Microsoft made a bold move – it made the Microsoft Office app available for free on iOS devices. You can use this app to view and read MS Office documents. You probably also noticed that they require an Office 365 subscription to actually create or edit any documents.
Now as you can see Microsoft Office 365 is being sold as a yearly subscription and depending on your product, it will cost of $79 in case of Office 365 for University and $150 in case of Office 365 for Business. Microsoft Office 365 for Home will cost you $99 annually when you buy it from the Microsoft Store.
What is interesting to note is that various third party sellers are offering Office 365 through Amazon at $70 or less ($67 when I wrote this post). Now that is more than a 33% discount.
Once you’ve received your code and activated your account, you’ll be able to use Word, Excel, and Powerpoint on up to 5 PCs or Macs, 5 tablets, your smartphone, and online through a web browser.
This is an excellent deal given that powerful features of Office 365. Some of the hot features are:
Access documents from virtually anywhere:
- Cloud – With your phone, you can access Office documents stored on OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, or SharePoint.
- Recent Documents – Office Mobile is cloud-connected. The documents you’ve recently viewed on your computer are readily available on your phone in the recent documents panel.
- Email Attachments – You can view and edit Office documents attached to email messages.
Stunning Office documents:
- Great-Looking Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents with charts, animations, SmartArt Graphics, and shapes.
- Optimized for phone – Word, Excel and PowerPoint are optimized for the small screen of your phone.
- Resume Reading features which lets you resume reading a document across devices.
- The Slide Navigator view in PowerPoint lets you browse slides faster, while speaker notes help you practice your presentation.
Make quick edits and share:
- Edit – You can make quick edits to Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents.
- Documents Remain Intact – Formatting and content remain intact when you edit Word, Excel, or PowerPoint documents on your phone.
- Edit While Offline – Your device doesn’t have to be continuously connected to the network to work on an Office document stored online. You can view and edit recently used documents even while you’re offline. Your changes will be saved online when your device reconnects to the network or to Wi-Fi.
- Create – You can create new Word and Excel documents on your phone.
- Comments – You can review comments made in Word and Excel documents on your phone and add your own comments.
- Share – When you’re done with your edits or comments, simply send the document in email or save it to OneDrive or SharePoint.
Here is the Amazon link once again – Office 365