Office 2016 for Windows

Microsoft’s Office 2016 for Windows will launch today, 22 September, when Office 365 customers will be able to download it as part of their subscription. You will also be able to buy it as a one-off purchase, although pricing has not yet been announced.

Pricing is still unknown, but you can expect a similar cost to that of current versions of Office 2013 and Office 365. To see the differences between the two packages you can read our Office 365 vs Office 2013 comparison.

You can buy a subscription to Office 365 Personal for £5.99 per month or an annual payment of £59.99, which entitles you to use Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, Access, OneDrive, and Skype on one PC or Mac and one tablet. The package also comes with 1TB of OneDrive storage, sixty minutes of Skype calls per month, regular updates, and customer support.

If you have more devices then there is also the Office 365 Home edition, which costs £7.99 p/m (£79.99 per year), offers the same benefits but covers five PCs and five tablets. The advantage of the Office 365 route is that when new versions of the suite are released (as in Office 2016) users receive the updates at no additional cost.

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