Office 365 Gets Cheaper with $6.99 Personal Edition

Office 365 Gets Cheaper with $6.99 Personal Edition

In March, Microsoft announced it would be bringing a cheaper version of its Office 365 Home subscription.

On Tuesday, it finally delivered, with Microsoft Office 365 Personal, a subscription geared toward those who don’t need Office on five computers.

The subscription starts at $6.99 per month (or $69.99 per year) and lets you install office on one PC or Mac, and one tablet, including the iPad.

Office 365 Personal is going after a market different from its Home subscription, and more widespread: the single user. “By offering Office 365 Personal, in addition to Office 365 Home, we are better positioned to deliver the right Office to a broader range of households—whether it’s an individual or a family of five,” the company said on its blog.

The switch from an Office that cost upwards of $100 to a version that uses a less expensive subscription model is thanks to newly-appointed CEO Satya Nadella.

In his first public event, the CEO discussed the future of the company and software like Office, a future that lay in the cloud as well as mobile devices. “We’re not bound in fact to one device, one place and one time,” Nadella said.

Office’s recent release on the iPad makes it available on the best-selling tablet to date, and opens up the company to a potential flood of new users who have ben using either Apple-provided software like Pages and Keynote, or third-party apps like DataViz’s Documents To Go.

The inclusion of 20GB of cloud storage with every subscription makes all your documents accessible from any device from anywhere, a sentiment Nadella expressed in his press conference. “We’re not bound in fact to one device, one place and one time.”

Here’s a breakdown of the Office 365 subscriptions available. You can purchase them from Microsoft here.