Price: $149 one-time purchase
- Access to Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint on a single PC or Mac.
- If you buy a new PC, you need to buy an entirely new licence. It comes only with current versions of the apps, without free upgrades.
Microsoft 365 is more robust and offers more flexibility than its competitors. It continually fine-tunes its Office apps and offers necessary updates. It offers a range of apps, but there may be apps that you just don’t need. If you’re looking for free, or low-cost products for your needs, compare other cloud-based suites.
Microsoft was built on the back of two product suites: Windows and Microsoft Office. Users don’t typically pay separately for a Windows program because it’s preinstalled on so many PCs.
And Microsoft has changed how it manages future upgrades — so you won’t have to pay for those either. So you won’t have to purchase the suite, or parts of it, every few years. However, Office 365 — rebranded as Microsoft 365 has an annual subscription, giving you access to a range of Office and Microsoft cloud-based products.
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