Microsoft Office may be the de facto productivity tool for millions of workers worldwide, but it's no monolith. Rather than a single, towering smooth-black Office, there's a whole Stonehenge of options: Office on the iPhone, on iPad, Office on Android smartphones, Office on personal computers, Windows and macOS, Office with a handful of applications, Office with fistfuls'.But when you get down to it, there are really only two kinds of Office. One, which most label Office 2016, is the stand-alone suite that traces its roots back to the last century. (Its successor is Office 2019.) The other, Office 365, is the subscription service that debuted in 2011.How they differ can be confusing, especially since each includes, more or less, the same applications. Here are three top ways to tell these tools apart, and a look at what's coming, based on Microsoft's recently announced new support policies for the upcoming Office 2019, as well as Office 365, down the road.How Office is paid forOf the … [Read more...] about What are the differences between Office 2016 and Office 365?
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Microsoft has been aggressively promoting its online storage service, OneDrive, over the past several months, and now it has taken the lid of its storage altogether for folks that are Office 365 subscribers.Starting today, and rolling across the Office 365 subscription base, customers will have unlimited OneDrive storage to back up their content from their computers or mobile devices.OneDrive integration is fairly straight forward, and there is a native OneDrive mobile app available for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone, allowing back-up of pictures (even at full resolution over mobile networks), and access to other content courtesy of the mobile Office app, also available across the three mobile platforms.The increase in storage is starting with subscribers to Office 365 Home, Personal, and University, and will progress over the coming months. If you are an Office 365 for Business subscriber, unlimited OneDrive storage is coming your way beginning in 2015.Office 365 provides the … [Read more...] about OneDrive storage goes unlimited for Office 365 customers
Microsoft has a hit on its hands with what it currently offers as Office 365 Home Premium. For $99 per year, you could have the entire suite of Microsoft Office on up to 5 PCs or Apple computers, plus up to 5 mobile devices.On top of that, you received an extra 20GB of storage on OneDrive for up to 5 users each and 60 minutes of Skype calls per month. The Office suite is installed and stays up to date across all apps, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, Outlook and arguably the best Microsoft application in existence, OneNote.For the individual without a lot of stuff though, all those extras do not pose a lot of value for $99 per year. Today, Microsoft announced it was going to be offering new option, Office 365 Personal. With Office 365 Personal, you get everything that Office 365 Home Premium (soon to be rebranded as Office 365 Home), but for one computer, plus one tablet.That subscription will cost $69.99 per year (or $6.99 per month). You still get the extra OneDrive … [Read more...] about Microsoft to offer a more personal version of Office 365
Microsoft has formally announced a new tier for its Office suite of applications which may make it an ideal companion for those with one computer and a tablet, like the Apple iPad.Up until now, Office 365 Home Premium was the only option, and it is a great value if you have more than a few devices. $99 per-year bought you the whole suite of programs up to 5 computers, 5 tablets, smartphone access, plus 20GB of OneDrive storage for up to five people each, and 60 minutes of Skype calls per month.Last month, Microsoft announced that it was going to broadening its Office 365 offering by adding a middle tiered Office 365 Personal option. This tier is ideal for the individual with one computer, one tablet, and a smartphone. With any Office 365 option, your programs remain perpetually up to date too, which is a very attractive option compared to buying a single new license every couple years for hundreds of dollars.$69 per-year brings the whole Office suite to one computer, one … [Read more...] about Office 365 Personal now available from Microsoft
With technology increasingly intertwined with all aspects of business, [email protected] can help you -- from prosumers to small businesses with fewer than five employees -- get started.If your small business is like most, it runs on Microsoft Office.You're probably also pondering whether it's time to switch from the traditional perpetual-license versions of Office to an Office 365 subscription.In theory, making that switch offers multiple advantages. You get a predictable cost instead of having to budget for upgrades every few years. You can install Office apps on multiple devices without activation hassles. Continuous updates and improvements remove some of the headaches of having to buy, install and manage upgrades every few years. You also get access to an ever-expanding assortment of cloud-based services. But making the decision to switch is just the first step. Much more important is choosing the right Office 365 edition. And with more than a dozen editions to choose from, at prices … [Read more...] about Five factors to consider when moving to Office 365