Looking to buy Office 365? Read this first

William Franks
March 22, 2017
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Office 365, which is aimed at individual users is a comprehensive tool that most of us have used for years. In a nutshell, Office 365 is Microsoft’s cloud version of our beloved Office. You’ll have to connect to the internet and set up your own account and start using it.

If you’re looking to buy it for yourself, your clients or your organization, reading this article first will equip you with the vital facts you need to know about the product.

Cloud-enabled Microsoft. Unless you’re living under a rock, you already know that we’re already in the world of cloud computing, which means utilizing cloud-based storage AKA off-site file hosting service. Office 365 lets you upload and synchronize files using Windows SkyDrive (similar to Google Drive). Through it, you can access files from different locations or devices that don’t have the Office program, which works tremendously to your advantage. You can also store other file types.

The Office family. We’re all familiar with the desktop version for years. Personally, my first Office product is MS Office 2003. Office 365 and Office Web Apps are new additions to the family. Anyone can use the free and limited internet version of Office, which is integrated with SkyDrive. You need to use Web Apps in order to view and edit files on devices that don’t have Office installed.

Office 365 is subscription-based, which means you need a license in order to make full use of its features. There are

Why get Office 365?

Cost. Of course, the cost of buying Microsoft Office 365 varies, but the licensed Office 365 at Harvey Norman is only $89 with a complete 1-year subscription to full, installed versions of Office 2016’s versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher and Access across PC or Mac, 1 tablet and 1 smartphone. That’s just $.24 per day!

Perks and benefits. Subscribing to Office 365 lets you get the Microsoft Office suite plus an array of other additional perks and benefits. For instance, you will have unlimited access to the latest version, so you’ll always have the most current capabilities and features instead of being stuck with an obsolete version.

As said above, office 365 subscribers also get full access to the entire features and functionality in the Office mobile apps for smartphones and tablets, as well as 60 world minutes of calling time for Skype each month (in some providers). Take note that benefits are per user, with other

variety of Office 365 Home subscription, each of the five individuals on the account is allowed to use Office on phones and have access to his or her own pool of Skype minutes.

Mobility and storage. Office 365 is made for those who value mobility. Every subscription includes 1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage which can be used for any files you have on you. There are tons of space to save, access and share your work from anywhere.

End Note. These are just some of the benefits of subscribing/buying Microsoft 365 license. If you’re a loyal user of Office, as most people in the world are, you already know that Office is an essential part of your life – so, what’s keeping you?

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