Use Office 2013 at home with an Office 365 subscription

 Oct 28, 2014

If you find the Microsoft Office 2013 applications essential at work, then why not at home? Kids, especially, require access to applications like PowerPoint and Word for school at an ever-decreasing age these days. But unless your new laptop or desktop came with Office 2013 pre-installed, you would need to purchase it yourself. There is very cost-effective way to do this which is an Office 365 subscription. Office 365 is a service from Microsoft that enables you to have Office 2013 (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access and Publisher), 1TB of cloud-based storage (per user) on OneDrive and 60 minutes of Skype calls per month. Office 365 comes in two flavours for private use: Personal and Home. Office 365 Personal gives you the Office 2013 suite plus the OneDrive space and Skype call value mentioned above. Office can be installed on one PC or Mac plus one iPad or Windows tablet. Office 365 Home gives you the same, but you can install Office on up to five PCs or Macs plus five iPads or Windows tablets. Office 365 Home also lets you share your subscription so that other people in your household can have their own installation of Office 2013 and OneDrive space. All they need is a Microsoft Account to log in to the Office web site. Streaming cloud-based software and storing data “in the cloud” is fast becoming the de facto standard. I (and my family) use Office 365 to take advantage of all the benefits and features that it offers. It’s hard to believe that not too many years ago, Microsoft Office had no connection to the internet and I was backing up data to floppy disk!

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Ben Kirk  

With over 16 years of experience working as a Desktop Applications specialist for a number of large education services providers, Ben is one of New Horizons most skilled and dynamic instructors. With his Advanced Diploma of Business Skills alongside his practical experience and expertise, Ben is able to provide insight and guidance to students at all skill levels across the entire Microsoft Office suite.

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