After Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s announcement last summer about a new Office, Microsoft has finally released Office 365 Home Premium. From a productivity standpoint, we are excited that it has been modified for better use with smartphones and tablets. As Microsoft now says, “One Office. Five Devices.”
Here is a quick look at what’s new in Office 365 Home Premium:
So what else is new?
- You can purchase the program as a subscription (with automatic software updates so you always have the latest version) or as a standalone version (purchasing each new version as it is released).
- You can install Office 365 Home Premium onto five different devices with a single subscription, each with its own customizable experience that is tied to each Microsoft account.
- All of your work is backed up on Microsoft’s SkyDrive in the cloud, so you can access your information anywhere. 7 GB of space is already included on SkyDrive for free, but with the Office 365 subscription, you receive an additional 20 GB.
- Now you have the option to hide the ribbon in applications or keep it visible.
Keep in mind:
- Office 2013 runs on Windows 8 and Windows 7, but is not available on earlier versions of Windows.
- The software is not compatible with iPhones, iPads, or Android devices.
- The Home version is available now, but the Business version doesn’t come out until the end of February.
We are excited to continue trying the new software and will let you know when we have a more in depth review to share. What are your thoughts on Office 365?