Microsoft recently introduced some changes to Office 365. End users can choose between two different types of accounts: Home and Business accounts.

In the real sense home is only connected with one person. If you decide to start a business account you will need all of your employees. If you’re not planning to share files with others in your office, then the home account is more suitable. If you have multiple PCs at work , then the home account is more suitable since you can use the same email address for every one of them. However it is if you only have two or one PCs at work, then a business account is preferred because you’ll be able to share your files and folders with other users, and it will be much easier to control them.

There are five email addresses in total Each account is able to have up to 5 separate email addresses linked to it. In case these are going to be used as your primary mail address , then the first address is your main address, the other one is an alternate address, and so on. This feature isn’t offered for home accounts, but it is available for business accounts. If you select the home account, your you will have your first email as the primary one, just like in regular situations however, from now on all emails that follow will utilize this user’s name as the name of their sender. This might cause some confusion because they appear to have been sent by yourself even though they were sent by an individual from your company.

Limits on size for files: Home account has a limit of 20GB. In case if you have many large files to send the business account will be the better choice as for each user and every office365 webmail (Hotmail/Outlook) mailbox we can receive 1TB of storage space, which is basically infinite in terms of file size.

The primary function of a home-based account is to share emails between you and family members, so there are no restrictions on other matters, aside from you are not able to share any files. The business account On the other hand does not have any restrictions on sharing files. But, it doesn’t allow users to share their emails with anyone else.

A few more details: You can add up to five individuals to one Microsoft Live/Outlook/Hotmail account which means that if we were to establish a new email address, we’d need at least two accounts in order for us to add up to 10 users into one account. Business accounts do not limit this and can be joined to as many accounts as you require.

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