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Microsoft removes device limits for Office 365 Home and Personal subscribers

Microsoft removes device limits for Office 365 Home and Personal subscribers

Good news for users of Office 365 Home and Office 365 Personal subscriptions! Microsoft has announced that it will increase the number of devices that can be used with these subscriptions.

Currently, Office 365 Home allows installation on 10 devices across five users, while the Office 365 Personal limits installation on one personal computer or Mac and one tablet.

With the update, the subscribers will be able to install Office on an unlimited number of devices, with ability to be signed into their accounts on up to five devices simultaneously.

If it’s not enough, the tech giant is also increasing the number of licenses in a Home subscription. Currently, the Office 365 Home subscription offers five licenses for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote. This means that five persons can use the Office with their own licenses. The five users get 1TB of OneDrive storage each (total 5GB) and some additional apps and services.

This number has now been increased from five to six at no additional price. Plus, additional 1TB OneDrive storage will be assigned with the sixth license (total 6GB).

All the new features will be available for subscribers from 2nd October 2018. From then, the users will also be able to manage their subscription right from the Microsoft Account portal. Currently, this can be done using Office.com/MyAccount.

It will allow users to manage all the Microsoft subscriptions, redeem Microsoft Rewards, and access other Microsoft benefits from a single pane of glass.

Also read: OneDrive and SharePoint get AI-powered video and audio transcription service

Additionally, Microsoft is integrating the Home subscription deeply into Microsoft family service. If the subscribers have a Microsoft family, Office 365 will be shared with each family member automatically (up to 5 people). This means the users wouldn’t need to send a separate invitation to each member. To share it with others outside the family, it can be done by setting up them as family members.

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