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Compare Office 2016 as a one-time purchase to an Office 365 subscription
(Example: Office Home & Student 2016)
|Office 365 subscription
(Example: Office 365 Home)
|Cost||Pay a single, one-time cost||Pay a small monthly fee, or save by paying for a full year|
|Office applications||Get Office 2016 applications, like Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Your apps won’t be updated when new features are released.||Get the latest version of Office applications, like Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Right now that’s Office 2016, but your version will continue to receive new feature updates. PC users also get Access and Publisher.|
|Feature updates||Security updates are included, but you won’t get new features that are added to Office 2016. Upgrades to major releases are not included.||Your version of Office will always be improving. Get the latest features and updates from Microsoft. Major upgrades to future versions are included.|
|Install Office on more than one computer (Mac or PC)||One-time purchases are designed for a single operating system, so your copy of Office is good for either one Mac or one PC.||With Office 365 Home, you can install Office desktop applications on up to 5 computers, which can be a combination of Macs and PCs. If you don’t need all of those installs, share them with members of your household.|
|Install Office and get advanced features on tablets and phones||Get basic editing features only on your tablet or phone.||Get extra features when you sign in to Office apps on your device. With Office 365 Home, you’ll get these extra features on up to 5 tablets and 5 smartphones.|
|Extra online storage||Not included.||Securely store your files in the cloud and access them from anywhere. Get 1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage per user, for up to 5 users.|
|Technical support is included||Initial technical support is included for installing only.||Contact us throughout your subscription at no extra cost for help with technical issues, or for subscription and billing support.|
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