Why you should switch to Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft Office is a staple on almost every office PC. Word, Excel and Outlook are names synonymous with any kind of business administration – and even in most households, they are familiar pieces of software. However, thanks to expensive licensing costs, making this all-important software available to all employees of a business can be an extraordinary expense. That is, until now. Although Microsoft Office 365 has been around since October 2011, only recently has it become a well-known name. No longer do you have to pay upfront for an expensive licence: Office 365 lets you access the best of Microsoft Office – from as little as £5.99/$9.99 a month.

But why pay monthly instead of upfront?

Well, if you prefer, you can pay your Microsoft Office 365 subscription upfront for a year, getting a two-month discount in the process (a year will cost £59.99/$99.99 if you opt for that method). But rather than paying for just one version of Office like you used to – whether it was Office 2003 or Office 2010 – with Office 365, you will always get the latest version of Microsoft Office, all included in your small monthly price.

That horrible feeling of knowing you’re going to have to upgrade at massive cost is a thing of the past; Microsoft constantly pushes out updates to all of its Office 365 users, so you can be sure that you’re always using the latest version of the technology.

What’s more, you’re not tied to accessing your content on just one computer, either. You can upgrade your Office 365 subscription to include multiple computers, and every subscription comes with free cloud storage. That means you can save your documents and access them anywhere, on any machine – even your smartphone or tablet. If you need to work on the go, it’s the perfect solution.

Microsoft Office 365 is available on both PC and Mac, too, so you’re never limited as to what operating system you need to use.

For a long time, small businesses have had to find cheaper alternatives to the powerful and superior package that is Microsoft Office, but now, thanks to Office 365 it’s cheap and accessible to everyone. For the price of a couple of coffees from Starbucks, you get unlimited access to the world’s most powerful office software. What could be better than that?