Office 365 Personal

At a press conference in New Delhi today, Microsoft announced the availability of Office 365 Personal for individual users. Office 365 Personal allows users to connect up to two home devices to the service.

Unveiled back in March, Office 365 Personal is meant for the individual consumer who would like to carry the productivity experience of PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and One Note on a device of his choice. An Office 365 Personal subscription allows for one PC or Mac, and one tablet (including iPad) as well as your smartphone to be connected to the service. In addition, the subscriber gets an additional 20 GB of cloud storage.

“More and more consumers today are looking for a home productivity suite which will allow them to move between devices and have constant access to important documents online. Office 365 Personal will address the needs of all these consumers.”

- Ram Kumar Pichai, General Manager, Microsoft Office Division

Office 365 Personal is available for INR 3,299 for a year or INR 330 (US$ 5.5) per month. Office 365 Personal is available for sale beginning this week at all major retail outlets such as Croma, Reliance Digital, and Jumbo Electronics as well as online on the Microsoft Store.

If you have multiple devices and users in the family, you might want to go for Office 365 Home subscription which allows one to use the service across up to five PCs or Macs and is priced at INR 420/month.

Office 365 is the suite of Microsoft’s market-leading productivity products offered as a cloud service. Since launch it has been the fastest growing product in Microsoft history and has become a lucrative business within a short span of time.