Help Me Choose: Productivity software


The newest Microsoft Office productivity software combines the latest Office applications with programs like Skype world minutes and OneDrive online storage. When deciding which version of Office to buy, consider how many systems you’d like to use these applications on and which applications you need.

Multiple devices and all Office applications
If your home has multiple devices and you want all the applications, choose the Office 365 subscription, which can be shared across 5 PCs, Macs and mobile devices. That way you can switch between devices and pick up right where you left off.

1 PC and essential Office applications
If you want the latest version of the essential Office applications for one PC, choose Office Home and Student 2016*. If you want the latest version of the essential Office with Outlook, choose Office Home and Business 2016.

Word

  • Add pictures, videos, or online media
  • Save time by browsing more than 40 Word templates


Excel

  • Visualize data quickly and effectively


PowerPoint

  • Reply to comments next to the area you're discussing
  • Smart Guides indicate when objects are spaced evenly


Outlook

  • See appointment schedules or contact details without changing screens
  • The People Card keeps key details about a contact in one place and lets you schedule a meeting, call or send an instant message


OneNote

  • Capture, organize and share photos, web pages and media–in a digital notebook that can be accessed virtually anywhere
  • Draw, erase and edit with your finger, stylus or mouse on any touch-capable device
  • OneNote converts handwritten notes to text for greater legibility


Publisher

  • Search online albums on Facebook, Flickr and other services and add pictures directly to the document


Access

  • Organize data that’s accessible anywhere online
  • A standardized app framework makes navigating apps familiar and easy


OneDrive

  • Make use of an extra 1 Terabyte of online storage per user
  • Access your photos and documents from anywhere, on most devices


Skype

  • With Office 365, get 60 Skype world minutes per month to call phones in over 60 countries

 

Find the Office that's right for you.

Comparing Office suites against Office 365 Home Premium:


 

Office Home & Student 2016***

Office Home & Business 2016**

Office 365 Home**

Office 365 Personal**

Office 365 University

For Households with Students sharing one PC.

For households and home offices sharing one PC.

Offices for families. Get installed applications on multiple devices, online storage, and more.

Office for you. Get installed applications on multiple devices, online storage, and more.

For eligible college students, faculty, and staff use in the US and Canada only.

Installs: PCs or MAC®

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Installs: Tablets

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Core Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote

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Email, calendars and tasks: Outlook

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Desktop publishing & databases: Publisher, Access

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Easy smartphone access: View and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents on the fly*

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60 minutes/month to phone in 60+ countries: Skype

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OneDrive online storage : Save documents online for easy access and sharing virtually everywhere

 

1 Terabyte OneDrive storage for up to 5 users

1 Terabyte OneDrive storage for 1 user

1 Terabyte OneDrive storage for 1 user

Easy subscription: Renewal required

One time purchase

One time purchase

 1 year

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4 years

Automatic updates: Always have the latest Office applications*

 

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