Office 365 Home is a suite of applications and services that includes a number of popular tools that aid professionals in their work life. From creating word documents and spreadsheets to slideshow presentations, Office has been the first name in desktop office tools since its initial release in 1989.

Microsoft still lets you buy standalone versions of Microsoft Office in the way everyone used to buy standalone versions of major apps, but the company has priced and packaged Office 365 to help to make it more attractive than the standalone versions.

For example, the standalone Home and Pupil version of Office 2016 markets for $149.99 (though it’s often on sale); the House and Business edition is definitely $229.99; and the Professional edition costs $399.99. But an one-year subscription to Office 365 Home, at just $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year, enables you install the full desktop version of Office on five PCs, which can be any mixture of Windows and Mac machines, plus five tablets and five phones, which can be iOS, Android, or Windows Phone gadgets.

Features and Benefits

  • Share with your entire family – for up to 6 people.
  • Premium versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, plus Publisher and Access for PC only.
  • Collaborate on documents with others online.
  • Manage email, calendar, file sharing, and Office applications in one place.
  • Use online versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, and other Office tools to get work done anywhere iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, and Web apps available.
  • 1TB OneDrive cloud storage with advanced security per person .

Office 365 Home costs $100 per 12 months. Office 365 House lets five (and soon six) people, each with his or her own Microsoft account, install Office apps on up to ten PCs or Apple computers (or any combination of the two). Each person can also install Office on up to five tablets and up to five phones.

What’s the difference between Office 365 and Office 2019?

Office 365 is a subscription that comes with premium apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher and Access (Publisher and Access available on PC only). The apps can be installed on multiple devices, including PCs, Macs, iPads, iPhones, Android tablets and Android phones. Office 365 also comes with services like 1 TB of OneDrive storage, 60 Skype minutes per month and Microsoft chat and phone support. With a subscription, you get the latest versions of the apps and automatically receive updates when they happen.

Office 2019 is a one-time purchase that comes with classic apps like Word, Excel and PowerPoint for PC or Mac, and does not include any of the services that come with an Office 365 subscription. One-time purchases don’t have an upgrade option, which means if you plan to upgrade to the next major release, you’ll have to buy it at full price.

Q. How do I access my Office 365 Email?

If you have the active JHED login ID, to access to your Office 365 account, log into the myJH portal, the Messaging icon to expand its options, then click the Office 365 icon. You may also access your Office 365 account.

Alumni users can access their Alumni Office 365 email account, login at For more information about alumni password please visit Connect.

Q. Are group/shared accounts supported in Office 365?

Yes, all Office 365 users are eligible to request Office 365 group account. To request an O365 group account you can login to JHED portal, click “JHED” icon to expand its options, then click on “Request/Manager Group Email” icon.

Q. How much space do I have for my Office 365 email account?

Each Office 365 mailbox has a quota of 50GB.

Q. What the maximum allowed attachment size for my message?

The maximum allow attachment size is 25MB

Q. What client protocols that Office 365 support?

Office 365 supports POP, IMAP, Web OWA (Outlook Web App ) and Exchange Outlook client.

Q. How can I request an office 365 account?

As Johns Hopkins student, your Office 365 account will be automatically provisioned. Staff and faculty need to contact your department IT admin to request an office 365 account.

When Office 365 Home was first announced, it was $99/year and gave access to Office applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and more, plus additional OneDrive storage for each user. Although the amount of OneDrive space has changed, it’s currently 1 TB of OneDrive per person on the subscription. So in theory, you could have up to 5 TB of file stored in the cloud as well as the Office applications for up to five people.

Office was limited to 10 device installs total, and you could manage which devices were activated through the portal, but this is changing as well. Five of the devices could be PCs and the rest could be tablets or phones.

Microsoft’s Office 365 HOME is a more than a set of productivity apps. Yes it does include the full downloadable Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Access, and Publisher applications that run on your desktop or laptop, as well as mobile versions for tablets and phones

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  • Microsoft has made Office 365 Home much more appealing with its latest update, allowing many more users to subscribe and simultaneously install on more devices.
  • The Office 365 subscription service costs £ 79 / $ 99 per year and gives the user access to a variety of Microsoft products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, One Note, Outlook, and Publisher.
  • Each user also receives 1 TB of One Drive cloud storage and 60 minutes of Skype call time.
  • We have a review of Office 365 and other options here. If you are interested, look at this.
  • Microsoft Office 365 Home Subscription Update provides a higher value