Office 365
Business and ProPlus

Securely access and edit your documents anytime, anywhere, so you can work however you work best.

What's the difference between OVH Office 365 Business and Microsoft Office 365 Business?

We guarantee that your data will not be stored online with the Office 365 Business solution as we've disabled Microsoft OneDrive storage. OVH is also working on pairing Office 365 Business with a storage solution hosted in one of our French datacentres.

Why buy Office 365 Business from OVH?

  • Monthly billing
  • Each user can install Office on 5 PCs/Macs, 5 tablets, and 5 smartphones
  • Updates are part of your subscription


How do I install Office 365?

Log in to your Control Panel , create one or more users and assign them licences from the Web/Microsoft/Office section.

We will email you the details to log on to the Office portal so you can install Office 365

Can I install one Office 365 Business licence on five PC/Macs within the same company?

Yes, you can install one Office 365 Business licence on five PCs or Macs within the same company as long as the licence is used by the same person.

I manage a small business. Can I use Office 365 Business?

Yes, Office 365 Business is perfect for SMEs.

I work for a larger commpany. Can I use Office 365 Business?

Office 365 Business is limited to 300 licences per business. Office 365 Pro Plus offered by OVH comes with an unlimited number of licences per company.

What are the benefits of signing up?

As you will pay monthly for your licences, you can manage purchase costs over time. You may cancel your subscription at any time from your Control Panel.

Which version of Office 365 Business would I get?

The current version is the Office 2016 suite.

Will the latest versions of Office 365 Business apps work on my computer?

Here's the list of supported operating systems for computers, smartphones and tablets:
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows 8
  • Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or an earlier version
  • Google Android: 4.0 or earlier
  • Windows Phone: preinstalled
  • Apple iOS: 7.1 or earlier
The detailed technical configurations are available on the official Microsoft website: https://products.office.com/en-GB/office-system-requirements

Do I need to have internet access to use OVH Office 365 Business?

You need to be connected to the internet in order to:
  • Download and activate Office 365 Business
  • Verify that you are still subscribed, once a month
  • Keep Office up-to-date


How many devices can I install Office 365 Business on?

Each user can install Office on 5 PCs/Macs, 5 tablets, and 5 smartphones (Windows, iOs, and Android).

How do I use Office 365 Business on several devices?

After you place an order you will get an email containing links which you can use to install Office 365 on your devices. This email will remain available in your customer account. Next you have to activate the devices using the credentials which we will email to you.

If I change device, can I reinstall my office 365 licence on another device?

Yes. Depending on the limits of the offer, you can re-allocate an installation to another device.

What is Shared Computer Activation (SCA) for Office 365 ProPlus?

In September 2014, Microsoft enabled Shared Computer Activation (SCA) mode in Office 365 so that multiple Office 365 ProPlus users can share the same hardware in the following three scenarios:
  • Customer dedicated self-hosted (on-premises)
  • Dedicated third-party hosted
  • Windows Azure environment


Which Office versions support Shared Computer Activation?

Shared Computer Activation works with Office 365 ProPlus.

What are the advantages of shared computer activation for Office 365 ProPlus?

Shared computer activation gives customers choice and flexibility. SCA allows customers to take advantage of existing Office 365 ProPlus licensing investments when deploying to the cloud.

Customers are able to make a deployment choice between on-premises and a shared datacentre belonging to any authorised Service Provider such as OVH, in order to help lower their costs.

You can work with OVH to take advantage of SCA for Office 365 ProPlus. OVH is an approved SCA for Office 365 ProPlus Program provider, allowing us to deploy your Office 365 ProPlus licenses to your chosen cloud infrastructure solution.

For more information please contact (020) 7357 6616.

How do emails work in Office 365 Business?

Office 365 Business does not come with email accounts or email servers.
However, Office 365 Business provides the latest version of Outlook which is compatible with all email services on the market (OVH Hosted Exchange 2016, SMTP/POP3/IMAP4, Gmail, etc.).
To get an email account, you can subscribe to the OVH Hosted Exchange 2016 service, hosted in our datacentres.

Is the data stored online?

No. OVH has blocked all possibilities of storing files in the Cloud.

Where would my data be hosted?

Locally on your workstation, smartphone or tablet.

Why do you not sell Office 365 for individuals, such as family and students?

We only offer licences to professionals, with commercial use rights.

How does OVH Office 365 billing work?

The first payment will cover the first month. After this, you will be billed each month on the day that you first placed your order.

How do I cancel?

You can deactivate a licence via the Control Panel. The cancellation will be effective from the following month.

How do I install Office 365?

Log on to your Control Panel: https://www.ovh.com/manager, create one or more users and assign them licences from the Web/Microsoft/Office section.
Login details for the Office portal will be sent to your contact email address: https://portal.office.com/ so you can install Office 365

Can I use Office 365 via VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) or RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol)?

This can't be done with the Business licence. You must sign up with Office 365 Pro Plus to use Office 365 with a VDI or an RDP, on more than 5 PC/Mac and 5 tablets/smartphones.