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Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 or as it’s more commonly called Office 365 is a version of Microsoft’s Office suite of enterprise-grade productivity applications that are web-based. Office 365 is the most common choice for editors of different companies for a variety of reasons.

One of the most important reasons is that you don’t need to install anything on a host system since Office 365 runs off the web and uses the cloud for storage.

Cost

Office 365 is a subscription service to the Microsoft Office product line. Under the old system, a user would pay a one-time fee for access to the office software, but now you pay a recurring subscription charge which gives you access and keeps your software updated.

There are a variety of plans you can choose from depending on your needs. There are plans ranging from $5.10 user/month (Business Essentials) up to $23.20 user/month (Enterprise E3).

What are the best features of Office 365?

There are too many features of Office 365 to list. However, here are a couple of the best and coolest ones.

1.    Real-time co-authoring

One of the niftiest features of Office 365 is that you can collaborate with your team online and see the changes they make to a document in real time.

2.    You can turn your mouse into a laser pointer for a powerpoint presentation

While this has been a feature for many years, it has recently been updated for compatibility with touch-screen devices.

3.    You can use Power Map

Rows of data can be turned into a 3D interactive map by using Power Map. Power Map is a handy feature depending on your line of work and your needs.

4.    Editing and converting to PDF is a breeze

You can convert any word document to a PDF with the save as PDF integrated feature. Editing a PDF is easily done by converting the PDF to a word document without any formatting issues.

5.    You can work from anywhere you’d like to

Since the Office web apps are part of the Office 365 subscription, you can work on all your cloud files from any up-to-date web browser on an internet-connected computer. You don’t have to install any office software on every new computer you use.

Conclusion

Microsoft has changed the game with their latest offering, Office 365. If you’re on the fence about Office 365, you should know that most businesses around the world use it because it works, and it works well.

 

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