Microsoft to update Office 365 Home Premium so it can be shared with household members

Microsoft has been quite busy on the Office 365 front, including an offer that could give students access to Office 365 Pro Plus for free. Today, Microsoft revealed a number of updates on Office 365 related products, including some new options to share Office 365 Home Premium with others.

In a press release sent to Neowin, Microsoft announced that starting in December, each subscriber to Office 365 Home Premium will be able to share it with up to four other members of their household. Microsoft stated:

Each household member can use any of the available installs on their PCs, Macs, or mobile devices, get an additional 20 GB of SkyDrive storage, and manage their own installs from their “My Account” page.

Users of Microsoft's free Office Web Apps can now enjoy two new features immediately. One of them allows for auto-saving documents when using the Word Web App. The other new addition is the previously announced real-time co-authoring feature. Multiple users will now be able to collaborate and edit documents with the Word, PowerPoint and Excel Web Apps.

Business users of Office 365 will now see a new integration of the company's Yammer division. Starting now, all business Office 365 plans come with Yammer Enterprise, and current customers can now get Yammer Enterprise licenses. Also, Office 365 business users won't have to purchase individual new licenses for external users within their external company networks.

Source: Microsoft email press release | Image via Microsoft

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