All Office 365 subscriptions offer the full set of products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher and Access. All subscriptions also offer 60 minutes each month of Skype credit and 1 TB (yes – terabyte) of online storage. Technical support via phone and chat are also offered with each edition of Office 365.
The main differences between the three Office 365 subscriptions are related to the number of users and devices the software can be installed on. Skype and online storage also differ per subscription.
Office 365 Personal can be installed on one PC or Mac, one tablet and one phone. You get the base level of Skype minutes and cloud storage as outlined above. This subscription is $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year.
The Office 365 Home edition can be installed on up to five PCs or Macs, five tablets and five phones. You get 60 minutes of Skype credit each month for up to 5 users. You also receive 1TB of cloud storage for up to 5 users. This subscription runs $9.99 monthly or $99.99 for a yearly subscription.
The University subscription offers students, faculty and staff a multi user, multi-year subscription for $79.99. This edition allows for installation on two PCs, Macs or tablets and up to two phones. Skype and cloud storage are limited to one user. However, the big selling point is that this is a four year subscription. Note that eligibility requirements must be met in order to qualify.