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  1. Maaz Mansori's Avatar
    You can create and edit documents without an Office 365 subscription and the Windows 10 Mobile version without a subscription is still far more capable than the WP 8.1 version. The following additional features require a subscription though. This holds true for the iOS version as well:
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    pankaj981 likes this.
    07-15-2015 09:47 AM
  2. msirapian's Avatar
    OK, to help TheriOn here, as I'm French too, and hit *sometimes* the same issue.

    I have 2 accounts :
    a) a personal live.com one
    b) a professional one, Office365 for SME

    There are many issues with the Office Mobile suite, on PC and mobile according to me :
    1) no real multi-account management
    2) licence issues.

    By 1), I mean that even if I add my office365 account (by clicking on my name on the upper right corner in any Office Mobile app), then I can't *switch* from an account to the other. It's the first registered account which is recognized. This leads to many stupid situations :
    - In OneNote, I can open my personal notepad (on mobile and PC), but I can't open my pro one on the 535 (requires 535) when it's OK on my pro iPhone or my PC running W10 (with exactly the same accounts)
    - In Word or Excel, I can't switch from one account to the other (PC or mobile)
    My educated guess is: the 2nd account management is still alpha in the mobile build. In 10149, we couldn't even add another account in Office suite. Now it is possible (Onedrive is a perfect example), but clearly, it's not advanced enough to be able to switch amongst accounts (and if this shouldn't be possible, then why offer to add multiple accounts in these office apps?)

    By 2), I mean that /sometimes/ it asks to activate an office365 licence, which I don't own for my personal account (for editing or creating a document). Insisting works most of the time to get through.

    So I don't understand what we should be able to do, or not, with a "free account". I use all office apps on my pro iPhone 5S, and also on my PC with W10 technical preview, and, as I said, W10M on a 535. This gives me 3 comparison points, and only show the inconsistency between apps.

    I would say that W10M and the "mobile" part of these stock apps will be polished/improved after the 29th of July (example: SMS receipt tick mark, etc., in other terms, all these "specific" mobile-only features not needed on PC. Other example: the return of the ability to set quiet hours according to meetings in given calendars, as on WP8.1, that Cortana can't manage on W10/W10M at this stage, I guess because quiet hours is not a priority for the PC release).

    Now back to the topic, let's trust the OP when he says he has difficulties to "activate" or use even basic features of Office Mobile, without turning this into an OS/platform competition, or a lack of understanding of what Office365 is.

    Now to answer to N_Larue, that screenshot is a simple ad for office 365, which sells all the unlocked features a subscription brings (install Office on PC/Mac, get 1 TB on onecloud, etc., with a link to MSFT website to buy such a subscription).

    Bottom line: let's way A) the official release of W10 and Office Touch, B) the same for W10M, before jumping to conclusions when comparing to iOS or Android. In the meanwhile, I've reported all these points (inconsistencies, etc.) via the feedback app on both PC and mobile builds.
    07-15-2015 09:51 AM
  3. realwarder's Avatar
    @msirapian I'm curious... in WM10 OS account settings you can add a Work account (i.e. Office 365). Does adding that to a personal phone unlock Office too? There appears to be several places to enter MSAs.
    07-16-2015 09:56 AM
  4. Aurelink's Avatar
    Well idk, my microsoft account isn't linked to any kind of O365 subscribtion and I still can use, edit and save stuff with the Office Mobile apps. Guess it's not that required
    07-16-2015 10:01 AM
  5. msirapian's Avatar
    @msirapian I'm curious... in WM10 OS account settings you can add a Work account (i.e. Office 365). Does adding that to a personal phone unlock Office too? There appears to be several places to enter MSAs.
    I don't know: when I add it in OneDrive, I have to add it AGAIN in Word, and AGAIN in Excel, etc. Plus "My account" settings tab led to crash 2 days ago so I've hard reset my test 535 and decided NOT to add secondary/pro accounts until it's a bit more stabilised.

    Yesterday, Microsoft shed some light on their licencing policy:
    " Thanks to all of you who have been using the new Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint mobile apps on Windows 10. There are a few changes to the apps coming up that are part of helping them get ready for their release with Windows 10. You may have already noticed that on PCs and tablets we’ve added “Mobile” to the app names (to help distinguish them from the Office desktop suite), while on phones we simply call the apps Word, Excel and PowerPoint. We will also remove “Preview” from the app names and in about one week, you will need an Office 365 subscription to edit on Windows 10 PCs and larger tablets. Similar to what we announced in March, viewing and most editing will remain free for non-commercial use on devices of 10.1” or less. Otherwise, you will need a qualifying Office 365 subscription. If you don’t have an Office 365 subscription, you can sign up for a free trial at www.office.com/try. You can also always edit your documents for free in Office Online at www.office.com. The full featured OneNote Universal App will come installed with Windows 10 and similar to OneNote on all other devices, editing is free."
    07-16-2015 10:06 AM
  6. Yazen's Avatar
    While its free for iOS where you can edit and create documents without 365 subscription.

    Any new business-related service or application by MS is initially released for iOS and not every time for Windows.

    Is this gentle way of killing Windows Phone/Mobile sales? Should I dump my Windows laptop and phone switching to Macbook, iPad and iPhone?
    You should convince he company you work for to get off the Google Docs and go with Office365! I have three subscriptions to Office365 ProPlus, 3TB of storage :3
    Kevin Rush likes this.
    07-16-2015 04:23 PM
  7. Yazen's Avatar
    Well idk, my microsoft account isn't linked to any kind of O365 subscribtion and I still can use, edit and save stuff with the Office Mobile apps. Guess it's not that required
    I know the actual preview says to use an Office365 account to use all features, so I'd assume that the apps are freemium (Like iOS, Android). I thought I read somewhere that this will eventually change, but that could have been just a rumor.
    07-16-2015 04:26 PM
  8. floppyedonkey's Avatar
    I don't see the issue. I paid $22 for a 1 year 365 sub with 1TB of OneDrive space 60 min a month skype calls international WORTH THE MONEY.

    Apple iCloud is $20 a month for 1 TB LoL you should move to Apple it would be funny.
    Kevin Rush likes this.
    07-16-2015 06:56 PM
  9. colinkiama's Avatar
    Uninstall and reinstall the app, they changed their mind. It's back to normal. Only pc's and tablets that are higher than 10.1 inches on windows get the office 365 message now. Phew thank god
    Last edited by colinkiama; 07-17-2015 at 02:51 AM.
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    07-16-2015 07:43 PM
  10. msirapian's Avatar
    I've posted the whole Microsoft statement 3-4 messages above (#30) ^_^
    07-17-2015 02:19 AM
  11. colinkiama's Avatar
    Can someone close this thread now since subscription is no longer required?
    07-28-2015 03:03 AM
  12. mjyumping's Avatar
    Office 365 Subscription is not required to use Office on Windows 10 Mobile and is only required on PC.
    07-28-2015 03:14 AM
  13. cdb033's Avatar
    Windows phone 10 requires a subscription. That's the problem I'm having now. I've purchased from the store two copies of Office for both my PCs, but yet I can't do anything but view the documents on my phone. Its very frustrating!!! Now I have to buy a subscription to edit documents on my phone. This is truly absurd. I'm currently using Windows 10 mobile technical preview. I truly think that they are trying to kill their own platform, at least the mobile sector. They are making it very difficult to stay loyal to them.
    10-01-2015 06:51 PM
  14. uima's Avatar
    I am running Windows 10 on the 640. The Office app is not available :( Is this a temporary bug or am I required to purchase it?
    10-07-2015 09:45 AM
  15. Ivan05il's Avatar
    There was an update of Office apps on W10M, yesterday I think, and now they require Office 365 subscription to edit files. I do wonder if this is just another Microsoft Cockup and they put one too many NOTs into a test condition or if they really changed their policy in a hush-hush way.
    10-07-2015 10:06 AM
  16. uima's Avatar
    I am seeing different information as to what apps and features are available on Windows Phones or screens smaller than 10.1". I am able to download the Word and Excel as individual preview apps which state that I cannot edit ... Anyways, I had the full office on WP8 but since I installed W10M I lost this capability. Hopefully it is resolved and the extra "NOT" is removed in the released version. BTW, I am running OS version: 10.0.10166.0 (slow insider edition). Also seems to be issues with the apps not getting their updates from the store.
    10-07-2015 11:48 AM
  17. Bart Hoofd's Avatar
    As suggested by colinkiama I uninstalled and reinstalled the Excel, Word and PowerPoint on Windows Phone 10, and editing online documents nu longer requires an Office365 subscription.
    01-10-2016 05:18 AM
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