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Here’s a readable and searchable version of the Microsoft 365 summary table that came with Microsoft’s announcement of the rebranding from Office 365 to Microsoft 365.

It shows the differences between ‘free’ Office (with a Microsoft account), Microsoft 365 Personal (formerly Office 365 Personal) and Microsoft 365 Family (formerly Office 365 Home).

Important limitations on some of the ‘new’ features are buried in the footnotes.

At the very bottom of the Redmond announcement was the vital fine print. And it’s literally fine print.  It’s an image of a complex table with even smaller footnotes.   All that info is hard to read and not searchable.  We’re sure that didn’t occur to Microsoft which provided the picture version as a ‘convenience’ to readers.

With a combination of OCR and some painstaking work by Megan Casey, here’s a text version of Microsoft’s information.  It looks different but all the same text is there, including the footnotes in a readable font size.

  Microsoft account Microsoft 365 PersonalMicrosoft 365 Family
PriceFree$6.99 USD per month$9.99 USD per month
Usage1 person1 personUp to 6 people
OfficeOffice appsWeb apps + mobile apps for iOS and Android+ Desktop apps for Windows 10 and macOS with offline editing
Real-time co-editingYesYes
Preserve formatting across web, mobile, and desktop appsYesYes
Microsoft Editor[i]Spelling and grammar+ Advanced grammar and style
PowerPoint DesignerLayout recommendations+ Advanced layout recommendations with premium content
PowerPoint Presenter Coach[ii]Filler words and pacing+ Monotone pitch, originality, and speech refinement
Creative content2000 templates, 750 images, 25 looping videos, 82 fonts, 320 icons+ 300 templates, 8000 images, 175 looping videos. 300 fonts, 2800 icons
Money in Excel[iii]Yes
OneDriveStorage quota5 GB per person1 TB per person (up to 6TB in the Family plan)
Deep integration in Office and Windows 10YesYes
Files on demandYesYes
PC folder backup[iv]YesYes
Personal Vault3 filesUnlimited up to your storage quota
Ransomware detection and recovery[v]Yes
Expiring and password-protected sharing linksYes
OutlookOutlook appsWeb app + mobile apps for iOS and Android+ Desktop app for Windows 10 and macOS
Play My Emails[vi]YesYes
Outlook.com – Storage quota15 GB50 GB
-         Calendar integration (e.g. Google Calendar, TeamSnap, Schools)YesYes
-         Custom email domainYes
-         Advanced security (e.g. email encryption, link checking)[vii]Yes
SkypeSkype to Skype voice and video calling for up to 50 peopleUnlimitedUnlimited
Call recordingYesYes
Subtitles and live captionsYesYes
Guest linksYesYes
Mobile phone and landline calling[viii]60 minutes per month
Other BenefitsSupport[ix]Account and setup supportOngoing technical support for Windows 10 and all Microsoft 365 apps
Partner benefits program[x]Yes

App availability varies by device/language. Features vary by platform.

[1] Advanced grammar and style is available in the following languages. Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish.
Rewrite Suggestions and similarity checker are available in English only. [2] PowerPoint Presenter Coach is only available in English and is currently in preview. [3] Money in Excel is coming soon, will only be available in the United States, and can connect to most financial institutions. [4] PC folder backup is only available on Windows PCs. [5] OneDrive ransomware recovery allows you to recover previous file versions for up to 30 days prior from the date of the attack. [6] Outlook Play My Emails is only available in Outlook for iOS and Android. [7] Outlook.com security features apply to customers who have an @outlook.com, @hotmail.com, @live.com, or @msn.com email address. [8] Skype account required. Excludes special, premium, and non-geographic numbers. Calls to both landlines and mobile phones are available in the following countries: Canada, China, Guam, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Thailand, and the United States. Calls to only landlines are available in the following countries: Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Chile, Croatia, Colombia (excl. Lex), Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guadeloupe, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia (Jakarta), Ireland, Israel, Italy, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom, and Venezuela. Skype minutes are not included with Microsoft 365 in Algeria, Bahrain, China, Egypt, India. Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon. Libya, Morocco, Namibia, Pakistan, Qatar, Taiwan, Tunisia, and United Arab Emirates. [9] Support hours vary by language. [10] Partner benefits are available in Australia, Canada, United Kingdom and United States.
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