Microsoft ha annunciato oggi la disponibilità in tutto il mondo del prodotto Office 365 Home Premium in duplice versione per il supporto sia dei PC
che dei Mac.
In accordo al comunicato dell'azienda statunitense, con Office 365 Home Premium è stato letteralmente reinventata la suite Office, che da molti anni
rappresenta il prodotto di punta nella categoria di appartenenza.
Una simile affermazione è giustificata dal fatto che Office 365 Home Premium, oltre alle edizioni 2013 degli applicativi Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote,
Outlook, Publisher e Access, ovvero degli storici componenti del pacchetto Office, include una licenza che ne permette l'installazione su un massimo di
cinque sistemi, siano essi notebook o tablet o desktop, in ambiente Microsoft Windows o Apple Mac OS X.
Office 365 Home Premium, inoltre, rende disponibili 20GB di spazio su SkyDrive, supportando quindi lo storage cloud tanto di moda in questa epoca
dell'informatica, e offre all'utente finale 60 minuti di chiamate gratuite con Skype.
Disponibile in 162 mercati e 21 lingue, Office 365 ha un costo pari a $99.99 in termini di abbonamento annuale, mentre gli studenti e il personale docente
possono optare per Office 365 University, il cui abbonamento quadriennale ha un costo pari a $79.99.
Microsoft ha lanciato contestualmente le edizioni 2013 della suite Office tradizionale: si tratta di Office Home and Student, Office Home and Business 2013 e
Office Professional 2013. Il 27 febbraio MS lancerà una nuova implementazione di Office 365 sviluppata per soddisfare al meglio le esigenze delle aziende.
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Microsoft Corp. today announced worldwide availability of Office 365 Home Premium, a reinvention of the company's flagship Office product line for consumers.
Office 365 Home Premium is a cloud service designed for busy households and people juggling ever-increasing work and family responsibilities.
The new offering includes the latest and most complete set of Office applications; works across up to five devices, including Windows tablets, PCs and Macs;
and comes with extra SkyDrive storage and Skype calling -- all for US$99.99 for an annual subscription, the equivalent of US$8.34 per month.
"Today's launch of Office 365 Home Premium marks the next big step in Microsoft's transformation to a devices and services business," said Steve Ballmer, CEO
of Microsoft. "This is so much more than just another release of Office. This is Office reinvented as a consumer cloud service with all the full-featured
Office applications people know and love, together with impressive new cloud and social benefits."
Microsoft also announced it will now deliver many new features and services to the cloud first, transforming the company's traditional three-year release
cycle. Now, new features and services stream to subscribers as soon as they are ready, keeping subscribers always up to date while eliminating the hassles of
"This is a major leap forward," said Kurt DelBene , president of the Microsoft Office Division. "People's needs change rapidly, and Office 365 Home Premium
will change with them."
Simultaneously, Microsoft today released Office 365 University for college or university students, faculty and staff at a price of just US$79.99 for a
four-year subscription -- the equivalent of US$1.67 per month. Globally, the company also released updated versions of the traditional Office suite: Office
Home and Student 2013, Office Home and Business 2013 and Office Professional 2013. Office 365 for businesses will be released globally with new capabilities
on Feb. 27.
Time to Do the Things You Want
In a recent global survey, nearly 60 percent of people said they don't have the time to do the things they want to do, and more than 80 percent said they
could save one or more hours a day if they were better organized. Office 365 Home Premium is designed to help people be more productive from virtually
anywhere and find the flexibility to do the things they want.
"Between kids and career, I'm never completely at home or completely at work -- and thanks to technology, that suits me just fine," said Jen Singer , an
author, blogger and mom of two teen boys. "With Office 365 Home Premium, I can work around my kids' schedules, so I can drive the soccer carpool, coordinate
errands while at a doctor's office and still hit my deadlines at work. And, with one subscription for everyone in my family, it's an absolute steal."
To help people find more time to do the things they want, Microsoft is introducing Time to 365 (http://www.office.com/timeto365), a new crowd-sourced website
where people can find and share tips, tricks, ideas and inspiration from around the world. Contributors include experts such as "techorating" pro Janna
Robinson (http://www.jannarobinson.com) and everyday working parents who have found ways to simplify their lives. Tips on the site include, for example, an
idea for organizing your grocery list with OneNote on your phone, a pointer on how to pick the right-sized TV for your living room, and ways to use Office
applications to help plan a child's birthday party.
Source: Microsoft Press Release
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