Office 365 is now the latest and the preferred way that Microsoft would like you to buy through subscription.
What you get with Office 365?
Outlook – Manage your email, schedules, contacts, and to-do items. Outlook is the one place to go to communicate with all your important contacts.
PowerPoint – Collaborate easily with others to design beautiful presentations. Presenting tools help you deliver your ideas and impress your audience.
Excel – Excel gives you intuitive ways to explore your data. Quickly discover new ways to visualize your information.
Word – Create documents with style, polish work with others easily, and enjoy the new reading experience on modern touch devices.
OneNote – All your notes together that you can access anywhere. OneNote is your digital notebook for capturing to-dos, meeting notes, and anything else you need to remember.
Publisher – Use familiar, simple tools to create and share professional-looking, personalized publications that make an impact.
When you also buy Office 365, you’ll always get an up-to-date version of full Office Desktop Applications plus new great benefits by the cloud.
Office is delivered as a per-user subscription that is straightforward to download and install on your computer. No IT needed.