Microsoft has officially launched its Office 365 Personal edition, offering individuals lower-cost access to its online service on one PC or Mac, plus one tablet, which can include Apple's iPad.
Detailed on Microsoft's Office Blog, the new pricing plan is designed for individual users to make the most of Microsoft's Office suite across their devices, the firm said.
Office 365 Personal is available in the UK for £59.99 per year, or for monthly payments of £5.99. For this, customers receive access to the online Office 365 services, plus the rights to download and locally install the Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote applications. Users also get 60 minutes for Skype calls, and an additional 20GB of OneDrive storage space.
Writing on the Office Blog, senior marketing manager for Microsoft Office Jevon Fark said: "An Office 365 Personal subscription allows for one PC or Mac, and one tablet (including iPad) to be connected to the service, and is the best option for individuals interested in using Office 365," he said.
"By offering Office 365 Personal, in addition to Office 365 Home, we are better positioned to deliver the right Office to a broader range of households – whether it's an individual or a family of five."
Office 365 has been claimed by Microsoft as one of its fastest-growing services in terms of customer adoption. The firm also recently announced versions of its Office applications for Apple's iPad for the first time, with users needing an Office 365 subscription if they wish to create or edit applications.
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