Why Won’t My QuickBooks Work With Microsoft Office 365?
Question: I have recently purchased a new computer with Microsoft Office 365 which includes Windows 10. Why won’t my QuickBooks work now?
Answer: Microsoft Office 365 is a new licensing version of the Microsoft Office with which we are all familiar.
There are two ways to purchase it:
- Web-based which is accessed online
- Installed locally on your computer that can be accessed directly on your computer offline
QuickBooks Pro or Premier will not work with the web-based version of Microsoft Office 365.
The following years of QB Desktop should run with Microsoft Office 365 installed locally on your computer (not web-based): 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.
If you have the web-based 365, you should explore the version housed locally on your computer.
If you are running a version of QuickBooks prior to 2015, you will want to upgrade to a current year.
Technology can be both a blessing and a curse!
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Harriet Gatter, owner of Accounting Support LLC, was an ad specialty distributor for 23 years and an adjunct professor of accounting at Neumann University. She sold her ad specialty business in 2012, became certified as a QuickBooks ProAdvisor, and now works exclusively with ad specialty distributors nationwide on their QuickBooks, order management and accounting needs.