No matter what you do on a computer, there’s a good chance you’re already somewhat familiar with Microsoft Office. However, you may not realize that there are different licenses for Office with different benefits. We’ve gone ahead and put together some of the best Microsoft Office deals for all needs.
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These bundles should have you covered whether you’re working from home or a student studying remotely. Many of these licenses offer Mac and PC options, but we also have a guide for running Office on a Chromebook. Because there are so many different versions of Office, we’ll be sure to clarify what each includes as we go.
Featured deal: 85% off Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2021
You don’t need to splash out hundreds of dollars every year to keep up with your work or studies. Right now you can get lifetime access to Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2021 for a one-time payment of just $49.99 ($299 off).
The deal is as good as it sounds — no subscription fees or limitations on features. Once you sign up you’ve got all of the most popular Office software and tools to maximize your productivity. Office Professional Plus 2021 is available for Windows users, but the same savings and price can land you Office Home and Business 2021 if you’re a Mac user.
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The package includes the programs you’re likely to need often, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. But as a bonus, you’ll also have the use of Teams, OneNote, Publisher, and Access. It’s a one-stop shop for students and professionals alike.
The clock is ticking on the limited-time deal, so don’t miss out. The widget below takes you to it.
Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2021 for Windows: Lifetime License
The package includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, OneNote, Publisher, and Access, all for just $50.
1. One license for Office 365 Personal
If you only need one license with the basics like Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook, then Office 365 Personal is the best bet. Office 365 Personal adds 1TB of cloud storage with a personal vault and advanced security on top of the four core programs.
The license is good for one user for one year, but hopefully, everyone will be back to school and the office by the time the license runs out. Here is the best price we could find of $66.79, though offers on Office 365 Personal licenses are becoming harder to come by.
2. Microsoft Office Home and Student 2019
If you only need Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, and you want them forever, Office Home and Student 2019 is the best value long-term. Of course, you’re sacrificing access to Outlook and the extra cloud storage, but you can access all three programs whenever you want for as long as you need to.
3. One license for Office 365 Business Premium
Suppose you need all of the bells and whistles that Office 365 offers; Business Premium is the only bundle that fits the bill. It includes the basics and Access, Publisher, Exchange, Teams, SharePoint, and more. Microsoft Office 365 Business Premium is designed to handle anything your business needs in one familiar interface.
4. Microsoft 365 Family
Our last Microsoft Office deal is more of a replacement platform. Microsoft 365 Family packs all of the great apps you’re used to, including Word, Powerpoint, Excel, and Outlook, with 1TB of cloud storage packed on top. You and your family can also enjoy powerful security features like a personal vault for some extra peace of mind.
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That just about covers the best Microsoft Office deals we can find right now. We can’t promise that Office boosts your productivity, but at least you can save a few bucks. We’ll update the list as we find better savings.