Microsoft Office Overview

We're the company that created Microsoft Office, including the newest versions, Office 365 Home, Office 365 Personal, Office Home & Student 2013, Office Home & Business 2013, and Office Professional 2013. You can also get Office for Mac 2011. An Office 365 subscription includes the latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Access, and Publisher. You also get 1TB of OneDrive online storage per user for up to 5 users, for your photos, videos and documents, plus 60 minutes of Skype calls per month per user for up to 5 users. With Office 365, you can download and install Office applications on up to 5 PCs or Macs, and 5 iPads, Android, or Windows tablets. As an Office 365 subscriber, you can get tech support right away from Microsoft-trained experts, by phone or chat - at no extra charge.

All versions of Office include software for the things you do most often, including creating professional-looking presentations, working on spreadsheets, or word processing. And unlike older versions of Office, like Office 2010, the latest versions allow you to open, save, modify, or collaborate on documents among groups of almost any size. Microsoft Office is much more powerful and comes with better support than free software, like Open Office or Google Docs.



Manufacturer: Microsoft
Price (RRP): from $6.99 to $399.99
Platforms: Windows 8.1 or 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Mac OS X 10.6 or later, or Android KitKat 4.4
Requirements: 1 gigahertz (Ghz) or faster x86- or x64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set
1GB RAM (32 bit); 2GB RAM (64 bit)
3.0GB available
Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 10 graphics card and 1024 x 576 resolution
Some functionality may vary
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Product Details

Office 365 Home for Windows

The best Office for you and your family.

Top features

  • 1 year subscription includes the latest full Microsoft Office applications1
  • Share your subscription with up to four members of your household4
  • Office on 5 PCs or Macs plus 5 tablets, including iPad, Android, or Windows, plus 5 phones3
  • Easily access your docs with Office Mobile apps for iPhones, Android, and Windows phones
  • 1TB OneDrive storage per user, for up to 5 users
  • Call phones in over 60 countries with 60 minutes of Skype calls per month

Word

  • In the new read mode, text reflows automatically in columns for easier on-screen reading. Fewer menus mean higher focus on your content, accompanied only by tools that add value to your reading.
  • Open a PDF in Word, and enjoy editing content, such as paragraphs, lists and tables, as if you created it in Word.
  • Show your style and professionalism with templates, plus save time. Browse Word templates in more than 40 categories.

Excel

  • In Excel 2013 each workbook has its own window, making it easier to work on two workbooks at once. It also makes life easier when you're working on two monitors.
  • You'll find several new functions in the math and trigonometry, statistical, engineering, date and time, lookup and reference, logical, and text function categories.
  • The new Recommended Charts button on the Insert tab lets you pick from a variety of charts that are right for your data. Related types of charts like scatter and bubble charts are under one umbrella.

OneNote

  • Smoothly draw, erase, and edit with your finger, stylus, or mouse on any touch-capable device, such as a Tablet PC or a Windows 8 tablet or slate PC. If you need to share your handwritten notes and care about legibility, OneNote can automatically convert your handwriting to text.
  • The improved Send to OneNote tool makes it easier than ever to clip whatever you're seeing on your screen, send a Web page or an entire document to a notebook section, or to jot down Quick Notes that are automatically saved and filed as part of your notebook.
  • You can attach just about any computer file to any part of your notes, which stores a copy of the file in your notebook. You can also create or import Excel spreadsheets and Visio diagrams right within OneNote and edit their information in place in your notes.

PowerPoint

  • Presenter View allows you to see your notes on your monitor while the audience only sees the slide. In previous releases, it was difficult to figure out who saw what on which monitor. The improved Presenter View fixes that headache and makes it simpler to work with.
  • No more eyeballing objects on your slides to see if they're lined up. Smart Guides automatically appear when your objects, such as pictures, shapes, and more, are close to even, and they also tell you when objects are spaced evenly.
  • PowerPoint now supports more multimedia formats, such as .mp4 and .mov with H.264 video and Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) audio, and more high-definition content. PowerPoint 2013 includes more built-in codecs so you don't have to install them for certain file formats to work.

Outlook

  • The People Card collects all the key details about a contact in one place: phone, email, address, company info, social media updates, even whether they're available. From the card, you can schedule a meeting, send an instant message, or give them a call, making it a one-stop-shop for all communication.
  • Your calendar can tell you much more than just the time of your next appointment. You can add your local weather forecast right there in Calendar view, along with current conditions.
  • Receive push-based email, appointments, and contacts from Outlook.com, and Outlook.com (formerly Hotmail) - all conveniently delivered right into your Outlook experience.

Office 365 Personal for Windows

The best Office for you, at home or on the go.

Top features

  • 1-year subscription includes the latest full Microsoft Office applications1
  • Office on 1 PC or Mac plus 1 tablet including iPad, Android, or Windows tablet, plus 1 phone3
  • Easily access your docs with Office Mobile apps for iPhone, Android, and Windows phones3
  • 1TB OneDrive online storage
  • Call phones in over 60 countries with 60 minutes of Skype calls per month

Word

  • In the new read mode, text reflows automatically in columns for easier on-screen reading. Fewer menus mean higher focus on your content, accompanied only by tools that add value to your reading.
  • Open a PDF in Word, and enjoy editing content, such as paragraphs, lists and tables, as if you created it in Word.
  • Show your style and professionalism with templates, plus save time. Browse Word templates in more than 40 categories.

Excel

  • In Excel 2013 each workbook has its own window, making it easier to work on two workbooks at once. It also makes life easier when you're working on two monitors.
  • You'll find several new functions in the math and trigonometry, statistical, engineering, date and time, lookup and reference, logical, and text function categories.
  • The new Recommended Charts button on the Insert tab lets you pick from a variety of charts that are right for your data. Related types of charts like scatter and bubble charts are under one umbrella.

Outlook

  • The People Card collects all the key details about a contact in one place: phone, email, address, company info, social media updates, even whether they're available. From the card, you can schedule a meeting, send an instant message, or give them a call, making it a one-stop-shop for all communication.
  • Your calendar can tell you much more than just the time of your next appointment. You can add your local weather forecast right there in Calendar view, along with current conditions.
  • Receive push-based email, appointments, and contacts from Outlook.com, and Outlook.com (formerly Hotmail) - all conveniently delivered right into your Outlook experience.

Access

  • Simply type what you need to track and Access uses table templates to deliver an app that does the job.
  • Never again get "lost in the data." A standardized app framework makes navigating apps familiar and easy.
  • Entering data accurately is a breeze with drop-down menus and recommendations that appear when you begin typing.

Publisher

  • Create dynamic publications in very little time when you insert and customize prebuilt building blocks of content, both built-in and from the Publisher community, directly from Publisher. Choose from an array of page parts - such as sidebars and stories - as well as calendars, borders, advertisements, and more.
  • Use professional-looking effects for text, shapes and pictures, including softer shadows, reflections, and OpenType features such as ligatures and stylistic alternates.
  • Use Publisher to search your online albums on Facebook, Flickr and other services and add pictures directly to the document, without having to save them first.

Office 365 University

Work and study your way

With time-saving features and a clean, modern look across all your programs, school assignments and personal projects can get done even faster. Plus, save your documents in the cloud on OneDrive to access virtually anywhere.

Top features

  • 4-year subscription includes the latest full Microsoft Office applications1 exclusively for eligible higher education students, faculty, and staff
  • Office on 2 devices, including PCs, Macs, iPads, Android, or Windows tablets, plus 2 phones
  • Easily access your docs with Office Mobile apps for iPhones, Android, and Windows phones
  • 1TB of online OneDrive storage
  • Call phones in over 60 countries with 60 minutes of Skype calls per month

Sign in to your Office

  • Keep work and personal files close at home, in class or on the move.
  • Your settings and documents stay with you.Switch between devices and pick up right where you left off.
  • Store more in the cloud. With your extra 1TB OneDrive storage, your notes, photos, and files are always accessible.

Simplify how you share

  • Edit documents in real time. Share schedules, notes, and the latest news with family and friends around the world.
  • Share documents and edits in real time. Keep changes to documents or OneNote notebooks up-to-date, even when more than one person is editing at once.
  • Stay in touch wherever you are. Call phones in 60+ countries with 60 minutes of Skype each month.

Turn ideas into captivating docs

  • Start fast by using the great-looking templates on the Start screen, then polish your work with new tools.
  • Work the way you want. Capture your ideas using keyboard, pen, or touchscreen.
  • Work with documents in new ways. Pull content from .pdf's straight into Word.
  • Easily create multi-media projects. Drag and drop pictures, videos, and online media into your projects.

Equip yourself for school and beyond

  • Word
  • Excel
  • OneNote
  • PowerPoint
  • Access
  • Outlook
  • Publisher

Office Home & Student 2013

Features

  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote for 1 PC
  • Store files in the cloud with OneDrive
  • View, share, or edit documents online

Top features

  • Office on 1 PC for household use
  • Store your documents online with OneDrive
  • Access, edit, and share your documents on any Internet-connected device using free Office Web Apps

Equip yourself for school and beyond

  • Word
  • Excel
  • OneNote
  • PowerPoint

Office 365 Home for Mac

Top features

  • 1 year subscription includes the latest full Microsoft Office applications1
  • Share your subscription with up to four members of your household4
  • Office on 5 PCs or Macs plus 5 tablets, including iPad, Android, or Windows, plus 5 phones3
  • Easily access your docs with Office Mobile apps for iPhones, Android, and Windows phones
  • 1TB OneDrive storage per user, for up to 5 users
  • Call phones in over 60 countries with 60 minutes of Skype calls per month

The best Office for you and your family

  • Word
  • Excel
  • OneNote
  • PowerPoint
  • Outlook
  • Access
  • Publisher

Office 365 Personal for Mac

Top features

  • 1-year subscription includes the latest full Microsoft Office applications1
  • Office on 1 PC or Mac plus 1 tablet including iPad, Android, or Windows tablet, plus 1 phone3
  • Easily access your docs with Office Mobile apps for iPhone, Android, and Windows phones3
  • 1TB OneDrive online storage
  • Call phones in over 60 countries with 60 minutes of Skype calls per month

The best Office for you, at home or on the go

  • Word
  • Excel
  • OneNote
  • PowerPoint
  • Outlook
  • Access
  • Publisher

Office for Mac Home & Student 2011

Create great-looking documents, spreadsheets, and presentations

From home projects to homework, Office helps your family make the most of every opportunity, every day. Communicate and share with family, friends, and colleagues, whether they're on Macs or PCs. And access your files whenever you need them, using any computer with a web browser and the free Office Web Apps.

Features

  • Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for 1 Mac
  • View, share, or edit documents online

Work where you want, the way you want

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint

Word

  • In the new Read Mode, text reflows automatically in columns for easier on-screen reading
  • Fewer menus means more focus on your content - see only the tools you need, when you need them
  • Open a PDF in Word, and edit content just as if you created it in Word
  • Show your style by using Word templates in more than 40 categories

Excel

  • Each workbook has in its own window, making it easier to work on two workbooks - or two monitors - at once
  • New functions in the math and trig, statistical, engineering date and time, lookup and reference, logical, and text function categories
  • The new Recommended Charts button lets you pick from a variety of charts that are right for you data

PowerPoint

  • Presenter View allows you to see your notes on your monitor while the audience only sees the slide
  • Smart Guides automatically appear when your objects are close to even, and tell you when objects are spaced evenly
  • Support for more multimedia formats, such as .mp4 and .mov, more high-definition content, and more built-in codecs

Office for Mac Home & Business 2011

Create professional-quality work

Office for Mac Home and Business is designed and licensed for more advanced personal use, home-based work, and small business. Work when and where you want from any computer with a browser and the Office Web Apps. And communicate and share with virtually anyone with the world's most reliable Office for Windows compatibility.

Features

  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook for 1 Mac
  • View, share, or edit documents online

Four programs for productivity

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Outlook

Word

  • In the new Read Mode, text reflows automatically in columns for easier on-screen reading
  • Fewer menus means more focus on your content - see only the tools you need, when you need them
  • Open a PDF in Word, and edit content just as if you created it in Word
  • Show your style by using Word templates in more than 40 categories

Excel

  • Each workbook has in its own window, making it easier to work on two workbooks - or two monitors - at once
  • New functions in the math and trig, statistical, engineering date and time, lookup and reference, logical, and text function categories
  • The new Recommended Charts button lets you pick from a variety of charts that are right for you data

PowerPoint

  • Presenter View allows you to see your notes on your monitor while the audience only sees the slide
  • Smart Guides automatically appear when your objects are close to even, and tell you when objects are spaced evenly
  • Support for more multimedia formats, such as .mp4 and .mov, more high-definition content, and more built-in codecs

Outlook

  • Synchronize multiple email accounts from services such as Hotmail, Gmail, or just about any other provider
  • Easily import your email, contacts, and to-do list from Outlook for Windows
  • The new ribbon helps you find the commands that you already know how to use in an intuitive, easy-to-use interface
  • Assign color-coded categories to messages, contacts, and other items to help you tell at glance which items deserve your attention

Office Home & Business 2013

Manage life and work more efficiently

Create and communicate faster with time-saving features and a clean, modern look across all your programs. Plus, save your documents in the cloud on OneDrive to access virtually anywhere.

Features

  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote for 1 PC
  • Store files in the cloud with OneDrive
  • View, share, or edit documents online

Top features

  • Office on 1 PC for business use
  • Store your documents online with OneDrive
  • Access, edit, and share your documents on any Internet-connected device using free Office Web Apps

Share plans and stay organized

  • Keeping on top of work and home life is easier than ever with the new Office.
  • Keep the family organized. Use Outlook email, shared calendars, and task-list tools to manage home and work schedules together.
  • Easily share notebooks and files. Send a link or use free Office Web Apps to view and edit them.

Turn your ideas into great-looking docs

  • Start with a template, then polish your work with expert tools.
  • Work the way you want. Capture your ideas using keyboard, pen, or touchscreen.
  • Work easily with media. Drag and drop images, videos, and online media into files, and pull content from PDFs straight into Word.

Your personalized Office

  • Create attractive and professional-looking documents - whether you're at your desk or on the go.
  • Your custom settings roam with you. Sign in to your account and pick up your work right where you left off.
  • Store files in the cloud. Office saves your documents to OneDrive so your notes, photos, and files are always accessible.

Step up to the newest Office tools for growing your business

  • Word
  • Excel
  • OneNote
  • PowerPoint
  • Outlook

Office Professional 2013

Work smarter

Office Professional 2013 was designed to help you create and communicate faster, with time-saving features and a clean, modern look across all your programs. Plus, save your documents online in OneDrive to access virtually anywhere.

Top features

  • Office on 1 PC for business use
  • Store your documents online with OneDrive
  • Access, edit, and share your documents on your Internet-connected device using free Office Web Apps

Simplify how you communicate

  • Be even more responsive to clients or customers. Get to what you need faster in Outlook, use new sharing tools, and share docs on OneDrive.
  • Respond quickly. Preview Outlook messages, reply from the Reading Pane, or sneak a peek at contacts.
  • Communicate the way you want, faster. Now you can find all your sharing options in one place in Office programs, File > Share.

Turn data and ideas into expert docs

  • Create winning docs fast using templates from the Start screen. Work with .pdf content, images, and data in new ways and share your work online.
  • Draw conclusions from data in less time. Convert data into a chart or table in two steps or less.
  • Easily build a database app and share it on the web. Access creates the structure, so you can start using and sharing your app right away.

Your personalized Office

  • Sign in to Office on your PC or on the move - your personal settings and recent files are with you.
  • Your custom settings roam with you. Re-open a document from any PC or device and keep working right where you left off.
  • Store files in the cloud. Office saves your documents to OneDrive so your notes, documents, and group files are always accessible.

Step up to the newest Office programs for growing businesses

  • Word
  • Excel
  • OneNote
  • PowerPoint
  • Outlook
  • Access
  • Publisher

Office 365 Small Business Premium (Renewal)

Top features

  • 1 year subscription renewal
  • For 5 PCs or Macs, 5 tablets including iPad, Android, or Windows, plus 5 phones for 1 user
  • Full, installed versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and more
  • Business email and shared calendar
  • Create websites and share files online

Power your business with a convenient 1-year Office subscription renewal

  • Use Office on more devices: for 5 PCs or Macs, plus tablets including iPad, Android, or Windows for a single user1, 3
  • Business email and shared calendar: 25GB mailbox with anti-virus and anti-spam
  • Company website tools: Create websites and share documents on the web
  • HD video conferencing: Online meetings with desktop sharing, voice and video
  • Annual subscription: Version upgrades included
  • Easy setup, no IT skills needed: Simplified web-based administration
  • Best for businesses with 1-10 employees

Power your business with best-in-class office tools and services for all your users

  • Word
  • Excel
  • OneNote
  • PowerPoint
  • Outlook
  • Access
  • Publisher

Access 2013

Access is now much more than a way to create desktop databases. It's an easy-to-use tool for quickly creating browser-based database applications that help you run your business. Your data is automatically stored in a SQL database, so it's more secure and scalable than ever, and you can easily share your applications with colleagues.

Excel 2013

Excel 2013 lets you get away from walls of numbers so you can make better data decisions.

Excel 2013 (Non-Commercial)

Excel 2013 has a brand new look and new features that let you get away from walls of numbers and make better business decisions.

OneNote 2013

OneNote is a digital notebook for capturing, storing, and sharing all kinds of information. The first thing you'll see when you open OneNote 2013 is a fresh, clean look that lets you focus on your thoughts and ideas instead of the interface. Full integration with the cloud means you can free your files from your computer's hard drive so your notes and information are saved and searchable wherever you go - on nearly any mobile device, tablet, or browser.

OneNote 2013 (Non-Commercial)

OneNote is a digital notebook for capturing, storing, and sharing all kinds of information. The first thing you'll see when you open OneNote 2013 is a fresh, clean look that lets you focus on your thoughts and ideas instead of the interface. Full integration with the cloud means you can free your files from your computer's hard drive so your notes and information are saved and searchable wherever you go - on nearly any mobile device, tablet, or browser.

Outlook 2013

Outlook 2013 has a brand new look. It's cleaner. It's designed to help you focus on what's important with a clear view of email, calendars, and contacts. You'll be able to communicate more effectively by connecting efficiently with others.

See everything you need to know at a glance. Preview messages in the message list, so you'll know which ones to read and act on first. Reply with just a click - you can type your response right in the reading pane.

PowerPoint 2013

PowerPoint 2013 has a brand new look. It's cleaner and primed for use on tablets,so you can swipe and tap your way through presentations.

PowerPoint 2013 (Non-Commercial)

PowerPoint 2013 makes professional-looking presentations cleaner and is designed for use on tablets and phones.

Project Standard 2013

Keep projects organized and on track with Project Standard 2013. Take advantage of flexible features that help you get started and make you more efficient and productive. Easily create modern reports to measure progress and communicate project details effectively with your team and stakeholders.

Project Professional 2013

Microsoft Project Professional 2013 helps you easily plan projects and collaborate with others from virtually anywhere. Stay organized and keep your projects on track with the only project management system designed to work seamlessly with other Microsoft applications and cloud services. Project Professional 2013 can be used as a standalone product or can be connected to a server. Project Professional 2013 includes a Project Server Client Access License (CAL).

Publisher 2013

Microsoft Publisher 2013 helps you create, personalize, and share a wide range of professional-quality publications and marketing materials with ease.

Visio Professional 2013

Microsoft Visio Professional 2013 makes it easier than ever for individuals and teams to create and share professional, versatile diagrams that simplify complex information. It includes all of the functionality of Visio Standard 2013 as well as updated shapes, templates, and styles; enhanced support for team collaboration, including the ability for several people to work on a single diagram at the same time; and the ability to link diagrams to data.

Visio Standard 2013

Microsoft Visio Standard 2013 is a powerful diagramming platform with a rich set of built-in stencils. It helps you simplify complex information through simple, easy-to-understand diagrams. Visio Standard includes stencils for business, basic network diagrams, organization charts, basic flowcharts, and general multi-purpose diagrams.

Word 2013

With Word 2013 you can create more beautiful and engaging documents, and you can work with more media types - like online videos and pictures. You can even open PDFs. Domore: Pop in an online video, open a PDF and edit the content, align pictures and diagrams with minimal fuss. The new Read Mode is clean and distraction-free - and it works great on tablets.

Word 2013 (Non-Commercial)

With Word 2013 you can create more beautiful and engaging documents, andyou can work with more media types - like online videos and pictures. You can even open PDFs. Domore: Pop in an online video, open a PDF and edit the content, align pictures and diagrams withminimal fuss. The new Read Mode is clean and distraction-free - and it works great on tablets.