Microsoft Office… Why sign in?

One of our Microsoft’s big investments in the new Office experience was around making Office yours. This means:

  • Getting to your stuff, Office programs, and settings wherever you go (even if you don’t have your devices with you)
  • Picking up where you left off from anywhere, across your devices
  • Making Office a personal experience

In everyday life, this is working on your documents on a phone, PC, or tablet, regardless of whether you’re at home, school, work, or on the bus. It means that even if you forget your laptop at home, you’ll still be able to get to your files and Office programs, because they’re associated with you, not stuck on just one computer.

Subscription and sign-in are how we make all this goodness happen.

What happens once I’m signed in?

Lots of great things! Signing in brings your whole world together. What is the number 1 thing that happens when you sign in?  Your documents, settings, and services go with you!

The new Office incorporates the concept of “roaming”: your stuff going with you whether you’re on your PC, tablet, or phone, or someone else’s, like a school, library, or work computer (or even a trusted friend’s).

A big frustration is often that you have to reconfigure your Office programs every time you install them on a new computer. Microsoft asked: what if you didn’t have to do that? What if you could just sign in and all your settings are just… there?

So, that’s what they did.

Ok, you’ve convinced me now how do I sign in?

Signing in is pretty straight forward.  You can see a complete walkthrough here: How to sign into Microsoft Office

What happens if I need to sign out of Office?

Signing out is just as simple as the sign-in process.  You can view a complete walkthrough here: How to sign out of Microsoft Office