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Introducing Microsoft 365

Make the most of your 365 with premium Office apps, extra cloud storage, advanced security, and more.

Make the most of your 365

Premium Office apps and more

Make life more creative, organized, and secure. Install Office apps on your favorite devices including Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android.4

Diagonal rows of Office app icons
Diagonal rows of Office app icons

Bring your ideas to life

Now it’s easier than ever to write, design, and share seamlessly across your devices. You get smart assistance features3 as soon as they are released in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint so you’re always working with the latest.

Organize your time

Now you can manage multiple calendars in one view to stay on top of work meetings, remote schooling, and family time.

A tablet device displaying calendars in Outlook. The tablet is lying on folded newspaper, a notepad, a dish of fasteners, and a bound notebook.
A tablet device displaying calendars in Outlook. The tablet is lying on folded newspaper, a notepad, a dish of fasteners, and a bound notebook.

Protect what’s important

Know that your files are safe with advanced security features.

Accomplish more together

Whether it’s a school project, sales pitch, or newsletter, you can seamlessly work with others at the same time to bring your ideas and plans together faster.

A tablet device displaying a Word document. The tablet is lying on top of a textbook next to a small vase of flowers, a cup of coffee, and two pens for highlighting text.
A tablet device displaying a Word document. The tablet is lying on top of a textbook next to a small vase of flowers, a cup of coffee, and two pens for highlighting text.

Additional benefits of Microsoft 365

Committed to accessibility

Microsoft 365 is designed to help people of all abilities be more productive and inclusive from any device.

Stay in touch

Skype knows video’s essential to maintaining personal connections. Plan your virtual get-togethers, book club, and more anytime from your phone, tablet, or desktop.

Premium creative content

Access an extended collection of royalty-free content, including templates, stock photos, icons, and fonts.

Ongoing technical support

Can’t find the answer? We’ve got your back with readily available technical support through chat or phone.2

Special partner offers

Discover great products and services available from our amazing partners.3

Try our latest mobile apps

Check out the new features4 in Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Family Safety.

Frequently asked questions

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Office 2019 is sold as a one-time purchase, which means you pay a single, up-front cost to get Office apps for one computer. One-time purchases are available for both PCs and Macs. However, there are no upgrade options which means if you plan to upgrade to the next major release, you'll have to buy it at full price.

Microsoft 365 is a subscription that includes the most collaborative, up-to-date features in one seamless, integrated experience. Microsoft 365 includes the robust Office desktop apps that you’re familiar with, like Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. You also get extra online storage and cloud-connected features that let you collaborate on files in real time. With a subscription, you'll always have the latest features, fixes, and security updates along with ongoing tech support at no extra cost. You can choose to pay for your subscription on a monthly or yearly basis, and the Microsoft 365 Family plan lets you share your subscription with your family for up to 6 people, and use your apps on multiple PCs, Macs, tablets, and phones.

This means that your Office 365 subscription will automatically be renamed to Microsoft 365. Get everything you love about Office 365, plus the additional benefits as they are released, all at the same price. No action is needed from your end. Changes will begin starting April 21, 2020.

Microsoft 365 is compatible with PC, Mac, Android, and iOS.4 See system requirements for compatible versions of your devices, and for other feature requirements.

No. Microsoft 365’s applications are tailored for each platform and each operating system. The applications available for Mac users and the specific features included may be different from those available for PC users. With Microsoft 365, you can be flexible. With your account, you are not limited to exclusively Mac or exclusively PC, so you can transition across devices.

Yes. Documents that you have created belong fully to you. You can choose to store them online on OneDrive or locally on your PC or Mac.

Internet access is required to install and activate all the latest releases of apps and services included in all Microsoft 365 subscription plans. Note that if you are an existing subscriber, you do not need to reinstall or purchase another subscription.

For Microsoft 365 plans, Internet access is also needed to manage your subscription account, for example to install Office apps on other PCs or to change billing options. Internet access is also required to access documents stored on OneDrive, unless you install the OneDrive desktop app.

You should also connect to the Internet regularly to keep your version of Microsoft 365 up to date and to benefit from automatic upgrades. If you do not connect to the Internet at least every 31 days, your apps will go into reduced functionality mode, which means that you can view or print your documents but cannot edit the documents or create new ones. To reactivate your apps, simply reconnect to the Internet.

You do not need to be connected to the Internet to use the Office apps, such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, because the apps are fully installed on your computer.

Your Microsoft account is the combination of an email address and password that you use to sign in to services like OneDrive, Xbox LIVE, and Outlook.com. If you use any of these services, you already have a Microsoft account that you can use or you can create a new account. Learn more about a Microsoft account.

As part of signing up for a trial or purchasing Microsoft 365, you will be prompted to sign in with a Microsoft account. You must be signed in with this account to install and manage your Microsoft 365 subscription, or to use some subscription benefits, including OneDrive storage.

You can share Microsoft 365 Family with 5 other people in your household, for a total of 6 users. Microsoft 365 Personal can be used by one person.

If you have an active Microsoft 365 Family subscription, you can share it with up to five members of your household. Each household member you share your subscription with can install Microsoft 365 on all their devices and sign in to five devices at the same time.

To add someone to your subscription, visit the Microsoft account page and follow the on-screen instructions to add a user. Each person you add will receive an email with the steps they need to follow. Once they have accepted and completed the steps, their information, including the installs they are using, will appear on their My Account page. You can stop sharing your subscription with someone or remove a device they are using at the Microsoft account page.

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1. Available for Edge or Chrome browsers and requires a Microsoft Account.
2. Hours vary by language.
3. Feature availability varies by language.
4. Availability of mobile apps varies by country/region.


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