Ways to use Microsoft Office account for Home and Business

Recently, Microsoft has made some changes to Office 365. End users can choose between two different types of accounts: Home or Business accounts.

In reality home is only connected with one individual. If you choose to start a business account you’ll require all of your employees. If you don’t intend to share files with others in your office, you should go with a home-based account. If you have multiple PCs in your office, then the home account is preferred since you will be able to use the same email address on each of them. If you’re only running two or three computers in your office, then a business account is better. It allows you to collaborate with other users and facilitate managing the files.

Maximum 5 email addresses per account These addresses are used for principal mail. The first address is the primary address. The second address is an additional address. This feature isn’t available for home accounts, however it is available to business accounts. If you choose to use the home account, your initial email will be the primary one, just like when you use a normal account but, as of now, every other email will utilize this user’s name as the sender’s name, which can cause some confusion as it appears that they were sent by you although they were actually sent by someone else from your company.

Limit on the size of files: The limit for a Home account is 20 GB. If you’re dealing with lots of large files you want to send then a business account will be the better choice as for each user, and each office 365 webmail (Hotmail/Outlook) mailbox, you can get 1TB storage space which is basically unlimited in terms of file size.

A home account’s primary purpose is for sharing emails between yourself and your family members. There aren’t any limitations regarding anything else, except that you are not able to share any files. The Business account however, is completely free of restrictions regarding sharing files or not, but it does not permit users to share their messages with others (so all users will require their own mailbox).

Additional information: Microsoft Live/Outlook/Hotmail accounts can be added up to five users. That means to set up a new account, we need at least two of these accounts. Business accounts don’t have this restriction , and they can be added as many times as you’d like.

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