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Microsoft Office 365

by Microsoft
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (362 customer reviews)

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Edition: Home
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  • Product download occurs on Details about the download process are listed below.
  • The latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote2, Publisher2, and Access.
  • Install on up to 5 PCs, Windows 8 tablets, iPads, Macs and select mobile devices including iPhone.
  • NOTE: Office 365 Home is an annual subscription with 1 year included at initial purchase and requires renewal at term end to maintain full access.
  • NOTE: Windows XP and Vista NOT supported. This product requires Windows 7 or newer operating systems.

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Platform: PC Download | Edition: Home
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  • ASIN: B00DRP537A
  • Date first available at 3 July 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (362 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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Platform: PC Download | Edition: Home

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Office 365 Home

All of Microsoft's applications plus cloud services including Skype and SkyDrive on up to five PCs, Windows 8 tablets, and Macs.1

Office 365 Home has all the Microsoft applications, plus cloud services. Just sign in and you can get to your Office files, applications, and settings when you are not at home.

What’s new in this release of Office?

The 2013 versions of familiar Office applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint include new features that help you create, communicate and work efficiently from virtually anywhere. In addition to updating the traditional Office suites, Microsoft has developed brand new subscription versions of Office, specifically designed around the way customers use Office. Each new subscription offer will include the 2013 versions of the Office applications, for example Word, Excel and PowerPoint, plus cloud services such as Skype world minutes and online storage with SkyDrive.

Subscribers will also receive future rights to version upgrades as well as per-use rights across multiple PCs, Windows 8 tablets, iPads, Macs and select mobile devices including iPhones.1 Note: The Office applications you can use across PCs, Macs and other devices vary by platform.

1Visit for a current list of devices. Internet connection required. Internet and mobile telephone usage charges may apply.

What is the difference between the Office 2013 suites and Office 365 plans?

Microsoft Office is still the name Microsoft uses for its familiar productivity software. Office suites have traditionally included applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. All Office 2013 suites include the latest versions of the applications, for use on a single PC.

Microsoft uses the name “Office 365” for products that include cloud services, such as additional SkyDrive online storage, Skype minutes for home use, Lync web conferencing or Exchange Online hosted email for businesses. Cloud services are features that are enabled over the Internet. Most Office 365 plans also include the full-featured Office 2013 applications, which users can install across multiple computers and devices. All Office 365 products, such as Office 365 Home, are paid for on a subscription basis, annually. Active subscribers will receive future rights to version upgrades as a benefit of their subscription. Entitlements vary by product.

What it includes:

  • Office for the entire household on up to five PCs, Windows 8 tablets, iPads, Macs and select mobile devices including iPhone.1
  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote,2 Publisher,2 and Access.2
  • An extra 1 TB of online storage in SkyDrive (27 GB total) for anywhere access to your documents.3
  • 60 minutes of Skype calls each month to phones in 40+ countries.5
  • One convenient annual subscription for the whole household with automatic upgrades included so you’re always up to date with the latest features and services.

How do I download Office?

Please note: This item requires a download directly from Microsoft. Below are instructions on what to expect when you purchase an Office download from

  1. Once you have completed your software download purchase at, you must click the "Continue to" button to get your software. The "Continue to" button can be found in your confirmation email, Your Games and Software Library, and on the Thank You page once you've completed your purchase.
  2. You will be directed to a custom Microsoft Office site to register or sign-in with a Microsoft account.
  3. Select your preferred country and language.
  4. From your "My Account" page with Microsoft, select the item that you want to install.
  5. Click the "Install" button to begin your download.

What's new with Office?

Office Wherever You Are

  • Be more productive with a full version of Office, no matter where you are.
  • Sign in to get Office on your PCs, Windows 8 tablets, iPads, Macs and select mobile devices including iPhone.1
  • Each user can sign in to their Microsoft account to get to their documents, applications, and settings.
  • You’ll always have the latest features and services, thanks to automatic version upgrades.

Easy Sharing and Communication

  • Get all the email, scheduling, and task tools for the entire household.
  • Use OneNote to capture and share notes, pictures, web pages, voice memos, and more.2
  • Allow others to read and scroll through your Word docs in real time through a browser, even if they don’t have Word.

Microsoft Office Applications

  • Incorporate content from PDFs into Word documents quickly and easily.
  • Add pictures, videos, or online media to your Word documents with a simple drag and drop.
  • Create presentations with widescreen themes in PowerPoint.
  • Find meaning in numbers with the Quick Analysis and Chart Animations in Excel.

System Requirements

  • 1 GHz or faster x86 or 64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set
  • 1 GB RAM (32 Bit) /2 GB RAM (64 Bit) recommended for graphics features and certain advanced functionality5
  • 3.0 GB of available disk space
  • 1366 x 768 resolution
  • PC: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 2008 R2 with .NET 3.5 or greater
  • Mac: Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • Graphics hardware acceleration requires DirectX10 graphics card

Additional Requirements

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, 9, or 10; Mozilla Firefox 10.x or a later version; Apple Safari 5; or Google Chrome 17.x.
  • Internet connection. Fees may apply.
  • Microsoft and Skype accounts
  • 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. New touch features are optimized for use with Windows 8.
  • Product functionality and graphics may vary based on your system configuration. Some features may require additional or advanced hardware or server connectivity.

See More: Office Frequently Asked Questions

Which version is right for you?

Office 365 Home is for households who want Office on up to five PCs and Windows 8 tablets or Macs. But if you're still not sure which version is right for you, check out our comparison chart.

Which one is right for you?
Which one is right for you?

1. Windows 7, Windows 8 OS, Windows Phone 7.5, Mac OS X version 10.5.8 required. Visit for applicable devices. Windows RT devices come preinstalled with Office Home & Student 2013 RT Preview. Internet connection required. Internet and mobile telephone usage charges may apply.
2. Access and Publisher available on PC only. OneNote not available on Mac OS.
3. Internet and/or carrier network connection required; charges may apply.
You may transfer the software to another computer that belongs to you, but not more than one time every 90 days (except due to hardware failure, in which case you may transfer sooner). If you transfer the software to another computer, that other computer becomes the "licenced computer."

5. Skype account required. Excludes special, premium, and non-geographic numbers. Calls to mobile phones are for select countries only. Skype available only in select countries.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
600 of 613 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Shouldn't be afraid of Subscription Model 29 Jan. 2013
Platform for Display:PC| Edition:Home|Verified Purchase
On the Microsoft site it states that the yearly cost is £79.99 and the monthly price is £7.99 - so you get two free months if you buy a yearly subscription.

This is not for everyone but if you have several PC's (up to 5) and use several Microsoft packages then this is a good deal.
You get Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Outlook, One Note, Publisher for use on up to 5 devices and you also get 15GB OneDrive storage (formally called SkyDrive) and 60 minutes of Skype calls per month.

* Now each user (up to the maximum of 5 users) gets an additional 1TB of OneDrive Storage on top of the original 15GB.
* The storage will soon become unlimited for every Office 365 customer.

I currently have Office products on two PC's, couldn't justify putting it on others. These include 2 copies of Outlook and the basic Home & Student Office. This cost about £240 which is the cost of three years of Office 365 Home Premium and I would update this whenever the next version comes out so that's roughly every three years.

So for roughly the same price per year as I currently pay (£80) I can get everything I currently have, plus Publisher, Access, 15GB OneDrive storage (formally called SkyDrive) and 60 minutes of Skype calls per month and I can install it on another three PC's.

It looks pretty attractive to me and once my preview runs out I will be subscribing.


1) I've seen people mistaking what this product actually is mostly down to Microsoft confusingly reusing "365" in its name.
This is a full installation like with traditional versions of Office - it is not an online version.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hassle free, good value and very portable 3 Jun. 2014
Platform for Display:PC| Edition:Home|Verified Purchase
I know most people won't feel like they own something when you go for a subscription but having taken the plunge last year, I think this is by far the best option.
When you get a new machine it's simple to transfer from old machine to new, and add a copy on your laptop, or a machine at work, or, if you use them, on a tablet etc.

Ok, you don't have a disc, but often they are a liability anyway. Why? Because, anyone familiar with using Microsoft stuff know that they regularly mess up and rush stuff onto the market that isn't up to the job and if you have forked out a small fortune for a version that is poor, you are stuck with it.
This option on the other hand keeps you up to date with the latest version, at no extra cost.
I've had no trouble loading via the net onto any machine whatsoever and have often chopped and changed. You can even go to your friends and load it on their computer temporarily if you wish and then just disable it when you get home and put it back on your own.
Totally flexible, good value and hassle free, if you have doubts, then fear not, it's a great way to go with Office.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Value, same as the Home & Business Version 26 Nov. 2014
By Annie C
Platform for Display:PC| Edition:Home|Verified Purchase
I previously bought Office 365 Home & Business (which costs double). I then bought this for a couple of other PCs only to find it has exactly the same programs. There is no difference whatsoever! Why pay more? This is the one to buy.

Uninstall your previous Office version first or you may have problems. I only made that mistake once and it did cause conflicts. I backed up my Outlook PST file in case it got obliterated but it was fine. It's still worth backing up, just. in case. Just write down it's previous location so if you need to put it back, Outlook can find it. PST files can get gargantuan in size. One of mine was over 50Gb. I just copied that one to another location on my HDD in case it got damaged during the upgrade.

Of course none of this is an issue if it's a fresh install on a new computer.

For a small business like mine with 14 computers, this is a bargain for £12 a year per PC. I've bought 3 of these now so even the parents have a full version of the latest Office that I renew for them every year.

I am a seasoned IT person and even I found it tricky to install in the beginning. By my third install I had it sussed.

One downside is that Office 365 does need to be connected to the internet. I have one computer with a dodgy Ethernet adapter that doesn't always connect to the internet first time. If you open Outlook without realising you are not connected to the internet it has a hissy fit ant tells you it can't authenticate and that your product may not be valid. I can't open Outlook on this machine unless I am sure I am already connected to the internet.

Sometimes on a first install it tells you your product is not valid when you open Outlook. If this happens, close Outlook and open Excel. If you open Outlook again now, all is well. No idea why but it's an easy fix and the issue does not recur.

I've installed it 14 times now so am happy to help anyone with questions if I can :)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Early days but a brilliant start 10 Feb. 2014
Platform for Display:PC| Edition:Home|Verified Purchase
Thought long and hard over this but finally took the plunge. We have a mixture of Mac and PC at home as well as PC at work and I was fed up with not having the same versions of Word and Excel on each. Compatibility problems with Excel finally put me down this route. Sure, the subscription costs will probably rise but there is a lot of cloud storage on offer here as well so it actually makes the software look pretty good value. It's a bit of a quirk having to pay postage for a small cardboard box containing a credit card sized piece of card with the product key on it, but once you laugh this off......... The download took about 35 mins and the install under 10. In 45 mins therefore, I was up and running and it looks great.

It is a big download so beware if you've got a slow connection and also watch if you're limited as this could end up costing you a fair bit extra for going over your allowance.

I might add a bit more to this when I get my PC and laptop installations sorted as well, but so far I've nothing but praise for what I've seen so far.


Downloaded to a PC but ran into a few difficulties. Fortunately, it's obviously a common glitch as there was a simple fix (go into the program settings on Windows, find Office and opt for an online repair). What was astonishing was the speed of the download; it only took a few minutes and everything was up and running after doing the online repair. Still very happy with this product so far.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Cross-platform
This is an excellent package for those with several computers, smart phones and tablets at home. I have Office for Windows on one Mac and Office for Mac on another. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Mr. Peter M. Danckwerts
5.0 out of 5 stars All you need for the home office
No need to worry about having the latest release
Published 2 days ago by Nosborb
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what you need
Get all your Microsoft and Skype needs :) perfect. Great for family as it covers 5 devices.
Published 3 days ago by Roberta
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
fantastic for my work
Published 13 days ago by steve lowe
4.0 out of 5 stars and is easy to
Microsoft Office 365 fullfills all my needs, and is easy to navigate
Published 16 days ago by Graham Theodore
5.0 out of 5 stars The refence
It has got to be done
Published 16 days ago by Tim4u888
5.0 out of 5 stars I like this new format with a subscription base
I like this new format with a subscription base, its much easier to maintain across 5 pc's and great value for money too.
Published 24 days ago by P. Bailey
1.0 out of 5 stars Unstable and not fit for purpose.
Unstable and not fit for purpose. Microsoft should not be selling this as it is less reliable than many beta release software packages! Bought a new HP PC and loaded Office 365. Read more
Published 25 days ago by Piers Rowsell
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
5 user can't complain.
Published 25 days ago by David
5.0 out of 5 stars Everyone loved it. As for the programme I have no ...
Around £67 all you get is a 25 numerical key to activate. Everything is Microsoft based. They just want more money off you.and the licence is only for 1 year. Read more
Published 29 days ago by David weall
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