In response to the increased need for employees to work from home (WFH) in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, Microsoft offers small businesses six free months of Microsoft 365 Business Basic, allowing them to cope with the increasing need to communicate virtually with their customers. However, the offer is only valid for new subscriptions. Microsoft announced the limited-time offer on its Community website
As small businesses adapt to the increased need to have people work remotely and connect with their customers virtually, new subscribers to Microsoft 365 Business Basic can get the first six months free of charge. Get a custom email domain, access to Office web apps (Outlook, Word, Excel, and more), cloud storage, and host meetings with up to 250 people via Teams.
Microsoft 365 Business Basic features
Email and calendars
Get business-class email with a 50 GB mailbox per user and send attachments up to 150 MB.
Access always up-to-date web versions of Office apps, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote on up to five phones and five tablets.
Phone and online support
Get help anytime with around-the-clock phone and web support from Microsoft.
Control who and when someone has access to your business information with security groups and custom permissions.
1 TB secure cloud storage
Get 1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage per user, to edit and share documents from anywhere, on all your devices.
Real-time coauthoring so multiple users can work in the same document simultaneously.
Set up new user emails, restore deleted accounts, create custom scripts, and more, from anywhere.
Get end-to-end security, administrative control, and compliance—all powered by Microsoft 365.
Compliant with standards
Meets key international, regional, and industry-specific standards and terms, with more than 1,000 security and privacy controls.