Microsoft 365 for Business Frequently Asked Questions

How do I purchase Microsoft 365 for business?

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What are the benefits of using a reseller for Microsoft 365 for business?

While you can purchase Microsoft 365 directly from Microsoft or through a third-party hosting provider, opting for a reputable reseller like TCSP offers several advantages:

  • Expert Guidance: Resellers have in-depth knowledge of Microsoft 365 plans and can help you choose the right one for your business needs.
  • Seamless Implementation: Resellers can assist you with setup and configuration, ensuring a smooth transition to Microsoft 365.
  • Ongoing Support: Resellers provide ongoing technical support to address any issues you encounter and ensure you get the most out of your Microsoft 365 subscription.

Can I install the new Office on my Mac?

Yes! You can install Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook on your Mac. The applications available for Mac users and the version numbers may be different from those available for Windows users. Customers with an active subscription will always be entitled to the newest versions when available.

Is Internet access required for Microsoft Office and Microsoft 365 for business?

Offline installers are available for Microsoft Office applications and Microsoft Office activation can be completed via phone call. However, an Internet connection is required to maintain your version of Microsoft Office up-to-date and to receive the newest versions when available.

Internet connectivity is required to access all Microsoft 365 for business services such as OneDrive, Exchange, SharePoint, Teams, etc.

What are the device requirements to use Microsoft 365 for business plans?

Processor (CPU):

  • Windows OS: 1.6 GHz or faster, 2-core. 2 GHz or greater recommended for Microsoft Teams
  • macOS: Intel processor
  • iOS: N/A

Operating System (OS):

  • Windows OS: Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows Server 2019 or Windows Server 2016.
  • macOS: One of the three most recent versions of macOS.
  • iOS: Microsoft 365 for iPad® and iPhone® (including Outlook for iOS) is supported on the two most recent versions of iOS and iPadOS.
  • Android: Microsoft 365 for Android (including Outlook for Android) can be installed on tablets and phones running any of the supported versions of Android and have an ARM-based or Intel x86 processor. Support will be limited to only the last four major versions of Android.

Memory (RAM):

  • Windows OS: 4 GB RAM; 2 GB RAM (32-bit)
  • macOS: 4 GB RAM
  • Android: 1 GB
  • iOS: N/A

Hard Disk / Solid State Drive (HDD / SSD):

  • Windows OS: 4 GB of available disk space
  • macOS: 10 GB of available disk space; HFS+ hard disk format (also known as macOS Extended)

Display / Monitor:

  • Windows OS: 1280 x 768 screen resolution (32-bit requires hardware acceleration for 4K and higher)
  • macOS: 1280 x 800 screen resolution.

Graphics (Video Card / GPU):

  • Windows OS: Graphics hardware acceleration requires DirectX 9 or later, with WDDM 2.0 or higher for Windows 10 (or WDDM 1.3 or higher for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update). Microsoft Teams requires DirectX 9 or later, 128 MB graphics memory, and 32-bits-per-pixel-capable format.
  • macOS: No graphics requirements.

How many users does Microsoft 365 for business support?

  • Microsoft 365 Business Basic supports a maximum of 300 users. 
  • Microsoft 365 Business Standard supports a maximum of 300 users. 
  • Microsoft 365 Business Premium supports a maximum of 300 users. 
  • Microsoft 365 Apps for business supports a maximum of 300 users. 

If you have more than 300 users or think you will soon, take a look at the Microsoft 365 for enterprise options.