Microsoft released the Office 2016 for Windows earlier this week and it has been pretty well received so far. This time around, Microsoft is coming up with a new model where in the subscribers can pay according to the feature update they would be needing, something on the lines of freemium games. Apart from Windows, Microsoft has also launched the Office 2016 for the Mac as a one-time purchase offer bundled with several other Office 365 offerings.
Microsoft Office has shed its image of primarily being a word processing or a presentation making tool and is trying to offer a comprehensive solution for people to work together. Microsoft has been working on real time co-authoring tool since 2013 and now they have integrated it into the native apps allowing people to collaborate on real time basis. Skype for Business is another offering which will allow users to IM, Screen share and video chat within the chat app, a feature that will also be included in Office Online this year.
Microsoft has announced the prices for the Office 2016 in India and it starts from Rs 3299 per annum all the way up to Rs 33,911 for the Office Professional Plus. Check out the ready reckoner below which will take you through the various Office 365 offerings along with their features. Additionally, Microsoft has also introduced a pay-per-month fee structure which will complement the other subscription methods.
|Sl No||Product Description||Pricing|
|1||Office 365 Personal (For One User-One PC +One Tablet +One Phone)||Rs 3299 per annum|
|2||Office 365 Personal (For Five User-Five PC +Five Tablet +Five Phone)||Rs 4199 per annum|
|Office 2016 Perpetual|
|3||Home and Students for Windows and Mac||Rs 5,999|
|4||Home and Business for Windows and Mac||Rs 18,499|
|Office 2016 for Business|
|5||Office 2016 Standard||Rs 24,844|
|6||Office 2016 Professional Plus||Rs 33,911|
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