Office 365, the latest multi-device reinvention of Microsoft's flagship Office product line
, is now available to regular customers. Office 365 Home Premium
, which includes the latest and most complete set of Office applications, works across five PCs/Macs plus five mobile devices; and comes with extra SkyDrive storage will be available for purchase in India at an annual subscription of Rs 4,199.
"This isn't just another version of Office. This is Office reinvented as a consumer cloud service," said Steve Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft Corp, adding that along with Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, the new Office 365 gives users the freedom to do things when and how they want.
Ramkumar Pichai, GM - Microsoft Office Division, Microsoft India, called this a major leap forward. "It's a service designed to help you manage the tasks of your work and home life, wherever you are, whenever you need, online or offline. Also, it's a perfect fit for busy families and individuals who can connect multiple devices with a single subscription."
Office 365 Home Premium, available in 162 markets in 21 languages, will include the latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher and Access. Each subscription includes one license for the entire household - use Office across five PCs/Macs plus five mobile devices, and get Office on Demand from any Internet-connected PC. Users will also get an additional 20 GB of SkyDrive cloud storage. Office 365 Home Premium is also available free for a 30-day trial period.