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Microsoft’s Office 365 is a more than a set of productivity apps. Yes it does include the full downloadable Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Access, and Publisher applications that run on your desktop or laptop, as well as mobile versions for tablets and phones.

Microsoft’s Office 365 is a more than a set of productivity apps. Yes it will consist of the complete downloadable Term, Excel, PowerPoint, Perspective, OneNote, Gain access to, and Publisher applications that run on your desktop or laptop, as well as cellular variations for tablets and phones. It is certainly, however, more like an on the web subscription-based ecosystem in which you run apps, access remote data, collaborate on data files, and exchange details.

If you get baffled trying to type out specifically how it works and what it does, you’re not by itself. In this review, I’ve tried to kind out the answers in a way that allows you obtain the most out of Office 365, because there’s a strong possibility that Office 365 is normally in your future, even if you usually are using it today.

Microsoft still lets you buy standalone versions of Microsoft Office in the way everyone used to buy standalone versions of major apps, but the company has priced and packaged Office 365 to help to make it more attractive than the standalone versions. For example, the standalone Home and Pupil version of Office 2016 markets for $149.99 (though it’s often on sale); the House and Business edition is definitely $229.99; and the Professional edition costs $399.99. But an one-year subscription to Office 365 Home, at just $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year, enables you install the full desktop version of Office on five PCs, which can be any mixture of Windows and Mac machines, plus five tablets and five phones, which can be iOS, Android, or Windows Phone gadgets.

If you simply need one installation of each device type, you can get Office 365 Personal for $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year. Subscriptions get you 1TM of cloud storage for each user and full copies of Phrase, Excel, PowerPoint, View, OneNote, Author, and Access. They also include 60 minutes of Skype calling to mobile phones and landlines for every user.

What is Office 365 Home?

Office 365 Home is a suite of applications and services that includes a number of popular tools that aid professionals in their work life. From creating word documents and spreadsheets to slideshow presentations, Office has been the first name in desktop office tools since its initial release in 1989.

Is Office 365 Home free?

The Home version of Office 365 is a subscription-based software suite and is only free for a one month trial period. Once the month is up, users can purchase the full version for use on up to five different devices. Subscriptions can be obtained on a monthly or annual basis.

Is Office 365 Home safe?

Cybersecurity firms uncovered vulnerabilities in Office in early 2017 that enabled hackers to install malware using Microsoft Word files. The vulnerabilities have since been fixed and using the software is generally considered to be safe. Files stored in the Microsofts OneDrive cloud service are also secure and private.

What platforms is Office 365 Home available on?

Office 365 is available for use with the Windows operating system and macOS. Individual Office tools can be found online using a web browser, regardless of the operating system. Office also offers each tool as a free mobile application that are available on Android, iOS and Windows phones.

Does Office 365 Home come with Windows 10?

Although Windows 10 and Office 365 are both Microsoft products, the Home version of Office 365 is not included with the operating system. The applications for each tool from the Office suite, however, like PowerPoint, Word and Excel, are available for free from different app stores, but they are limited compared to the full versions.

Does Office 365 Home expire?

Office 365 is a purchased as a monthly or annual subscription, which means you’re only able to use the service as long as you’re paying for it. Without updating your subscription, your access to Office 365 expires. It should be noted, however, that those who pay for the one-time purchase pay for the software outright.

What does Office 365 Home include?

Office 365 includes a number of different tools, including Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, OneNote and more. Tools like Word and Excel are considered by most to be the industry standards within their respective categories and are used by millions of users each year.

How much storage does Office 365 Home offer?

An annual Office 365 for your Home includes 1TB (terabyte) of storage in Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud storage. These files can be accessed from anywhere in which there is an internet connection, regardless of whether you’re using your home computer or not.

How can I download Office 365 Home?

For Windows users, the Home version of Office 365 can be found for purchase on the Microsoft website. For Macs, each individual app can also be found in the Mac App Store. Office mobile apps can also be downloaded directly from the iOS, Android or Windows mobile app stores.

How often is Office 365 Home updated?

Microsoft Office is updated regularly. Checking for updates can be done by choosing “File”, selecting “Account”, selecting “Product Information” and clicking on “Update Options”.

All features

Familiar apps, always updated
Get the latest premium versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote (features vary), Outlook, Access, and Publisher with instant access to new features every month1.

1TB Secure cloud storage
Get 1TB (1024GB) OneDrive cloud storage per person with ransomware detection and file recovery to safely store, edit and share documents, photos and more from anywhere, on all your devices.

Optimized mobile apps
View, edit, and create documents with advanced formatting and coauthoring features optimized for mobile phones and tablets.

Works across multiple devices
Available on PC, Mac, Windows Tablet, Windows Phone , iOS, Android 2

Stay connected with Skype
Stay in touch with your friends and family around the globe with 60 minutes per month of Skype calling to mobile phones and landlines.

Microsoft support
As an Office 365 subscriber, get help right away from Microsoft trained experts, by phone or chat at no extra charge.

  • 1-year subscription for 2-5 users. For instructions on how to add additional users, please see the “How do I manage and share my Office 365 Home subscription?” video in the Related Video Shorts
  • Install on up to 5 PCs or Macs and download the mobile apps on up to 5 tablets and 5 phones
  • Get 1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage each for up to 5 users
  • Save $20 on Microsoft Office today when you buy a PC, Mac or Chromebook (savings is applied at checkout)
  • 12-month subscription for up to 6 people
  • 1TB OneDrive cloud storage per person
  • Premium versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, OneNote and Outlook; plus, Publisher and Access for PC only. (*Features vary; visit
  • For use on multiple PCs/Macs, tablets, and phones (including Windows, iOS, and Android)
  • Collaborate on documents with others online
  • Premium support via chat or phone with Microsoft experts
  • Your activation code will be delivered on a Keycard with detailed instruction for installing the product. The manufacturer does not produce any CD/DVD/Flash drive for this product

Designed from the ground up for cloud-based storage and collaboration. Clear, up-to-date interface. Subtle improvements throughout. Unmatched power for editing, viewing, sharing. Single license allows use on five machines, including Macs (which get Office 2011 for the Mac).

Office 365 Home costs $100 per 12 months. Office 365 House lets five (and soon six) people, each with his or her own Microsoft account, install Office apps on up to ten PCs or Apple computers (or any combination of the two). Each person can also install Office on up to five tablets and up to five phones.

In other phrases, with Office 365 Home, you could share ten copies of Office among a household of people for only $100 a year. You would have to pay $1500 for ten traditional Office licenses.

Produce your best work. With Office 365 House, you and your family obtain Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and more. Work anywhere with applications that are always updated. Available in an annual or monthly membership. Your subscription will continue until terminated.

How can I share my Office 365 Home membership with other people?

To talk about your Office 365 Home subscription, go to the Services & membership section of your Microsoft Account page. Make sure to sign in with the same Microsoft Accounts you used to set up your subscription, and select Share Office 365 from there.
For step-by-step guidance on how to Talk about your membership, visit this article in Office Support.

How to share your Office 365 subscription

  1. Sign in to your Microsoft account and select Services & subscriptions.
  2. Scroll until you see your Office 365 subscription. Select Sharing.
  3. Select Start sharing > Invite via email or Invite via link.
    a) If you select Invite via email, enter the email of the person you want to share with and then select Invite > Got it. If you want to invite someone else, select Invite someone else.
    b) If you select Invite via link, copy the link using the copy icon and send it to the person or people you want to invite to share Office.

Renew Office 365 for home

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This article explains how to renew your Office 365 Home or Office 365 Personal subscription and what you can do after you renew. It also provides detailed troubleshooting help.

If you need help managing your payment, see Add, update, or remove credit cards and other ways to pay.

If you want to check prices before you renew, see Compare and buy Office products.