Office 365 Licences Allow You to Install Office on Multiple Devices

There is a reason among many reasons Office 365 has become one of the most popular Microsoft products to date: you can install Office 365 on multiple devices.

For the 9.2 million subscribers (and counting) around the world, they can access Microsoft productivity tools anytime anywhere with a reliable Internet connection.

By design, Office 365 is like the online version of your desktop since you can have many apps included in the Microsoft Office suite, such as Word, Excel, Access, and OneNote, among others. These, on top of the ability for you to share the license across multiple devices.

What can organizations and even individuals get out of Office 365?

It helps increase your productivity.

If you have worked with offline files, then definitely you know what to do when you have to edit them. Your first option is to wait until you are back, perhaps to your office, and are already in front of your desktop. The other is to upload the files probably in a cloud or a USB drive, access the files in your home, download the files, edit them, and reupload the files. The entire process just takes a lot of time!

What Office 365 does is to sync all the changes you made regardless of the device you are using as long as it is part of the subscription. In other words, if you have installed it in five tablets, and you edit the document in one of them, the changes are reflected in across all four.

Moreover, tools such as SharePoint encourage convenient collaboration. This tool permits at least two people to view and edit the same document.

You can be more mobile.

Microsoft promises freedom with Office 365, and it gives it wholeheartedly. A huge reason mobile devices are incredibly popular is because they allow users to travel and do something without having to miss something important, whether it is personal or work-related.

Although the web apps including the slew of Office programs like Word and Excel do not have the same amazing features as their desktop counterparts, they are the closest you can ever have of their offline versions when you are away.

You do not have to worry about so many things.

Before, businesses have to configure, operate, and secure Lync (communication tool), SharePoint (for collaboration), and Exchange (e-mail). In Office 365, all these are accessible, but the biggest benefit of all is that you don’t have to worry about maintaining all these servers and tools. Microsoft will already do that for you, and you don’t even have to pay for the upgrades. New patches will be rolled out as quietly as possible so as not to interrupt your use.

There is no need to think about compatibility.

Some people are still using legacy versions, and that can be a problem as some apps are designed to run in specific and usually newer versions. However, it is also likely these legacy users do not have the resources to upgrade or use a new license.

With Office 365, this type of problem is avoided. It is compatible with older Microsoft versions, such as XP, which is no longer supported by the company, by the way.

It is a very secure system.

Perhaps you are worried that in the age of many online security threats, your data may be accessed without your authority if you use Office 365. But you log in to a secure technology every time you use it. Furthermore, patches ensure that all bugs, holes, and issues are fixed as soon as possible.

Remember, though, that there are three general versions of the software: Office 365 Home, Office 365 Personal, and Office Online (without the desktop version). The number of devices you can subscribe to a license differs on which of these you choose.

For example, Home may be installed 5 PCs or Macs while Office is good for only one PC or Mac. There’s no subscription for a mobile device. Users of Office Online do not have access to Skype, which is available with 60 minutes/month for both Home and Office.

There is also a separate pricing and plan for business users, including the academe and the government. Apps include Lync, SharePoint, and Exchange.