Office 365: Is internet access required for Office 365?


“Here’s an interesting one. Do I need internet access to use Office 365. The answer isn’t as obvious as you might think. So while you do need internet access to install and activate all Office 3 365 plans and to manage your subscription account, to access Office 365 cloud (productivity) services including email, conferencing, IT management and other services

Many Office 365 plans also include the desktop version of Office, for example Office 365 Business Premium and Office 365 Enterprise E3. One of the benefits of having the desktop version of Office applications is that you can work offline. And therefore you can have the confidence that the next time you connect to the Internet all your work will automatically sync, so you never have to worry about your documents being up to date. Your desktop version is also automatically kept up-to-date and upgraded when you connect to the Internet, so you always have the latest tools to help you work.”