Ways to use Microsoft Office account for Home and Business

Recently, Microsoft made changes to Office 365. End users can now have the option of choosing between Business and Home accounts.

Home is always linked to the same individual in a sense, whereas you’ll need to add up everyone in your business if you opt to a business account. If you’re not planning to share files with other people in your office, then your home is the best option. A home-based account is ideal when you have multiple computers in your office. You can make use of the same address for all of them. On the other hand, if there are only one or two PCs within your workplace, then business is better because that way you’ll be able to share your files and folders with other users and it will be easier for you to manage the files and folders.

Maximum 5 email addresses per account These addresses will be used to send primary mail. The first address is your primary address. The second address is an alternative address. This feature is not available for home accounts, but it is available to business accounts. You can create a home account and your first email will be your primary. However, all subsequent emails will be sent using the same name of the user as the sender. This can create confusion because they could appear like they were sent by your account even though they were received from a different person within your company.

Limit on file size: The limit for a Home account is 20 GB. If you’re dealing with many large files to send to your business, a business account would be the better choice as for each user and every office 365 webmail (Hotmail/Outlook) mailbox, we access 1TB of storage, which is basically limitless in terms of file size.

The primary use of a home account is sharing emails between you and family members. Therefore, there aren’t any restrictions on other matters, aside from you can’t share any document. The business account however, has no restrictions on sharing files. But, it doesn’t allow users to share their emails with anyone else.

A few more details It is possible to join up to five different individuals in one account, such as Microsoft Live/Outlook/Hotmail This means that if wanted to create a new email address, we’d require at least two of these accounts for us to add up to 10 people into one account. However businesses accounts do not have this restriction and you can add as many email addresses to yours as you need.

To learn more, click office 2021 Home and Business

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