Understanding the new cloud based Office 2013 Home Premium?

Microsoft Office Home Premium 2013

Cloud based solutions are a natural evolution in computing because the cloud makes sense. No one is going to lose their MYOB company file any more when a hard drive dies, and your most important and critical data is safe when it is on a managed server in cyberspace, when using Skydrive for example. Skydrive makes your data available on each computer you use, such as desktop at home and laptop in the office.

When you use cloud storage with Microsoft’s new cloud based Office 2013 Home Premium you have access to creating, reading and editing documents from any computer anywhere in the world. In the past small and micro business needed to buy a MS Office OEM licence for each computer/laptop, or a retail licence for 2 computers. Office 2013 Home Premium 365 is subscription based. You can licence up to 5 computers on PC or Mac on an annual subscription.

The student edition of Office 365 is a 4 year subscription for 2 computers PC or Mac with 60 minutes of Skype and 20GB of cloud storage and sync.

For those who prefer to have a box or disk these will also be available.

As always there is plenty of criticism about Microsoft being a late starter to the cloud and Office functionality but, with one billion plus people using Office, I’m giving them a little leeway.

For pricing on all OEM editions of MS Office 2013 in Perth WA, give us a call