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Aug 07 2013

Not All Versions of Office 365 Include Phone and Tablet Apps

I am a user of Office 365 and being able to get access to my mail and documents on the go from my Windows devices has been rather invaluable. The hosted Exchange mail account is the big goal kicker for me but SharePoint is very handy particularly after the platform update to the equivalent level of Office 2013.

However, if you’ve signed up for Office 365 you may find it confusing when you are attempting to activate the Office smartphone or tablet apps for iOS or Android and you’re unable to complete the activation process. Often, this may be a result of the Office 365 plan you are currently on which does not include usage of mobile apps on non-Windows mobile platforms.

In a nutshell, if you’re on one of the following Office 365 plans then you should be good to go with Office Mobile:

  • Office 365 Home Premium,
  • Office 365 Small Business Premium,
  • Office 365 Midsize Business,
  • Office 365 Enterprise E3 and E4 (Enterprise and Government),
  • Office 365 Education A3 and A4,
  • Office 365 ProPlus,
  • Office 365 University,
  • Office 365 trial subscriptions.

Unfortunately, I can’t use Office Mobile on my Android devices as I am on the Office 365 Small Business plan (not the premium version). However, with the looming end of TechNet, I may just kick up to the premium version so I can keep on the latest version of Microsoft Office and have it on my non-Windows devices.

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