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Home & family resources

Discover Microsoft tools and resources that can help you connect, work, learn, and play at home.

Stay connected while at home

Find new ways to stay connected with friends and family, near and far, with video calls, new communities, and games to play.

Connect with friends and family

Video call with Skype for free with friends and family, around the world, one to one, or as a group.
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Get creative with Office templates

Bring out your inner artist, writer, or problem solver with free Office templates. Don’t have Office? Try it for free >

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Write a funny story

Fill in silly words or make up your own story.

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Free activities collection

Find something to do today with your children, family, or friends.

Find a game to play

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Play free games on your PC

Don’t have a gaming console? Check out free games for your computer.

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Build new worlds in Minecraft

Play solo or invite friends to create and explore worlds from your wildest imagination.

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Set up a family game night

Discover games the whole family will want to play.

Stay protected and manage online activity

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Save time and help protect your online data and identity

With the new Microsoft Edge, you can easily organise your online research with Collections, take back control with tracking prevention, and use Password Monitor to know if your passwords have been compromised on the dark web.

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Find the right balance

Create a family group to manage screen time and how much time can be spent within specific apps on weekdays and weekends.

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Try Microsoft 365 free for 1 month

Get premium versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, plus 1 TB of OneDrive storage.

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Office 365 Education

Students can get free access to Word, Excel, OneNote, Microsoft Teams, plus additional classroom tools.

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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

Enjoy Xbox Live Gold and over 100 high-quality games, now just CAD $1.00.

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Get the tech you need

Make the most of time at home with devices, apps and accessories to keep you focused, productive and entertained.

Make time for the things that matter most

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Make the most of your 365

Microsoft 365 makes your life more creative, organized, and secure.

Have questions about Microsoft products?

The Microsoft community is here to help. Get answers to your questions, follow discussions, share your knowledge, and more.

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Keep learning on track at home

Set students up for success with tips and tools to help them transition to learning outside of the classroom.

Learning activities for ages 3-12

Engage your children for an hour or more with these free simple learning experiences.
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Office 365 remote learning guide

Designed for parents and guardians, from signing in to communicating with their teachers and classmates, our Office 365 guide will help you and your kids get set up for remote learning in a few easy steps.

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Free tools to improve reading and writing skills

Personalise learning with easy-to-use features that enable learners to improve reading and writing skills.

Get these products for CAD $1.00 or less

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Try Microsoft 365 free for 1 month

Get premium versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, plus 1 TB of OneDrive storage.

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Office 365 Education

Students can get free access to Word, Excel, OneNote, Microsoft Teams, plus additional classroom tools.

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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

Enjoy Xbox Live Gold and over 100 high-quality games, now just CAD $1.00.

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Get the tech you need

Make the most of time at home with devices, apps and accessories to keep you focused, productive and entertained.

Have questions about Microsoft products?

The Microsoft community is here to help. Get answers to your questions, follow discussions, share your knowledge, and more.

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Get your work done while working from home

We know work doesn’t slow down when you’re not at the office; sometimes it’s even busier. Make sure you have the right resources to collaborate with others and do your work.

Connect with colleagues

Download Microsoft Teams for free and instantly chat, call, share files, and more on your laptop and phone.
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Be more productive

Conserve your printer ink, connect your phone and PC to work together, view apps side-by-side, and more.

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Sharing and collaboration tips

See how to use OneDrive to co-edit a file and chat for deeper collaboration.

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Keep it all organised

Pin your important channels, collaborate on files, have online voice or video meetings, and more. 

Tools to browse the web and work smarter

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Use the same browser for work and home

Create work and personal profiles in the new Microsoft Edge. Keep your web browsing separate and easily switch between them. 

Try Microsoft 365 Business free for 1 month

Stay connected with customers and coworkers using Outlook, Exchange and Teams, manage and share your files with 1TB of cloud storage, and defend your business against advanced cyberthreats with sophisticated protection.
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Get the tech you need

Make the most of time at home with devices, apps, and accessories to keep you focused, productive, and entertained.

Have questions about Microsoft products?

The Microsoft community is here to help. Get answers to your questions, follow discussions, share your knowledge, and more.

Follow Microsoft Windows
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