nowhere. One minute emails had normal links the next that had the protection links.</p>

  • Tom Wilson

    26 October, 2017 - 10:26 am

    <p>Might be offering it to new customers only too.</p><p><br></p><p>I have 2 outlook accounts, one I use for my microsoft account (office 365) and another I use for family and friends.</p><p><br></p><p>I see no offer on my Microsoft account. I checked with my f&amp;f account and pushed the "upgrade to premium" button on the bottom left. It took me to an offer to get office 365 with premium outlook features included.</p><p><br></p><p>So I guess I have to work MS the same way I work dish network &amp; directtv. "Either I get the free goodies like the new customers get, or I go the other guy!"</p><p><br></p><p><img src=""></p><p><br></p><p><br></p>

    • Rycott

      Premium Member
      26 October, 2017 - 3:52 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#210657"><em>In reply to Tom Wilson:</em></a></blockquote><p><br></p><p>Definitely not a new customer. It's most likely as Paul says that they are testing it on certain customers for now.</p><p><br></p><p>Possibly those who signed up for interest in Premium but never actually signed up maybe?</p>

  • timothyhuber

    Premium Member
    26 October, 2017 - 5:00 pm

    <p>This might explain something. I have two different account with premium. The first is one I transferred over from&nbsp; a Windows Live Custom Domain setup and has an Office 365 Home account. On the "Services &amp; subscriptions" tab of the Microsoft Account page ( for this account the Premium service has NEVER appeared nor does it appear as in the "More Services" section down below.</p><p><br></p><p>On my second account, which I use as my side gig email account, the Premium service, is listed, along with options to renew.&nbsp; Never had an Office 365 Home account with this account.</p><p><br></p><p>Of course, it could just be something else entirely. The transferring of the Windows Live Custom domain was a nightmare, mostly because Premium adds the custom domain to an existing Microsoft Account, and I had attempted to add my custom domain to itself.</p><p><br></p><p>Tim</p>

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