If you haven’t heard, Microsoft decided to join the software subscription craze and launched their Office version, Microsoft Office 365. Office 365 works the same as the previous version of Office, but it offers users real-time software updates as well as a few other perks.
The biggest thing Office 365 offers is that every new feature or version of Office released in the future will be updated in Office 365 at no extra cost. Office 365 eliminates outdated software, which is alluring for those who hate the cycle of updating all their computers with the newest version of Office every few years.
So what is Microsoft Office 365? To put it simply, Office 365 is a collection of cloud-based services and products bundled together by Microsoft.
Office 365 will be strikingly similar to what you are used to. Your products such as Office Suite programs will still be installed locally on your computer, though if needed, you will be able to also access any program through a web browser. This means you can start a document on your computer and easily access it on your phone, tablet or another computer later on. Similar to Google Drive, the ability to work across all of your devices makes it easy to get work done just about anywhere.
Businesses who are concerned about one-time hefty purchases will love the Office 365 option. PLUS Office 365 plans are structured by organization type, allowing businesses to get the most affordable plan for their company.
All in all, Office 365 will seem the same from the user perspective. Payment, licensing, and the freedom from costly updates are where businesses will notice the difference.