I hope you’ve been following along with our #ReadGo2014 Summer Reading Challenge! We’ve explored beaches, cities, nature, and now COOKING in our on going six week journey. I can’t wait to share an amazing new cookbook and fun 4th of July beverage with you this week! But first…
We have a new giveaway that is sure to make all you technology lovers very happy! We’re giving away 5 subscriptions for one year of Microsoft Office 365. So many great programs and services are included that you can play with that will allow you to create new documents and organize your digital notes.
Let’s take a look at what you’ll get with Office 365 Home:
|Office applications included||
Always have the latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access and capture your ideas however you work best–using a keyboard, pen, or touchscreen.
|Do more with your Word docs: pop in an online video, open a PDF and edit the content, and align pictures and diagrams with minimal fuss.|
|Let Excel templates do most of the setup and design for you, so you can focus on your information.|
|Create stunning presentations with the new alignment, color-matching, and other design tools inPowerPoint.|
|Draw, handwrite, type, click, or swipe your notes in OneNote. Your notes are saved, searchable, and synced to OneNote apps on your other devices. For Mac users, OneNote is available as a separate download from the Mac App Store.|
|Outlook is now automatically connected to your Microsoft web mail account. Sync tasks and calendars with Outlook to put all your plans together. Mac users can sync only Exchange based email accounts.|
|Work with pictures more easily in Publisher to add that eye-popping touch to your publications. Publisher is available for PC only.|
|Easily build a database app in Access and then use and share your app on the web. Access is available for PC only.|
|Office on more devices||Install Office applications on up to 5 PCs or Macs, and 5 Windows tablets or iPads. Also enjoy easy access to documents with Office Mobile apps for iPhones®, Android phones, and Windows phones.|
|Office for the whole family||Share your subscription benefits, such as easy installation on your family devices and extra online storage, with up to 4 members of your household.|
|20 GB extra online storage with OneDrive||Get 20 GB of extra online storage per user, for up to 5 users. Use your additional 20 GB online storage for documents, photos, and videos, so you can edit and share them from anywhere.|
|60 Skype world minutes of calling per month to 60+ countries||Call mobiles in 8 countries and landlines in over 60 countries with 60 monthly Skype world minutes. Use Skype world minutes from any device where you have Skype installed, whether it’s your mobile phone, tablet, TV, or other device.|
|Always up to date||With an active Office 365 Home subscription, you never have to worry about upgrading your Office, because you always have access to the latest Office applications, features, and services.|
|Microsoft technical support||As an Office 365 subscriber, you can get help right away from Microsoft-trained experts, by phone or chat—at no extra charge.|
Here’s how I use some of these great programs in my life:
- Word can be used for taking notes – perfect for leaving with babysitters or housesitters!
- Excel is perfect for keeping track of your budget. I also created this great customizable packing list for families using Excel.
- PowerPoint is a great way to create a slideshow of photos from your recent family vacation.
- OneNote is like a digital binder. Keep photos, webpage snips, notes, and ideas together in this program which you can access on any of your devices. All your information is shared and accessible wherever you are. Perfect for planning your next family vacation! Even after your 1 year subscription is finished, OneNote is FREE and still yours.
- Outlook is my go to program for my email and calendar. I especially love having my calendars synced and accessible on all of my devices (PC, iPad, iPhone).
You can see that if you have the whole Office 365 collection, you’re set for creating and organizing digital files!