Recently Microsoft launched Office 365 for its users, a reinvention of the company’s flagship Office product line. Families will be able to subscribe to Office 365 Home Premium, which includes the latest and most complete set of Office applications; works across five PCs/Macs plus five mobile devices; and comes with extra SkyDrive storage.
Microsoft also announced it will now deliver many new features and services to the cloud first, transforming the company’s traditional three-year release cycle. Now, new features and services stream to subscribers as soon as they’re ready, eliminating the hassles of upgrading and keeping subscribers always up-to-date.
Commenting on the launch, Ramkumar Pichai, GM – Microsoft Office Division, Microsoft India said,”This is a major leap forward. It’s a service designed to help you manage the tasks of your work and home life, wherever you are, whenever you need, online or offline. Also, it’s a perfect fit for busy families and individuals who can connect multiple devices with a single subscription.”
Office 365 Home Premium will be available for purchase in India at an annual subscription of INR 4,199/-. Simultaneously, Microsoft also announced in India the availability of the updated FPP version of its traditional Office suite for consumers – Office Home and Student 2013.
Office 365 Home Premium, now available in 162 markets in 21 languages has:
- The latest and most complete set of Office applications – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher and Access
- One license for the entire household – use Office across five PCs/Macs plus five mobile devices, and get Office on Demand from any Internet-connected PC
- An additional 20 GB of SkyDrive cloud storage – 3x the amount available with a free SkyDrive account
- All future upgrades – always use the latest time-saving technology
Microsoft has also introduced Time to 365, a new crowd-sourced web site where people can find and share tips, tricks, ideas and inspiration from around the world. Tips on the site include, for example, an idea for organizing your grocery list with OneNote on your phone, a pointer on how to pick the right sized TV for your living room and ways to use Office applications to help plan a child’s birthday party. While at the site, people can also enter to win prizes, including a free annual subscription to Office 365 Home Premium.