Category: Office


When you think of things you regularly pay a yearly subscription for, office software probably isn’t high on that list. Microsoft wants to change that. With the launch of Office 2013, Microsoft is introducing a new way for you to buy its software. No need to go to the store for a shrink-wrapped boxed version, it’s moved to a subscription-based model. For $99 you get what’s called Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium. You can install the software on up to five devices in your household. This is nice since many families today have a main computer and then kids tend to have laptops of their own for schoolwork. The software can also be used on Mac computers, though Microsoft is still using Office 2011 for Macs. For your yearly subscription fee, you get pretty much everything in the Office suite and then some.

Read the full story at Mashable.

Microsoft’s search brand Bing released five applications as part of a new Bing Apps for Office set of productivity add-ons for the Office 365 and Office 2013, all available for free in the Office Store. The five applications are as follows: Bing News Search for Word, Bing Dictionary for Excel and Word, Bing Finance for Excel, Bing Maps for Excel, Bing Image Search for Word. According to Microsoft, the new apps are component to its larger strategy to make Bing “available in convenient and intuitive ways” across modern computing platforms. The release timing of these apps is not surprising, as it follows the launch of Office.com and the Office 365 product for consumers. The Office Store, at the newly revamped Office.com, features a plethora of add-ons and tools for the Office suite.

Read the full story at The Next Web.

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