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In Pictures: Inside Office 365 Home Premium

Office 365 Home Premium includes all essential Office 2013 applications

  • Office 365 Home Premium includes all essential Office 2013 applications, making it more complete, and often better value, compared to purchasing the low-end Office suite bundles. After all, Home Premium costs $99.99 a year and can be deployed on up to five machines.

  • Excellent Excel A new Excel feature recommends the best type of chart based on data in your spreadsheet.

  • Hitting the right note OneNote, a favorite business idea-gathering application, lets you embed Excel files and has improved inking to note and draw – whether you use a finger, stylus or mouse.

  • Tempting templates Access, as with the other Office applications, offers an online library – where you can pick from prebuilt database layouts.

  • Plentiful plugins The Office Store stocks a number of useful plugins that you can easily insert into many Office applications.

  • Cloud controls Office.com forms the hub of the Office 365 Home Premium experience, letting you manage your documents and applications.

  • Awesome apps Apps for Office work seamlessly within Office applications.

  • Cumulative catalog There’s a growing catalog of Apps for Office, many useful – and free.

  • Demanding downloads If you’re working on a PC that doesn’t have Office installed, you can stream any Office application on demand – without consuming one of your five licenses.

  • PowerPoint previews PowerPoint’s Presenter mode lets you preview upcoming slides and view notes while your audience sees the full presentation – helping you give more professional talks.

  • SkyDrive storage SkyDrive provides easy access to all your documents stored online, from multiple devices – desktop, laptop, tablet and phone.

  • SkyDrive sharing SkyDrive makes it easy to preview photos and documents, and then share with others.

  • Apple access Although there are not yet native Office applications for iOS devices, you can access and edit your files using the browser-based Web Apps on an iPad or iPhone.

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