What is Office 365

Microsoft Office has become the standard in office software, and Office 365 brings along a lot of changes to the Office software suite. Now, users have the same great tools with a few added bonuses that allows businesses, students and personal users to supercharge their experience with Office.

How Office 365 is Different

What is Office 365


Microsoft Office 2013 is software, but Office 365 is software as a service (subscription). Users that are used to the traditional one-payment model will find that this is fading away with Office, but it’s a slow transition.
With Office 365, users will pay:
  • $9.99 a month for the Home version.
  • $6.99 a month for the Personal version.
The main difference is the number of devices a user can use with each subscription. With the Home edition, users can install Office on 5 PCs, 5 tablets and 5 phones. The Personal version allows installation on 1 phone, tablet and PC.
Office 2013 offers a one-time purchase and installation on only 1 PC.
Power users, those that use Office daily, will benefit most from 365 because it offers:
  • Continual updates
  • Microsoft support at no extra charge
Essentially, you’re paying for an up-to-date version that provides better support than 2013.

What Programs Are Included With Office 365

What is Office 365


Office 365 includes all of the programs that users need for work, school and personal use. The following programs are included:
Access
The ideal desktop database. Access allows for data to be stored and accessed instantly using the Access database. This is ideal for large datasets and doesn’t require a server to use. Using the SQL database, data access is fast while being very secure.
Excel
Spreadsheets allow you to keep all of your data neatly organized. Analyze, add reports and perform analysis based on all of the data input.
Outlook
Outlook 365 is the premiere email client that allows you to get work done faster and more efficiently. The new outlook allows you to perform routine email tasks, make appointments, create task lists, access your calendar, and schedule meetings all from Outlook.
OneNote
Note taking has become supercharged with OneNote. OneNote allows you to clip any webpage and save it to read it later, create notes, add graphics or even perform word processing to make notes for any task they need to complete.
Publisher
Publisher allows you to create the best looking photos, templates and designs all on one canvas. This can then be adjusted and sent through email or used for cards. Publisher simplifies making newsletters or fancy emails while being a strong photo processer.
PowerPoint
PowerPoint allows for the creation of slideshows and presentations. These files are perfect for business and educational use. This is the perfect choice for school or business presentations that are better visualized with imagery.
Word
Read, edit and create word documents. Word allows for fast and efficient word processing wherever you go. Word is ideal for students that need to write an essay or dissertation, or businesses that need to send an invoice to a client or write a business proposal.
This isn’t all of the features that Office 365 has to offer. Anyone with a subscription will also receive 1 TB of free data storage on OneDrive. With the Online Portal, you’ll also be able to use all of these great programs right online whenever you want and save all of these documents to OneDrive for easy access.
Online functionality allows for fast and secure collaboration among coworkers without ever needing to worry about outdated software or security issues.
Office 365 also offers a 16% discount to anyone that subscribes annually to their service for $99 instead of $9.99 per month. This is the best value for your money.