New Office 365 Subscriptions Announced

With the unveiling of Office 2013 yesterday Microsoft also announced new Office 365 subscription services that will include the new 2013 editions of the Office.  The new Office 365 editions are currently in preview and below are is a brief description of each of the editions

  • Office 365 Home Premium Preview This offering allows you to install Office on up to five PCs. It includes an additional 20 GB of online storage on SkyDrive (above and beyond the 5 GB included with a free SkyDrive account). Home Premium includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Access, and Publisher.
  • Office 365 Small Business Premium Preview This business edition is intended for companies with up to 10 employees. Each user can install Office on up to five PCs per user. The package includes hosted email, shared documents (with SharePoint), and HD video conferencing using a Microsoft-hosted Lync server. This package includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Access, Publisher, InfoPath, and Lync.
  • Office 365 ProPlus Preview This offering is identical to the Small Business package except that it supports up to 25 user accounts.
  • Office 365 Enterprise Preview For large organizations, this package includes Office 365 ProPlus with Exchange Online, including archiving and legal hold features. It also includes SharePoint Online and Lync Online; the latter allows meetings and extended collaboration scenarios.