Like its predecessors, Office 2019 is available as a one-time purchase that perpetually licenses one device. Device licensing can be a good option for environments where there are several users per device. In other words, if you have a traditional workplace with workstations that serve multiple users at different times of the day (or over time), having Office 2019 installed on that single device may make sense. That’s even more the case if their tasks don’t involve any form of collaboration, since Office 2019 doesn’t offer collaboration features such as being able to access company data from anywhere.
Office 365 ProPlus, on the other hand, runs on a user license agreement that enables every subscribed user to operate the Office apps on five concurrent installs with Shared Computer Activation for local or remote use. This Shared Computer Activation provision applies to customers licensed for Office 365 Business as a component of Microsoft 365 Business. It is important to note that each device the user has installed the software on must connect to the Internet at least once every 30 days, or the functionality of the software may be affected. To leverage online services, each user assigned a User SL must have a work or school account to access the software provided with the subscription.
In today’s globally connected and mobile world, it’s more than likely that company employees are finding it useful to use multiple devices in order to get their work done. With 70 percent of the global workforce working remotely at least once a week, cloud-based Office 365 ProPlus offerings enable the work style that serves remote employee needs.