Recently, Microsoft has made some changes to Office 365. End users are able to choose between two different types of accounts: Home and Business accounts.
In reality home is only connected with one individual. If you decide to create a business account, you will need all of your employees. If you don’t intend to share files with others in your office, the home account is more suitable. A home account is better when you have multiple computers at work. It is possible to use the same account for all of them. If you only have two or three computers in the office, then a business account will be more advantageous. It lets you connect files with other users and simplify managing them.
There are five email addresses in total Each account can be able to include up to 5 distinct email addresses associated with it. These addresses will be used for primary mail. The first address is your primary address. The second address is an alternative address. Home accounts don’t allow this feature but corporate accounts do. If you opt for a home account , then your first email would be the primary email you use in a regular situation However, starting from today, all subsequent emails will use this same user name as the name of the sender. This could cause confusion as they will appear to be sent by you even though they were delivered by someone else within your company.
Limit on file size The limit for a Home account is 20GB. If you’ve many large files to send then a business account will be the best choice since for each user and each office 365 webmail (Hotmail/Outlook) mailbox, we receive 1TB of storage space, that is virtually unlimited in terms of file size.
Home accounts are intended to be used for sharing emails between family members. It is not possible to share documents however, there are no other restrictions. A business account however, has no limitations whatsoever in regards to sharing files , or not. However, it does not allow users to share their messages with others (so basically every user will need his own mailbox).
Additional information: You can add up to five different individuals in one account, such as Microsoft Live/Outlook/Hotmail which means that if we were to establish a new email address, we’d need at least two of these accounts in order for us to add up to 10 people into one account. However, business accounts do not have this limitation and you can add as numerous email addresses as you’d like.
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