Over the years, Office has been known by many names and has been made available in various forms for students, home users, small to medium businesses, as well as an enterprise solution on a global scale. Since 1988, Microsoft Office has been the go-to solution whether you were dealing with your home finances, writing a letter or managing a team of employees.
Now, with seamless collaboration and sharing via cloud solutions, new and improved applications, functionality and value, Microsoft 365 has become almost as ubiquitous as the Windows platform, with over 1 billion users worldwide. Along with the household names of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, you can now explore a brand new and expanded Office experience, perfect for any home, student, business or enterprise user.
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Microsoft 365 for home users
For home and personal users, there are two options. Microsoft 365 Personal and Microsoft 365 Family. Both of these monthly subscriptions are perfect for work and study, offering individuals, families and remote workers a plethora of productivity tools.
With Microsoft 365 Personal, you have access to smart assistance features as well as hundreds of premium word-processing and presentation templates, and gain free access to a huge number of curated stock photos, icons, and fonts in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
1TB OneDrive cloud storage allows you to autosave and share files and photos across devices with ease, enhancing your productivity and adapting to your workflow. Store your files with peace of mind, using your Personal Vault and two-step identity authentication and built-in ransomware detection and recovery capabilities to protect your data. Your subscription is available on up to 5 devices at the same time, so you can access everything you need wherever you are and however you prefer.
Microsoft 365 Personal also allows you to benefit from advanced security protection in OneDrive and Outlook, and comes with support via chat or phone at no extra cost throughout your subscription.
Microsoft 365 Family gives up to 6 people in your subscription full access to smart assistance features, hundreds of premium templates, and free access to a vast library of photos, fonts and icons in applications like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Your family can take advantage of powerful applications, and each person's subscription is available on up to 5 devices at the same time, making it perfect for home life, work and education.
With 1TB OneDrive cloud storage per person, you can save files automatically, and share files and photos across devices and users easily.
With advanced security for families - both adults and younger users - you can rest easy with location