Joe Wainer
Joe WainerUpdated a month ago

An all in one productivity tool

Microsoft 365 (formerly known as Office 365) is a cloud-based subscription service offered by Microsoft. Combining MS programs with cloud services like OneDrive and Microsoft Teams, Microsoft 365 aims to offer different plans that will allow you to use them virtually anywhere. It’s one of the leading full-featured suites of productivity and collaboration applications that both PC and Mac users can have.

What’s in the bag?

Premium versions of Microsoft’s popular productivity applications can be found in Microsoft 365 with the addition of its 1 TB OneDrive cloud storage for file and photos keeping, and Microsoft Teams for an easy team and business management.

When it comes to presentations, text documents, and spreadsheets, users will be able to make use the latest versions of the basic Microsoft applications. PowerPoint, Word, and Excel are all familiar applications that can get the job done. E-mails, appointments, and other communication-related tasks can be easily managed with Outlook’s calendar and mailing features.

Microsoft 365 also includes Publisher, a software that focuses more on creating rather than text placement. It lets you arrange your documents in an easy way, as the text does not complicate how the tables, pictures, and other inserted elements are positioned. With this suite, text wrapping is not going to be a problem.

With all the activities, tasks, and processes that can be done with Microsoft 365, it has included Access in its list of applications. Access is used to manage information and data that can, later on, be used for reference, conducting analyses, and making important reports. Access is very powerful application when it comes to data processing.

Always in the loop

The thing about Microsoft 365 being a subscription service is that all its applications are always up to date. All newly released features and add-ons can be instantly enjoyed by its subscribers, compared to Microsoft’s one-time pay software. With that said, there are two available subscription options for Microsoft 365. Users can either avail of the 1-year subscription as a solo player with Microsoft 365 Personal, or have a subscription shared between 6 people with Microsoft 365 Home.

Having updated those applications are not the only thing that users can enjoy with the software because it also comes with 60 Skype minutes to make calls to landlines and mobile phones (per month and per account).

A tool for everyone

Microsoft 365 works across multiple platforms like Mac, Windows (11, 10, 8.1, 8, 7), iOS and Android, allowing users to use the applications anytime on any device, especially with the help of OneDrive. Microsoft also makes sure that all data shared through the cloud storage is kept private from other people except for those who are given rightful access to them. Microsoft 365 provides effective solutions to all of its users' office and other business-related tasks.

Create and share your best work, organize your life, and protect what matters most across all your devices with Microsoft 365

Get premium versions of Microsoft applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, plus Publisher, and Access. The subscription also includes 1 TB OneDrive cloud storage per person to securely save, edit, and share your files.

Always stay in sync with the latest apps. Protect your digital assets with OneDrive ransomware detection and file recovery plus advanced virus and phishing protection.


  • All applications are kept up-to-date
  • Enjoy 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage per person
  • Tight security
  • Access and work on any device


  • Advanced applications are not beginner-friendly

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