Last month, Microsoft revealed a new consumer offer for its subscription-based Office 365 software suite. Today, Microsoft is making that new plan available. Consumers can now subscribe to Office 365 Personal for only $69.99 per year of $6.99 per month.
Subscribing to Office 365 Personal will allow users to fully install Microsoft’s suite of Office apps including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, and Access on one PC or Mac as well as one Tablet. Office 365 is only available on Windows-based tablets or iPads though.
Other perks that come with an Office 365 subscription include the ability to save and sync documents locally and access them offline. Subscribers will also be able to access their files through their smartphones via the company’s recently updated Office Mobile app for iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone.
The Office 365 Personal plan also comes with 27GB of online storage (compared to the 7GB of free storage for non-subscribers) as well as 60 world minutes of Skype calling per month to over 60 supported countries.
For those who want to increase their Office 365 subscription device limit, Microsoft is still making available its Office 365 Home plan which extends the install license of its Office software suite to 4 more PCs or Macs as well as 4 more Tablets (for a total of 5 per device type). All the other perks and inclusions remain the same as the Personal plan. Consumers can subscribe to Office 365 Home for $99.99 per year or $9.99 per month.
“By offering Office 365 Personal, in addition to Office 365 Home, we are better positioned to deliver the right Office to a broader range of households–whether it’s an individual or a family of five,” said Jevon Fark, a Senior Marketing Manager for Consumer Marketing at Microsoft Office.
Microsoft also recently released Office Online to the Chrome Web Store which gives Chrome users the ability to add Word Online. PowerPoint Online, and OneNote online to their Chrome App launcher and launch them from there to create online Office documents. Excel Online is also scheduled for release to the Chrome Web Store soon.
Office Online is the free-to-use web version of the company’s Office suite of software which includes Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and OneNote. Access to Office Online is also included with Office 365 subscriptions.