Last night I put up a post that I had found Office 365 Home Premium on Staples website. I stumbled across it looking for prices on the Mac edition of Microsoft Office.
As you can see from the photo above, Office 365 Home Premium for Windows/Mac is now up, live, and ready for purchase.
Unlike other retail box and download versions of Microsoft Office, Office 365 is a subscription service. That means you will be able to use the latest version of the Office software on up to 5 Macs or Windows PCs, that’s the cool part, but you have to pay an annual subscription maintenance fee of $100 annually. That’s the not-so-cool-but-kinda-worth-it part.
I need to install Office, specifically PowerPoint, my kids Compaq laptop that they use for school. I also need to install Office on my Windows 8 Pro box, so I’m excited about this new version of Office. I get to install/upgrade Office on two PCs, with Outlook, for less than the price of one Office 2010 Home and Business license that I was looking at a few days ago.
Sound good? What do you think?
Good Microsoft is competing with Google Inc. but where Google is offering free services, why would the customers shift to Microsoft 365?