1. Kaushik Dash's Avatar
    What does it do? How is it different from office 2010/2013?
    Is it free? If not, how much does it cost? Please explain, especially the difference between it and other office versions.
    03-17-2014 12:45 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    office 365 is subscription based. instead of a one time fee like traditional office, it is a subscription, giving you the most recent version of office (2013) on up to 5 devices.
    Merely checking out the webpage for it should answer the cost question.
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    03-17-2014 12:49 PM
  3. Michael Alan Goff's Avatar
    Office 365 is a subscription service from Microsoft. It has various tiers, each of which have different costs.

    At this point, the lowest priced one is 100$ a year. You get to download Office on up to 5 Macs/PCs and up to 5 smartphones, get 20gb of OneDrive space, and 60 minutes of Skype minutes per month. Also, subscribers get the new version when it comes out. In the spring, they plan on introducing an individual plan for 70$ a year and somebody will have to help you find the details on that one as I cannot find much.
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    03-17-2014 12:54 PM
  4. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    if you are from India , try out this link on flipkart , it will give you more information :- Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium (Product Key Card) (No DVD) - Microsoft: Flipkart.com

    else read this :- Microsoft Office 365 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    have a look at the comparison table :)
    03-17-2014 12:55 PM
  5. xandros9's Avatar
    Also worth noting, the iOS and Android (phone) versions of Office require a 365 subscription. (unless that's changed recently)

    If you're looking for free, Office Online (office.com) is a decent solution.
    Himanshu Chowdhary likes this.
    03-17-2014 12:55 PM
  6. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    Also worth noting, the iOS and Android (phone) versions of Office require a 365 subscription. (unless that's changed recently)

    If you're looking for free, Office Online (office.com) is a decent solution.
    or one can use Libra office or create documents on windows phone ;)
    03-17-2014 12:59 PM
  7. Kaushik Dash's Avatar
    "You get to download Office on up to 5 Macs/PCs and up to 5 smartphones."
    Is 5 desktop pcs and 5 smartphones (total 10 devices) or just 5 devices(pcs and smartphones)?

    Windows Phone already has MS Office, but there is a 365 option. Suppose I have a 365 account, and I register to my office mobile with 365. Will now mobile be included in that 5 device limit?

    What would be the benefit of adding 365 to my mobile? It will sync all office documents across devices, is it true?

    Thanks!
    03-17-2014 01:04 PM
  8. xandros9's Avatar
    What would be the benefit of adding 365 to my mobile? It will sync all office documents across devices, is it true?
    I can't say about the rest of your questions, but its just a different payment option. Do you value Office on multiple computers, on iOS, Android, and having the latest version among some other perks?
    As long as you use OneDrive, your documents should be synced regardless if you have 365 or not.

    There are different tiers of service.

    Microsoft Office 365 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    03-17-2014 01:32 PM
  9. Michael Alan Goff's Avatar
    "You get to download Office on up to 5 Macs/PCs and up to 5 smartphones."
    Is 5 desktop pcs and 5 smartphones (total 10 devices) or just 5 devices(pcs and smartphones)?

    Windows Phone already has MS Office, but there is a 365 option. Suppose I have a 365 account, and I register to my office mobile with 365. Will now mobile be included in that 5 device limit?

    What would be the benefit of adding 365 to my mobile? It will sync all office documents across devices, is it true?

    Thanks!
    It's 10 total.

    WP Office doesn't count against it, it's more for the iPhone and Android apps. And yes, it will sync your things. If you had normal Office, and a OneDrive account, it'd do that as well. The main benefit is constantly being up to date, the storage, and the minutes for Skype. WP already syncs your documents, or at least it should. Mine does.
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    03-17-2014 02:34 PM
  10. squadz's Avatar
    Office all year round.
    03-17-2014 05:42 PM
  11. Kaushik Dash's Avatar
    Oh yeah it does sync.

    I was planning on maybe buying the home premium package. Thanks!
    03-17-2014 10:19 PM
  12. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    Oh yeah it does sync.

    I was planning on maybe buying the home premium package. Thanks!
    Go for it :)
    03-17-2014 10:38 PM

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