With the next Office, your favorite applications are even smarter, with a fresh new look and time-saving features that are at their best on Windows 8. And now, with Office 365 Home Premium, you can use Office on up to 5 PCS, Windows 8 tablets, Macs and select mobile devices1 with a 1 year subscription per household.
|Pick the right Office for you.||
|Licenses||1 PC||1 PC||1 PC||5 PCs or Macs plus select mobile devices1|
|Core Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint|
|Digital Notebook OneNote2|
|Email, calendars, and tasks: Outlook|
|Publishing & databases: Publisher,2 Access2|
|Office on multiple devices: Install Office on up to 5 PCs or Macs and on select mobile devices when available1|
|Personalized experience: Always have your applications, settings and documents accessible when you need them|
|Office on Demand:Stream full-featured Office applications3 to any Internet connected PC with Office on Demand4|
|Easy annual subscription: Includes ongoing access to version upgrades, multiple device installs, and access to multiple languages|
|Skype world minutes:Find new ways to stay in touch with 60 minutes of Skype calls each month to phones in 40+ countries5|
|SkyDrive® +20GB storage: Save documents online to your SkyDrive for easy access and sharing virtually anywhere6|
New products are being released for home and business use. The products listed below may be used at home or at a small business, depending on license restrictions.
Where can I use it?
|Office 365 Home Premium||At home|
|Office Home and Student 2013||At home|
|Office Home and Business 2013||At home or for business use|
|Office Professional 2013||At home or for business use|
|Office applications can be bought as standalone products, or as part of an Office 2013 suite or Office 365 plan. Usage rights vary according to the exact product purchased.|
The 2013 versions of familiar Office applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint include new features that help you create, communicate and work even more efficiently from virtually anywhere.
In addition to updating the traditional Office suites, we’ve developed brand new subscription versions of Office, specifically designed for the way you use Office today. Each new subscription offer will include the 2013 versions of the Office applications, for example Word, Excel and PowerPoint, plus cloud services such as Skype world minutes and online storage with SkyDrive®.
Subscribers will also receive version upgrades as well as use rights across multiple PCs or Macs and select mobile devices.2
Note: The Office applications you can use across PCs, Macs and other devices vary by platform.
Microsoft Office is still the name we use for our familiar productivity software.
Office suites have traditionally included applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. All Office 2013 suites include the latest versions of the applications, for use on a single PC.
We use the name “Office 365” for products that include cloud services, such as additional SkyDrive online storage, Skype minutes for home use, Lync web conferencing or Exchange Online hosted email for businesses. Cloud services are features that are enabled over the Internet.
Most Office 365 plans also include the full-featured Office 2013 applications, which users can install across multiple computers and devices. All Office 365 products, such as Office 365 Home Premium, are paid for on a subscription basis, annually. Active subscribers will receive version upgrades as a benefit of their subscription. Entitlements vary by product.
Read the “Help me choose the suite that’s right for me”.
Your Office 365 subscription enables you to install Office in 40 different languages. If you have Office 365 Home Premium you can choose the language to install Office in by visiting www.office.com/myaccount. Not all languages will be available in all regions. Customer is limited to using Office in two languages at one time.
For information about language options that are available with an Office product, visit www.office.com/language.
Office on Demand comes with your Office 365 plan. It allows you to access your documents and settings and lets you use full-featured Office applications on PCs that don’t have the latest version of Office installed on them, for example a PC in the library, at a business center, or one that you borrowed from a friend. The full-featured applications are accessible via a web browser, instead of being permanently installed on the PC Streaming speed depends on Internet connectivity speed.
Once you close the applications, they are no longer available to other users of that PC. Documents you save to SkyDrive will also no longer be available to other users, unless you saved them locally on the computer. You can use Office on Demand on a PC that is connected to the Internet and running Windows 7 or later.
Office Web Apps are best suited for quick viewing and editing. Like Office Web Apps, Office on Demand allows users to access Office and their documents from anywhere.
The difference is that Office on Demand can quickly stream the full-featured Office applications on any Internet-connected PC running Windows 7 or higher. Office Web Apps are available across a variety of operating systems, devices and browsers, providing access to Office tools and your documents when working from PCs with earlier versions of Windows, as well as from other platforms.
Skype world minutes let you easily call people internationally. And now Office 365 Home Premium comes with 60 minutes per month of Skype calls to phones in over 40 countries. It’s easy. Just dial from Skype and your friends and family can pick up on their phone.
Skype world minutes are included with Office 365 Home Premium at no additional cost.
Internet access is required to install and activate all the latest releases of Office suites and all Office 365 plans. After purchase, you must visit www.office.com/setup to enter a product key and create an account (using a Microsoft account).
For subscription versions of Office including Office 365 Home Premium you will need to go online to manage your subscription account, for example to install Office on other machines, or to change billing options. You will also need to connect to the Internet regularly to keep your version of Office up-to-date and benefit from automatic upgrades. Internet connectivity is also required to access the Office 365 cloud services such as SkyDrive and Skype world minutes.
A “Microsoft account” is the new name for what used to be called a “Windows Live ID.” Your Microsoft account is the combination of an email address and a password that you use to sign in to services like Hotmail, Messenger, SkyDrive, Windows Phone, Xbox LIVE, or Outlook.com. If you use an email address and password to sign in to these or other services, you already have a Microsoft account–but you can also sign up for a new one at any time.
With this release of Office, you can associate your Microsoft account with your Office subscription.
You need to sign in to your account or create a Microsoft account when you start an Office 365 Home Premium subscription or when you install the latest Office suites. The Microsoft account you use to sign up for your Office 365 subscription or install your Office suite will be the one you sign in with every time you want to manage your account; for example, when you install Office on a new computer in your household, or change your subscription billing details. Any time you want to install Office on another PC or Mac, choose a new language for an installation, or make other changes to your account, all you have to do is return to www.office.com/myaccount and sign in with your Microsoft account.
If you purchase Office 365 Home Premium as a boxed product from a retailer, visit www.office.com/myaccount on the PC or Mac that you want to install Office on, and then enter the product key included in the package. Next, sign in with or create a Microsoft account. Once signed in, click Install Office and follow the onscreen instructions.
The 32-bit version of Office is installed by default. Even if your computer is running a 64-bit version of Windows, we recommend that you install the 32-bit version of Office, because it is more compatible with the applications and add-ins that work with Office. If you do want to install the 64-bit version of Office, you can do so by taking the following steps:
You can manage your billing information, install or remove Office from additional PCs or Macs, Windows 8 tablets, or select devices and remove Office from PCs, Macs, Windows 8 tablets, and select devices at any time. The steps for doing so depend on which plan you’ve installed:
There are several ways to get a back-up for your Office product:
As the expiration date approaches, you will receive notifications in the Office applications and via email, alerting you to the upcoming expiration. Once your Office 365 subscription expires, the Office software applications enter reduced functionality mode, which means that you can view or print documents only, but you will not be able to create new documents or edit existing documents.
To return to full Office functionality, you can purchase a new subscription or another version of Office, from Office.com or any participating retailer. You could also return to using an older version of Office, or use the free Office Web Apps on SkyDrive for basic editing.