Launch of Office 365 Home Premium: Time to 365!
Last week I had the privilege to present at the launch of Office 365 Home Premium in New York City at Bryant Park. This opportunity was the result of being in a group called Office Insiders, which is a group of regular people who try Microsoft products and provide feedback. Each of the presenters shared briefly about the way Office 365 Home Premium has made their lives a bit easier.
If you are unfamiliar with Office 365, it is a subscription based method of purchasing Microsoft Office. It was previously offered only to businesses, but the Home edition was officially released this past Tuesday January 29. By purchasing Office as a subscription, users receive several great benefits that have never been previously available.
With Office 365, you will never have an outdated version of Microsoft Office again because as new releases are available they are automatically applied. Unlike buying software in a box that requires a purchase for an updated version every couple of years, this version updates itself with no additional fee.
The Home Premium Subscription also allows for 20GB of SkyDrive storage space. By default, all files are saved to SkyDrive making them accessible from anywhere. By simply logging into www.office.com you can access all of your files from anywhere. This means no more transporting everything on a flash drive and taking risks of it getting broken, lost, or inadvertently left behind somewhere.
Not only are files available from anywhere, but so are all of the Office applications. In addition to being able to install the software on up to 5 devices, Mac or PC, you can also now access Office on Demand from any computer at any time. This feature means that regardless of the version of Office installed on the computer you are working from, you can temporarily stream down the most current version of software on demand. Just as you would log into www.office.com to access files, you can also follow the prompts to open those files or create new files in the most current version of the software. Upon logging out, all traces of the software disappear from the computer that was being used temporarily.
Office 365 helps simplify your life by being easily accessible anytime, anywhere. If you would like more information about purchasing Office 365 or receiving training on any version of Microsoft Office, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Watch for more information about a new release of Office 365 for business coming soon!