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PowerPoint, Word and Excel- 90% of you have heard of these names before and used these applications in order to get you work done. Well, there are many applications, different services included and much different features in Office 2016 and Office 365. Suppose you have bought a brand new PC and now you want to install Microsoft Office on it. But you are confused, As there are many bundles of applications to choose from.

In this article, we are going to take a closer look at the major differences between Office 2016 and Office 365. So if you have ever been confused about how Microsoft has catagorized these two products, read on to clear your head and be enlightened..

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Office 2016 is the latest version of the desktop Office suite for both Windows and Mac operating systems. Office 2016 is a traditional software product of Microsoft. Microsoft sells “Office Home & Student 2016” for home users, and there are a few more expensive versions that include additional applications more frequently used by business users.

After the advance payment, you get an Office 2016 license. You don’t get a physical disc with Office 2016. Instead, you either buy a physical “key card” with a download code on it, or you can buy a digital download that’s e-mailed right to you on your provided e-mail adress.

This Office package only includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. This package does not include Outlook, Publisher, and Access.

You can download and use Office 2016 for as long as you want. You’ll never have to pay anything else. However, when Microsoft releases a new version of Office, you’ll have to pay to buy the new version of Office, or be stuck with Office 2016 until you pay once again.

When buying Office 2016, you must choose between the “Office Home & Student 2016” product for Windows PCs and the “Office Home & Student 2016 for Mac” product for Mac which cost $150. If you switch from a Mac to a Windows PC, or vice versa, you must buy Office again.

 

The Office 365 started out as being Microsoft’s online service for communications, to run email, businesses and file sharing in the cloud, which also included licence for the desktop Office software, but it now includes all Microsoft’s Office subscription services. It is Microsoft’s new method of selling and distributing Office. Office 365 Personal is the subscription plan designed for a single person who needs Office on a single computer. Office 365 gives you access to download and use the latest version of Office. Right now that’s Office 2016, but as soon as a new version comes out, you’ll be able to upgrade as part of your subscription without paying an additional fee. Microsoft charges $70 per year or $7 per month for Office 365 Personal. Microsoft also offers a one-month free trial of Office 365 Personal, so you can try it before paying anything, Now that’s interesting.

The Office 365 package includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. However, it also includes Outlook, Publisher, and Access. In addition, you get 1 TB of online storage space in OneDrive and 60 minutes of Skype minutes every month. You can use these minutes to call phones from Skype.

You can only download and use Office through Office 365 if your subscription is current. If you stop paying for the subscription, you lose access to your Office applications.

Office 365 Personal allows you to install Office on one PC or Mac at a time, plus one tablet—either an Windows Tab, i-Pad or Adroid.