Microsoft reinvents Office, now also a cloud service with yearly subscription
Yesterday, Microsoft Philippines formally launched the availability of the new Office. What’s interesting to note with the new Office is that it’s now also being offered as a cloud service designed for modern day users who needs their Office apps with them all the time.
Microsoft Office 2013 is still there if you opt for the traditional boxed software with a CD for you to install on one machine and is yours for life. Then again, there’s now what Microsoft calls Office 365, a cloud service where you download the apps and use on a subscription basis.
The Office 365 Home Premium is priced at Php3,499 for a one-year subscription which allows you to install it in a total of 10 devices (5 PCs and 5 tablets)! That should be good enough for the entire household. Aside from having the latest Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, and Access, subscribers of Office 365 Home Premium also get extra 20GB SkyDrive storage capacity, and 60-minutes of free Skype calls.
Microsoft also announced that new features of any of the Office apps will be delivered via cloud so users can enjoy them as soon as they’re released instead of having to wait for the next version of Office. New features and services stream to subscribers as soon as they are ready so your Office is always up-to-date.
“The new Microsoft Office allows you to get things done at home, school and work through any device, anytime and anywhere,” said Tovia Va’aelua, Microsoft Office Division Lead, Microsoft Philippines. “Before, Office used to belong to your machine, now it belongs to you and works across all your devices.”
You can learn more about Office 365 Home Premium or even try it free for 30 days at www.microsoft.com.ph/office.