IT for beginners and pros alike is starting to focus on a real online experience. Collaboration, teams, families, subscriptions; a lot is going on but while it may appear to be more complicated than it needs to be, a quick peek behind the scenes, and we can see that software is getting streamlined.
No longer do you have to worry about scratching the CD or losing your product key and losing access to your software. You no longer have to be disappointed when you can’t put your software on all of your devices. Step-by-step instructions, introductions and support for the absolute beginner are built in.
The world is getting smarter and better connected and so is software. Who better to lead that revolution than Microsoft, the company who in 1975 started the race to build a computer which went on to be the personal computer and the software that would make it work. This was the worlds Introduction to computers and when the interest to buy a laptop began
Bill Gates and Paul Allens revolutionary ideas established their company ‘Mirco computer Software’, yes not quite as catchy as Mircosoft as it came to be known later. After developing software and computers from 1975, Microsoft finally came out with their flagship product, in 1990. Microsoft Office (MS) bundled software together that were previously sold separately. Software like Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Powerpoint.
After almost 45 years Microsoft is still going strong with no sign of stopping. They are modern, innovative and they stay ahead of trends to keep the software updated, relevant and hard to compete with.
It’s no wonder that you have chosen to install Microsoft office on to your laptop and pc. But now that you have decided you realise that there are so many options; you can buy MS Office suite 365 (Home, student, personal and home office) not to mention MS office 2019. However, it’s important to note that Mircosoft is heavily promoting their 365 subscriptions web-based service and slowly phasing out their other offerings.
So let’s take a look at Microsoft 365; what it is, how to install it and how much it costs.
All software is suitable for absolute beginners. Photo Source: Unsplash
MS office is a suite of software tools that have been bundled together to create a powerful overall product. With the office suite, you can write, create spreadsheets, presentations and take notes. MS Office ‘365’ however is the flavour that the suite has been missing.
Microsoft office 365 is an online software subscription service. That adds everything that was already in the MS office bundle. To a powerful online service that packs a punch. It takes productivity to another level as they offer a web service that has everything that the modern computer user could need. Let’s take a look at what is included in the MS Office 365 package.
I am not a big fan of web-based subscription services, but when I first saw this list, my jaw dropped just a little. It is generous and has everything you need, bundled into one package. So that you don’t have to pay more for other services elsewhere. So here are the features:
Some subscriptions also include (More Computer knowledge Required to set up)
The Microsoft website says MS suite 365 is “Your place to create, communicate, collaborate and get great work done.” and they certainly have created that. With this suite of computer programs, you can create all documents, files and use productivity skill for the workplace and home. Suitable for the novice with basic computer literacy or the expert with advanced IT skills. No experience required and Computer tutorials are available.
This looks like jargon, but it is essential for setting up your computer. If you have a new computer it will be compatible.
After almost 45 years Microsoft is still going strong with no sign of stopping. Photo Source: Unsplash
Microsoft offers 3 main plans which are Easy to understand,
*All software is suitable for new beginners / absolute beginners, as free support is included which can help you with step-by-step instructions and beginners tutorials/video tutorials for the newbie can be found online.
Let’s take a look at the home plan.
The world is getting smarter and better connected and so is software. Photo Source: Unsplash
Once you have purchased the software programs or decided to take a trail. Create a Microsoft account. This is important because it is through this account that the software will be provided. Once you have done this you will be able to install the software to your PC and Computer.
Go to the store where you usually download apps
Allow the app to access the areas of your phone it asks for when you get the pop-ups
Sign in with your Microsoft account, bear in mind that to us a subscription on your phone you should sign in using the account where you have the subscription. Note you can use the apps free without signing up
No matter which Microsoft product you decide to choose you can be sure that you have an excellent product that is going to allow you to Succeed with everything that you need to for your personal projects. With almost 45 years of experience, Microsoft makes excellent software that is suitable for the novice and the expert, the student or the CEO. Not to mention that because Microsoft software is so established, you can also do a course in computers for beginners.
IT is genuinely universal, and you can make yours sincerely with a whole host of add ons.
Even though some of the Microsoft products are my personal go-to products. Don’t be fooled into thinking that Microsoft is the best or only fantastic product in the software space. They are not. However, they are one of the most established. For future reference, if you don’t find yourself immediately drawn to using the software. Why not try some other software and compare them side by side, no matter what you pick it will be better than a Typewriter. Good luck