In the past you may remember that you had to pay upfront for Microsoft products that you use everyday such as Office, Excel and Powerpoint which could be several hundred dollars or at least around a hundred. Now there is an easier way to not only get access to all of these software choices but have them automatically update as well! We are fans of Microsoft, especially after they paid us to do some Twitter promotion for them on our Global Good account. They had us cover their Skydrive and we also did a complimentary post about it but we did not see this Office 365 or understand the depth of it until recently.
When we needed many of the Office products on our new computer that we were working on for a client’s project we turned to the Microsoft site to see what the damage would be. Pleasantly we were surprised that not only could we get a 30 day trial of all the Microsoft Office apps, but that we could start paying as low as $9.99 a month to have full access to all of them rather than a bigger payment up front. For our purposes this made a lot of sense and we have been using all of the apps quite heavily since. Thank you to Microsoft for jumping on the subscription bandwagon similar to how Adobe has with their cloud offering which allows you to utilize many of the major Adobe apps without a major up-front cost. We are only paying around $49.99 a month to access all of the major adobe apps such as Photoshop, InDesign, After Effects, and Premiere among others and it is has been a major blessing for a creative agency ( Global Good Media is our creative arm of the Global Good Network ).
Definitely check out Office 365 http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ and let us know your thoughts after trying the 1 month FREE option or subscribing monthly!
-Signed Josh Bois, Co-Founder Global Good Networks