Microsoft 365 Web Users Now Can Switch Accounts in the Same Browser

The bane of the Microsoft 365 web user’s existence had been the inability to use multiple accounts within the same web browser. But later this quarter, Microsoft 365 web users will be able to switch between multiple accounts while using any of the Microsoft 365 web apps more simply. Users will now be able to sign into multiple accounts in the same browser and seamlessly switch between the accounts without needing to sign out and sign back in again. 

From April to June, this functionality is being rolled out in worldwide environments of Office.com, Word, Excel, PowerPoint for the web, Outlook on the web, OneDrive for the web, SharePoint, and Microsoft 365 admin center.  

Account switching in Microsoft 365 web apps is helpful in many scenarios. For example, an employee may be associated with more than one organization for her employer. If a consulting firm employs them, they may also provide support to a client organization using two separate work accounts. In the past this employee would have had to work in a regular browser and an InPrivate window to work and collaborate across the two organizations. Now with account switching, this employee can switch between these two work accounts within the same web browser.  

With this change, Microsoft is not changing data access permissions or mixing data from different accounts and organizations. With this feature, we are helping reduce the friction users face when wanting to work with multiple accounts in the Microsoft 365 web apps. Security and privacy are maintained by this feature through data integrity and privacy across different account and organization boundaries. 

2W Tech is a technology service provider and a Microsoft Gold Partner. 2W Tech uses Microsoft 365 internally, as well as lending our expertise on them to our many clients. Give us a call today to get started maximizing the potential Microsoft 365 can bring to your business.  

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