Microsoft has made some major changes in the way it offers Office. If you’re feeling a little cloudy about it, you’re not alone. Here is a little more information to help clear things up.
If you’ve heard the term “software as a service,” this accurately describes Office 365. Instead of buying a box of software from the store or an online portal, you subscribe to a service that not only gives you the software as a download, but other services like cloud storage, shared calendars and voice-over-IP (VOIP) phone services. Free trials are available for most versions.
For individuals, there is Office 365 Home Premium, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Access and Publisher. You can install software on up to five PCs or Macs and up to five mobile devices. The package also includes Skype (VOIP phone service) and SkyDrive (cloud storage). The cost is either $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year. While you can stil...(register to read more)