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Is Microsoft Office 365 something that is required to be

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Is Microsoft Office 365 something that is required to be annually paid?
JA: Just to clarify, what's the exact model of your computer? And what operating system are you running?
Customer: I have a Think Pad by Lenovo and am running Microsoft Office 365
JA: Have you installed any updates recently?
Customer: My computer updates automatically
JA: Anything else you want the computer expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: My question is more about annual charges.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  ChrisC replied 9 months ago.

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Expert:  ChrisC replied 9 months ago.

Okay, thank you for your patience.

Office 365 is a subscription software package that requires EITHER a monthly subscription plan or an annual subscription plan. If you pay it monthly, then the cost is slightly higher than if you pay it annually.

Alternatively, you can also buy Office outright instead of purchasing Office 365. For instance, Office Home and Student is a one-time cost of $149.99 and no subscription is necessary.

You can learn more by going to and then clicking on Products at the top of the screen.

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