Office 2013 now available – but find out why Office 365 is a better deal

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The retail version of Microsoft Office 2013 is now available, and the Business version is due for release later this month. It is due to add a whole host of innovative features across the suite of Office products to increase functionality and improve productivity. These include syncing ability, programme interface changes to make them more user-friendly, and other helpful features such as improved templates and tools.

However, as with most software upgrades, Microsoft Office 2013 does come with an initial, one-off licence cost. Therefore, have you considered that Microsoft Office 365 might be a better option for your business? If you would rather spread the cost by avoiding the one-off fees, as well as have access to a range of additional features beyond the Office desktop applications, it may be the best choice for you.

Office 365 is a web-based platform pairing Office applications with cloud storage, and, unlike previous versions, has the full functionality of the full desktop Office suite. It comes with an additional 20GB of SkyDrive storage and international Skype minutes, and also incorporates ‘Office On Demand’, enabling you to stream virtualised versions of the full desktop Office software to any Windows 7 or Windows 8 PC.

What’s more, with a subscription to Office 365 you will always have the most current version of Office available. When purchasing an Office 2013 licence, you will inevitably have to upgrade your software upon the next Office release in two or three years, so Office 365 makes clear financial sense.


Microsoft Office 365 – The benefits:

  • No expensive licence costs– included in the small monthly fee
  • Complete cloud-hosted solution
  • Includes all features of Office 2013
  • Access, edit and share Office documents anytime, anywhere
  • Full integration with Windows Phone 8 devices (such as the Nokia Lumia)
  • No risk of outdated software with updates included in your subscription


If you’d like to find out more about what Microsoft Office 365 can do for your business, please click here. You can also fill in your details below if you’d like to speak to one of our dedicated account managers for more advice.

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