Microsoft Office used to be software that either came with your PC or you had to spend hundreds of dollars just for the base software. Microsoft dumped this sales model a few years ago with the introduction of Office 365 – a subscription service that gave consumers all the perks of Microsoft Office at a fraction of the cost. Some would argue, however, that Office 365 was still too expensive, especially for those who were only going to use it on one PC. Microsoft finally listened and announced Office 365 Personal last month for those consumers.
After unveiling Office 365 Personal last month, Microsoft today announced that the new Office 365 subscription tier is now available. For only $6.99 per month, single users can gain access to all of Office 365 on one PC or Mac. The subscription will let users install it onto one tablet as well. On top of that, Microsoft will give subscribers 20GB of OneDrive storage. If you’d rather save a bit of money, you can pay $69.99 upfront for a year subscription.
Before Office 365 Personal, there was only one Office 365 subscription plan for consumers. The original plan has now been renamed Office 365 Home, but nothing else has changed. For $9.99 a month, subscribers can still install Office on up to five PCs or Macs as well as use Office on five tablets. Those five users also get 20GB of OneDrive storage each.
Because Microsoft believes in synergy, both Office 365 Personal and Office 365 Home also come with 60 minutes of Skype calling per month. The minutes can be used to call people in over 60 countries so those in the international business scene will definitely want to take advantage of this particular perk.
If you want to directly compare plans, check out the graph below:
If Office 365 Personal sounds good to you, you can check it out alongside the other plans here.
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