What is Microsoft Office 365?

It is an online, cloud-based application of the Microsoft Office products, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher and Access (Publisher and Access are available on PC only).

Why should I get Microsoft Office 365?

  • You can install Microsoft Office 365 and all the Office products across multiple devices, including PCs, Macs, Android tablets and phones, and iPads and iPhones.
  • This makes it a perfect solution for households or Small Businesses with more than one device.
  • For anyone who is working on-the-go, Microsoft Office 365 is the smart solution that enables you to always have access to your information.
  • The cloud storage means that your information is also safely stored, should you lose one of your devices.

What is the cloud?

  • The cloud is a friendly way of describing something that does not live on your system at home or in the office, but is located and managed remotely.
  • Many services today make use of this Cloud, including web-based emails, online photo storage or other storage.
  • Because this infrastructure is located online or ‘in the cloud’, you can access it from virtually anywhere on any device as long as you have an Internet connection.

If this is cloud-based, is Internet connectivity required for Microsoft Office 365?

Internet access is required to install and activate Microsoft Office 365 products, so it is important to have a good Internet connection, including WiFi.

Why should I purchase Microsoft Office 365 through MWEB?

  • MWEB ADSL customers are offered Office 365 at a reduced rate alongside their ADSL products and it is added to your monthly bill, which makes it super convenient with no need for separate accounts.
  • MWEB offers an annual licence on a monthly payment arrangement over a period of 12 months which means you don’t have to pay a large fee upfront
  • MWEB Fon customers have the added advantage of FREE WiFi access to millions of hotspots locally and internationally (see WiFi how to link), so installing Microsoft Office 365 is a great way to ensure you can manage your costs and have access to your documents when in the home/ office and on-the-go

What are the product bundles that MWEB offers?

MWEB offers customers two product options, depending on the number of devices you want to connect.

Microsoft Office 365 Home gives you access for up to five different devices.

Microsoft Office 365 Personal gives you access for only one device.


Both options include:

  • Fully installed Office applications including
    • Word
    • Excel
    • PowerPoint
    • Outlook
    • OneNote
    • Publisher and Access (PC only)
  • 1TB OneDrive online storage
  • 60 Skype minutes per month (world minutes)
  • MWEB’s technical support 365 days a year to help you get started and sort out any problems