Office 2013 UK prices: every version confirmed
By Nicole Kobie
Posted on 29 Jan 2013 at 12:45
Office 2013 was officially launched for retail today, alongside updates to the subscription Office 365 service.
There are three Office 2013 versions, each of which include a license for a single PC. The Office 365 subscription can be used on five PCs.
Office Home and Student - £110, includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and One Note.
Office Home and Business - £220, adds Outlook to the above.
Office Professional - £390, adds Publisher and Access to the above.
Office 365 Home Premium - £80 per year, adds 20GB of SkyDrive and Skype with 60 free minutes a month.
Microsoft is also offering a standalone copy of each programme for £110 each, or £60 for OneNote, for a single PC license. University students are also offered a version of Office 365 for £60 for four years, including the entire software suite across two PCs.
Business versions of Office 365 are priced monthly, per user. The email-only package is £2.60. The small business package is £3.90, and includes webmail and web-based versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, for up to 50 people.
The mid-sized business and enterprise plan is £5.20, and adds active directory and SharePoint, while upgrading to the £15/month version adds a desktop version of Office and email archiving.
In the US, the prices are $140, $220, and $400 - but UK prices do include VAT. Prices are the same whether you choose a download or boxed copy.
Seems to be on parity with US pricing if you add 20% VAT that we have to pay.
By AlphaGeeK on 29 Jan 2013
Office 365 Home Premium
Do the license terms allow for business use with this subscription model?
By AlphaGeeK on 29 Jan 2013
AlphaGeek, Office 365 Home Premium is non-commercial, I'm afraid.
By Nicole_Kobie on 29 Jan 2013
Home and Student is about right but $220 + 20% doesn't equal £220. Should be more like £170, which would seem like a more realistic amount on top of Home+Student's £110 for Outlook. However, prices will drop like a stone if 2007 and 2010 releases are anything to go by.
By halsteadk on 29 Jan 2013
Home & Student used to come with licenses for 3 PCS. Is it really only one now?
By houndscroft on 29 Jan 2013
Old business versions
This story mixes the new consumer versions with the old business versions of Office 365. I think there's an "Office Small Business Premium" plan due on Feb 27th in the US. At an expected $12.50 a month, it should translate to less than £15 a month if offered here.
By bern_leckie on 29 Jan 2013
We already use the business plan at £15 per plus vat. It includes Office 2010 Professional Plus, full sharepoint and Exchange server. I don't expect Microsoft to increase the price with the new version.
By adwoodrow on 29 Jan 2013
Old fashioned upgrades?
I've got Office Pro 2010 installed on two machines used for mixed business and pleasure. Am I correct to assume that there is no regular upgrade price for this? What I see here is that I either buy the whole thing again twice (at £760) or go onto a "send Microsoft a monthly cheque" deal knowing that if I fail to do this "my" software gets scuppered. Incentive to upgrade? I don't think so.
By rifinlay on 29 Jan 2013
Not sure why you would want to go for upgrades with the subscription prices they way they are. £15+vat for Professional Plus which you can use on up to 5 devices. Plus you get Email, Intranet and a website.
By adwoodrow on 30 Jan 2013
They're failing to drag me away from Google Apps
I'm currently running Office 2003 and our company uses Google Apps for email. I have yet to be convinced that we should move our email over to Microsoft, and the idea that I need one license for my PC one one for each laptop just means it's not going to happen.
By revsorg on 30 Jan 2013
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