19 April 2014

Microsoft launches Office 365 Personal in Singapore

Microsoft Singapore has unveiled Office 365 Personal, which allows users to install Office on one PC or one Mac, as well as one tablet (currently only for the iPad), for an annual subscription rate of S$89. 

Source: Microsoft
"The keyword is 'personal'. It's about productivity anywhere, anyplace, anytime," said Ngiam Foong Chee,
Chief Marketing and Operations Officer for Microsoft Singapore, who also shared that over 1 billion people are using Office worldwide on different platforms, including Android and iOS.

The software complements the existing Office 365 Home Premium, now rebranded Office 365 Home, which currently has 3.5 million subscribers. The annual subscription rate of S$138 per year remains unchanged, and the Home version supports up to five PCs or Macs, and five tablets (including the iPad).

Office 365 Personal and Home provide the latest and most complete set of Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access. Advanced features include 

  • People Card, which aggregates all contact information from different sources, including your social networks, in a single place; 
  • Read Mode, which optimises documents for reading on a tablet; 
  • Last Location, which lets users pick up where they left off even when using Office across multiple devices; 
  • PDF Reflow, which lets information from PDFs be used in Office docs; 
  • Presenter View, a command centre for presentations; and 
  • Flash Fill, which shortens the time spent on data entry.
All Office 365 subscriptions include 27 GB of cloud storage with OneDrive per user – 20 GB more than the normal user, and 60 free Skype world calling minutes per month for the main account holder. 

Customers can buy Office 365 Personal and Office 365 Home at authorised retailers in Singapore, or via the Microsoft Store. For more information on Office 365, please visit http://office.microsoft.com/en-sg/.