Office 365 for Consumers: What You Need to Know

Although Microsoft Office 365 for businesses isn’t out until later this month – the consumer version – Home Premium – is available now. How does that affect your business? Well, any employee who has Home Premium (which includes Outlook and Access), and uses a computer with this version installed, that connects to corporate email or databases, is misusing the license. The Home Premium license does not cover these instances. Specifically, it says” Only one person at a time may use the software on each licensed computer or licensed device.  The service/software may not be used for commercial, non-profit, or revenue-generating activities.”

Be sure to communicate with employees about how they access corporate licenses and the devices they use, as misuse will lead to an audit from Microsoft – which you don’t want!

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