Office 365 subscriptions - On how many devices can Office be installed

Kari

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A question often asked is "I have an Office 365 subscription, on how many computers can I install Office desktop apps?".

The answer is, it depends on the subscription plan. O365 Personal and O365 Home subscribers can install Office desktop applications on an unlimited number of devices, whereas O365 Business, Enterprise, Education and Government subscriptions allow one user to install Office on maximum five devices.



 Office 365 Personal

  • One user with a Microsoft Account
  • Office can be installed on unlimited number of computers (PC and Mac)
  • Maximum 5 computers can be online at the same time
  • Installs can be managed (Office removed from specific computers) on Microsoft Account management page


 Office 365 Home

  • Six users, subscriber with a Microsoft Account can share Office 365 with five additional users
  • Each user can install Office on unlimited number of computers (PC and Mac)
  • Each user can have maximum 5 computers online at the same time
  • Installs can be managed, Office removed from specific computers on Microsoft Account management page


 Office 365 Business

  • One user
  • O365 Business Essentials only contains Office Online apps, no desktop applications
  • O365 Business and Business Essentials, Office applications can be installed on maximum 5 computers
  • Installs can be managed (Office removed from specific computers) on My Account page on Office Portal


 Office 365 Enterprise

  • One user
  • O365 Enterprise Plan E1 only contains Office Online apps, no desktop applications
  • O365 Enterprise Plan E3 and Plan E5, Office applications can be installed on maximum 5 computers
  • Installs can be managed (Office removed from specific computers) on My Account page on Office Portal


 Office 365 Education

  • One user
  • O365 Education Plan AE1 only contains Office Online apps, no desktop applications
  • O365 Enterprise Plan A3 and Plan A5, Office applications can be installed on maximum 5 computers
  • Installs can be managed (Office removed from specific computers) on My Account page on Office Portal


 Office 365 Government

  • One user
  • O365 Government uses O365 Enterprise plans
  • O365 Enterprise Plan E1 only contains Office Online apps, no desktop applications
  • O365 Enterprise Plan E3 and Plan E5, Office applications can be installed on maximum 5 computers
  • Installs can be managed (Office removed from specific computers) on My Account page on Office Portal


 Office 365 Pro Plus

  • One user
  • Office applications can be installed on maximum 5 computers
  • Installs can be managed (Office removed from specific computers) on My Account page on Office Portal

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Joan Archer

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I've just been to check my version and apparently I have Microsoft 365 Family, but of course there's only me using it now but at the moment it's installed on my 2 laptops and my desktop plus it's still on my late husbands desktop.
 

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A Guy

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Ahhh, good Post Kari. I have Personal, and didn't realize I could install it on my 2nd spare PC ;)

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We're subscribed to home, and it's shared between the extended family, we had old office products that worked fine, but it was cheaper to get 365 with its 1TB of cloud storage per user than get the cloud storage for a couple of users, getting office thrown in was just a bonus.
 

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We're subscribed to home, and it's shared between the extended family, we had old office products that worked fine, but it was cheaper to get 365 with its 1TB of cloud storage per user than get the cloud storage for a couple of users, getting office thrown in was just a bonus.
That's the reason I went with 365, before that we'd had the single boxed versions of 2007 then 2010 and the standalone version of Excel. When we got laptops in the mix it made sense financially to take out a subscription so I could share it with John and he could use it on his desktop and the laptop he used for a business he did the accounts for.
 

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    Epson Expression XP-2100 Series Printer HP Headphones
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    Acer Aspire XC-704
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    Intel Pentium J3710
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    Acer Aspire XC-704 (Socket 0)
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    Intel HD Graphics
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    Realtek High Definition Audio
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We're subscribed to home, and it's shared between the extended family, we had old office products that worked fine, but it was cheaper to get 365 with its 1TB of cloud storage per user than get the cloud storage for a couple of users, getting office thrown in was just a bonus.

Same here - with the included online storage, it just became cheaper and easier to consolidate.
 

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Per user. For example, Home and family allows 6 different users, each of whom can install on up to 5 devices.
 

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System One

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    Windows 10 Pro X64
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    The Beast Model A (homebrew)
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
    Motherboard
    MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE
    Memory
    4 * Corsair Vengeance 32 GB 3600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    eVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0 (04G-P4-3979-KB)
    Sound Card
    Realtek® ALC1220 Codec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 * Lenovo LT2323pwA Widescreeen @ 1920*1080
    Hard Drives
    3x Sabrent Rocket PCIe Gen4 NVMe M.2 1 TB SSD (SB-ROCKET-NVMe4-1TB)
    SanDisk Ultra SDSSDHII-960G-G25 960 GB SATA III SSD
    2 * Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM --> RAID1
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling’s Silencer Series 1050 Watt, 80 Plus Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7 XL Dark ATX Full Tower Case
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    NZXT KRAKEN Z73 73.11 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler + Air (3 * 140mm fans from case)
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