Microsoft 365 rolls out in India with new features By Elets News Network - 22 April 2020

Microsoft 365 rolls out in India with new features

US-based tech giant Microsoft has launched new Personal and Microsoft 365 Family subscription services in India.

The new services are aimed at personal and family use. The Family plan can serve up to six members.

According to a report, Microsoft 365 is a re-branded version of Office 365. A statement from the company claimed, the service is being rolled out regionally to over 38 million Office 365 users across the globe.

Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President, Windows and Devices Group said,”The Microsoft 365 Family and Personal subscriptions will provide users with innovative experiences that enable them to co-author, video chat, organise, and come together with friends and families anytime and anywhere”.

The 365 Personal costs Rs 420 a month and Rs 4,199 a year and the family version will cost Rs 530 per month and Rs 5,299 per year for up to six people.

The new features include premium desktop Office apps, 1TB of OneDrive Cloud storage per person (even in the Family package), 60 Skype minutes for calling mobile phones and landlines, advanced security features to protect users from malware and phishing attacks and ongoing technical support, among others.

Similarly, an AI-powered Presenter in Microsoft PowerPoint will help correct monotone pitch and refine speeches.

Excel users will get new data types and smart templates to interact with data, providing deeper meaning for over 100 topics.

Later this year, the software company has claimed that they will also launch a new version of Teams tool with better features.

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