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What's the Difference Between Office 365 and Office 2016?

Microsoft Office 365 refers to subscription plans that include access to Office applications plus other productivity services that are enabled over the Internet (cloud services) Office 365 includes the most recent version of Office which is currently Office 2016, but your version will continue to receive new feature updates.

PC users also get Access and Publisher!

Office 365 plans for business include services such as Skype for Business web conferencing and Exchange Online hosted email for business, and additional online storage with OneDrive for Business.

Office 365 comes with the applications you’re familiar with, such as Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, plus extra online storage, ongoing technical support from Microsoft at no extra cost, and more.

You can choose to pay for an Office 365 subscription on a monthly or yearly basis.

Different Office 365 plans are available for home and personal use, as well as for small and midsized businesses, enterprises, schools, and not for profit organizations.

Office 2016 is sold as a one-time purchase, which means you pay a single, up-front cost to get Office applications for one computer. One-time purchases are available for both PCs (such as Office Home & Student 2016) and Macs (such as Office Home & Student 2016 for Mac). One-time purchases don’t have an upgrade option, which means if you plan to upgrade to the next major release, you'll have to buy it at full price.


What you'll need to use Office 365

Office 365 requires Windows 7 or 8. Mac users need OS X 10.6 (or later). You'll also need Internet access to install Office 365 and to activate and manage your subscription (once a month). You'll need a compatible browser. IE 9, Firefox 12, Safari 5, or Chrome 18.

Regarding hardware, at the very least, your local system will need the following:

· 1 GHz processor or Intel processor (for Macs).

· 1 GB or RAM (32-bit); 2 GB RAM (64-bit).

· 3 GB of available hard disk space; 2.5 GB for Macs.

Compare Office 2016 as a one-time purchase to an Office 365 subscription

For more information on Office 365 and other Microsoft products provided by High Tech please contact your High Tech Account Manager!

Sales: 905 853-2335 ext. 561

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