New arrivals: Microsoft launches Office 365 Personal in Singapore

Office 365 Personal – annual subscription S$89 – allows individuals to install Office on one PC or one Mac, as well as one tablet device to be connected to the service.

Office 365 Home Premium – at S$138 per year – allows installation on up to five PC/Mac computers and five tablets (including iPad).

Introductory local promotions (until 30 June, 2014):

  • Free limited edition Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 with every purchase of Office 365 Personal.
  • Save $20 when you purchase Office 365 Personal with a new PC, Windows 8 Tablet of Mac.
  • Save $30 when you purchase Office 365 Home with a new PC, Windows 8 tablet, or Mac.
Microsoft Office 365 Personal is now available from Singapore at an annual subscription of S$89 per year.

Microsoft Office 365 Personal is now available from Singapore at an annual subscription of S$89 per year.

Office 365 Personal is suitable for individuals or small households who share a single computer to use Office.

For people or households who use Office on more than one device, it is more worthwhile to purchase Office 365 Home (previously called Office 365 Home Premium) instead.

Office 365 Personal and Home includes the complete set of Office applications – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access.

Regardless of the Office 365 subscription, users will be entitled these services:

  • 27 GB of cloud storage with OneDrive per user – 20 GB more than the normal user.
  • 60 FREE Skype world calling minutes per month for the main account holder – so you can call any mobile, landline or PC in the world.
  • All future upgrades such that consumers’ copies of Office are always updated with the latest from Microsoft as long as you’re subscribed.

Microsoft announced Office for iPad earlier in March, now available for download at the iTunes App Store for free to read, view and present documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Here are three reasons why you may want to consider buying Office 365:

  1. It works across devices. Office 365 works with touch, pen or keyboard on Windows PCs, Windows tablets, Macs, as well as Windows Phone, Android and iOS smartphone. With Office Online, you can create, read, edit and share your Office docs on any popular device.
  2. It is in the cloud. Office 365 is in the cloud, so when you sign in, your documents – and even your personalized settings – are always available wherever you are.
  3. It’s more powerful than before. New features include:
    • People Card aggregates all your contact information from different sources, including your social networks, in a single place
    • Read Mode optimizes your documents for reading on a tablet
    • Last Location lets you pick up right where you left off when using Office across multiple devices
    • PDF Reflow lets you to use information from PDFs in Office docs; Presenter View gives you a command center for presentations
    • Flash Fill eliminates wasteful time spent on data entry.

Please refer to fact sheet below for full details on pricing, features and local availability and promotions.

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