Microsoft will start counting the number of Office logins at any time instead of how many installs of Office products. More on that below.
I am trying to understand what I am reading about the changes coming to Office 365 for home users. I do not use anything that has to do with the cloud so I am not sure if the way I use Office 365 is counted as an Office login referred to in the first quote. I do not have any intentions of changing the way I use Office 365 but would like to know Microsoft’s definition of how I use it.Until now, Office 365 Home has allowed five users access to the Office 365 goodies. That's going up to six people from 1 October.
From then, six users each get:
• Use of Office software/apps on up to 5 devices/computers at a time.
• 1 TB of OneDrive storage
• 60 minutes of Skype calling time
• And so on….
First let me say I do not use the cloud in any manner intentionally or that I am aware of, if that makes a difference. I have Office 365 installed on 4 computers and they are turned on each day. Is Microsoft somehow counting that as 4 logins? Am I entitled to 2 more logins, after their new policy goes into effect as specified at the first bullet point in the second quote above? If the latter isn't the case then is the above saying 5 more users can install Office 365 on 5 of their own devises? That just seems a little far fetched to me because by my calculations that could possibly cover 6 times 5 or 30 computers. I am more than likely reading this information wrong. I most certainly am confused to say the least. So can anyone clarify this for me?