Microsoft has added a new feature to its 365 applications which should allow customers to continue working more easily even without connection , as well as another option for shared devices.
Microsoft applications generally require client devices to connect to the internet at the at least once every 30 days in order to stay up to date. If the device does not connect during this period, the day beforef = "https: //www.hebergementwebgratuit.com/url/2292788 " target = "_ blank " title = " data-amp=""> license tag for device n 'is not renewed and Microsoft's applications go into "reduced functionality mode" for this device.
If this is not a problem for many organizations whose devices are still connected Internet, some industries have devices in the field or at sea that may not connect for long periods of time.
This new service targets customers offline for long periods of time
It's easy to imagine technicians, engineers, scientists, and others spending months in remote areas where internet connectivity is weak or nonexistent. Microsoft 's new "extended offline access" option targets these workers.
"We are aware that in some sectors, including government, oil and gas, industry, agriculture and scientific research, some people work in secure or remote environments where they only have limited or no Internet connectivity for long periods of time, "Microsoft notes in a blog post .
Microsoft is not getting rid of its 30 day login rule, but to remedy To the situation of these specific industries, the company introduces an exception that allows Microsoft 365 to remain activated without the device connecting to the internet for up to 180 days. "Workers in secure or remote environments who are offline for long periods of time can continue to use Microsoft 365 applications to stay productive on their backs.u work without worrying about being cut off from the tools they need most after 30 days, "says Microsoft.
Subions for shared devices
This extended deadline will not be available for all organizations. Microsoft explains in a footnote that "Eligible customers should contact their Microsoft account representative to determine if extended offline access to Microsoft 365 for business applications is the right solution for them.
Through Group Policy, IT admins can enable extended offline access when the user installs Microsoft 365 apps on a device.
For industries where Shared devices are more common, such as healthcare, retail, and hospitality, Microsoft also allows shared device subions. "As the license is assigned to the device, workers are not tenus to have their own identity Azure Active Directory . Workers can log into the device as many times as needed and access all Microsoft 365 applications including Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Word, ”Microsoft explains.
Customers must purchase "the required number of Microsoft 365 licenses and assign a license to a group of devices in the Microsoft 365 admin center".