Top Best 5 Microsoft 365 & Office Software: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and More in December 2021

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Office Home & Student 2021 (1 Device) [Digital]
Description

For students and families who want classic Office apps installed on one PC or Mac for use at home or school.

8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by NickH, 10 out of 10
    New Office

    What else can be said other than Office is Office. Bought this to replace Office 2010. Let me tell you, a decade of quality of life improvements really adds up. Especially the new dark mode. The are two downsides I see this this. One is the fact that the product key is now printed on the receipt (which fades, crumples, or gets lost easily) instead of the card, which is purely an annoyance for when you might need to reinstall or exchange the license to another PC for whatever happens. (An edge case, but it does happen). The other downside is I remember a time when Microsoft would sell Office as a group of three licenses as fairly standard, and this single license is definitely more expensive than it used to be (on a per license basis).

    Oct 23, 2021 10:09
  • Review by dirtdiva, 10 out of 10
    Easy Install

    Microsoft Home is perfect if you don’t use outlook. Highly recommended.

    Oct 07, 2021 12:33
  • Review by Ra123, 10 out of 10
    Microsoft 2021

    Perfect for me. I didn't like the subscription route so bought the program this year. Wish I'd done this when I bought the computer but tried subscription for 1 year.

    Oct 29, 2021 15:34
  • Review by Spooky, 10 out of 10
    Office

    Easy to set up. I am not computer savy at all. Did not have to ask my kids for help !!

    Oct 24, 2021 06:59
  • Review by startech, 8 out of 10
    Pretty good office suite.

    An app that I wanted w/o a subscription. I wasn't interested in Office 365. The only problem I had was that about a week after I purchased this office suite, I had to wait about a week after purchase to get an email for digital downloading instructions and getting a product key.

    Oct 29, 2021 18:46
  • Review by bestbuyer, 8 out of 10
    MS Office for Mac 2021

    Product works as designed. Upgraded Mac OS to Big Sur and needed to upgrade Office from 2011 version. Upgrade was smooth and seamless. However, only giving a four star because the actual download availability from BestBuy took two days.

    Nov 07, 2021 06:05
  • Review by Disappointed, 6 out of 10
    Old school

    Unfortunately, I did not receive my link within the 2 window. I had to contact Best Buy customer support. They had to look into it. Which I understood. Expect they told me they told me they would get back to me within 2 hours. They did not. I gave them the benefit of the doubt and waited until the next day. It took another inquiry to customer service with them investigating for several hours before I received my link. Found this very disappointing. Also for 150$ you only get one download. Ouch!

    Nov 05, 2021 22:02
  • Review by JulB, 10 out of 10
    Easy installation

    It was very easy to install and I love some of the new features that were added to this upgrade. Especially, the auto save feature.

    Oct 29, 2021 19:13
  • 9.2score
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    Microsoft 365 Personal (1 Person) (12-Month Subscription) [Digital] - Auto Renewal
    Description

    One convenient 12-month automatically renewing subscription for 1 person. Microsoft 365 Personal comes with premium Office apps, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and more. Receive 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage for 1 person which allows you to access, edit, and share your files and photos across all your devices - all while knowing your information is always backed up and protected.Microsoft 365 and Office software.Learn more and compare options

    7 Features
  • Best for individuals: Ideal for one person for use on multiple PCs, Macs, iPads, iPhones and Android phones. (iOS and Android require separate app download.)
  • Premium Office apps included: Get premium versions of your favorite Office apps, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook to create, collaborate, edit and share your best work with anyone, anywhere in real-time.
  • 1TB of cloud storage included: Microsoft 365 includes 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage so you can easily access, edit, and share your files and photos across all your devices.
  • Applications are always up-to-date: With a Microsoft 365 subscription you get innovative, new features and updates as soon as they are released, so you're always working with the latest and the greatest.
  • OneDrive Personal Vault: Personal Vault is a protected folder within OneDrive that can only be accessed with a second step of identity verification. It gives you an added layer of protection for your most important files like your passport, driver's license, or insurance information.
  • Auto-Renew subscription: Automatically renewing Microsoft 365 Personal subscription will renew each year for $69.99 (or then-current price) unless canceled before yearly renewal date by calling 1-888-BestBuy.
  • Microsoft support: Microsoft 365 has your back with readily available technical support through chat or phone.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Alesha, 6 out of 10
    Microsoft office

    Sadly my campus offers free Microsoft, which I had no idea at the time of purchase so I downloaded it to my laptop and unfortunately don’t even use it because my school offers it for free and we do our work from the computers at school that have everything we need so, I was super sad that I pretty much wasted $70 but on the bright side it has been a really good program from what I’ve been shown in class.

    Oct 01, 2021 18:35
  • Review by imreallythatbarber, 10 out of 10
    Useful

    this program is the best it delivers exactly what it promotes ....big file make sure you get an external hard drive no complaints

    Jun 01, 2020 22:08
  • Review by Twiggi, 10 out of 10
    Great update

    Has helped tremendously with my virtual assessments. I am working from home and this has been very beneficial.

    Jun 22, 2020 03:31
  • Review by InspironBebe, 10 out of 10
    office 24/7

    Thats what it should be called.

    I can work on a presentation, draft any document, from an agenda to mtg notes to a time management table. Excel helps me calculate complex math. i could go on and on...

    Dec 02, 2016 23:47
  • Review by STEELCITY, 10 out of 10
    Great Program

    Some what expensive but does the job!! Have been using for a long time as a matter of fact...

    Jan 22, 2018 19:48
  • Review by Stephen, 10 out of 10
    Managing Director

    I like this product and will always recommend it to family members and friends. It has good programs.

    May 19, 2021 19:52
  • Review by Diane, 2 out of 10
    Rip off

    Ya know you used to go buy a disk and the program was your forever now it’s buy it and then rent it to continue using I miss the old way when companies we not so money hungry

    Oct 16, 2021 10:55
  • Review by Sandy, 10 out of 10
    I am still working 365

    I am still learning about this, I have already lost my Mcafee and I need to call and get help.

    Apr 25, 2020 17:03
  • 9.0score
    3
    Microsoft
    Microsoft 365 Family (Up to 6 People) (12-Month Subscription) [Digital] - Auto Renewal
    Description

    One convenient 12-month automatically renewing subscription for up to 6 people. Microsoft 365 Family comes with premium Office apps including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and more. Each person will receive 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage which allows you to access, edit, and share your files and photos across all your devices—all while knowing your information is always backed up and protected. Protect your family online and in the real world with premium features unlocked in the Microsoft Family Safety app.Microsoft 365 and Office software.Learn more and compare options

    8 Features
  • Perfect for you and your family: Share with your entire family – for up to 6 people. Gives you the flexibility to use multiple PCs, Macs, iPads, iPhones and Android phones. (iOS and Android require separate app download.)
  • Premium Office apps included: Get premium versions of your favorite Office apps, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook to create, collaborate, edit and share your best work with anyone, anywhere in real-time.
  • 1TB of cloud storage included: Microsoft 365 includes 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage for yourself and each person you share with, so everyone can easily access, edit, and share their files and photos across all devices.
  • OneDrive Personal Vault: Personal Vault is a protected folder within OneDrive that can only be accessed with a second step of identity verification. It gives you an added layer of protection for your most important files like your passport, driver's license, or insurance information.
  • Microsoft Family Safety app: Utilize digital and physical safety features in this mobile based app. With a Microsoft 365 Family subscription, you can unlock premium features like drive safety reports, drive history and location alerts. (Location permissions must be active to receive alerts.)
  • Applications are always up-to-date: With a Microsoft 365 subscription you get innovative, new features and updates as soon as they are released, so you're always working with the latest and the greatest.
  • Auto-Renew Subscription: Automatically renewing Microsoft 365 Family subscription will renew each year for $99.99 (or then-current price) unless canceled before yearly renewal date by calling 1-888-BestBuy.
  • Microsoft support: Microsoft 365 has your back with readily available technical support through chat or phone.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Nabob, 2 out of 10
    Office 365 is a huge miss for Microsoft

    I've used versions of Microsoft Office since 1990 when the product first debuted. I use it extensively every work day and most weekend days. I have it on my work computer and multiple computers at home.

    I was going to upgrade to the new version and install it on my computer when I realized that Microsoft is doing everything they can to transition you to their new online version of Office (365). I decided to move ahead and see how 365 can integrate with my PCs and multiple devices as well as a new MacBook Pro.

    I can't say how disappointed I am with the new online product. It is painfully slow and MS forces you to create a OneDrive account to store all of your files. When you try to open an existing file from your computer, it force-prompts you to open a new blank file, browse templates or open a recent document on OneDrive (see image). It doesn't allow you to open up a file from your computer. You then have to waste time uploading the document from OneDrive and then open it from there. (Hey Microsoft - there are a lot of people out here who don't want their documents to be sitting in your cloud storage solution).

    After the file is finally open, if you’re using a Chrome, Firefox or Safari browser, you can't cut and paste images or text into the online version of the software! Each of these three browsers had a message that stated that you have to use the keyboard functions to copy and paste. I attempted this with all of them and the keyboard functions don’t work. Isn’t it surprising (not) that the keyboard functions only work with an Internet Explorer browser. In case the product team at Microsoft Office didn’t realize it, 60% of U.S. consumers aren’t using IE any longer. Do you really want to limit your market potential and force people to use the antiquated (and slow) IE browser? I should be able to use my browser of choice (a fast one) if I’m forced to use an online version of Microsoft Office.

    To add to the list of misery, the online version lacks many of the formatting capabilities of the installed version.

    In my opinion, Office 365 is an epic failure. Microsoft has a lot to work on to make the online version half as good as the installed version.

    Sep 22, 2014 13:02
  • Review by SimpleLiving, 10 out of 10
    Great subscription to work more efficient

    This Microsoft Office 365 subscription is a great deal because it comes loaded with many features. An added benefit is that the membership is shareable with up to five users. I share my membership with children who do virtual school. Office 365 is essential for them to work most efficiently. Even when traveling, they can satisfactorily complete all their assignment. The subscription allows the user the ability to use the latest downloadable version of Office. When on the move or not working on your computer, the cloud/online version of Office is available on any device. For optimal usage of Office 365, I highly recommend to backup/sync all of your Office files and documents into OneDrive. You will work more efficiently and flawlessly especially if you work at different locations or devices. I use Excel a lot for school and accounting work. The online version of Excel works perfectly without any issue. When needing switching from the online version to the installed version of Office apps, OneDrive makes it very easy. The membership also includes Skype bonus features, Outlook and online Help Support which are also great services. To conclude, Office 365 subscription is essential to work more efficient at home, work or school. Highly recommended!

    Oct 18, 2018 05:52
  • Review by GeneralShepherd, 10 out of 10
    Awesome, secure and reliable

    Every single one of my office needs were met and now everyone can use it

    May 30, 2020 06:21
  • Review by DDujka, 10 out of 10
    Office 365 Home ^ to 6 people Subscription

    This Microsoft product is good. Use it on all computers.

    Mar 30, 2020 16:11
  • Review by Eddiesphagetti, 10 out of 10
    Microsoft Office 365

    Office 365 is new to me, it is needed for my work. I'm still trying to figure it out. It works fine. I like I can use it on 5 pcs and 5 tablets

    Apr 17, 2015 18:10
  • Review by DrJRR, 10 out of 10
    Great Adapter

    This was suggested by the Geek Squad because my Ethernet port is not working. Low cost solution. Works great.

    Aug 03, 2018 17:07
  • Review by Tara, 10 out of 10
    Great for beginners

    Great for beginners who are fairly unfamiliar with setting up new programs

    Feb 19, 2019 20:04
  • Review by PghGuy, 10 out of 10
    A must need for business

    A must need for business, software works great with no problems

    May 05, 2017 18:03
  • 9.0score
    Office Home & Business 2021 (1 Device) [Digital]
    Description

    For families and small businesses who want classic Office apps and email installed on one PC or Mac for use at home or work.

    3 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Cliff, 6 out of 10
    Excited, then disappointed, but, it is working.

    The download was going fine. THEN, they used my Best Buy E-mail address to start the install. This was a new computer. I only had my alternate E-mail loaded. With the data I had filled out I did get some things over my cellphone. it took me 30 minutes to get the E-mail address registered with Best Buy loaded some I could begin the download. Once I got the program downloaded, even with instructions, I was confused because the page did not look as I expected. I did not see anything about the package , and the only one listed was the one I selected. After I transferred my documents folder, all was working well. Looking at my Download Folder, I am still not use what was download. Hopefully they will be the "bugs"" out of the ordering process. The disappointed these was Best Buy. The instructions gave me an E-mail address for Best Buy Expert Service. It did not work. The page simply said sorry and forward me to Best Buy Customer Service. I could never get anyone to answer the phone. That was poor customer service. My experience was average. The day prior I uploaded another program and things went like clockwork. It was from another software program It was Outstanding.

    Oct 13, 2021 17:43
  • Review by durat1973, 10 out of 10
    Microsoft Office

    I've always had Microsoft Office as I am a Probate paralegal. I wouldn't have a computer without Microsoft Office

    Nov 08, 2021 15:58
  • Review by CMRivers, 10 out of 10
    Exceptional Geek Squad Technician

    Technician was very professional. Knew exactly how to handle computer issue. WE WERE VERY SATISFIED with his work.

    Nov 10, 2021 11:59
  • 8.6score
    Microsoft 365 Business Standard (1 Person) (12-Month Subscription) [Digital]
    Description

    More than just Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Microsoft 365 Business Standard is designed for businesses. It brings together premium Office apps, professional Outlook email, 1 TB of cloud storage, as well as additional business apps and services to help run and grow your business. Easily run online meetings and chat with others in real time to keep your business moving forward. One license covers fully-installed, always-up-to-date Office apps on 5 phones, 5 tablets, and 5 PCs or Macs.

    6 Features
  • One Solution for your business: 12-month subscription for one person – available for organizations with up to 300 people with additional paid licenses.
  • Premium Office apps included: Get premium versions of your favorite Office apps, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook to create, collaborate, edit and share your best work with anyone, anywhere in real-time.
  • Protect your digital assets: Safeguard your digital assets with 1TB OneDrive for Business cloud storage with ransomware detection and file recovery plus Outlook.com advanced virus and phishing protection.
  • Tools for your business: Increase your business productivity with Microsoft 365 tools powered by the cloud.
  • Applications are always up-to-date: With a Microsoft 365 subscription you get innovative, new features and updates as soon as they are released, so you're always working with the latest and the greatest.
  • Microsoft Support: Microsoft 365 has your back with readily available technical support through chat or phone.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by ColoradoSue, 8 out of 10
    Hard to get set up but works well now.

    I like Office 365 and it really is essential for my work. A friend told me it would be difficult to get set up and it was! However, I had great support from Microsoft and it is great now.

    Oct 15, 2021 20:02
  • Review by Carolyn, 8 out of 10
    Complicated setup

    I purchased this from the retailer where I bought my new laptop. Subsequently, I had issues with transferring my old Outlook files into the updated Outlook program. After working extensively with a Microsoft rep, I found out I paid WAY too much for the Office 365 suite. I could have purchased it directly from Microsoft. Would I still have had data transfer issues had I done that? Maybe. But I would have paid a lot less for the Office suite! Despite my issues with setting up the products, it's still a requirement for my business, so I have to recommend this updated version.

    Nov 06, 2018 09:18
  • Review by THX1138, 6 out of 10
    Be prepared

    I thought I could easily install this on my laptop as a stand-alone package. I didn't realize that it needs to be integrated into my server. If you don't have an IT department, I don't recommend it. The configuration took more effort than I wanted to put into it and the alternate option is to become hostage to Microsoft by using a domain that is set up by them.

    Mar 06, 2020 17:22
  • Review by Mikie, 8 out of 10
    Good, but could go personal.

    The download was easy and the base functions... Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. started immediately. However, most other functions require multiple sign-ins and advertisements to wade through. My purchase was for a new HP laptop which exacerbated this problem....

    Mar 14, 2020 12:27
  • Review by Hotdog, 8 out of 10
    MS Office always a great help!

    Need to become familiar with all the new features and benefits. I learned on a typewriter in High School so going to need to do some tutorials on the "Cloud" and many new features. Not sure how secure the Cloud is. Will study up and find out.

    Aug 07, 2020 22:00
  • Review by Ayytmeans23, 10 out of 10
    Worthy Buy

    I love Microsoft products as a whole. I purchased this because I was informed I would need all of the applications for work my job but they ended up providing me with a work laptop that was preloaded with all of the applications. I installed these onto my new personal laptop and I am very pleased

    Mar 12, 2021 18:01
  • Review by CNSCJ, 10 out of 10
    Microsoft

    Everything my son needs for class in college all in one purchase.

    Oct 01, 2021 16:03
  • Review by Danslee, 10 out of 10
    Good software for small businesses with Corp clien

    I’ve been using MS 365 Business Standard for two years now and highly recommend it for small business owners, especially if your clients also use MS applications like PowerPoint or Excel. Not only is the software good, but the Helpdesk is incredibly good and on several occasions helped me resolve issues. Very little wait time to speak with a customer service rep who on each occasion was very knowledgeable.

    Jan 04, 2021 22:47
  • 7.8score