Here’s a good news for users of any operating system (OS) across smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktops.

Since two years ago, Microsoft has tweaked and rendered all its cloud solutions, in this case the old reliable Office, operational across all OS — Android, iOS, and Mac devices.

BlackBerry? Perhaps not yet.

Christian Lim, COO of Microsoft Philippines, revealed this before journalists and bloggers at Power Mac Center (PMC) on Tuesday, October 23, located at Ayala Malls Vertis North, Quezon City.p_20181023_143128_p-e1540364129536.jpgMicrosoft Philippines COO Christian Lim says Microsoft’s new mission is to empower every individual, every organization with its cloud solutions, such as Microsoft Office 2019. Lim, meanwhile, has won as the ‘Young Leader of the Year’ at the Asia CEO Awards 2018. (EKU)

“One of the key things that we changed a couple of years ago is making sure that all of our cloud solutions, in this case Office 2019, can actually be used across all operating systems as of today. Whether it is Android and, in this case, iOS and Mac devices,” Lim said.

He also recalled that Microsoft founder Bill Gates set the company’s mission in the beginning.

“The mission of Microsoft then was to put a PC in every home. Looking at today, I think that mission was fulfilled,” said Lim.

“Our new mission is to empower every person and every organization,” the Filipino Microsoft executive said.

And to implement this new mission, the American company transformed all its cloud solutions, in this case, Microsoft Office 2019, to a more versatile applications.

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“One of the key things that we changed a couple of years ago is making sure that all of our cloud solutions, in this case Office 2019, can actually be used across all operating systems as of today. Whether it is Android and, in this case, iOS and Mac devices,” said Lim.

He thanked PMC for partnering with Microsoft “in pushing our Microsoft Office 2019, Office 365 solutions to all of the Mac users and iOS users here in the Philippines.

“We see that Office 2019 is now being used in Mac products and iOS products. This is really a game-changer for us,” Lim remarked.

So, are you looking for an upgrade to your old reliable Microsoft Office?

Now’s the time as premier Apple partner PMC and Microsoft has just launched in the Philippines the new generation Microsoft Office 2019 products.

In less time

The new edition of Office 2019 is being touted as one that lets’ “users explore advanced tools and functions excellent for creating top-notch school projects and engaging work presentations in less time.”

Office 2019, the software’s new innovation comes with series of collaborative tools and functions designed to work on multiple of devices, making it the ultimate companion for every kind of content creator, PMC said in a statement.

Among the features include allowing users via online collaboration to easily communicate project editing, business data gathering, information distribution, and many others.

Joey Alvarez, PMC director of Product Management and Marketing, assured the edition’s versatility.

“The new Microsoft Office 2019 products have amazing features and functions that will help hit every goal on your list, no matter what your lifestyle maybe. Whether you’re working on a team paper, presentation, or business report, this year’s Microsoft Office 2019 go you all covered,” said Alvarez.

Microsoft and PMC branded the Office 2019 as one that is for the modern generation.Screenshot_20181024-162604_1Image: EKU

In the Office 365 are a host of the usual products that are subscription-based software that come with the familiar Microsoft work tools like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneDrive that can be used either online or on-premises and optimized for all kinds of devices.

Included in the package is a 1TB OneDrive cloud storage space also accessible on multiple devices for a 12-month subscription period.

Ishi Palapal, senior category manager for Mac Accessories at PMC, cited the Apple channel store’s and Microsoft’s joint education and information campaign (EIC) over the years.

“Microsoft has long been a key partner of Power Mac Center throughout the years, offering various consumer solutions both for Apple and Windows users alike. Our goal has always been to educate the consumer that Microsoft was not only for Windows but can equally be utilized by us, Apple users,” she said.

Prices of each package

For those interested in upgrading to the cloud-based Office 365, here are the prices, said Palapal, such as:

  • Office 365 Personal, Php3,790;
  • Office 365 Home, Php4,790;
  • Office 365 Business Premium, Php9,900;
  • Office Home & Student, Php6,990; and,
  • Office Home & Business, Php17,390.

For the Personal package, it consists of a premium set of fully equipped Office applications that include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access for single user, which is ideal for students, freelancers, and other digital nomads.

Business Premium is better for businesses as it has the best tools and applications for organizations with up to 300 employees. It can also have additional licenses for a full suite of Office apps on multiple iPhones, iPads, and iMacs/MacBooks, among other features.

Home offers access for up to six users with the full Office suite and 1TB OneDrive cloud storage for each user; has ransomware detection ability for protecting digital assets from cyber-attacks.

And there is also an option to install the Classic 2019 version of Office applications through Microsoft Office 2019 and Business or Microsoft Office 2019 Home and Student which are equipped with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook installed on only one device.

PMC, Apple’s premier partner in the Philippines for more than 20 years, has been consistently providing Apple products, Apple care, Apple enhancements, and other accessories.

The Apple partner, apparently in acknowledgment of its customers’ continued patronage, PMC is offering a special treat for anyone who purchase any of its participating Apple devices that come with a free Microsoft Office Personal package. (EKU)