Is Microsoft Office 365 Home a good investment for a family ?

Is Microsoft Office 365 Home a good investment for a family ?

The Western Weekender has asked me to do a selection of articles on topics relevant to their readers. Given the popularity and value with Office 365 Home, below is an overview of the product.

The article link is Western Sydney Weekender. The expanded article with additional information is below.

Office 365 (O365), is a bundling of Microsofts most popular products and sold on a monthly ($13 inc) or annual ($129 inc) subscription. There are variations in the bundles, depending on usage – home or business. The Office 365 Home bundle represents both great value and a robust suite of integrated tools.

O365 Home– This is for families and allows for six individual licences, so each member of the family has a personal account. It Includes the latest versions of Microsoft’s  Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher and Access. The software can be installed on unlimited devices by each user; this can be your PC, Mac, laptop, tablet and phone. The caveat is each user can only be signed into five devices at any one time.

Office 365 Home also includes 1 TB of OneDrive storage per person With OneDrive you can write a document on your home PC, make changes on your Mac laptop, and edit or print it from your phone. It is stored securely in the cloud so that you can access it on all your devices anywhere at any time. You can work on it offline, and it will sync back to the cloud automatically. OneDrive also allows for collaboration with multiple people being able to edit at the same time.

OneNote is a hidden gem in the Office 365 Home bundle. It is much like a paper notebook with tabs. When in a meeting, I use OneNote on my phone to make notes. When I open OneNote on any other device linked to my account, the notes are there. I don’t have to do anything, Microsoft has OneNote sync via the cloud to all devices.

Microsoft also includes Skype for online discussions or phone calls. Best of all you have unlimited tech support from Microsoft experts, by phone or chat at no extra charge.


Helpful Links, Videos and Training on Office Home 365

What is Office 365 Home Videos

Both Videos mention five users and devices – recent licencing changed to increase this to six users and unlimited devices.

Microsoft Office 365 Training Centre

Office 365 Training Centre

The Office 365 Training Centre has hours of free training material on how to

MS Word Training and Cheat Sheets

More Information on Office 365 Home

For additional information on Office 365 Home or how to purchase and configure it contact Nortec on 02 9894 9514 or fill out the form below and we will get back to you.

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