Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Unpacking a little more Microsoft Office 365 confusion

Office 365 Yesterday I wrote that I found Office 365 confusing. Digging around, I found this about some of the different options available:

  • Office 365 is a subscription service that includes the most recent version of Office, which currently is Office 2016. It comes with the applications like Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, plus extra online storage and ongoing tech support.
  • Office 2016 is also sold as a one-time purchase, which means you pay a single, up-front cost to get Office applications for one computer.
  • Office Online is the free version of Office that you can use in your web browser. Try the Office Online apps.

It seems to me that any movement towards Office 365 as a VLE replacement is a group work requirement. Office 365 has groups:

On a related theme, I clearly need to get to grips with the OneNote Class Notebook, all the more so because MS has just announced that this is now available for Macs.

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