Office 365. "Office 365" refers to subscription plans that include access to Office applications plus other productivity services that are enabled over the Internet (cloud services). Office 365 includes plans for use at home and for business. Learn about Office 365 for use at home. Office 365 plans for business include services such as Skype for Business web conferencing and Exchange Online hosted email for business, and additional online storage with OneDrive for Business.
Many Office 365 plans for business also include the desktop version of the latest Office applications,
which users can install across multiple computers and devices. The fully
installed applications include: Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access. (Publisher
and Access are available on PC only.) And you can
install them across multiple devices, including PCs,
Macs, Android tablets, Android phones, iPad, and
iPhone. When you have an active Office 365 subscription
that includes the desktop version of Office, you
always have the most up-to-date version of the applications.
The Office 365 plans that are online-only are a great choice for certain
business needs, and they are designed to work with the latest version
of Office, Office 2013, and Office 2011 for Mac. Previous versions
of Office, such as Office 2010 and Office 2007, may work with Office
365 with reduced functionality.
Get more details about which Office versions are supported. NOTE: This compatibility with Office does
not include the Exchange Online Kiosk or Office 365 Enterprise K1 plans.
All Office 365 plans are paid for on a subscription basis, monthly or annually.
Microsoft Office. "Microsoft Office” is the
name we still use for our familiar productivity software. Office
suites are available as a one-time purchase and include applications
such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, which can be installed on only
one PC or Mac. The applications are not automatically updated; to
get the latest version, you can purchase the product again when the
new version becomes available. The latest versions currently available
for one-time purchase are Office 2016 for Windows and Office 2016
for Mac. These suites do not come with any of the cloud-based services
included in Office 365