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Get started using Office 365, the Microsoft hosted collaboration and productivity suite that allows businesses and teams to email, collaborate on documents, and share calendars. Author David Rivers tours the subscription service, showing how to administer user accounts; share and collaborate with a team site; and manage mail, contacts, and calendars with the Outlook web app. The course also explains how to connect with colleagues using the instant messaging and social media features.
Depending on your own personal or business scenario, there are a number of different Office 365 plans to choose from, with different services you can subscribe to, each with their own pricing structures. The pricing we see at the time of this recording is of course always subject to change. Let's take a look at some of them now to give you an overview. We will begin with Office 365 Home Premium. Now, this best for families wanting full access to the Office programs on up to five PCs or Macs, plus cloud services all as a convenient annual or monthly subscription. 99 bucks a year or $10 a month gets you access to Office 365 Home Premium.
Also includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Microsoft Access. You get 20 GBs of cloud-storage. That's on SkyDrive, Office on Demand, which are the web app and mobile app versions of the Office Apps, and 60 minutes of Skype calls per month included in this plan. Now for small businesses wanting web- based communications and productivity services, we have something called Office 365 for small business. Now this is for up to 25 users. You also get access to Office Web Apps, but not the mobile apps.
You get hosted email, web conferencing. You can create your own public website, and there's built-in spam and malware protection. For small businesses wanting web-based, communication and productivity service and the ability to work virtually anywhere--at the desktop or on the go--there is something called the Office 365 for Small Business Premium plan--a little more expensive at $16.10 per user, per month, again for up to 25 users. You get a subscription to the desktop versions of the Office Apps on five PCs or Macs. That's per user.
You also get access to the Office Web Apps and then the Mobile apps for your mobile devices. You also get the other options we saw in the previous plan, like hosted email, web conferencing, a public website, and spam and malware protection. Now, perfect for companies with fewer than 300 users that want business-class email, file sharing, conferencing, and other productivity services in the cloud plus the desktop versions of Office, you can see we have something called Office 365 Midsize Business.
At $15.40 per user, per month, you can have up to 300 users on this plan. You get that subscription to the desktop versions of the Office Apps on five PCs or Macs per user, access to the Office Web Apps and the Mobile apps, web conferencing, public websites, an intranet site as well as active directory integration, site mailboxes, and spam and malware protection. Then we move on to some of the enterprise options. Now, enterprise options are best for companies with more than 250 users wanting everything in the Midsize Business plan plus advanced enterprise services and options for advanced compliance, management, and voice capabilities.
Notice unlimited users in each of the plans, business-class email, file sharing, conferencing, productivity services. Also you get some advanced enterprise services, tools to support compliance, hosted voicemail, just a couple of examples. And there are also some other plans for education and government. So, specialized plans at reduced rates for accredited educational institutions and government organizations. So, if you're in that scenario, it's not necessary, but probably, best to contact your Microsoft account rep for details.
Now once you have decided which plan is best for you or your business, you want to make sure you're equipped to run the service properly. In the next movie we will explore the system requirements for running Office 365 from a Windows PC or a Mac.
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