Cloud-based Microsoft Office launched in PH


Posted at Feb 05 2013 06:55 PM | Updated as of Feb 06 2013 02:55 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Microsoft Philippines launched a reinvented version of its flagship Office product line in the country on Tuesday as the company focuses on cloud-based services.

Aside from the complete set of applications such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel, the new Office 365 Home Premium comes with more SkyDrive capacity or free online storage to let users access their files on the go, and 60 minutes of free Skype world minutes.

“Today, as we mark the next big step in Microsoft’s transformation to devices and services, as we introduce and take you to your modern Office – and Office that goes beyond the four corners of a room, an Office that is accessible wherever you are,” said Karrie Ilagan, managing director of Microsoft Philippines.

“This is Office re-imagined as a cloud service with all the full-featured Office applications people know and love, together with impressive new cloud and social benefits built for the modern-day consumer,” Ilagan added.

Tovia Va’aelua, Microsoft Office division lead for Microsoft Philippines, meanwhile, said: “The new Microsoft Office allows you to get things done at home, school and work through any device, anytime and anywhere. Before, Office used to belong to your machine, now it belongs to you and works across all your devices.”

Microsoft Philippines also announced that the Office 365 cloud services will also be available for businesses and other organizations in mid-2013.

Office 365 Home Premium is currently available in 162 markets in 21 languages. Here in the Philippines, it is priced at P3,499 as a one-year subscription and may be installed in five personal computers and five tablets.