Office on Demand

Blog Author: Aaron Smith | July 22nd, 2014

You may not realise that if you have an Office 365 subscription that includes an Office application, then you also have access to a handy feature known as Office on Demand.

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To use Office on Demand, navigate to your OneDrive via the menu at the top of the page when you login to Office 365.

At the bottom of the left hand side select USE OFFICE ON DEMAND.

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You’ll then see a list of Office applications. Simply click on one of these. .

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If you haven’t used this feature before on this machine, you’ll be prompted to run a program stub as shown above. Allow this to Run.

This will install a small program that will now allow you to run the Office on Demand at any time in the future on this machine, quickly and easily.

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After that has run, you’ll get a message that Office on Demand is ready to run. Select Close.

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Return to the browser again and select the Office application you wish to use.

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You should now see the application streaming to the desktop using the Click-to-Run technology.

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In a few moments, that application will launch and you will be able to work on it as you would normally.

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As you can see, it is the full features version of Excel running side by side with any other existing Office applications.

If you look up in the top right corner of the application you will see that you are not signed in as a user, so this instance doesn’t count against your 5 installations.

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If you now close the Office application you are using you won’t find it installed anywhere on the desktop. So it is a totally ‘on demand’ version of the application as it says it is!

Office on Demand is just one of the options you get with Office 365. Even if you don’t use them all, make sure you appreciate all the flexibility that Office Pro Plus from Office 365 provides.

The other options you get with Office via Office 365 are:

– Full Suite install onto 5 desktops (Windows or Mac)

– Office Web Apps (or Office Online as it is called now)

– Office Mobile

All of these versions are always up to date and only cost a few dollars per month.

Don’t forget to contact us about all your Office 365 needs.

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