Course summary: Office 365 Home: Share your subscription

How do I get a Microsoft account to get started on

You already have a Microsoft account if you use any of the following:

  • Hotmail ( or


  • Your own email address that is registered as a Microsoft account (Gmail, Yahoo, and others.)

  • Xbox LIVE

  • OneDrive

  • MSN

  • Messenger

If you don’t have a Microsoft account, go to, choose any tile, and then choose Sign up for a new account.

Office 365 Home subscription benefits

Office 365 Home subscription includes these benefits:

  • Get access to all Office applications, like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Software updates occur automatically so you always have the latest versions of Office applications.

  • Install Office on up to 5 PCs or Macs and 5 tablets. If you don’t need all of those Office installs, share your subscription with family members, and they can use any Office installs that you don’t use. 

  • An additional 1TB of online storage means you don’t have to worry about running out of space when you edit and share all of your documents, photos, and videos. 

  • 60 Skype world minutes each month help you stay in contact with friends and family.

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