Microsoft reveals Office 2013 packages and pricing. Here are the pricing details of Office 2013.
Microsoft has finally revealed the available packages and their respective prices for its new Office 2013 recently. Though Office 2013 will also be available in standalone offers like all other Microsoft products but the subscription offers comes with many attractive benefits that you would definitely not want to miss.
OFFICE 365 HOME PREMIUM:
The subscription for Office 365 Home Premium includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Access and Publisher for just $ 99.99 for the whole year. The additional benefits includes an additional space of 20 GB on the SkyDrive making the total available amount to 27 GB which will apparently available only to the account holder that signs up for the subscription. He will also be getting 60 free world calling Skype minutes every month. There will also be a service called office on demand with which you will be able to stream an office app to any PC in the world temporarily that doesn’t have it. In just $ 99.99 you will be able to install these components for 5 different users on their PCs (or Mac) whichever may be the opted case. It is not just bounded to a single account, as all the five users can have their separate customizations as they will be having discrete Microsoft accounts and their own online settings, preferences, document store and much more.
The software will install within minutes with the click to run functionality. The subscriber will be given access to security and bug fixes which will be rolled out periodically by Microsoft. Microsoft also claims that it will introduce new capabilities to the product several times in a year. So in just $ 99.99 it’s a real deal.
OFFICE 365 BUSINESS:
Like Home Premium version this also offers Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher and Access but instead of SkyDrive, it utilizes the Microsoft back end tools which include SharePoint, Lync Online and Exchange. This subscription however costs $ 149.99 yearly which is more than Home Premium but it offers better services required for office and professional uses.
As far as cloud storage is concerned here you will get 25 GB of Online Mailbox Exchange with the capability of sharing calendars, schedules, contacts and even task lists for that matter. You will also get SharePoint cloud storage of 10 GB with additional 500 MB per account (each of those 5 accounts). Utilizing Lync Online, you may arrange online meeting and conferences in HD and can maintain a web domain free.
OFFICE 2013 SUITES:
Three suites; Office Home and Student including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote for $ 139.99, Home and Business including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote and Outlook for $ 219.99 and Professional Suite offering Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Access and Publisher for $ 399.99, will also be available in addition to Office 365 versions and are licensed for a single PC only.
Microsoft has certainly delighted its users with optimum pricing. A lot of out of the box goodies have been promised by Microsoft this time. If you are not required to work on specifically the Suite Utilities, it is recommended to have an Office 365 subscription for just about $ 8 per month which is nothing as compared to the costly Suites. Plus you get a 5 PC subscription and cloud capabilities all in one go.