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The business versions of the new Office will launch February 27

Microsoft released Office 365 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.

Source: Microsoft



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By Belard on 2/1/2013 1:38:43 AM , Rating: 2
Besides the fact that office 2013 is an uglified-metro of Office 2010, it offer little actual advantages.

Worst... the price has gone up WAY high.

$140 : Office 2010 Home and Student for 3 PCs.
$140 : Office 2013 Home and Student for 1 PC?! WTF?!

$220 : Office 2010 Home & Business for 2 PCs. (single user)
$220 : Office 2013 Home & Business for 1 PC.

Did I forget to say how blinding white it is? That should be good for notebook and tablet batteries! (not). What brain-dead moron came up with this crap? Microsoft.

Anyone check out the Microsoft sight lately? Again, designed by idiots and someone trying to copy Apple. I was trying to FIND something for Office 2013... and everything in you face is about Office 365. O2013 is at the bottom, generic little links. If you click on the PRODUCTS button... it takes you to O365 and only 365!

Want to get back to Microsoft.com home page... nothing on the top of the page. YOu'll have to hunt for it at the bottom.

I'm one of those who still use Office 2003 because it does everything I need. I'll pick up an Office 2010 while I can, because anything else in the future is going to nothing but more crap.

So far, in the past 3 months, MS has FAILED with the Desktop OS, Surface (only sold half of what they built - with many returns because people can't figure out how to use them), Phone sales are decent... compared to 7.x, but a joke compared to Samsung or iPhone. I'd say that Blackberry has a great chance to command the #3 spot.

And now... MS has made the ugliest and rip-off version of Office to date since 2000.

Seriously, I think they did this on purpose so they can do "better next time".




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