Is your wife telling you to get Office 365 Home Premium? For quite some time now, computer users may not be easily sold out on the idea of software to rent. But of course Microsoft has already offered great value for this very service in the form of Office 365. Some 2 million licenses were sold during its first release and there are some very legitimate reasons that people would take advantage of the platform.
Office 365 is offered at a reasonable price and some of its features will benefit those who have put it to good use. Just some 99 USD a year, different users and groups in a family can buy 1 subscription and then the productivity platform can be uploaded on as many as 5 PC’s. You can even use a combo of PC’s and Macs.
So what do 365 go with exactly?
You get all the Microsoft Office essentials. These include 2013 vresions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, Access and Publisher. As far as system requirements go, you can get it up and running on Windows 7 or Win 8 to 8.1 and not on lower versions of OS. It is also interesting to note that once you install Office 365, you can add or discard certain PC’s from your group of 5 devices at any given time.
Second, you get more accessibility with Skype and SkyDrive. Of course, just about anyone can get preliminary access to those platforms but with Office 365, subscribers get considerably more storage space and with Skype there are some 60 minutes a month of Skype calls. These are limited to certain landlines and countries and regions though. There are also free Bing apps that you might put to good use.
No one should assume though, that Office Web Apps is unique to the 365 package. People who have a Sky Drive account beforehand can take advantage of those applications, but the difference is these specific platforms within Office are greatly enhanced in 365. The Web apps are also known for their consistency in terms of the retaining the format of your documents.
Of course, it is important to maintain your subscription. If your subscription has a reprieve, then you may need to use alternative software to edit your files. Of course you can use Google Docs should this happen, but online storage of files using the 365 platform per se will greatly maximize your capacities in file sharing and file editing.
Finally, there is word that subscribers of Office 365 Home Premium will be given a free upgrade to whatever the next version of ms office is. See if these features suit your needs and lifestyle and if you feel so inclined to pick-up 365, then subscribe today.