Microsoft recently made some modifications in Office 365. End users can now have the option of selecting between Business and Home accounts.
Home is always associated with one person in the true sense, while you will need to add up all employees in your business if you opt for the business account. Therefore, home is more suitable if you are not planning to share documents with anyone else in your office. A home-based account is ideal if you have several computers in your office. You can make use of the same account for all of them. On the other hand, if there are only two or one PCs at work, then a business account is the best option since you’ll be able share your files and folders with other users and it will be much simpler for you to manage the files and folders.
Number of email addresses Each account can contain up to five separate email addresses linked to it. These addresses are used to send principal mail. The first address is your primary address. The second address is an alternative address. This feature is not available for home accounts, however it is available for business accounts. If you choose to use an account at home, the primary email will be your primary email just as in a regular situation, but from now on all other emails will also use this same user name as the name of the sender. This can cause some confusion as it appears that they were delivered by you even though they were sent by an individual from your business.
File size limit: Home accounts have a limit of 20 GB. If you need to send large files send to a business account, it’s better. Each user can access 1TB of storage using the 365 webmail (Hotmail/Outlook), which is virtually unlimited in file size.
Home accounts are meant to be used for sharing emails between family members. There is no way to share files, but there are no other restrictions. The business account is, however does not have any restrictions on sharing files. But, it does not allow users to share their emails with anyone else.
More information: Microsoft Live/Outlook/Hotmail accounts can be added up to five people. This means that to set up a new account, we need at least two of these accounts. Business accounts do not limit this and can be added as many times as you’d like.
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