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New Microsoft 365 now available in Singapore

The new Microsoft 365 is now available in Singapore, a refresh of the Microsoft Office 365, providing users with new artificial intelligence (AI), rich content and templates, along with cloud powered experiences. These new experiences are currently being rolled out regionally and will reach over 38 million Office 365 subscribers globally in the next few months.

“We want to continue to empower everyone to remain connected with those who matter inside and outside of the workplace. The Microsoft 365 Family and Personal subscriptions will provide users with innovative experiences that enable them to co-author, video chat, organize, and come together with friends and their families anytime and anywhere,” said Rami El Bayadi, Regional Director, Microsoft Office Asia.

What are the new features that Microsoft 365 users can look forward to? There are two new Microsoft 365 experiences:

Safety App

There is a new Microsoft Family Safety App designed to keep families safe across the digital and physical worlds. Microsoft will also launch Microsoft Teams later this year for users to stay connected with their family and friends. There are also new features in Microsoft Teams that make it easier for users to connect, organise and collaborate with your family and friends.

New Microsoft Edge browser 

The new Microsoft Edge browser is packed with new features to protect users on the web with Password Monitor, and to simplify research with Collections. More information on the features of the new Microsoft Edge browser can be found here. Here are the entire suite of features available with Microsoft 365 below:

AI-Powered Microsoft Editor 

The Microsoft Editor, an AI-powered service is now available in more than 20 languages is now accessible across Word and Outlook.com, and also as a standalone browser extension for Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome. Microsoft 365 Personal and Family subscribers have access to advanced grammar and style refinements such as rewrite suggestions and additional style critiques to allow greater clarity and conciseness.

Presenter Coach Features in PowerPoint

An AI-powered Presenter that helps correct monotone pitch and refine speeches. This will be available as a free preview, and then eventually only to Microsoft 365 subscribers.

PowerPoint Designer

This feature effectively boosts creativity, such as transforming text into a beautiful timeline, or even auto-generated slide layouts.

New Data Types and Smart Templates in Excel

A different and less time consuming way to interact with data, providing deeper meaning for over 100 topics.

Organising Time Across Work and Life with Outlook

New features in Outlook on the web help users manage all commitments, across work and life.

Deepen Connections with Family and Friends with Skype and Microsoft Teams

Skype usage has increased with 40 million people using it daily, increase in 70% month over month, a 220% increase in Skype to Skype calling minutes month over month. A new feature in Skype called Meet Now, allow users to easily connect over video (For free) with up to 50 people in just a few clicks.

Protecting Families in the Physical and Digital Worlds with Microsoft Family Safety

The Microsoft Family Safety app is coming soon, a new mobile experience for iOS and Android for Microsoft 365 subscribers. This app empowers families in a number of ways with both free and premium offerings.

Pricing and Availability

Microsoft 365 Personal costs SGD$10.80 a month. For the best value, a family of up to six people can use Microsoft 365 Family for SGD$14.80 a month.

The new Office features have been rolled out to all existing Office 365 customers. Microsoft 365 Personal and Family subscriptions are now available worldwide, including premium desktop Office apps, 1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage per person, 60 Skype minutes for calling mobile phones and landlines, advanced security features to protect users from malware and phishing attacks, ongoing technical support, plus all the new features and benefits

For more information on the new Microsoft 365, you can read about the full suite of the new Office features. If you like to learn more about Microsoft 365 Personal and Family subscriptions as well as the market and language availability of these features, visit this page.

* Information courtesy of Microsoft Singapore and Edelman *

Singtel partners Microsoft to offer Office 365

The Microsoft Office productivity suite is one of the most well known software in the world, from the home user, student to the businesses, it’s being utilised by many people from all walks of life. A Mac user myself, I have the older Microsoft Office for Mac installed on my MacBook Pro, using Microsoft Word for writing/typing my articles/documents and the powerful Microsoft Excel software.

Singtel is bringing Microsoft Office 365 to her customers in Singapore, with a partnership with Microsoft. This is good news for Singtel customers, I might consider this offer by Singtel.

Let me share with you more details below –

Singtel and Microsoft announced a new partnership for Singtel to offer Microsoft’s cloud-based productivity suite – Office 365 – to Singtel Consumer customers. With this new offering, customers who subscribe to Singtel’s fibre broadband and postpaid mobile services can sign up for either Office 365 Home or Office 365 Personal plans through Singtel. They will enjoy savings of at least $46.80 per year or over 30% off regular online price. In addition, customers can enjoy the added convenience of paying for their Office 365 subscriptions together with their monthly Singtel bills.

Mr Yuen Kuan Moon, CEO Consumer Singapore, Singtel said, “This collaboration marks a new milestone for Singtel. We are excited to be the first telco in Asia to provide Consumer customers the best value for Office 365 applications. With this new offering, customers will also enjoy ease of payment and enhanced productivity. We will continue to engage different partners to offer solutions that are suitable for our customers’ digital lifestyles, whether for work or play.”

Singtel customers can select the plans that best suit their needs:

  • Office 365 Personal caters to people who are looking to have Office 365 for personal use. Subscription for Office 365 Personal starts at $6.90 per month (U.P. $10.80 per month) for a 12-month subscription, and comes with installations on one PC or Mac device, one tablet and one smartphone, as well as 1TB of OneDrive storage.
  • Office 365 Home, on the other hand, caters for the entire household. Subscription for Office 365 Home starts at $9.90 per month (U.P. $14.80 per month) for a 12-month subscription, and comes with installations on five PCs or Macs, five tablets and five smartphones, as well as 1TB of OneDrive storage per user.

Microsoft Office 365 is a cloud-based productivity suite featuring Office applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook, as well as OneDrive cloud storage. With the availability of Office apps on Windows and Android tablets and phones, as well as iPads and iPhones, users can enjoy the flexibility of using Office on-the-go, with the ability to access, view and edit files seamlessly, wherever they are.

“We are pleased that Microsoft and Singtel have come together to offer the best-in-class productivity suite to Singtel Consumer customers. In today’s mobile-first, cloud-first world, constant connectivity and productivity is becoming more important for people in Singapore, and Office 365 is designed to meet that need. Whether they are at home, at their favourite café, or simply moving around and about, Singtel customers can now have easy access to all the features and functionalities of the Office they know and trust, and empower their personal productivity wherever they are,” said Mr Kevin Wo, Managing Director, Microsoft Singapore.

To sign up for Office 365 with Singtel, customers can visit the IT Show from 16 to 19 March 2017, or any Singtel Shop and Exclusive Retailer. Singtel postpaid mobile customers can also sign up via MyAccount or MySingtel App.

For more information, visit http://office365.singtel.com.

* Information courtesy of Singtel *