Microsoft Office 365 Personal, Office 365 Home and Office 365 Business: The new version of Office 365 will be available for free by March 31
Posted On July 23, 2021
Microsoft has announced the availability of the new Office 365 personal and Office365 home versions of Office.
Both versions will be free to download, with the personal offering limited to new Office customers.
Microsoft said the personal version will include new features such as Microsoft Office mobile apps, as well as more robust security and support for the cloud.
Office 365 Home will include Microsoft Office and other Office applications for new customers, but the personal and home versions will not be available to customers who already own the Office 365 Professional, ProPlus or Pro plans.
Microsoft also announced the new release of the Windows Phone app for the personal versions of the apps, which will include a preview of the first version of the app.
Microsoft is also releasing the Microsoft Office app for Office 365 Pro, which is a free version of Microsoft Office that includes the Office app but without the Office browser.
The Office 365 home and personal versions will work with Office 365 Premium customers, who can access Office 365 on Windows Phone 8, 8.1, 10, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows RT 8.0, Windows 10 and other supported versions.
The Office 365 business plans will also work with Windows Phone and other Microsoft Office products, but not Office 365 Enterprise.
Microsoft said that while the new version will be an upgrade for existing customers, it will not affect existing Office 365 users.
Microsoft added that new customers who purchase the new personal version of Windows Phone will be able to use the new desktop and productivity apps in the Office mobile app.
For customers who purchased the Office apps for Windows Phone, Microsoft will provide a free Office 365 desktop app.
Microsoft will also offer an Office 365 Office 365 mobile app for free, with more options to customize and install on the new Windows Phone.
Microsoft also said the new editions of Office will work on both Windows 10 mobile devices and PCs, and that Microsoft will continue to support Windows 10 PCs with the latest updates.
Microsoft has released the Office 2017 update for Windows 10 Mobile devices and the latest version of Outlook for Windows Insiders, which can be downloaded free of charge.
Microsoft will release the Office 2018 update for Office apps and Office for iPad, which includes the latest versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint.