Microsoft to Offer Office 365 Personal for $69.99/ year or $6.99/month
Microsoft recently announced a new subscription option for those wanting Office 365 at home. At last week’s SharePoint Conference, the company received feedback from customers. Microsoft says they are committed to improving Office 365 for businesses. Also, the company has decided to focus on personal users as well.
Chris Schneider from Microsoft’s blog stated,
“Office 365 Personal is a new, great option for people interested in using Office 365. It’s designed for an individual, allows for one PC or Mac and one tablet to be connected to the service and will be available for $69.99 USD/year or $6.99 USD/ month (ERP)1. We recognize that there are households of all shapes and sizes and we’re committed to delivering the right Office for everyone – whether that be one person or an entire household. We’re committed to delivering a great Office experience to all of our customers and believe that giving you a choice about the Office 365 subscription that fits your unique needs is one way we can do that. We’ll have more details to share closer to availability.”
It seems as though Microsoft is now focusing on delivering affordable plans to all types of customers. While Office 365 Personal does not have as much flexibility as Home Premium, it contains a discount that is 30% off the Home Premium annual and monthly prices. Schneider also announced that Office 365 Home Premium will now be called Office 365 Home. This option will still include 60 minutes of Skype calling per month, 20GB of additional OneDrive storage, and automatic updates.