“Today’s launch of Office 365 Home Premium marks the next big step in Microsoft’s transformation to a devices and services business,” Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says. “This is so much more than just another release of Office. This is Office reinvented as a consumer cloud service with all the full-featured Office applications people know and love, together with impressive new cloud and social benefits.”
Available in 162 markets and 21 different languages, Office 365 Home Premium costs $99.99 per year, or a bit over $8 per month, and allows for up to 5 installs of a full Office suite—which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher and Access 2013 on Windows—on Windows PCs and tablets, and Macs. (Other devices will be included in the future, Microsoft notes.) Subscribers can also take advantage of Office On Demand, which provides streaming access to any Office 2013 application from any PC, an additional 20 GB of SkyDrive cloud storage, 60 minutes of Skype world calling per month, and access to all future upgrades.
If you’re curious whether Office 365 Home Premium is or will be a good fit for your home computers, or if you’re interested in implementing Office 365 in your business to synchronize your email, contacts & calendar across multiple devices and employees, feel free to contact Computer Troubleshooters for more info!