"The best, most relevant Office yet!"5.0 starson by thisistheslam
Pros: Several pricing options to choose from, 365 offers the full Office experience with some extra goodies for subscribers, simple and effective interface, touch friendly, cool new features across all Office apps
Cons: None that I can think of
Summary: I use Office for home and business uses. I'm not a power user, but I have a decent competency with the suite of software. Office 2013 as both a disc and cloud-based option is incredible. I started using it on my Surface RT (which is a little limited in comparison but still a good comparison to the full deal) and have loved it. The 365 option is what puts it over the top for me. $99 a year (or $9.99 a month if you'd rather) gives you Office on up to 5 machines whether you're running Mac or Windows OS. That's a deal maker and an incredible move by Microsoft to support their customer base regardless of platform. While the Mac version doesn't include ALL of the apps, there's plans to release them in the coming year. What you can get with the Home Premium package would cost you $500 with Office 2010 Professional, but you get the cloud-support, 20GB extra of Skydrive storage, and Skype minutes to boot. Not only that, the 2010 Professional package gave only 2 licenses, where (again) this new 365 Home Premium package offers 5 licenses and is cross-platform. I mean, if you can't get on board with this, I don't know what you're looking for. A fantastic deal, worth every penny, and even some of these new features (Sparklines in Excel, Presenter View in Powerpoint) are pretty nifty.