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Microsoft Office 365 vs Office 2016 & 2013

Microsoft Office vs Office 365

With all the options nowadays for Microsoft Office, things can get a little confusing. That's why we built out this page to help you figure out whether the traditional Microsoft Office or Office 365 is the best option for you. Plus narrow it down to what particular version depending on your wants and needs.

What is the Difference Between Office 365 and Microsoft Office?


"Office 365" refers to subscription plans that include access to Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc) plus other productivity services that are enabled over the Internet (cloud services), such as Lync web conferencing and Exchange Online hosted email for business, and additional online storage with OneDrive and Skype world minutes for home. Many Office 365 plans also include the desktop version of the latest Office applications, which users can install across multiple computers and devices. All Office 365 plans are paid for on a subscription basis, monthly or annually, compared to Microsoft Office which is paid upfront and then you own the product forever. However, with Office 365 you will always own the latest version of the applications where with Office Suites you will only own that particular version (unless you decide to upgrade and pay for the newer version). Microsoft Office Suites can only be installed on one PC, compared to Office 365 where each license can be installed on multiple devices (such as work computer, laptop, home computer, tablet, phone, etc).


Still Unsure Which Microsoft Office or 365 Version is the Right One for You?


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