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How much is Microsoft 365 ( formerly Office 365)?

How much is Microsoft 365 ( formerly Office 365)?

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Microsoft 365, so far known as Office 365, has changed its name in April. Anyhow, it’s the perfect choice for those seeking access to the full spectrum of multi-device applications and perks. Up to six people can share an account.  It’s also the only option that provides continuous updates and upgrades at a low cost of ownership.

If you are looking to buy Office 365 you need to be familiar with a couple of things. 

If you are shopping for your home you need to decide between Family subscription ( for up to six people), a Personal membership for a single user, or a Home and Student one-off purchase.

On the other hand, if you are shopping for a business you will choose between Business Basic, Standard and Premium, as well as the app-only suite for a monthly price.

You can buy Office subscriptions directly from Microsoft or you can get a deal from a third-party retailer.

Let’s go through the list and find out how much your perfect deal costs.

Office 365 for Home

It’s very important to know that this is a subscription-based service that comes with different plans.

The annual price for Microsoft 365 Family is $100 so if you are planning to share the account with your family or roommates this might be the choice for you.

You can share it with up to 6 people and you all get your own Skype minutes and 1TB of OneDrive storage.

If you are the only person using the apps and services, then you should consider “Microsoft 365 Personal” which gives you access to the software suite, alongside 1TB of OneDrive storage and Skype minutes. The annual price is $70.

If you decide to buy into a subscription plan, the annual subscription is a better choice as you would be spending more money paying the monthly fee.

The huge advantage of using Office 365 is having access to the latest versions of Microsoft Office software and cloud storage. This is perfect because you can start writing something on your PC and you can make last-minute crucial changes on your phone or tablet. So if you like cloud storage and switching devices this is a good deal for you!

Office 365 for business

Let’s start with the annual price, which is around 120$. Perhaps the most popular and widely used, the Premium package gives you access to the full suite of Microsoft apps as well as Team, Exchange, Share Point, and others. All the tools are perfect for business and they can be used with virtual workspace platforms such as Focos application.

If you don’t want to buy a Premium Package on an annual payment scheme, you can choose from three different packages at different monthly prices.

The cheapest one is Business Essentials with a price of $5, which gives you access to the web and mobile versions of the apps. You can update it to the Business standard package, which is slightly more expensive with a price of $12.50.

After going through prices, let’s answer the typical question.

Can I get Microsoft Office 365 for free?

There are a few ways to get the apps and services for free.

If you are a student, teacher, or faculty member, you can use a school email address and you might get access to Microsoft 365 for free through Microsoft – including, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, Microsoft Teams, and additional classroom tools. 

There is also a piece of good news for recent graduates: with a valid school address, they can get Office 365 Personal for 12 months at a price of $12.

That being said, Microsoft 365 offers a one-month free trial period.

Friendly advice: Don’t forget to cancel your subscription before the month is up, otherwise, you will be charged $100 for a one-year subscription to Microsoft 365 Family.

Who should purchase Microsoft 365?

Microsoft 365 is a great option for anyone who will use the apps for a long time because you get full access to all the apps at a relatively low cost. However, if online cloud storage and device switching are not going to be useful for you, better go with Microsoft Office 2019 or 2016 instead.

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