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Office 365 becomes Microsoft 365 for consumers

Microsoft 365 Personal and Family subscriptions broadly available on April 21—more value, same price

The new Office features start rolling out to current Office 365 customers today. Microsoft 365 Personal and Family subscriptions will be available worldwide on April 21st. With Microsoft 365 Personal and Family subscriptions you get everything in Office 365, like premium desktop Office apps, 1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage per person, 60 Skype minutes for calling mobile phones and landlines, advanced security features to protect you from malware and phishing attacks, ongoing technical support, plus all the new features and benefits announced today. Microsoft 365 Personal costs $6.99 USD a month. For the best value, a family of up to six people can use Microsoft 365 Family for $9.99 USD a month.

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Make the most of your 365 with premium Office apps, extra cloud storage, advanced security, and more. Subscribe today and get all of the benefits of Microsoft 365 automatically on April 21.

Microsoft Editor: Introducing Microsoft Editor – Bring out your best writer wherever you write
Anyone can access the essential Editor capabilities, such as spelling and basic grammar across Word, Outlook.com, and the web for free with a Microsoft sign-in. However, Microsoft 365 Personal and Family subscribers have access to advanced grammar and style refinements. Clarity, conciseness, formal language, vocabulary suggestions, and much more are included with your subscription.
 

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Welcome to the Microsoft 365 Era:
Microsoft Previews Its New Consumer-Focused Features for Teams:
 

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Not sure how it works if, like us, you run your internet off a cell phone. We have a monthly data limit when tethered, and it slows way down, to the point of frustration, when we go over (which we usually do). Having to be online to use office would surely run up the usage. Lots of people are in our situation, and it's one reason I'm sticking with an older version of office that sits on my computer.
 

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Not sure how it works if, like us, you run your internet off a cell phone. We have a monthly data limit when tethered, and it slows way down, to the point of frustration, when we go over (which we usually do). Having to be online to use office would surely run up the usage. Lots of people are in our situation, and it's one reason I'm sticking with an older version of office that sits on my computer.
You do not need a constant connection to use Office 365, only a valid subscription linked to your Microsoft Account. You can let Windows 10 set your connection as metered so it does not go over the data limit.

With an Office 365 subscription you can install the latest versions to the desktop, just like the previous version, except you receive updates to newer versions and other benefits.