Office 365: Microsoft’s No-obligation Office Suite on Your Mobile Phone


Maj. January 6, 2020 at 12 h 36 min.

The Microsoft Office Suite is offered on a subscription basis and is the ideal formula for having it on all types of devices and always being able to benefit from the latest versions available.

The Microsoft Office component software and tools are a must for both private individuals and professionals. Originally offered as a component of a classic software suite, with the purchase of a license, Microsoft has evolved it very cleverly by offering a very flexible formula that can be used for the price of an annual subscription: Office 365.

The core of the Microsoft Office suite includes the Wordword processor, the Excelspreadsheet, the Outlook email program and the PowerPoint presentation tool. They were later combined with Skype, the free internet video and phone calling software and OneDrive, the cloud storage service.

1TB of storage per person

The latter includes up to 1TB of storage capacity per user depending on the formula chosen. It allows OneDrive’s content to sync to all devices connected to the Office 365 account, including, of course, smartphones and tablets running Android or iOS. And this with a very high level of security, which has recently been raised a notch further with the digital safe function.

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The OneDrive digital safe allows you to protect your sensitive documents even more securely in a separate area of the storage space This tamper-proof space, in order to be opened, requires a second verification of your identity (confidential code, SMS or e-mail code, facial or fingerprint recognition) and locks again automatically after 3 minutes of inactivity, for the mobile application and 20 minutes of inactivity for the web version.

Your photos and documents saved automatically

As Office 365 is designed to run on any type of device (PC, Mac, smartphone and tablets), all included software and services are of course also available in their mobile version (Android and iOS). This is very useful for accessing, editing and saving Office 365 documents, but also for saving photos and videos taken with the smartphone or tablet.

With Office 365, you no longer buy a box and its license, but the ability to easily use all Microsoft Office tools from the terminal you have in your possession, when you need them.

Finally, the formula allows you to always have the latest version of the software and services that make it up, with the assurance of an update every month.

Word, Excel… accessible even without connection

Office 365 components require an internet connection to synchronize documents between various devices (PC, Mac, tablet, smartphone) via an Office 365 account and OneDrive, but Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook can be used offline, even if the device is not connected to the internet.

Microsoft offers several Office 365 packages, designed to meet the needs of business and home users, which are often very different.

Individuals can choose betweenOffice 365 Personnel orOffice 365 Family. Professionals will be particularly concerned by the Office 365 Business Premiumsuite.

Office 365 Staff

Office 365 Personnel allows a person to use the latest updated versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook. It can be installed and used on a large number of terminals (5 PCs, 5 tablets and 5 smartphones) of different operating systems (Windows, Mac OS, iOS, Android). At the service level, it also includes a 1TB storage space on OneDrive to store all office or multimedia documents (photos, videos, etc.) in the cloud and securely synchronize them so that they can be accessed at all times. It also includes Skypeaudio/video calling software with 60 free minutes of calls per month.

The price of the subscription to this formula is very economical: 69 euros per year (5.75 € per month).

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Office 365 Family

The Office 365 Family is aimed more specifically at families and, more generally, at particular user groups who wish to have a set of tools at their disposal. This formula includes the software and services included in the Personal formula (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, Access, OneDrive and Skype) but for a maximum of six people, on an unlimited number of devices (PC, Mac, smartphone, tablets) whether they are Windows, MacOS, Android or iOS.

The 6 users each get 1TB of cloud storage and 60 minutes of Skype calls (to landlines or mobiles) each per month. This subscription is even more economical as it costs only €1.37 per user per month, or 99 euros per year.

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Office 365 Business Premium

This last formula, finally, is aimed at professionals and small businesses (up to 300 users) who also need tools for teamwork. To this end, Office 365 Business Premium includes Exchange, Microsoft’s professional hosting and messaging service – which provides an address with a personalized domain name and mailboxes of 50 GB per user.

It also includes Microsoft Teams, the publisher’s collaborative work platform, and the SharePoint software suite for content management, electronic document management, forum and form management, etc. As in the other formulas, users have 1 TB of cloud storage at their disposal. And, of course, the professional environment demands it: support is available 7 days a week and 24 hours a day. The price of the annual subscription per user is 149 euros per month.

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Buy Office 365 with a PC and get a €20 refund

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Still hesitating? Please note that Microsoft and Fnac are currently offering, until 31 March 2020, a refund offer of EUR 20 on all versions of Office 365 mentioned above. Valid for the simultaneous purchase of Office and a computer (PC or Mac) or a tablet (Android or Apple IOS), you will be able to enjoy it very simply by following the next few steps. Provided that your copy of Office 365 was purchased at the same time as the computer or tablet (both products must appear on the same proof of purchase), you will only need to complete the online refund request form within 28 days to receive the €20 refund directly to your Bank Account shortly afterwards.

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