Does Microsoft 365 work without internet access? #M365AMA

In this episode, the #M365AMA panel discusses the following community question:

“I thought I had a copy of Office 2019 standalone, that I bought in 2020, but suddenly had the “office 364 is not activated” pop up, and kick me out of all the office products. I couldn’t find the old key to re-activate it, so ended up having to buy 365, even though I only use office a couple times a month. My question is, why did my standalone lifetime licence get pulled by Microsoft? Also does 365 work without internet? I work on a drilling rig and almost never have internet there. Coincidentally that is where I use office.”

Check out the discussion here:


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Christian Buckley

Christian is a Microsoft Regional Director and M365 Apps & Services MVP, and an award-winning product marketer and technology evangelist, based in Silicon Slopes (Lehi), Utah. He is the Director of North American Partner Management for leading ISV Rencore (, leads content strategy for TekkiGurus, and is an advisor for both revealit.TV and WellnessWits. He hosts the monthly #CollabTalk TweetJam, the weekly #CollabTalk Podcast, and the Microsoft 365 Ask-Me-Anything (#M365AMA) series.

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