Microsoft Office 2013 Pricing Announced
If you use the Mac or PC for productivity tools, we’re pretty sure you’ve come across Microsoft Office at some point. Microsoft recently announced that they will be selling Office 2013 as both a subscription service as well as selling boxed copies. What we know so far is that the company is pushing the subscription service far more. Yearly pricing for Office 2013 starts at $99 per year for five macs or PCs in a home setting or can go up to $139 per user in a small business setting. If you decide to go with a business plan, each user can activate up to five computers on his or her account.
For the price point, many are wondering what the plan includes and are shocked to find out the answer is: quite a bit.
The subscription based version of Office 2013, which goes by the name “Office 365 Home Premium” not only comes with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, and Access, but also allows users to get 60 minutes of Skype credit per month as well as 20GB of SkyDrive service. Other notable features include the ability to stream Office 2013 apps to both Windows 7 and 8 computers. Small business users on the other hand get all of the apps mentioned before as well as Lync and InfoPath. While they won’t be receiving 20GB of SkyDrive or Skype credit, they will be getting their hands on a new HD video-conference app that is in the works as well as a shared calendar and a 25 GB email inbox.
As expected, Office 2013 will also be available in a traditional boxed copy and if you’d like to pay for Office in full, you can purchase a Home edition for $139, a Home and Office edition for $219, or Office 2013 Professional for $399. The Home edition offers Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. The Home and Office edition adds Outlook, and the Professional version opens up Publisher and Access as well.
The folks over at The Verge
made a list that shows the different features of the subscription plans as well as the standard off-the-shelf packages. You can check it out below:
Source: The Verge