Microsoft Announces Office 365 Pricing and Licensing

Office 365 is here and you will need it with Office 2013. Earlier this year, Microsoft announced Office 2013 preview and it is more than just another version of Office. You may learn more about Office 2013 here.

Recently, Microsoft announced licensing and subscription model for Office 365. It has two major subscriptions – Office 365 Home Premium and Office 365 Small Business Premium. With these subscriptions, Microsoft is also pushing Skype, Lync and SkyDrive as a package.

Office 365 Home Premium, a single subscription for up to 5 users, will be available for $8.33 per month ($99.99 billed annually).

Office 365 Small Business Premium will be available for $12.50 per user per month ($149.99 billed annually). 

Office 365 Home Premium

A single subscription to Office 365 Home Premium covers the entire household.  While you use a laptop, your daughter can use the PC in the den, and your son can use a tablet.  You can each sign-in with your individual Microsoft accounts using your settings and accessing your documents, but you still need just one subscription to get:

  • All the Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Access, and Publisher.*
  • Ability to use Office on up to 5 PCs or Macs shared among all users in the home. Subscribers also have flexibility to change their 5 devices at any time, and full featured Office applications are available for temporary use on any PC.

Office 365 Small Business Premium

In addition to Office 365 Small Business, the new Office 365 Small Business Premium is designed for organizations with 1-10 employees, and each user gets the following benefits:

  • All the Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Access, and Publisher plus Lync.*
  • Ability to use Office on up to 5 PCs or Macs for a single user. Users also have flexibility to change their 5 devices at any time, and full featured Office applications are available for temporary use on any PC.
  • 25 GB Outlook mailbox, shared calendar, contact manager, scheduling and task-list tools, and 10 GBprofessional-grade cloud storage for the organization plus 500 MB per user.