Office 365 Launches Today for $100/Year
January 29, 2013 3:58 PM
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The business versions of the new Office will launch February 27
today as a subscription, cloud-based service that costs only a little over $8 per month.
Office 365 Home Premium
costs $99.99 per year and features Word, Excel, Outlook, Access and Publisher. It also comes with 20GB of cloud storage in SkyDrive and 60 minutes of worldwide calling through Skype per month.
This version works with up to five desktops, tablets and laptops, and will receive automatic updates since it's cloud-based.
“Today’s launch of Office 365 Home Premium marks the next big step in Microsoft’s transformation to a devices and services business,” said Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft. “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.”
Microsoft also launched a few other versions of Office today, including
Office 365 University
, which is $79.99 for four years and up to two PCs or Macs, and offers all the same features as Office 365 Home Premium;
Office Home and Student 2013
, which is $139.99 for one PC and offers Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote without any Office 365 extras;
Office Home and Business 2013
, which is $219.99 for one PC and offers the same features as Office Home and Student 2013 (but includes Outlook), and
Office Professional 2013
, which is $399.99 for one PC that offers the same features as Office Home and Business 2013 but with Access and Publisher.
The business versions of the new Office will launch February 27.
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RE: um... what?
1/31/2013 12:41:42 PM
Any company with a bunch of stuff to store had better have a better system than "everyone just save to their local disk."
Shared server raw storage is a very rudimentary step.
MS offers Sharepoint for version and access control, collaboration, workflow processes, and publication. They don't intend businesses will use 20Gb to store their whole company's data. 20Gb is good enough for "those files I need to have with me on my desk, laptop, tablet and/or phone at a moment's notice."
"A lot of people pay zero for the cellphone ... That's what it's worth." -- Apple Chief Operating Officer Timothy Cook
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