They are better than Google's offerings, and — probably more important — they don't mangle complex Office files. This provides the four core programs — Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote — for non-commercial use, but not Outlook, which is a business program. You don't need Outlook for email because you can use Outlook.
Office service All of these versions will last forever. However, Microsoft would much rather you didn't buy them, but rented its Office service. It will therefore offer you a free trial of Office , which comes in different versions for home users one to five devices , small businesses one to 10 employees , mid-sized businesses employees and enterprises. Steve Ballmer unveils the latest version of Microsoft Office in It is compatible with Internet Explorer 9 and 10, and uses DirectX 10 for fast graphics.
Office Home Premium provides all the programs in Microsoft Office Professional , but has a few other advantages as well. First, you can use it on five separate devices, so you can register it on a desktop, a couple of laptops, a tablet and even a Mac except for OneNote. Second, it includes an extra 20GB of SkyDrive storage. Third, if you are away from your PC, you can use Office on Demand, which "streams" the program online, without installing it. Fourth, all the Office files are automatically kept up to date, so you never have to buy another copy of Office.
Office also includes 60 minutes of Skype calls each month to phones in more than 40 countries, as well as unlimited Skype-to-Skype calls. Internet access is also required to access documents stored on OneDrive, unless you install the OneDrive desktop app. You should also connect to the Internet regularly to keep your version of Office up to date and benefit from automatic upgrades.
To reactivate your Office applications, reconnect to the Internet. Will I still have control of my documents with Office ? Documents that you have created belong fully to you. If you cancel your subscription or it expires, you can still access and download all your files by signing in to OneDrive directly using the Microsoft account you used to set up Office You do lose the additional storage that comes with your subscription, so you must save your files elsewhere or buy more OneDrive storage if your OneDrive account exceeds the free storage quota.
When would my subscription start? Again, your files are saved to a secure area online, known as Google Drive. All you need is a Google login to use it. What are the pros of Google Docs, apart from cost? It's simple to use. This can make Office seem a little cluttered. Google ditches all but the most necessary features, which makes its programs easier to use.
You can even remove any features you don't need. No more scrolling through endless menus looking for the spell checker! You get extra free online storage space. Although the web version of Microsoft Office does this, if you use the PC version it autosaves to your local hard drive after a specified number of minutes. To open a new document, sheet or slide, type docs.