Used and loved by more than a billion people, Microsoft Office has been helping business people, students and just about everybody else to stay productive for more than two decades.
In this start of a new series, we’re taking a look at Office 365: what it is, how it works and why you want it. Let’s start with the basics.
Microsoft’s latest productivity suite is called Office 365, available anywhere, anytime, across different platforms.
Available as a subscription service, Office 365 offers the same dependable tools you’ve used for years, such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, as well as Outlook and OneNote — all seamlessly synced using OneDrive.
Which Office 365 plan is the right one for you depends on your circumstances; here’s a quick look at what’s available:
- Office 365 Personal: for one PC or Mac and one tablet – $6.99 per month
- Office 365 Home: for five PCs or Macs and five tablets – $9.99 per month
- Office 365 University: for up to two PCs or Macs and two tablets – $79.99 for 4 years
It’s worth noting that each subscription gives you access to 1 TB of storage capacity on OneDrive per user, which is, of course, accessible via your smartphone, tablet or PC.
That means that you can take as many photos as you like on your Lumia, have them sync automatically (and securely) with OneDrive, and know confidently that you can view them from any of your other devices.
While photos are one good use of that extra OneDrive space, it’s also the perfect place to store all of your documents.
Whether you’re using Office on your Lumia 1520, your Surface Pro 3, or PC, you’ve got everything you need to work alone on your presentation or collaboratively with your co-workers.
With Office 365, getting things done has never been so easy and mobile.
We’ll be looking at the numerous features of Office 365 over the coming weeks:
Office 365: Word on your Lumia
Office 365: Excel on your Lumia
Are you using Office 365? We’d love to hear how you’re using it. Feel free to share your experiences with us in the comments below.