Online is entirely hosted in the cloud and is accessed through a web browser. Most Online applications contain only the most common features but can be accessed from anywhere, and from any device that has an internet connection. Online acts as a portal for storing and sharing data – and maximizes communication and collaboration on all types of work.
Desktop gets installed onto a computer, tablet, or mobile device. Desktop includes full featured professional versions of applications and can be accessed while offline.
Most people benefit from the professional Desktop applications since all features are available and may only use the Online applications for making quick edits from a hotel or internet cafe before a presentation.
Others may find that the Online applications are all they require to complete their work.
When used together, people get the best features and the best options for storing, sharing, collaborating and communicating – all through a seamless experience.
Office 365: Online + Desktop = Maximum Productivity