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How do you choose a Microsoft Office software suite?

Working on a computer or laptop without familiar programs like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is unthinkable for many. Various Microsoft Office Software suites for 1 or multiple users, with 2 licences, and diverse combinations of programs are available now. In this article, I'll explain what to keep in mind when choosing a Microsoft Office suite.

In short

Office 2021 Home and Student Microsoft 365 Personal Microsoft 365 Family Office 2021 Home and Business Microsoft 365 Business standard
Expensive Permanent 1 year 1 year Permanent 1 year
Users 1 1 6 1 1
Outlook No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Operating system Windows, macOS Windows, macOS, Chrome, Android, iOS Windows, macOS, Chrome, Android, iOS Windows, macOS Windows, macOS, Chrome, Android, iOS
Suitable for Personal use Personal use Personal use with the whole family Required for business use Required for business use

Microsoft Office 2021 Home and Student

1 user | For Windows and Mac | Permanent license
149,99
temporarily sold out
  • With this suite, you have Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote at your disposal.
  • This is a permanent license, so you don't have to extend it.
  • The suite is suitable for both Windows and macOS appliances.
  • This suite doesn't include Outlook, choose the Office 2021 Home and Business suite if you want this option.
  • When you use Office for business tasks, you're obligated to use the Office Business version according to Microsoft.

Microsoft 365 Personal Subscription 1 Year NL

1 user | For Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS | 1-year license
69,99
in stock
  • Microsoft 365 Personal is a license for 1 user that you can install on all your PCs, Mac models, Chromebook models, smartphones, and tablets.
  • With this suite, you have the latest versions of Office software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Access, and Publisher at your disposal.
  • You receive 1TB of OneDrive storage space per user, so you can save all your files online.
  • This is a 1-year subscription, so you have to extend the license yourself.

Do you want a 1-year subscription or a permanent suite?

Microsoft 365

1-year (Microsoft 365)

With this package you have:

  • Online storage (1TB OneDrive)
  • Office Suite with Outlook
  • Free updates
  • Renewal fees every year
Office 2021.

Permanent (Office 2021)

With this package you have:

  • Unlimited use
  • No annual costs
  • Stability updates only
  • No online storage (OneDrive)
  • Suite without Outlook

Are you looking for a suite for 1 or multiple users / accounts?

1 user

1 user

All Microsoft Office 2021 suites and Microsoft 365 Personal are suitable for 1 user, which means for 1 person. You can install this license and connect it to your Microsoft account. This way, you can use the Office suite on any device that you log in to using your Microsoft account. Do you use the connected Microsoft account to log in to your laptop, tablet, or PC? You can use the Office apps on that device. This is the best option if you’re a student, entrepreneur, or just want to manage your own administration. In the case of Office software suites for 1 user, you can choose from yearly subscriptions and permanent licenses.

Multiple users

Multiple users

With Microsoft 365 Family, you’ll have all Office functionalities at your disposal. And your entire household can use it. That's because you can link this yearly subscription to up to 6 accounts. All 6 accounts can use the Microsoft programs on every device that you log in to with a linked Microsoft account. Did you install Office on your laptop and do you want to log in on your tablet with the Microsoft account? You'll also be able to use the Office software on your tablet. Are you the only one at home who wants to use Office Software? You’d probably prefer a suite that’s suitable for 1 user.

Do you want Outlook?

Outlook

Outlook is included in every Microsoft Office suite by default, except in Office 2021 Home and Student. Do you use Outlook? Check if the suite includes the Outlook application. Outlook is widely used by people who want to work in a clear and organised manner, for example entrepreneurs. The application provides a clear overview of all your email traffic. In addition, you’ll get a calendar to manage all of your appointments and to-do lists. All Microsoft 365 suites include Outlook. Of all the Office 2021 licenses, Office 2021 Home and Business is the only suite that has Outlook.

Are you going to use Office on a Chromebook?

Chromebook Chrome OS

Do you have a Chromebook and do you want to use Office software? Buy a Microsoft 365 suite. Only the Microsoft 365 suites are suitable for a Chromebook. You can download the Office programs as apps on your Chromebook via the Chrome Web Store or the Google Playstore. After installation, you can use the Office programs right away.

Personal or Business

Windows

Business

Only suites for business use may be used for commercial purposes according to the Terms and Conditions of Microsoft. Whether you're a freelancer or an entrepreneur with a growing business, it's very important to keep an overview. Microsoft 365 Business Standard not only offers the benefits of the Office suite, but also includes access to Microsoft Bookings and Customer Manager for Outlook. Via Bookings, customers can easily see when you’re available and reserve this time in your calendar. Customer Manager provides an overview of all the information and communication regarding a customer.

Personal

Personal

Just you, or the whole family, the Microsoft 365 and Office 2021 suites for private use make your school, college, and work life a lot easier. The Microsoft 365 Family and 365 Personal have the latest functions. Easily compose your CV with Resume Assistant in Word, or run a final check on your thesis in Ink Editor with your tablet and stylus. New useful features appear every month to make your life even easier.

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