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Office 2016 for Mac Now Available as One-Time $150 Purchase

Microsoft has announced that Office 2016 for Mac is now available as a one-time $149.99 purchase without an Office 365 subscription. Office Home & Student 2016 includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote for home use on one Mac. Office 2016 for Mac requires OS X 10.10 or later.

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The standalone version of Office 2016 for Mac features offline storage and 15GB of OneDrive cloud storage, but lacks Outlook, Publisher, Access, tablet and phone support, 60 minutes of Skype calling, instant updates and technical support included with the Office 365 version.

Office Home & Business 2016 for Mac is also available for $229.99 and includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook on one Mac. Comparatively, subscription-based Office 365 Personal and Office 365 Home cost $69.99 per year and $99.99 per year respectively.

Office Home & Business 2016 for Windows is also now available through Office 365 for between $69.99 and $99.99 per year, or as a one-time $229.99 purchase. Office Professional 2016 for Windows is also available with Publisher and Access for $399.99. Windows 7 or later is required.



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16 months ago

No subscription. That's nice. But.... Google Apps is free and just as good. :)

Google apps is faar from just as good. For very basic use, maybe, but I can't even do half of what I use excel for in google apps.
Rating: 31 Votes
16 months ago
Adobe.... you reading this?
Rating: 27 Votes
16 months ago
I'm really glad they are moving to a hybrid model where the people who don't know how to budget and save can do the low cost monthly option, and those of us who know how to spend a little more in the present to save a lot over the long term can buy the one-time purchase option. Best for everyone. Adobe on the other hand is forcing everyone to subscribe to software.
Rating: 24 Votes
16 months ago

No subscription. That's nice. But.... Google Apps is free and just as good. :)


Maybe for what you need. I use Google Apps regularly but it's far inferior to Microsoft Office (especially Excel) for technical work.
Rating: 6 Votes
16 months ago

I'm really glad they are moving to a hybrid model where the people who don't know how to budget and save can do the low cost monthly option, and those of us who know how to spend a little more in the present to save a lot over the long term can buy the one-time purchase option. Best for everyone. Adobe on the other hand is forcing everyone to subscribe to software.


This is an incredibly stupid post. You are ignoring that a newer/better version will be out next year. If you want to run out of date software, just pirate it....

Also, the tier that's '150' is missing a lot of functionality. You have to step up to $229 for the full package. Making even less sense, seeing as the next version will be out in a year's time.

There is merit to disliking subscription software, but 'know how to budget'/'more in the present, save in long term' is nonsense.
Rating: 5 Votes
16 months ago
Since when does Office for Mac have Access and Publisher?
Rating: 4 Votes
16 months ago

Microsoft's description is a little misleading as Access and Publisher don't run on the Mac.


I wish Visio and project ran on the mac as well. I would have zero need for a windows machine if that were the case.
Rating: 4 Votes
16 months ago

To me, it is not worth it, since the old version was good for three computers and the new one is good for a single computer.


Yes, this part is very disappointing. If you need to install on multiple machines then Office 365 is the only solution with a reasonable cost that I can see.
Rating: 3 Votes
16 months ago
When's the update for El Capitan coming? I'm having massive bug problems.
Rating: 3 Votes
16 months ago
Waiting for this to hit Microsoft's Home Use Program (HUP) so I can get it for $10
Rating: 3 Votes

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