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Microsoft Office 365 Home 1yr Subscription [Download]

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  • Product download occurs on Office.com. Details about the download process are listed below.
  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, and Access.
  • Install on up to 5 PCs and Windows 8 tablets, Macs (Office 2011 only supported), and select mobile devices.
  • 1TB of online storage in OneDrive for anywhere access to your documents.
  • NOTE: Office 365 Home is an annual subscription with 1 year included at initial purchase and requires renewal at term end to maintain full access.

Please note: This item requires a download directly from Microsoft. See steps involved below:

1. Once you have completed your software download purchase at Amazon.com, you must click the "Continue to Office.com" button to get your software. The "Continue to Office.com" button can be found in your confirmation email, Your Games and Software Library, and on the Thank You page once you've completed your purchase.

2. You will be directed to a custom Microsoft Office site to register or sign-in with a Microsoft account.

3. Select your preferred country and language.

4. From your "My Account" page with Microsoft, select the item that you want to install.

5. Click the "Install" button to begin your download.


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  • ASIN: B00B1TEIRU
  • Release Date: January 28, 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 2.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (304 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #72 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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Office 365 Home

All of Microsoft's applications plus cloud services including Skype and SkyDrive on up to five PCs, Windows 8 tablets, and Macs.1

Office 365 Home has all the Microsoft applications, plus cloud services. Just sign in and you can get to your Office files, applications, and settings when you are not at home.

What’s new in this release of Office?

The 2013 versions of familiar Office applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint include new features that help you create, communicate and work efficiently from virtually anywhere. In addition to updating the traditional Office suites, Microsoft has developed brand new subscription versions of Office, specifically designed around the way customers use Office. Each new subscription offer will include the 2013 versions of the Office applications, for example Word, Excel and PowerPoint, plus cloud services such as Skype world minutes and online storage with SkyDrive.

Subscribers will also receive future rights to version upgrades as well as per-use rights across multiple PCs or Macs and select mobile devices.1 Note: The Office applications you can use across PCs, Macs and other devices vary by platform.

1Visit www.office.com/information for a current list of devices. Internet connection required. Internet and mobile telephone usage charges may apply.

What is the difference between the Office 2013 suites and Office 365 plans?

Microsoft Office is still the name Microsoft uses for its familiar productivity software. Office suites have traditionally included applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. All Office 2013 suites include the latest versions of the applications, for use on a single PC.

Microsoft uses the name “Office 365” for products that include cloud services, such as additional SkyDrive online storage, Skype minutes for home use, Lync web conferencing or Exchange Online hosted email for businesses. Cloud services are features that are enabled over the Internet. Most Office 365 plans also include the full-featured Office 2013 applications, which users can install across multiple computers and devices. All Office 365 products, such as Office 365 Home, are paid for on a subscription basis, annually. Active subscribers will receive future rights to version upgrades as a benefit of their subscription. Entitlements vary by product.

What it includes:

  • Office for the entire household on up to five PCs and Windows 8 tablets, Macs.1
  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote,2 Publisher,2 and Access.2
  • An extra 20 GB of online storage in SkyDrive (27 GB total) for anywhere access to your documents.3
  • 60 minutes of Skype calls each month to phones in 40+ countries.5
  • One convenient annual subscription for the whole household with automatic upgrades included so you’re always up to date with the latest features and services.

How do I get my Office software?

Please note: This item does not contain a disc; it is a product key card that requires a download from office.com. See steps involved below:

  1. Once you have placed your order and received your product key card in the mail, locate your product key on the backside of the included card.
  2. When you locate the product key, follow the instructions on the card, and go to https://officesetup.getmicrosoftkey.com/ to download and install.
  3. Enter your 25-digital product key as prompted.
  4. Sign in or create a Microsoft account.
  5. Select your preferred country and language.
  6. From your "My Account" page with Microsoft, select the item that you want to install.
  7. Click the "Install" button to begin your download.

What's new with Office?

Office Wherever You Are

  • Be more productive with a full version of Office, no matter where you are.
  • Sign in to get Office on your PC, Windows 8 tablet, Mac.1
  • Each user can sign in to their Microsoft account to get to their documents, applications, and settings.
  • You’ll always have the latest features and services, thanks to automatic version upgrades.

Easy Sharing and Communication

  • Get all the email, scheduling, and task tools for the entire household.
  • Use OneNote to capture and share notes, pictures, web pages, voice memos, and more.2
  • Allow others to read and scroll through your Word docs in real time through a browser, even if they don’t have Word.

Microsoft Office Applications

  • Incorporate content from PDFs into Word documents quickly and easily.
  • Add pictures, videos, or online media to your Word documents with a simple drag and drop.
  • Create presentations with widescreen themes in PowerPoint.
  • Find meaning in numbers with the Quick Analysis and Chart Animations in Excel.

System Requirements

  • 1 GHz or faster x86 or 64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set
  • 1 GB RAM (32 Bit) /2 GB RAM (64 Bit) recommended for graphics features and certain advanced functionality5
  • 3.0 GB of available disk space
  • 1366 x 768 resolution
  • Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 2008 R2 with .NET 3.5 or greater
  • Graphics hardware acceleration requires DirectX10 graphics card

Additional Requirements

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, 9, or 10; Mozilla Firefox 10.x or a later version; Apple Safari 5; or Google Chrome 17.x.
  • Internet connection. Fees may apply.
  • Microsoft and Skype accounts
  • A touch-enabled device is required to use any multi-touch functionality. However, all features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. New touch features are optimized for use with Windows 8.
  • Product functionality and graphics may vary based on your system configuration. Some features may require additional or advanced hardware or server connectivity.

See More: Office Frequently Asked Questions

Which version is right for you?

Office 365 Home is for households who want Office on up to five PCs and Windows 8 tablets or Macs. But if you're still not sure which version is right for you, check out our comparison chart.

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Office 365 Personal8,12 Office 365 Home8,12 Office 365 University8,12,14 Office Home & Business 2013 Office Home & Student 20138
Installs 1 PC/Mac2 + 1 iPad/Windows tablet11 Up to 5 PCs/Macs2 + 5 iPads/Windows tablets1 Up to 2 PCs/Macs/iPads/Windows tablets7 1 PC 1 PC
Core Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote8
Email, calendars, and tasks: Outlook
Desktop publishing & databases: Publisher, Access8
Easy smartphone access: View and edit Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents on the fly9
Skype: 60 minutes of Skype calls each month to phones in 60+ countries5
OneDrive online storage (20 GB/user): Save documents for easy access and sharing virtually anywhere 1 user Up to 5 users
Easy subscription: Renewal required 1 year 1 year 4 years
Ongoing updates: Always have the latest Office applications7


1. Windows 7, Windows 8 OS, Windows Phone 7.5, Mac OS X version 10.5.8 required. Visit www.office.com/mobile for applicable devices. Windows RT devices come preinstalled with Office Home & Student 2013 RT Preview. Internet connection required. Internet and mobile telephone usage charges may apply.
2. Access and Publisher available on PC only. OneNote not available on Mac OS.
3. Internet and/or carrier network connection required; charges may apply.
4. You may transfer the software to another computer that belongs to you, but not more than one time every 90 days (except due to hardware failure, in which case you may transfer sooner). If you transfer the software to another computer, that other computer becomes the "licensed computer."
5. Skype account required. Excludes special, premium, and non-geographic numbers. Calls to mobile phones are for select countries only. Skype available only in select countries.
6. For non-commercial use.
7. Current Office application versions for Office 365 are Office 2013 for Windows and Office 2011 for Mac. Customers with an active subscription will be entitled to the newest versions when available.
8. Application availability and features vary by platform and device. OneNote, Publisher, and Access available for PC only.
9. Office Mobile comes pre-installed on Windows Phones and is also available on Android phones and iPhones. See www.office.com/information.
10. Compatible only with Windows 7, Windows 8, and Max OS X 10.6 and later.
11. Compatible devices only. Learn more at www.office.com/information.
12. Eligibility verification required. Only full and part-time enrolled higher education students, faculty, and staff in accredited institutions are eligible. Alumni of these institutions are ineligible.

Product Description

Experience Office your way up to date, customized, and accessible from the cloud.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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474 of 489 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars To Rent or To Buy...? February 1, 2013
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For those that don't know Office 365 is basically a 1 year lease of "Office Professional", with some bonuses (80 Skype minutes, an additional 20G of sky drive space, and Office on Demand). They want people to go to a leased model - and who can blame them. It provides a steady stream of revenue, and they only have to maintain the "latest" version. If everyone is on the latest product, no one has to maintain security updates and patches for software that was released years ago.

Also by dangling the "5 license carrot" this product becomes very appealing - especially to those of us that want the additional software such as outlook / publisher / one note. This breaks down to less than $2 per month per computer - Giving "Free" a run for it's money.

If you are looking for the 'core' office items (Word / Excel / PowerPoint) to use on one or perhaps two PC's - Simply buy Office Home and Student.

PRO's of 365:

1. Price - If you are comparing 365 to the Office Professional then spending $100 VS $400 (or even $219 for Office Home/Business) is tempting. What really adds to the temptation of 365 is that you can install it on 5 machines as opposed to one machine on the other platforms. So if you need office on your home computer, laptop, and the kids school computer - office 365 may be the route to take; And you would still have 2 licenses left. If you make full use of the 5 licenses you are only paying $1.66 per month per computer.

2. FULL office suite. Your get all 7 software pieces found in Office Pro - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, Access.

3. Virtual Office - If for whatever reason you don't have your computer with you, you can access 'office on demand'.
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Microsoft Office Social Team saysDecember 6, 2013
Thanks for your review. We appreciate the feedback. Your information about the subscription model will hopefully help people in making their purchase decision.

-The Office Team
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230 of 259 people found the following review helpful
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"Purchased" Office365 and was mislead from the start. Login was corrupt and spent hours trying to solve it and after speaking with seven, yes seven Microsoft customer support individuals, they could still not explain the problem but confirmed I had an account. Two hours later without a solution, a logical explanation or an apology for wasting my time, I got so frustrated that I asked for a refund. Next hour was a process of being transferred to the cancellation department (each time I was transferred information was not forwarded to the next agent so groundhog day each time and the whole story had to be retold each time!) Oh, by the way, the person who cancels, can't refund! What idiot created this system? Transferred yet again to another department: refunds, and agent said I was not entitled to a refund since I had been issued an active account (the previous agent promised me that she would transfer me to someone who would provide a refund). Explained the whole situation again and had the same sentence about "an active account" parroted back to me each time with a mechanical lack of caring or concern for the customer. End result? No solution, no refund, but thank goodness no year contract with paying for unusable and inferior services. BUYER BEWARE!!! Microsoft does not have their act together, has customer service that makes cable television companies look good, and will not be able to compete with iCloud or Google in this arena. Review written not by a casual user, but an IT professional that runs a business with multiple MS licenses and an Exchange server. This is the first review I have taken the time to write, so accept this as a barometer of my frustration: category five on its way...
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Microsoft Office Social Team saysDecember 23, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience. It's great customer feedback that has helped us make several improvements to the product and the service since this review was posted.

We always appreciate hearing from customers. Please send us feedback directly here http://msft.it/officefeedback. You can also reach us on our social channels: facebook.com/office & twitter.com/office.

-The Office Team
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126 of 147 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Lousy customer support March 14, 2013
By David
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O'k, I made a mistake and hit the wrong key on my e-mail address when I registered the product. I deserve to pay for that. I have talked to seven different people on the help desk, 5 level 1's and 2 level 2's. Keep in mind that each call takes at least 45 minutes and their wait-time music/static is torture. I have been given 4 different problem codes. They have promised to look into it and call me back in 3 days, 3 times - they do not call back on the day they say they will. Twice they have given me times as in - between 12 and 2pm CST. The first time they called back at 2:30pm, the second they didn't call back at all.

It has been two weeks since this mess started, and they still cannot give me a copy of the software. But they have "escalated" the problem three times. The e-mail address I gave them is off by one letter, it does not exist as an e-mail address. This should not cause two weeks of fruitless research on their part.

MicroSoft has become too big to succeed.
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The Office Team saysApril 1, 2013
Dear David,

We are very sorry to hear about your experience with Office 365. We would be happy to provide further assistance - please contact officems@microsoft.com at your earliest convenience. We will ensure you are contacted by a Premium Support Professional who will stay with you until your issue has been resolved. Please contact us via this email address by April 30, 2013. Thank you for your feedback.

-The Office Team
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars for Installation Woes February 15, 2013
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It took MS support 2 hours remote controlling my computer to get the install done. Final solution seemed to be the only way to uninstall copy of Microsoft Click-to-Run was to boot up in Safe Mode and then the fixit program was successful in uninstalling all old office products. I'm not even sure how click-to-run got on my computer in the first place. I recently installed Windows 8.

After removing in Safe Mode rebooted in normal and the installation was successful.
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Microsoft Office Social Team saysDecember 23, 2013
We're glad you're now up and running. If you need further assistance on this particular issue, or any other Office related issues, we would be glad to assist you. We can be reached here http://msft.it/virtualchat or on our social channels facebook.com/office & twitter.com/office.

-The Office Team
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85 of 99 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Failure March 14, 2013
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I purchased this Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium 5 installations, 1 year. It won't download, then to make matters worst, it won't let me do anything with another computer saying that it can only be installed on one computer. That's not the end. I called Microsoft to inform them of the difficulties I was experiencing. They left me online for over 15 minutes. Then, after I called back three times, I finally got someone online, who then transferred me and I had another super long wait till the next voice came on, but it was a recording which told me to leave my phone number and they will call me back.

I did, I left my number and when the call was returned it was a recording, trying to verify that I had contacted them. Once I confirmed that I was indeed who I was, they gave me a "wonderful" recording that said "this call cannot be completed". That played about six times before I hung up.

This product is a fail and so was the Philippino Customer Service Center.
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The Office Team saysApril 1, 2013
Dear Dianne,

We are very sorry to hear about your experience with Office 365. We would be happy to provide further assistance. Please contact officems@microsoft.com and we will ensure you are contacted by a Premium Support Professional who will stay with you until the issue is resolved. Please contact us via this email address by April 30, 2013. Thank you for your feedback.

-The Office Team
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1.0 out of 5 stars Huge Mistake!!!
Huge mistake. I downloaded it. Tried to install it (I am somewhat computer Savvy) and it failed. Got on a chat with Microsoft and they jumped on my computer for 3 hours. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars awesome
Awesome in every way.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Wanted it to work. The product had other ideas.
So horrible, it made me hate this software! I also purchased a one year subscription- not through Amazon, but through the website and it has been one frustration after another. Read more
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