With Microsoft 365, remote workers can now stay connected with apps to help those faced with insecure internet access

Microsoft 365 users who have not had internet access for a long time no longer have to worry about their licensing tokens being revoked after the company announces a change in offline access policy

The change will be extremely beneficial for field workers and other remote desktop workers who may be without reliable Internet access for weeks

Previously, 365 apps users had to connect to the internet at least every 30 days, otherwise the device’s licensing token would not be renewed and the app in question offered limited functionality, but this timeframe can be challenging for some industries and Microsoft lead to a rethink

“We recognize that in industries such as government, oil and gas, manufacturing, agriculture, and scientific research, some people work in safe or remote environments where they have limited or no internet connection for extended periods of timeA Microsoft blog post stated, “To fix this, we are now offering extended offline access * so devices can stay activated for up to 180 days without connecting to the Internet”

It should be noted, however, that not every company is automatically granted access to the 365 extension. Companies should contact their account manager to see if they are eligible for extended offline access

In other Microsoft-related news, the company also confirmed that it is now rolling out device-based subscriptions for shared devices.The policy change means people working in industries where shared devices are common will get the latest and most secure available Productivity tools can be accessed without each person needing their own Azure Active Directory identity

Businesses and vendors have learned from the surge in remote working that came with the COVID-19 pandemic. New features for Microsoft 365 and other digital tools show that companies like Microsoft clearly want to make the transition as seamless as possible

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