Microsoft 365 Apps

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What's the difference between OVHcloud Microsoft 365 Apps for business and Microsoft 365 Apps for business?

We guarantee that your data will not be stored online with the Microsoft 365 Apps for business solution, as we have disabled Microsoft OneDrive storage. OVHcloud is also working on pairing Microsoft 365 Apps for business with a storage solution hosted in one of our French datacentres.

Why buy Microsoft 365 Apps for business from OVHcloud?

  • Monthly billing
  • Each user can install Office on 5 PCs/Macs, 5 tablets, and 5 smartphones
  • Updates are part of your subscription

How do I install Microsoft 365?

Log in to your Control Panel , create one or more users and assign them licences from the Web/Microsoft/Microsoft 365 section.

We will email you the details to log on to the Office portal so you can install Microsoft 365

Can I install one Microsoft 365 Apps for business licence on five PCs/Macs within the same company?

Yes, you can install one Microsoft 365 Apps for business licence on five PCs or Macs within the same company, as long as the licence is used by the same person.

I manage a small business. Can I use Microsoft 365 Apps for business?

Yes, Office 365 Business is perfect for SMEs.

I work for a larger company. Can I use Microsoft 365 Apps for business?

Microsoft 365 Apps for business is limited to 300 licences per business. Microsoft 365 Apps for business ProPlus, offered by OVHcloud, comes with an unlimited number of licences per company.

What are the benefits of signing up?

As you will pay monthly for your licences, you can manage purchase costs over time. You may cancel your subscription at any time from your Control Panel.

Which version of Microsoft 365 Apps for business would I get?

The current version is the Office 2016 suite.

Will the latest application versions in Microsoft 365 Apps for business work on my computer?

Here's the list of supported operating systems for computers, smartphones and tablets:
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows 8
  • Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or an earlier version
  • Google Android: 4.0 or earlier
  • Windows Phone: preinstalled
  • Apple iOS: 7.1 or earlier
The detailed technical configurations are available on the official Microsoft website: https://products.office.com/en-GB/office-system-requirements

Do I need to have internet access to use OVHcloud Microsoft 365 Apps for business?

You need to be connected to the internet in order to:
  • Download and activate Microsoft 365 Apps for business
  • Verify that you are still subscribed, once a month
  • Keep Microsoft 365 Apps up-to-date

How many devices can I install Microsoft 365 Apps for business on?

Each user can install Office on 5 PCs/Macs, 5 tablets, and 5 smartphones (Windows, iOs, and Android).

How do I use Microsoft 365 Apps for business on several devices?

After you place an order you will get an email containing links which you can use to install Microsoft 365 on your devices. This email will remain available in your customer account. Next you have to activate the devices using the credentials which we will email to you.

If I change device, can I reinstall my office 365 licence on another device?

Yes. Depending on the limits of the offer, you can re-allocate an installation to another device.

What is Shared Computer Activation (SCA) for Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise?

In September 2014, Microsoft enabled Shared Computer Activation (SCA) mode in Microsoft 365, so that multiple Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise users can share the same hardware in the following three scenarios:
  • Customer dedicated self-hosted (on-premises)
  • Dedicated third-party hosted
  • Windows Azure environment

Which Microsoft 365 versions support Shared Computer Activation?

Shared Computer Activation works with Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise.

What are the advantages of shared computer activation for Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise?

Shared computer activation gives customers choice and flexibility. SCA allows customers to take advantage of existing Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise licensing investments when deploying to the cloud.

Customers are able to make a deployment choice between on-premises and a shared datacentre belonging to any authorised Service Provider such as OVH, in order to help lower their costs.

You can work with OVHcloud to use SCA for Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise. OVHcloud is an approved SCA for Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise Program provider, allowing us to deploy your Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise licences to your chosen cloud infrastructure solution.

For more information please contact (020) 7357 6616.

How do emails work in Microsoft 365 Apps for business?

Microsoft 365 Apps for business does not come with email accounts or email servers.
However, Microsoft 365 Apps for business provides the latest version of Outlook, which is compatible with all email services on the market (OVHcloud Hosted Exchange 2016, SMTP/POP3/IMAP4, Gmail, etc.).
To get an email account, you can subscribe to the OVH Hosted Exchange 2016 service, hosted in our datacentres.

Is the data stored online?

No. OVH has blocked all possibilities of storing files in the Cloud.

Where would my data be hosted?

Locally on your workstation, smartphone or tablet.

Why do you not sell Microsoft 365 for individuals, such as family and students?

We only offer licences to professionals, with commercial use rights.

How does OVHcloud Microsoft 365 billing work?

The first payment will cover the first month. After this, you will be billed each month on the day that you first placed your order.

How do I cancel?

You can deactivate a licence via the Control Panel. The cancellation will be effective from the following month.

How do I install Microsoft 365?

Log on to your Control Panel: https://www.ovh.com/manager, create one or more users and assign them licences from the Web/Microsoft/Microsoft 365 section.
Login details for the Office portal will be sent to your contact email address: https://portal.office.com/ so you can install Microsoft 365

Can I use Microsoft 365 via VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) or RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol)?

This cannot be done with the Business licence. You will need to sign up with Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise to use Microsoft 365 with a VDI or an RDP, on more than 5 PCs/Macs and 5 tablets/smartphones.