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Microsoft Office 365 and Office 2013 – Packages and Plans

 

In this series of posts, we’re providing some insight into the most recent Office suites from Microsoft, Office 2013 and Office 365, their pricing structures, similarities, differences, content and what various parts of each package could do for your business.

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One thing about Office is that it is available in so many packages, it can be extremely confusing to buy. You should know what kind of software you or your business use and require, so we’ve compiled a list of the available versions and what their contents are, to try and help you make an informed decision.

Standalone Office 2013 Suite Packages:

  • Office Home and Student 2013 – Word, Excel, OneNote and PowerPoint. Home use only. 1 PC only.
  • Office Home and Business 2013 – Word, Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint and Outlook. Home or Business use. 1PC only.
  • Office Professional 2013 – Word, Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access and Publisher. Home or Business use. 1 PC only.
  • Office Standard 2013 – Word, Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint, Outlook and Publisher. Office Web Apps. For Business Use. Available for Volume Licensing (5 keys or more).
  • Office Professional Plus 2013 – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Publisher, InfoPath and Lync. Office Web Apps. For Business Use. Available for Volume Licensing (5 keys or more).

 

Office 365 Subscription Packages:

  • Office 365 Home Premium – All standard Office applications (not including Lync and Infopath), Skype World minutes plus access to Office Web Apps and 20GB SkyDrive space. Install on up to 5 devices at once. £79.99 / year or £7.99 / month.
  • Office 365 Small Business Premium – All standard Office applications plus Lync. Hosted Exchange mail server and web hosting. Hosted SharePoint. Office for Mobile, Office Web Apps, other online business services. £100.80 per user / year or £10.10 per user / month. Limit 25 Users.
  • Office 365 Midsize Business – All standard Office applications plus Lync. Hosted Exchange mail server and web hosting. Hosted SharePoint. Office Web Apps, Active Directory integration, other online business services. Enhanced customer support. £9.80 per user / month on an annual contract. Limit 300 Users.
  • Office 365 Enterprise E3 – All standard Office applications plus Lync. Hosted Exchange mail server and web hosting. Hosted SharePoint. Office for Mobile, Office Web Apps, Active Directory integration, other online business services. Enhanced customer support. Advanced data management, voice and email tools. £15.00 per user / month on an annual contract. Unlimited Users.

There are other packages available that do not include the Office suite itself, consisting of the online IT services only (such as hosted exchange etc), however, we recommend the complete packages as we feel they provide good value for money.

Next post we’ll be covering Office 2013 (the non-subscription version of Office) in more depth, and looking at what various packages offer you.

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If you need any further advice or information on choosing an Office 2013 or Office 365 package that’s right for you, of if you need advice or a chat about anything IT-related, feel free to get in contact with us and we’ll do everything we can to help!

Call us on 0845 234 0580 or email us at info@geek-guru.co.uk

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