Monday, January 28, 2013

Microsoft's Office 365 Subscription Service Coming Soon


I just found this on the Staples website while searching for "mac office".  Looks like we can expect the new Office 365 subscription service to go live in the very near future.

Below are the product details taken from the Staples website.


Product Details

You'll get more done when you can work from anywhere with Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium for Windows/Mac.

What’s Office 365?

Office 365 has the latest version of all the Office applications you know and love, plus cloud services so you can have Office when and where you need it. Just sign in and you can get to your Office files, applications, and settings from virtually anywhere.

Office 365 is an annual subscription. Microsoft and your Office retailer will let you know when it’s time to renew.
One convenient annual subscription for the whole household with automatic upgrades included so you’re always up to date with the latest features and services.
Install on up to 5 PCs, Macs, and Windows 8 tablets.*
The latest versions of: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, and Access.**
An extra 20 GB of online storage in SkyDrive (27 GB total) for anywhere access to your documents.***
60 minutes of Skype™ calls each month to phones in 40+ countries.****

You'll get more done when you can work from anywhere with Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium for Windows/Mac. All of your favorite Office programs are available for immediate access whenever and wherever you need them, and all of your settings stay stored in the cloud so that you don't have to alter your preferences every time you log on. Whether you're sharing a grocery list with family members or working on a project that needs input from coworkers across the country, convenient sharing tools will help keep everyone on the same page.
Create Documents and Presentations
Use streaming full versions of Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, and Publisher to create the presentation or document you envision on up to five PCs or Macs. New templates, including wide-screen documents and new PowerPoint themes, give you more options than ever before. You can also edit PDFs, embed videos, analyze data, and add photos and links to your projects.

Get Access Anywhere
Because all your work is stored in the cloud, you can sign into your account from anywhere and get instant access to your documents and files. You can also share your files with others and easily view any changes that are made, so collaboration is simple. Use OneNote to store clips, links, and anything else you come across so you can incorporate these items into future projects.

Now your Office is there whenever you need it.

-Be more productive with a full version of Office, no matter where you are.
-Sign in to get Office on your PC and Windows 8 tablet, Mac.*
-Each user can sign in to their Microsoft account to get to their documents, applications, and settings.
-You’ll always have the latest features and services, thanks to automatic version upgrades.


Sharing and communicating is easier.

-Get all the latest email, scheduling, and task tools for the entire household.
-Use OneNote to capture and share notes, pictures, web pages, voice memos, and more.2
-Allow others to read and scroll through your Word docs in real time through a browser, even if they don’t have Word.


Your favorite applications are smarter, too.

-Incorporate content from PDFs into Word documents quickly and easily.
-Add pictures, videos, or online media to your Word documents with a simple drag and drop.
-Create more visually compelling presentations with widescreen themes in PowerPoint.
-Find meaning in numbers faster with the Quick Analysis and Chart Animations in Excel.


What it includes:

-Office for the entire household on up to 5 PCs and Windows 8 tablets, Macs.*
-The latest versions of: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, and Access.**
-An extra 20 GB of online storage in SkyDrive (27 GB total) for anywhere access to your documents.***
-60 minutes of Skype™ calls each month to phones in 40+ countries.****
-One convenient annual subscription for the whole household with automatic upgrades included so you’re always up to date with the latest features and services.


System Requirements:
Computer and Processor

1 GHz or faster x86 or 64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set

Memory
1 GB RAM (32 Bit) /2 GB RAM (64 Bit)

Hard Disk
3.0 GB of available disk space

Operating System
Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 2008 R2 with .NET 3.5 or greater

Graphics
Graphics hardware acceleration requires DirectX10 graphics card

Additional Requirements
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, 9, or 10; Mozilla Firefox 10.x or a later version; Apple Safari 5; or Google Chrome 17.x.

Other

Internet connection. Fees may apply.
Microsoft and Skype Accounts.
A touch-enabled device is required to use any multi-touch functionality. However, all features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. New touch features are optimized for use with Windows 8.
Product functionality and graphics may vary based on your system configuration. Some features may require additional or advanced hardware or server connectivity.

*Windows 7, Windows 8 OS, Windows Phone 7.5, Mac OS X version 10.5.8 required. Additional devices will be added in the future. Internet connection required. Internet and mobile telephone usage charges may apply.
**Access and Publisher available on PC only. OneNote not available on Mac OS.
***PC running Windows 7 or 8 and Internet connection required.
****See office.com/information for details. Skype account required. Excludes special, premium, and non-geographic numbers. Calls to mobile phones are for select countries only. Skype available only in select countries.
*****Internet and/or carrier network connectivity required; charges may apply.



[Via Staples.com...]
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