Ways to use Microsoft Office account for Home and Business

Microsoft recently made some modifications to Office 365. End users have the option of choosing between two different types of accounts: Home and Business accounts.

In a real sense home is only connected to one person. If you decide to establish a business bank account, you will need all of your employees. In essence, home is more suitable if you are not sharing any files with other users in your office. A home-based account is ideal when you have multiple computers in your office. It’s possible to use the same account for all of them. If you’re only running two or one computer in the office, then a business account will be more advantageous. It allows you to collaborate with other users and help you manage them.

Maximum 5 email addresses per account. If these addresses are to be used as your primary address, the first one is always your primary address, while the second address is an alternate and so on. Accounts for home use this feature however those with business accounts do. You can create an account for your home, and the first email you receive will be the primary email you use. However, all subsequent emails will use the same username as the sender. This can create confusion because they could appear like they were sent from you even though they were sent by someone else within your company.

Limit on the size of files: The limit for a Home account is 20 GB. If you have files that are large to send to a business account, it’s superior. Every user has access to 1TB of storage using the 365 webmail (Hotmail/Outlook) which can be virtually unlimited in size.

Home accounts are designed to be used to share emails between you and your family members. It is not possible to share documents but there aren’t other restrictions. Business account is different. It is free from any limitations in regards to sharing documents or not, however it doesn’t allow users to share emails with anyone else (so practically every user will need his own mailbox).

A few more details It is possible to join up to five individuals to one Microsoft Live/Outlook/Hotmail accounts so if we wanted to create a new email address we would need at least two accounts in order to allow up to 10 people into one account. Business accounts do not limit this and can be added as many times as you need.

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