Office 365 is no longer what Microsoft calls the subscription version of its popular Office suite; instead, it has been renamed as Microsoft 365. We’re here to help you find the best deals and offers on new and old versions of Microsoft Office, guiding you through the differences between Personal and Family, Business, Enterprise and Education versions.
You could buy an Office subscription from Microsoft directly, but it's often possible to get a better deal from a reliable third party retailer. If you're looking to treat yourself to a new Office suite, you might also be in the market for a new laptop. Be sure to check out one of our guides so you can get the best price on the latest cheap laptop deals.
Best Microsoft 365 and Office deals
1. Microsoft 365 Family
$99.99 $87 at Walmart US
Microsoft 365 Family is the best way to join Office. For as little as $0.04 per day, up to six people can enjoy premium apps such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook and OneNote with up to 6TB cloud storage to back up files and photos.
2. Microsoft 365 Family + McAfee Total Protection
£167.98 £39.99 at Argos UK
Not available anywhere else is a barely believable offer. Get the power of Office plus McAfee Total Protection security suite for under £40, a 75% discount off the suggested retail price. Total Protection comes with free VPN, password manager and lots more. You can claim an additional 3 more months here.
3. Microsoft 365 Business Basic
$60 $54.84 at Connection US
Save 9% off the price of Microsoft's most affordable Office suite ever. Business Basic gives you web and mobile versions of Office apps plus 1TB cloud storage, Teams and much more.
4. Microsoft 365 Business Basic
£54.72 £45.60 at Technoworld UK
Save a whopping 20% off the price of Microsoft's cheapest office suite ever. Business Basic gives you web and mobile versions of Office apps plus 1TB cloud storage, Teams and much more. Note that the price includes VAT.
Buy Microsoft 365 Personal or Family
If you're looking to buy Microsoft 365, you should know that this is a subscription-based service. The prices below are for your first year for one user to use on one PC, along with a tablet or mobile too (for the Personal one) or up to six users (on the Family bundle).
The latter is particularly useful for editing documents on the go. So you could go from writing on the laptop/desktop to making a few changes or crucial last minute updates on your mobile or tablet.
If the online cloud storage and device switching won't be useful, we'd recommend scrolling further down this page and consider buying Microsoft Office Home and Student 2019 instead for a one-off fee but you won't get any updates.
Buy Microsoft 365 Business
There are four different Microsoft 365 business plans as of September 2021. Microsoft says that it changed the name to "to be more reflective of the range of features and benefits in the subscription. Microsoft 365 includes everything you know in Office 365, including best-in-class Office apps, intelligent cloud services, and advanced security."
- Microsoft 365 Business Basic (formerly Office 365 Business Essentials)
- Microsoft 365 Business Standard (formerly Office 365 Business Premium)
- Microsoft 365 Business Premium (formerly Microsoft 365 Business)
- Microsoft 365 Apps for business (formerly Office 365 Business)
Buy Microsoft Home & Student 2019
Microsoft certainly took its time to give us a new standalone Office package as it's moved its focus to the Microsost 365 subscription service nowadays. But if you want a modern version of Office with just a simple one-time fee, this is the way to go.
You don't get the fancier cloud-based features and multi-device support that you do with Microsoft 365, but this can work out much cheaper in the long run.
As is usually the case, the cheapest option for Office 2019 is the "Home & Student" Edition, which comes with a single user license, allowing you to install the Office suite of apps on one device. It still comes with all the essential Office apps that are suitable for most user's needs: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Publisher, and OneNote.
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