Microsoft has just announced the arrival of Office 2013 and the Office 365 although no word was said about the date of its arrival but the Redmond based corporation have already clipped both software with a price tag.
The Office 2013 will be the direct descendant of the Office 2010 and it pretty much molded quite well with the company’s Windows 8 platform. Office 2013 will also be Microsoft’s first subscription based Office version. Of course, standalone version will still be available via single use; the flexibility of the new Office 2013, subscription package would spell additional PCs or Macs to be equipped with the Office 2013. This in turn will greatly benefit homes with multiple users and business owners that normally use Office’s user friendly programs. Office Home and Student 2013 will include traditional works like MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote will start at $139.99 (BHD 53); Office Home and Business 2013 will have all four essentials plus Outlook and will cost $219.99(BHD 83). while the $399.99 (BHD 151) Office Professional 2013 adds Access and Publisher to the already stacked up programs. Microsoft added a bonus to subscribers as they are now entitled to various software upgrades and web based services.
On the other side, a subscription to the Office 365 Home Premium will stack up to 5 PCs or Macs with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher and Access. A 20GB SkyDrive cloud storage has been added to the pack as well as 60 minutes worth of Skype time per month. The Office 365 Home Premium will cost $99.99 (BHD 38) for a year’s subscription or roughly around $8 per month. Doing the math, having 5 computers under the 365’s Home Premium bundle will shed a mere $20 (BHD 7.5) per user.
For those with business ventures with one to 10 units, opting to go with the Office 365 Small Business Premium is probably the best deal around so far: for an annual fee of $149.99 (BHD 56), you can have all the perks (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, OneNote, Outlook and Publisher), plus a 25GB Outlook storage, 10GB cloud storage and web hosting, among others. That’s $12.50 (BHD 5) per user per month. Not bad a deal.
With Office 2013 and Office 365 designed in a with a novel approach, vice president of Office development P.J. Hough said that they have “invested heavily” on the streaming technology and that it’ll steam with quick accuracy with users able to use other apps while on the process. Buying the Home Premium will give you a month off your subscription while going with the Small Business comes with three months of hassle free usage.