Microsoft Improves Consumer Versions of Office 365

Posted on August 30, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Cloud, Microsoft Consumer Services, Office 365 with 24 Comments

Microsoft announced today that it is improving its Office 365 Home and Personal offerings in some important and notable ways.

First up, Microsoft is raising the number of device install limits to be unlimited. Previously, Office 365 Personal subscribers could install Office on 1 PC or Mac and 1 tablet. And Office 365 Home subscribers could install Office on a total of 10 devices across five users.

Second, Microsoft is raising the number of users on the Office 365 Home subscription from 5 to 6 starting on October 2. “That’s right,” Microsoft explains. “We’re adding an additional person to the subscription with no change in price.”

Microsoft is also integrating Office 365 Home subscription more deeply into the Microsoft Family service. Now, anyone who has subscribed to Office 365 Home will automatically share the subscription with all of the people in their Microsoft Family.

Finally, Microsoft is moving management of Office 365 Home and Personal to the Microsoft Account website. Simply navigate to the Subscriptions & Services page to manage PC installs of Office and device installs of Office Mobile. (This feature is available now.)


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