Microsoft Office 2013 or Office 365 subscription, both released this week!” (http://www.microsoft.com)
01/30/2013 – What’s new in Office 2013
The first thing you’ll see when you open Microsoft Office is a clean, new look. But the features you know and use are still there—along with some new ones that are huge time savers. The new Office also works with smartphones, tablets, and in the cloud, even on PCs that don’t have Office installed. So now you can always get to your important files, no matter where you are or what you’re using.
Subscription VS Installed!
Tired of sharing your computer with your whole family? An Office 365 Home Premium subscription lets you install Office on up to five PCs or Macs. That way, everybody in your house can have their own copy of Office, their own files, and their own settings.
Updates are automatic, so you’ll always have the latest version. You get an additional 20 GB of SkyDrive storage, so you’ll have your files—from to-do lists to presentations—wherever you go. And you get 60 free Skype world minutes each month so you can call friends or family in over 40 countries, even if they don’t have a Skype account.
You don’t even need to be in front of your own computer to use Office. As long as you’re connected to the Internet, you can use Office on Demand to temporarily stream full versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Publisher to PCs running Win 7 (or later). That way, you can create documents or keep working on documents you’ve saved to SkyDrive.
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My Two Cents: Personally I would never use a cloud service for retail software. I can see private cloud services for enterprise systems, but retail software I don’t think so. I mean there are advantages for running office in the cloud, if you trust Microsoft with your files Office 365 subscription would be a good for you. If you don’t then Microsoft Office 2013 is for you. I like that you have options. FYI I wish Microsoft would have given you options for the start menu in Windows 8. That will be a different post. Microsoft Office 2013 or Office 365 subscription is really up to you the customer.