Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Upgrade to Microsoft Office 2013 or subscription to Microsoft Office 365?

I see many people still order Microsoft Office 2010 on Lelong.com.my (Malaysia version of eBay). Actually Microsoft have launch Office 2013 and a cloud base Microsoft 365.

Office 2013 is successor to Office 2010,includes user interfaces update and support for touch and more format.

Office 2013 Vs Office 365.

The Office 2013 software is licensed to one computer for the life of that computer and is not transferable.

However, 1 License can install Office 365 Small Business Premium on up to 5 PC or Mac (see “Office 365 for Mac” section below). The license is transferable from one device to another device.

Office 2013 is for PC only and does not get other Office 365 feature like extra free 20GB Skydrive Pro storage, Office on Demand,multiple language access, ongoing upgrades.

Office 365 is cloud base application host by Microsoft. subscriber no need to worry about upgrade every few years

Office 365 Small Office Premium is cloud services and you can work at any way.

Office 365 was designed to be easy enough for small businesses to run without specialized IT knowledge.

You can save your file into the cloud and synchronize it with your other device (laptop).  You can continue with where you left off on a document on multiple device. Edit,review, save your work wherever you are.

Office 365 was designed to be easy enough for small businesses to run without specialized IT knowledge.

Office on demand allows you stream full versions of Office application to any internet connected PC that don't have Office installed. Example, a PC in the library or laptop. Once you close the software. there are no longer available to other users of that PC. You are optional whether to have your Office application on your laptop so that your laptop can load faster. Alternatively, you can take advantage of 5PC per person.

You can extra 20GB SkyDrive Pro storage (on top of free 5GB).

Get desktop versions of:

Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Access, Publisher, Lync  Microsoft Sharepoint

If you have multiple computers (PC and Mac) and multiple user at office, have plan to change your computer in the next few years, It is advisable you choose Office 365 over Office 2013. You can have latest Office version on up to 5 computers (Office, home,Mac,PC) and Office on Demand on any internet connected PC.

Notes for Mac users
Though Office 365 is for both PC and Mac, the Mac users actually still get the few years old Office for Mac 2011 while waiting for the new Office for Mac.

Current Office for Mac 2011 users must uninstall the software first when sign up for Office 365. Then install Office for Mac 2011 again through your Office 365 account.

Also, Office on Demand does not support Mac.

Improved Collaboration 
With Office 365, your small business can create a password-protected portal to share large, hard to email files both inside and outside of the organization, giving people a single location to find the latest versions of files or documents, no matter how many colleagues are working on them.

Public website (internet ) plus intranet (staff only) and extranet (supplier or agent only)), no need to pay another hosting fee unless you need extra storage

SharePoint Online :-.

 SharePoint sites provide workspaces with customizable security settings for individual teams within the organization. sharepoint not available on Office 2013.

Manage and share important documents to keep teams in sync

Work together more easily by giving partners access to the business information they need.

Maintain a professional looking public website with easy-to-use template.

Access documents in SharePoint from mobile device.

Publish Microsoft access database to SharePoint Online using Access Services.

Easily schedule meeting by sharing calendars and viewing them side-by side to see others availability and suggest,

Lync Online
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Find and connect with colleagues and customers from virtually anywhere through rich presence, IM, audio/video calls, and online meetings.

Make PC-to PC voice and video calls.

Conduct rich online meetings-including audio, video, and web conferencing - with people both inside and outside of your organization.

Share the desktop, online whiteboards, and presentations with colleagues and partners.

Update : How to choose new Microsoft Office 365 plan

Next : What if you only want Microsoft SharePoint but don't want other Office packages

Update : How to choose new Microsoft Office 365 plan


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