Microsoft has announced that more than 100 of its 365 apps are moving to .cloud.microsoft.com domain to make it easy for users to navigate from one app to another and improve security.
Microsoft apps moving to .cloud.microsoft.com
Microsoft’s wide range of 365 apps like onenote.com, onedrive.com, teams.microsoft.com, outlook.live.com, etc. will now be under the cloud.microsoft.com domain for example onenote.cloud.microsoft.com, onedrive.cloud.microsoft.com, teams.cloud.microsoft.com, outlook.cloud.microsoft.com, etc.
Microsoft initially had most of its apps under Office domain, it moved to Office365, then Microsoft3365, and now cloud.microsoft. Microsoft says that the migration of its apps to the .microsoft root domain will improve security and trustworthiness. The “Cloud” term will be added as a prefix to make the main subdomain be .cloud.microsoft.com.
Big tech companies like, Google, Amazon, and Apple have always hosted their apps under a single root domain. This now appears to be the new trend of creating domains for tech brands with several sub-apps and services.
Microsoft has not provided exact timelines for transitions and has promised to offer support during the migration process. Microsoft also says that no action will be needed to continue using Microsoft 365 apps that will be migrated to the cloud.microsoft.com domain. Administrators that want to whitelist Microsoft 365 apps in their network can use *.cloud.microsoft.com domain. Web administrators will be notified 30 days in advance if there is any Microsoft 365 app that requires any configurations.