Office 365 Home

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• For 5 PCs or Macs, 5 tablets including iPad, Android or Windows, plus 5 phones • Fully installed versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, and more • 1TB cloud storage per user for up to 5 users • Ongoing access to updates Compatible with Windows 7 or later and Mac OS X 10.10 All languages included

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Why Office 365 Home

Up to 5 household members can use one subscription, and each person will get 1TB cloud storage and 60 monthly Skype minutes. Office 365 Home helps you get things done from virtually anywhere, on all your devices.

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Fully installed Office applications

Get the all-new 2016 versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook and more, downloaded directly to your favourite devices. You can keep working even if you’re not online.1

Excel on laptop and on smartphone.

Install on multiple devices

Get the full Office experience on 5 PCs or Macs, 5 tablets (including Windows, iPad and Android), and 5 phones.2

Office features.

Access from anywhere

Use OneDrive cloud storage to get instant access to your documents, photos and videos. Edit and share them online anytime, anywhere, on all your devices.

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Always up to date

Every new upgrade is included so you'll always have the most up-to-date version as soon as it's available.

Office 365 Home includes

  • Word App Lockup

    Word: Create, polish and share beautiful documents.

  • Excel App Lockup

    Excel: Analyse and visualize your data in new and intuitive ways.

  • PowerPoint App Lockup

    PowerPoint: Create, collaborate and effectively present your ideas.

  • OneNote App Lockup

    OneNote: Harness your thoughts in your very own digital notebook.

  • Outlook App Lockup

    Outlook: Organize email, coordinate schedules and stay up to date with contacts.

  • Access App Lockup

    Access: Create your own custom database apps fast, and harness the power of your data.
    PC only

  • Publisher App Lockup

    Publisher: Print and share professional-looking publications with powerful, easy-to-use tools.
    PC only

  • OneDrive App Lockup

    OneDrive: Get 1TB OneDrive cloud storage per user, for up to 5 users.

  • Skype logo

    Skype: Call mobile and landline phones with 60 monthly Skype minutes per user, for up to 5 users.3


  • Required Processor

    PC: 1 gigahertz (Ghz) or faster x86- or x64-bit processor with SSE2
    Mac: Intel processor

  • Required Operating System

    PC: Windows 7 or later, Windows 10 Server, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012
    Mac: Mac OS X 10.10 or later
    iOS: Office for iPad and iPhone requires iOS 8.0 or later. Office for iPad Pro requires iOS 9.0 or later.
    Android: Office for Android can be installed on tablets and phones that are running Android KitKat 4.4 or later version and have an ARM-based or Intel x86 processor.

  • Required Memory

    PC: 1GB RAM (32 bit); 2GB RAM (64 bit)
    Mac: 4GB RAM

  • Required Hard Disk Space

    PC: 3.0GB of available disk space
    Mac: 6GB HFS+ hard disk format

  • Required Display

    PC: 1024 x 768 resolution
    Mac: 1280 x 800 resolution

  • Graphics

    Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 10 graphics card.

  • Multi-touch

    A touch-enabled device is required to use any multi-touch functionality. However, all features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse or other standard or accessible input device. Note that new touch features are optimized for use with Windows 8 or later.

  • Additional System Requirements

    Non-commercial use.

    Internet functionality requires an Internet connection.

    Microsoft account required.

    Product functionality and graphics may vary based on your system configuration. Some features may require additional or advanced hardware or server connectivity.

We're here to help

We’re the company that built Office, so we know it better than anybody. As an Office 365 subscriber, you can get help right away from Microsoft-trained experts by phone or chat at no extra charge.

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Installation and FAQ

How do I install Office?

After purchase, you can install Office at For more information, see the FAQ.

What's the difference between Office 365 plans and Office 2016 suites?

Office 365 plans include the complete suite of Office applications, plus other services that are enabled over the Internet, including extra cloud storage with OneDrive and Skype minutes for home use. With Office 365 you get the full, installed Office experience on PCs, Macs, tablets (including Windows, iPad, and Android) and smartphones. Office 365 plans are available as a monthly or annual subscription. With Office 365, upgrades are always included with your subscription.

Office 2016 suites, including Office Home & Student and Home & Business, include applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote; they are available as a one-time purchase for use on a single PC or Mac. The applications are not automatically updated; to get the latest version, you must purchase Office again when the new version becomes available.

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Platform: PC

Finally Office in the store

The real Office, easy to get. Perfect.

7 out of 10 people found this helpful.




Flexibility in purchase stinks

The fact you cant buy a cd to use on multiple computers is bad. Furthermore, whenever I open Word it will not take me to my file list so I can open my files, but forces me to navigate through a load of garbage I don't want. Stick to the old program as long as possible.

Developer comment · Microsoft Team responded on 6/8/2017

Hi lawdealer, sorry to hear that you are not having a positive experience using Office 365 Home. Please visit: for access to things like getting started guides, tips & tricks, troubleshooting assistance and much more.

9 out of 13 people found this helpful.




Great experience

Finally made the move to Office 365 - so good to have the latest versions of the software on my Mac, plus have anytime/anywhere access. A slight learning curve from Mac 2011 to 2016 versions, but overall I like it a lot. Cloud is where it's all going, so no issue with paying for a subscription - and when I decided after 2 weeks that I wanted to upgrade from Personal to Home, the support person was very helpful. There should have been an upgrade button on the MSFT website but that's another story!

7 out of 11 people found this helpful.



Mike in Arizona

Glad I upgraded BUT Activation was horrible

Purchase, download, and installation were easy. Then the problems began. Office 365 activation would fail with an 'Unknown Error'. Microsoft tech support spent an hour connected to my computer trying to get it to work. Still failed. Turned out that this is a known issue with Microsoft's activation servers. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. After spending a lot of time over two days trying to activate Office it will finally worked. Microsoft extended my auto renewal date one month as compensation.

5 out of 6 people found this helpful.




Software operates VERY slowly

I bought this about a month ago, and sometimes it takes 10 whole seconds to see the results of my inputs on Xcel.

Developer comment · Microsoft Store responded on 2/22/2017

Hello, We are sorry to hear that you are experiencing issues in Excel. Please visit: and expand the 'Troubleshoot problems' section if you'd like to troubleshoot the issue yourself. If you'd like to speak with a support representative, you can reach us via any of the methods located here: Office 365 includes free technical support and we would be happy to assist you.

4 out of 5 people found this helpful.




Over complicated for a non IT person.

I purchased this 'Home' product to replace Office 2016 because of the added features. Have had nothing but problems w/ Office Outlook. Spent many hours online w/ your level 1 techs and they did not solve the issue. Over complicated for most.

Developer comment · Microsoft Store responded on 2/14/2017

Hello, Sorry to hear that you are experiencing issues with Outlook. Please visit: and expand the 'Troubleshoot problems' section to troubleshoot the issue. There is a link to contact us at the bottom of the page if you'd like to speak with a support representative. Office 365 includes free technical support and we would be happy to assist you.

3 out of 4 people found this helpful.




hard to use

hard to install and use in slow internet connections . confused many times where is the login info, its not same as my and not same as my Microsoft account ... too many question for installation .

Developer comment · Microsoft Store responded on 2/7/2017

Hello, You indeed need an internet connection to get Office downloaded & installed on your machine however you do not need an internet connection to use Office applications such as Word, PowerPoint etc. There are multiple online resources available to help you get acclimated in Office 365 including video tutorials, getting started guides, tips & tricks and much more. Please visit: to get started.

5 out of 6 people found this helpful.




worthless extras

Since both my wife and I are retired most of the products are worthless. We only needed Word. So, we are paying for a lot of junk.

Developer comment · Microsoft Store responded on 1/31/2017

Hello, If you do not require the full suite of applications, ongoing access to updates, free technical support (and more!) which is included in Office 365, you can purchase Word as a standalone application here: This is available as a one-time purchase.

4 out of 4 people found this helpful.



Rebecca Dee Duckworth

Purchased and installed, and still cannot use!!!!

Purchased and installed, and still cannot use!!!!

Developer comment · Microsoft Store responded on 1/24/2017

Hello, Sorry to hear that you are experiencing issues using Office 365. Please contact us at your convenience to further discuss the issues you're having. You can reach us at or 1-877-696-7786. Office 365 comes with free technical support and we would be happy to assist you.

6 out of 6 people found this helpful.




Finally a reasonable way to update your system

Finally able to update from earlier Office. Office 365 gave me the opportunity to update all of my computers on my home network. Office 365 is a great update of the Office and continues the improvements made through all versions.

6 out of 7 people found this helpful.



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