Office 365 is a cloud-based suite of productivity apps, while Microsoft 365 is a package of services which includes Office 365, alongside other business tools. A user can subscribe to Office 365 without also subscribing to Microsoft 365—but all Microsoft 365 users will also have access to Office 365.
What is Microsoft 365 and do I need it?
Microsoft 365 is a subscription service that ensures you always have the most up-to-date Office apps from Microsoft. With Microsoft 365 Family, you can install Microsoft 365 on all your devices and sign in to five at the same time―that means you can use Office no matter where you are or what device youre on.
Whats the difference between Microsoft 365 and Office?
Microsoft 365 is the name for the paid service that has replaced Office 365. The service has a different name, but it offers the same apps available with Office 2019, plus the benefits of the previous name. The only difference is that you will also get a lot of new extras.
What is the monthly fee for Microsoft Office 365?
Current Office 365 subscriptions will become Microsoft 365 subscriptions at no additional charge as of April 21 — 365 Personal and Family will keep the price the same at $6.99 a month for one person or $9.99 a month for up to six people. You can also choose the annual route at $69.99 or $99.99 a year.
Is Office 365 or 2019 better?
Office 2019 only gets security updates and no new features. With Office 365, youll get monthly quality updates, so your version will always be improving. You also enjoy additional functionality (i.e., PowerPoint Designer tool uses AI to analyze your content, suggesting better layouts, so you look more professional.)
Do I need Microsoft 365 to use Word?
The good news is, if you dont need the full suite of Microsoft 365 tools, you can access a number of its apps online for free -- including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, Outlook, Calendar and Skype. Heres how to get them: Go to Office.com. Log in to your Microsoft account (or create one for free).