Use Office on your devices
Office 365 includes the latest version of all the familiar Office applications – including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook – for you to use on your PCs and Macs.
In addition, it also provides access to certain Office applications that are optimised for tablets and smartphones. For example, Outlook for Windows tablets is optimised for touch experience and makes it easier for users to interact, compose and manage their email on the go. Lync and OneNote for Windows Phones as well as iOS and Android operating system provide the rich experience on the mobile phones.
For each Office 365 licensed user, you can use Office on up to 5 PCs, Macs, or mobile devices.
There is no use for Office on all your devices if you can’t get to your documents.
With Office 365, your documents are saved to the cloud by default so they are automatically backed up. You now have a “drive” in the cloud called SkyDrive Pro for documents that you are managing and working on but can also share with others.
Because everything is saved to the cloud, when you sign into Office from any browser, you will always have the latest version of your documents follow you. This also goes for settings like your personal dictionary and custom templates.
When your documents are saved in the cloud, you can also sync these files to your laptop or mobile devices so you can still access and work on them when you are offline. It will automatically re-sync it back to the cloud when you have your connection back.
So what about when you don’t have your devices with you?
Because Office 365 is a cloud-service, you can now get to everything you need to run your business from any browser, even if you don’t have your devices with you.
When you go to office.com and login with your Office 365 account, you get to this view which gives you Outlook Web App, your calendar, and ability to join online meetings right from the browser, all your contacts and their presence (so you have mouse over and send an IM), the sites you are following, and all the documents you have saved in the cloud, including a list of all recent documents. And when you click on any of the documents, you’ll be able to open and make edits to the documents right in the browser using Office Web Apps.