Microsoft Office 365
Microsoft Office 365 after long last is now available in the Mac App Store. Mac users can download the entire Office suite including full installs of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, and OneDrive. While Microsoft Office 365 has been available for the Mac via Microsoft website only some of the apps were available directly from the Mac App Store. One big change going forward will be Office 365 updates. Those who download Office 365 via the app store will receive updates the apps via the App Store. This is a significant change since the updating experience for Office apps has been through Microsoft proprietary update software on the Mac. Getting updates via the App Store should make the process much smoother for users. Microsoft and Apple both had a press release that quoted Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing “We are excited to welcome Microsoft Office 365 to the all new Mac App Store in macOS Mojave. Apple and Microsoft have worked together to bring great Office productivity to Mac users from the very beginning. Now, with Office 365 on the Mac App Store, it’s easier than ever to get the latest and best version of Office 365 for Mac, iPad, and iPhone.”
I have been working with both of these cloud products for a while and comparing the two could take more than one post but I would like to get down to just the nuts and bolts of the difference between the two services Microsoft Office 365 and Google G Suite. Pricing Google G Suite offers two packages plus their Google Drive package let me explain in detail. The Basic G Suite package comes with a custom domain and the entire Google suite with 30 gig of storage for $5 dollars a month. The G Suite for business comes with unlimited cloud storage, Google Vault better admin controls and several other add-ons for $10 dollars month. If you just want Google Docs with no domain and unlimited storage it does not exist, you can get 1 TB for $9.99/month or 10 TB for $99.99 and up and up. The price goes higher depending on your space needs. Microsoft OneDrive is a little easier to understand. The Basic Plan with no Office 365 with 50 gigs of storage goes for $1.99 month. The Office 365 package with 1 TB of storage its $6.99 month. OneDrive for Business which includes Office365, domain, email, Sharepoint, Skype, OneNote, OneDrive and many other programs is $9.99 month. Microsoft does not even offer an unlimited storage plan. Storage When it comes to storage and sharing Google has Microsoft beat hands down. Google Drive is Google Drive no matter what computer or account you’re using. Microsoft has OneDrive or OneDrive for Business both have different functionality, upload limits and automatic backup restrictions depending on which one you buy. One works with Groove one does not it’s just a mess. Sharing folders on OneDrive is a pain because you have set permissions unlike Google where you can just add...