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Microsoft Office 365

by Microsoft
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (343 customer reviews)

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1 GB
Download time:
13 minutes - 1 hour 30 minutes on broadband
Note: You can download this item for re-installation from Your Software Library. The number of computers eligible for installation will vary.
  • Product download occurs on Office.com. 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.

Important Download Information
Please note: This item requires a download directly from Microsoft. Once you have completed your software download purchase at Amazon.co.uk, you must click the 'Continue to Office' button to get your software. This 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. Upon clicking the 'Continue to Office' button, you will be directed to a custom Microsoft Office site to register or sign in with a Microsoft account. A Microsoft account is required in order to complete your download. Once signed in, follow the steps to complete your download.


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  • Platform:    Windows 7 / 8, Mac OS X
  • Media: Software Download

Product details

Platform: PC Download | Edition: Home
  • Downloading: Currently, this item is available only to customers located in the United Kingdom and who have a U.K. invoice address.
  • Note: Giving as a gift is not available for this item.
  • ASIN: B00DRP537A
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 3 July 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (343 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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Product Description

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 www.office.com/information 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 Amazon.co.uk:

  1. Once you have completed your software download purchase at Amazon.co.uk, you must click the "Continue to Office.com" button to get your software. The "Continue to Office.com" 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 www.office.com/mobile 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.
4.
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
580 of 593 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.

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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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11 of 11 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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7 of 7 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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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Difficulties downloading 21 Oct. 2013
Platform for Display:PC Download| Edition:Home|Verified Purchase
I purchased MS Office 365 on 17/9/2013. Unfortunately for some reason, thought to be microsofts problem, I was unable to install the software on my laptop until 15/10/2013. I made countless phone calls to MS who promised they would 'fix it' taking hours of my time. I was told I was not the only one having the same problem but they still took nearly a month to rectify it. Now it's installed it works fine, I am just frustrated and disappointed that it took such a huge company so long to sort this out for me. Now I have to start the battle to get my whole 12 months worth of the product Ive subscribed to. Wish me luck!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars 12 Month subscription renewal at last years price.
I purchased this as a renewal. Well pleased as it has extended my subscription to 365 for another twelve months at the same price I paid last year, instead of the new rate.
Published 3 days ago by C. Crane
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Classic Microsoft - redesigning something that worked brilliantly before so as to make it worse. It works - just!
Published 4 days ago by D. C. Pim
5.0 out of 5 stars Great software, hard to work out initially as it ...
Great software, hard to work out initially as it is very different to previous office versions especially with it all being online, but would still recommend, but a book as well
Published 5 days ago by Craig william channon
5.0 out of 5 stars Makes my working life easier and more productive
This makes my life so much easier now I can access my files over multiple devices. I can work anywhere, and love being able to get my stuff on my phone when I'm out and about.
Published 7 days ago by Lesley Hinton
1.0 out of 5 stars BOO!! for this swizz of a product.
This is a rotten product that you can only use for a year before HAVING to renew it or it wont work. Read more
Published 9 days ago by William - G
1.0 out of 5 stars Download problem - Microsoft Support is rubbish!!!
Be very careful before you purchase this product. You need a Microsoft Account before you can download it. In theory, this can be done during the download process. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Leonard Henry Topham
1.0 out of 5 stars If you can use an alternative, then save yourself from this product!...
It is by far the worst MS Office ever made. Please, if you can run the older versions on your computer, do so. This is a terrible product. Read more
Published 11 days ago by D.P.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great need for work
Published 11 days ago by vkg1986
5.0 out of 5 stars Great value 5 user version of MS Office
£12 cheaper than from Microsoft and received within a few days. Full office on 5 computers as well as 1TB of 1 drive storage per user.

What more could you need.
Published 12 days ago by JSK Technology Solutions
4.0 out of 5 stars 365 mutiple download good value.
As described, 5 PC / Tablets Software download for 1 year.
Published 12 days ago by Paul Graham Molton
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