What you need to know about Microsoft’s new Office 365 subscription service
Microsoft is introducing a new subscription service called Microsoft Office 365, and it’s a lot more complicated than you might expect.
The service is set to go live this summer.
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The company is offering two subscription services: Office 365 Basic ($199 per year) and Office 365 Premium ($499 per year).
The subscription is designed for organizations with more than 500 people and it comes with access to Office 365 for free.
(The same subscription option is available for organizations that sign up for the Microsoft Teams app, which has a limited amount of Office 365 data.)
The basic subscription is available to anyone who’s an Office 365 subscriber and it will cost $199 per person per year.
(In contrast, the Premium subscription costs $499 per person and includes access to the full Office 365 experience for a $499 yearly fee.)
The two subscription options have separate payment plans: Premium ($249 per year, $499 annually) and Basic ($299 per year and $499.)
You can choose to upgrade to the Premium plan for $299 per person annually, which will get you access to unlimited Office 365 and a subscription to Microsoft Teams.
(You can upgrade to Basic for $199 annually, but you’ll still have to pay for the full suite of Office products.)
Microsoft’s other subscription options, Office 365 Business ($499 annually), Office 365 Enterprise ($599 annually) or Office 365 Home ($999 annually) offer similar pricing and features.
The subscription plans are available on Windows and on Macs and tablets.
If you’re an Office customer and want to upgrade, you’ll have to wait until the end of the year before you can upgrade.
The Premium and Basic subscription plans will be available in June and September, respectively.
(Microsoft also has a subscription option for people who sign up to Office on mobile devices.)
Office 365 Business is the only subscription option that will also be offered as an upgrade to Office, although that option will come in June or September.
You can choose between a Basic subscription and a Business subscription.
Business customers will also have access to a special Office 365 Starter Edition, which includes Office 365 Professional, Office 2016, Office 2013, and Office 2013 Express.
(This Starter Edition will be discontinued later this year.)
The Starter Edition is available in the United States and Canada, and you’ll need a Business account to take advantage of it.
(For more information on the Starter Edition’s benefits, see our story about the Microsoft Store.)
In a press release, Microsoft said that customers who upgrade to Microsoft’s Premium subscription will get Office 365 Pro, a new version of Office that’s more up-to-date than the current versions of Office.
You’ll also get Office 2013 Pro, the latest version of the company’s productivity suite.
(If you have a Business license, you can also take advantage at no cost of any other version of Microsoft Office.)
Office Premium comes with Office 2016 and Office 2014 Pro.
The premium version of both products offers Office 2016 for free, and both are available as a free upgrade to Business.
(Business customers can also upgrade to Premium for $149 annually.)
The new Office, which was recently introduced as a standalone product, includes a number of new features, too.
For example, the app now includes an automatic sync feature that can sync data between your Windows 10 desktop and any device you use with Office 365.
Additionally, the company says that Office 365 is now compatible with more browsers, and the app is designed to work with Windows 10 Mobile.
Microsoft also says that the new subscription plans include free Office 365 services that include Microsoft Outlook.
You will also get Outlook and the Skype calling feature, and Microsoft has added a number to its subscription plans that offer new features like unlimited cloud storage and the ability to sync Office 365 documents between your PCs.
(These new features are coming later this summer.)
The Microsoft Store has also changed a few things.
The app now has a list of popular apps that you can find on the left side of the app.
The list includes games, productivity tools, productivity apps, and more.
Microsoft has also added a few new Office products.
You should know that Office Professional has been discontinued and will no longer be available.
(Office 365 Professional is available as an option.)
Microsoft has also removed Office Online, a subscription-based product that included a number other productivity tools.
(Some of these tools were also removed.)
Microsoft also updated Office for Macs, which is a Mac version of Word.
The company also says Word for Mac will be “coming soon,” which means you can expect it in the coming months.
(Word is available now on Windows.)
You will also want to make sure you download the new version for your operating system.
The Office 365 desktop app will now include an icon for each Office application that you have installed, which means that if you’re