Important Microsoft Update – Beginning 2020 standalone office products will not be able to connect to Office 365.
Microsoft has recently announced that beginning in 2020 standalone office products (up to and including Office 2016 such as Home & Business) will not be able to connect to Office 365. Only 365 subscription products will be able to access 365 services (including Exchange Online).
Now the question is whether your organization should continue to purchase Office 2016 or Office365 moving forward?
What is Office 365 and why should you choose to adopt it?
Office 365 is a subscription service that can be customized to include the standard Office suite of tools such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint or include other amazing features such as email hosting and One Drive for cloud storage.
Additionally, another advantage is that Office 365 allows you access to the latest edition of Office when it comes to Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and Word. With your Office 365 plan, Microsoft will also continue to keep updating and providing you with all their new features which is not available for traditional Office 2016 purchases.
Furthermore, another unique benefit of Office 365 is that it can be accessed anywhere on any device with an Internet connection. Your Office 365 plan provides you with access to the web version of Word, Excel and etc. Allowing you the ability to work from anywhere and anytime.
Finally, Office 365 can provides you with more value if you own multiple devices. Your Office 365 plan allows a user to have up to 5 installations on their devices whereas Office 2016 is designed for a single OS and installation.
These major differences between Office 365 and Office 2016 is the reason why experts recommend the use of Office 365. It provides you with access to the latest edition of Office, more features, the ability to work from anywhere & at any time and multiple installations.