Even though home office is basically an option in many jobs and is already being done, the complete move to the home office is currently causing problems for many people. Large providers in particular have been rushed here and offer software and services free of charge.
- Microsoft Teams: Microsoft provides Teams, a comprehensive collaboration solution for distributed employees for six months free of charge. To do this, companies need to contact their Microsoft partner or sales representative. Educational institutions can use Office 365 A1, which is free of charge for them. The completely free Team version includes the following elements: Unlimited chat options, integrated group and individual audio or video calls, 10 GB file storage for the team and 2 GB personal file storage per user. You can also collaborate in real time in Office applications for the web, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.
- Google G Suite: Google gives G Suite customers free access to premium features. Hangouts Meet enables video and telephone conferences for up to 250 participants each. A live streaming feature with up to 100,000 participants can also be used, and the virtual meetings can also be recorded and saved in Google Drive.
- Zoho Remotely: Zoho Remotely is an extensive collection of tools for home work and offers, for example, an office package for collaborative editing of documents, as well as a meeting tool, shared storage space, project planning and more. The complete suite can be used free of charge until July 1st.
- Free data volume for everyone: The mobile operator Telekom supports its customers and lets a whole 10 GB extra data volume jump for the rest of the month. The offer applies to contract customers, prepaid and second cards. Congstar also distributes free data volume: You can secure 5 GB as a customer. And at Telefonica, which includes O2, the throttling will be lifted for the time being.
Please note that we can only reflect the current status of such free promotions and have no influence on the decisions of the developers to end them earlier if necessary. Therefore, you should always check when you download whether the offer is still valid.