Microsoft has just released its newest version of Office; Office 365 Home Premium Edition. After using it for several days, Business Insider discussed the seven reasons everyone should purchase it.
The first is that it is a good value. “Office 365 includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, OneNote and Outlook. The Home Premium version costs $99 a year and this covers up to five PCs and/or Macs in your house,” writes Julie Bort.
Second, software upgrades die with this subscription plan. “Microsoft promises that new features will come to Office 365 users faster, and download automatically, as Microsoft upgrades the suite, compared to buying the software the old fashioned way.”
Third, the subscription need not be a lifelong commitment. “If you cancel your subscription, all your files will be fine, Microsoft says. You can view them and print them, but you’ll have to use Microsoft’s free service, SkyDrive.”
Fourth, real-time collaboration is simple. Documents can be worked on together even if co-workers don’t have this version of Office installed, thanks to SkyDrive.
Fifth, the software can be shared without sharing cloud storage. “Everyone logs onto their own SkyDrive accounts. So your files don’t need to mix with your kid’s files. You can also store your files on the PC and not send them to the cloud.”
Sixth, no internet required. Word documents and other files will be synced to the cloud as soon as there is available internet access.
And last, “You get 60 minutes of Skype time a month, too. This covers long distance or using Skype with regular phone numbers.”