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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Office Sweet

    Posted
    neio11
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    Microsoft Office 365 Home Microsoft Office 365 Home is a subscription based software and this version is $99 for 365 days (1 year). It comes with the usual Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook for both Windows and Mac. Windows users gets Publisher and Access as well. Compared to the free office suite found on Mac computers, Microsoft Office offers more features and more templates. For Apple users like myself, Word and Excel on the iPad has a better user interface than Pages and Keynote. It is more widely used than any other office productivity suite so less worries sending documents to other people or businesses. It also includes services such as OneDrive for storing all your data (1TB of cloud storage per person) and Skype (60 minutes/month). You and 5 other users can use this on multiple computers (Windows and Mac) and smart devices (iOS and Android). Pros - Up to 6 users across all devices - Free updates with subscription Cons - Subscription based Apple's Office suite is FREE on the Mac and maybe that's why it is not as complete as the Microsoft Office suite. If you can bear the fact that it is subscription based, Office 365 is the way to go.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      Thank you so much for your detailed review. We always appreciate customer feedback and are happy to learn from it. That being said, if you want to leave our developers direct feedback about Office 365, follow this link: https://office365.uservoice.com/

      Thanks for being a member of the Microsoft family!

      Sincerely,
      Jo
      Office Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Full featured platform for productivity

    Posted
    NYCityGuy
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    This is just about the best suite of tools you can get without going to knock-off cloud-based suites from Google and others. These are the originals. The gold standards. The ones by which all others are measured - Excel, Word, PowerPoint. I'm a long time user of these tools, and willingly pass up the cloud drive features just to get the tools I love. I recommend this suite for any professional, albeit a little more expensive then one might like but it's a sacrifice that's worth making for the feature set. Note some features are only available for Windows users, which is disappointing since the platform is sold for all platforms. They shouldn't launch key features (stock and geographic data types in Excel) for Windows without simultaneously offering them to Mac.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hey there,

      Thank you so much for sharing with us your thoughts on Office. So we can directly incorporate your feedback into our company, we'd love to have your review submitted through our Windows app, Feedback Hub. There we'll be able to process and incorporate your thoughts appropriately. Here's a link with some more information on Feedback Hub: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4021566/windows-10-send-feedback-to-microsoft-with-feedback-hub-app

      Thanks for being a member of the Microsoft family.

      Sincerely,
      Jo
      Office Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Some definite improvements

    Posted
    Bestbuyfan
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    Having a Windows 7 computer, I had difficulty installing the program. A phone call lead me to someone who could help. I felt that there was no reason for me to have to do so since it cost me more money. I should have been able to download the drivers and whatever else was needed from the web by myself. As far as using it goes, I'm learning as I find something new to do with it. I don't like having to go to the web every time I want to learn & there's no "Help" on the program - at least none I've found yet. The old program had assistance imbedded in the program OR you could go to the web. I still show my old Office icons and I'm afraid to remove them since that might remove my Picture Manager. Over the time I've had it, it has been the most dependable picture editor I've used and I can't figure out why Microsoft no longer offers it as part of the package. Since I've only had it for a short time and, except for Outlook, don't use it on a daily basis, I still have a lot to learn. Hopefully, some of the things I feel are shortcomings in the program now will work themselves out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Super easy - glad I got it!

    Posted
    scarrie
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I was at Best Buy and for those of you that have not perused software recently, they no longer come as discs - you buy a skinny card holder and inside there is a card, with a code for your new software. So, the packaging was a little confusing (I don't mean the 'gift-card style') it didn't have much information, instead it had lots of check marks for included features. For example: Office A has a few check marks Office A+ has more checkmarks Office365 had the most check marks I wasn't confused about what was the best, as it is clearly the one with the most check marks. I was confused by the fact that getting all of the check marks was CHEAPER?! The sales associate was happy (I came up with the computer I was buying to go with this software.) When I asked him about the price, I found out, it was for annual renewal, meaning that next year, I'd have to pay for it again. BUT if next year, 'Office366, Version Awesome' comes out - I get it for the same, lower price than committing to the A+ version. Super easy to install and use immediately - glad I got it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The new normal - Office 365

    Posted
    Raiders
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    This is the same MS Office we've all used for decades, but since everything is going to the SaaS model (why buy once when you can pay every month!), why not Office too? At least MS has a new licensing arrangement where you can share your subscription with up to 5 other people that you know for one price. That makes the $100/year cost a little more reasonable, since every person will get their own account and storage space. Perfect for a family or group of friends and brings the effective cost down to $17/year (Assuming you need/use all 5 sharing spots). If you have no need to share and have access to a qualified .edu email address, I would recommend you look into the Office 365 University license instead; it's only $100 for four years.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Product

    Posted
    PETE
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    I had one major problem installing the product on my Levono Yoga. I began loading the product when a massage popped up on the screen indicating that there was a major problem with my computer. Before I could even read it, the phone rang and the girl at the other end told me that I had a Trojan in my new computer. She even rolled the screen down through a listing (I assumed to be on my computer) and the Trojan showed up as the last item on the list. The company was : "USA Technical Solution POSTAL ADDRESS: 951, New London Road Newark, DE - 19711" They talked me into a 5 year service contract, and paid for the first year of the Office 365. Geek Squad person said it was a hoax. Outside of that, it is a great product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    MS Office with 5 licenses

    Posted
    SkinnyFaith
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    It's MS Office so of course it useful and feature packed: Excel, Powerpoint, Word, Outlook and OneNote. The ideal is to have the capability of a unified office (email & calendars) across all your devices...I'm sure someone has figured out how. It was not me. In previous versions of Outlook you had a checkbox to select one inbox for several email accounts. In this version (365/2013) if you choose IMAP, which is easily accessible across all devices, the one unified inbox is not that simple. Matter of fact, you have to almost hack your own software to achieve it. I gave up and went back to PoP3, which is not integrated across all devices. Also, I found it suited the business user more than the home user in terms of the functionality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Never stop working

    Posted
    Caps
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    It's Excel. It's Word. It's what you expect and need if you are doing basic office work on your computer. I've started using OneNote, which I never even realized existed, and it's pretty good, too. I'm a traditionalist and like my files orderly and accessible on my HD, BUT (oh, the irony) my favorite thing about this product is the ENORMOUS space available with their OneDrive cloud storage. It makes files/videos/pics accessible over all my devices with great convenience. It may be good enough for me to embrace modern technology to its fullest, FINALLY. I can work on projects wherever I may happen to be seamlessly. I'm not a huge fan of the subscription model, but ...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Hope this will update itself each year

    Posted
    JSevier58
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    I wish I would have purchased the disc and not downloading on the web. Had to have Geek Squad help me install it, fix my problems and transfer my outlook files. In fact I would have been better to keep my 2010 Office than this one, but I was willing to try. I have been working with this new software for the past month now, and the bugs have corrected. The only problem is I use U-Verse with WiFi and my Outlook keeps informing me of meter charges, so it is working offline. There is no extra charges, and I haven't been able to change the settings to accept it. Would I recommend it, not really, I am somewhat old fashion, I like paper and disc, not web downloads.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    convenient and price break

    Posted
    mammaparfitt
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I order this every year to put on my Mac. I was glad that I could use my rewards from a recent large purchase to reduce the price of something I buy every year no matter what the price. The only thing that surprised me was that it wasn't downloadable. I had to wait for the card with the product code to come in the mail. Thankfully I had not waited until the expiration day of the software! So be sure to order a couple of weeks before it expires. I don't remember how long it took to come. Also, for Mac users, it is a little confusing because I now have Word for Mac and regular Word on my computer. I will probably have to go to the Mac store to get it straightened out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I enjoy the new office

    Posted
    RedRanger
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Microsoft has changed their menu interface again, so just like 2007, this will take some getting used to. This wasn't as difficult a transition as before and it seems to be easier to use. I haven't had an opportunity to try out all the programs yet, but so far word and outlook are very good. I don't care for the 365 option (another Microsoft computer tax to pay), but it is the least expensive option and it comes with 3 licenses that work with both Windows and Mac. Microsoft is more difficult about licensing; once it goes on a device, it stays with that device even if you uninstall it. Their licenses are non-transferable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to load and use, but check the language

    Posted
    GMan
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This was really easy to install on multiple laptops, but the only caveat was that the default language is Spanish (with no mention of that fact anywhere other than when you are installing it, it starts to install "en espanol".) Great for Spanish speakers and the Mexican market--probably shouldn't be the default for US sales. That said, you just need to go to the language preference tab and choose English, or you'll end up doing what I did (load it in Spanish, uninstall it, then reload it again in English.) If it was marked "Spanish version," would have been easy to know I had to change it to an English install...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Microsoft Office for Home

    Posted
    SamLee
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    This is a 1 year subscription that gives access for 3 users to use MS Office tools. The Office 365 is not bad all (compared with the old ones). The subscription offers 1TB of storage for each licensed user which is a good plus if you are using One cloud. Way cheaper than DropBox 1TB cloud storage and can do the same. I, still, would prefer to buy a stand alone version of Office that I can use for at least 5 years as I am not fan of One Cloud. Sure there are some alternatives for MS Office. They are not the same as MS Office! But can sure do almost 99% what MS Office is doing (excluding the Outlook for Exchange)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Wish I could purchase a multiple use disk version

    Posted
    REBr
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I recently upgraded my desk and laptop computers and with that moved from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Had difficulty loading my Microsoft Office so I decided to update that as well. Found that my choices were to either purchase multiple copies of the Suite or go to Office365. I am not a fan of subscription based services, but I chose to go with a 12 month subscription to Office365 Home (Up to 6 people). It has been working well. Just wish I could get a single disk for multiple machines like in the old days.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I agree with the majority...

    Posted
    Teers
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    I think most would agree that the programs within OFFICE are good. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc...and I do like the options you have now with putting OFFICE on multiple devices. However, I absolutely HATE the fact that you have to create an account and download it now. Not to be too old school, but if you're like me, you probably already have about 1000 different accounts out there with unique passwords, etc...and this is one that I did not want to create just to get the programs. It would have been nice to simply have the CD and upload the same way we used to do it. Oh well...times are changing...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does what it is supposed to do

    Posted
    LittleAVGuy
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    At this point we all know about Office. I will say that I am no a huge fan of the subscription model HOWEVER when you can catch a deal it is a good way to get office on a number of computers without breaking the bank in one big chunk. I dinged one star because it seems to me that this version pops up a lot more messages, like hey try this template, or how about this theme stuff compared to what I was previously using. One other little thing is that it does seem to be slower to open and complete operations, but that could me becoming old and impatient.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Defacto standard

    Posted
    SDitt
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    Even with as much as open source office products have improved over the years, nothing works quite as well or displays existing real MS office docs as accurately as MS office itself; I find it a must have. And while it may feel more expensive to be paying a yearly fee, the full suite single license of office used to be several hundred dollars, so I don't find it all that bad especially considering most of their subscriptions include multiple licenses.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's Office...and cloud storage

    Posted
    Taki
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    This package includes Publisher and Access along with the core Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. These latter three can also be downloaded on your phone or tablet, but they don't always play nice with my android. Publisher 2013 has some new features **text effects** being my favorite. Some advanced options working with pictures in Word, Publisher, and PowerPoint are different, which have proven both better and worse depending on the project. The biggest plus for this package over a permanant install is you can download it on 5 pcs and you get a terabite of cloud storage for each (up to 5) Microsoft account you link to it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use, to many steps to set up online

    Posted
    quix20
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    My house needed to upgrade our Office product beyond the trial stages and chose to do so with the multi computer setup. For the price you cant beat it. I think Microsoft is out to gouge you in the long run though, as you have to renew the subscription every year now, where in the past I bought the same type of product for one price (a little more expensive) and it had a lifetime use with it. We are a family on a budget and don't know if we will be able to renew at the time it comes up and might have to wait. I wish they would go back to the old system, even if it costs a little more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Makes my MacBook work like a PC

    Posted
    JDCTeacher
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    I have had a MacBook for several years,but seldom used it for much more than getting my mail or accessing the Internet. I never felt comfortable using Pages or Numbers. Had I put in some effort I could have learned the ins and outs of the Apple software, but Office 365 allows me to turn my MacBook into a PC for Word and Excel. The full Office package is available, but I chose to install only Word and Excel on the MacBook. The main reason I purchased Office 365 rather than the other Office software was because I wanted to install Outlook on our PC and it was not available in the other group.

    I would recommend this to a friend