A quick bit of research on the web immediately shows that Microsoft Office boxed sets are not as good a deal as Office 365 online.
The change took place about two years ago when Microsoft realised that they could offer better deals to clients if they provided the word processing suite through online download, eliminating the cost of burning it to DVD and packaging it up.
Microsoft still does offer boxed sets, but if you switch machine, you need a brand-new copy. Office 365 gives you the option to purchase multiple accounts at the click of a button.
Office 365 allows up to six users to install Office applications to 10 computers, regardless of whether they use the Windows or i0S operating platform. Activation is through personal Microsoft accounts.
Setting the system up is easy, once you pay for your subscription, you head to the Office website, log in and click “Install Office Apps”. You can also do this on portable devices through the usual channels – App Store and Google Play. Windows 10 also offers a handy built in app to register and download the relevant applications.
Keeping Office 365 up to date
When you come to renew your subscription with Office 365, you will be downloading the latest version, meaning that you will not have to pay to upgrade to the new software.
You only renew your subscription and you automatically receive the latest version and they are also updated from time to time in your regular Windows updates.
OneDrive gives Office 365 each user 1 terabyte of free storage
Each Office 365 package gives each user 1 TB of storage. This means that if you have five users, you will get a total of 6 terabytes of cloud storage.
What does Office 365 include?
You get everything you would expect from a boxed set with Office 365, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook. You can use all of these whether you are online or offline.
Free Skype Credit
To sweeten an already good deal, Microsoft also gives each user which is registered to an Office 365 up to 60 complimentary minutes on Skype which can be used to call international fixed line or mobile lines (exceptions apply).
If you are still not sold, you can get a free one-month trial on the Office 365 website.