Microsoft 365 will now allow remote staff to stay connected to applications, helping those facing uncertain internet access

Microsoft 365 users facing long periods without internet access will no longer have to worry about revoking their license tokens after the company revealed a policy change regarding offline access

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The change will prove to be hugely beneficial for field workers and other remote office workers who may have to go without reliable internet access for weeks at a time

Previously, 365 apps required a user to connect to the internet at least once every 30 days or the device license token would not be renewed and the app in question would provide reduced functionality.However, this deadline can be difficult for some industries, leading Microsoft to rethink

“Microsoft blog post explained” To address this issue, we are now offering extended offline access * to allow devices to stay on without connecting to the internet for up to 180 days “

It should be noted, however, that not all businesses will automatically receive access to the 365 extension. Organizations should contact their account representative to verify if they can benefit from extended offline access

In other Microsoft-related news, the company also confirmed that it will now introduce device-based subscriptions for shared devices.The change in strategy means people working in industries where shared devices are common people can access the latest and most secure productivity tools available without each individual needing their own Azure Active Directory identity

Businesses and vendors have learned from the surge in remote working that accompanied the COVID-19 pandemic New features added to Microsoft 365 and other digital tools demonstrate that companies like Microsoft clearly want to make the transition as transparent as possible

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