Being that I have a ton of trips coming up this summer, I practically jumped for joy when the One2One Network and Microsoft Office 365 invited me to write a sponsored post for them about the new Office 365 Home Premium package and Travel Planning with OneNote Travel Notebook!
I still had the very basic Microsoft Office trial version that came with my HP laptop, so upgrading to Office 365 Home Premium was pretty awesome - especially since it came with 5 downloads so that everyone in the family got a copy on their computer!
Office 365 Home Premium Includes
- Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher and Access
- One license for the entire household to use Office on up to five devices, including Windows tablets, PCs or Macs, and get Office on Demand from any Internet-connected PC2
- An additional 20 GB of SkyDrive cloud storage
- 60 free Skype world calling minutes per month to call mobile phones, landlines or PCs around the world
- Future upgrades, so you always use the latest time-saving technology
- Automatic save to SkyDrive, so your documents and personal settings are always available from virtually anywhere
Not only is Office 365 Home Premium awesome for me to have for my blogging work, but with Angeline in high school now, she is required to use all kinds of Microsoft Office programs when doing assignments, essays, presentations and such. It really comes in handy when everyone in the family can have their own copy!
Office 365 Home Premium is just $99.99 for an annual subscription and is available through over 100,000 resellers and more than 450 retailers worldwide - including Best Buy, Staples, Amazon.com and the Microsoft Store, and of course, through Office.com! You can also get Office 365 Home Premium with a new Windows 8 PC likes Dell, Lenovo and HP. And you can even get a free 30-day trial is also available online at Office.com.
Now for my favorite part - the part that makes my life as a travel addict so much easier! I'm talking about the OneNote travel notebook that was designed with tips from Travel + Leisure magazine and is available to download for free on Office.com!
I set up "Jennifer's Notebook" in OneNote and then created folders for each of our trips: Carnival Liberty Cruise, North Carolina Trip, Angeline's Georgia Trip, Carnival Sunshine Cruise. Then within each folder, I set up pages for each thing: booking confirmation, excursions for each cruise, hotel reservations, flight reservations, train reservations, etc.
We've been really good about budgeting for our summer travels, and I was psyched that I could import Excel spreadsheets to manage my trip budget in OneNote!
I was worried about being able to access SkyDrive and my OneNote notebook while away from my laptop - I rarely bring it with me when I travel - but guess what? If you don't have a Windows phone or tablet, you can just download the OneNote app in the iTunes store so that you still have 100% access to your OneNote notebook, even without a Windows device. How incredible is that?! I was really happy to see that Microsoft is making OneNote accessible to ALL devices, not just Windows.
While on the road (or sea), we can just take notes and photos of the sights we really enjoyed so that I have it all in one place when I get home and start writing about my trips.
The new Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium really is an essential tool to help your family plan and prepare for your next vacation! With Office 365 Home Premium and the new features in OneNote, you can access all of your ideas and information even when you’re on-the-go, or even get a little work done using Office 365 programs while traveling.
Here are a few ways that OneNote can help when you’re traveling:
Reference Your Notes: Use Instant Search in the bar on the top right to recall anything you’ve ever put in OneNote.
Turn Online Research into Plans: Clip and save information from the web with the "Send to OneNote" tool. As you make reservations, clip screenshots and send web pages or entire documents directly to sections of your notebook! You can also scan into OneNote critical information that you might need on your trip, such as passports, medication labels or immunization records. This will ensure they are available even if the originals are lost or stolen.
Move With Your Notes On-the-Go: Save your notebook to SkyDrive , and access it remotely with the OneNote Web App.
Let Excel & OneNote Work Together for You: With OneNote 2013, you can create and import an Excel vacation budget spreadsheet right into your notebook. When you edit that spreadsheet in OneNote, it updates the original at the same time.
Collaborate with Family & Friends via SkyDrive: Give your friends and family access to your travel notebook on SkyDrive so they can add their own travel tips or advise, and keep track of your itinerary.
One Year Office 365 Home Premium Subscription Giveaway
Get the most from your Office 365 Home Premium subscription (valued at $99) at the new Office.com with access Office on Demand, the ability to Activate and deactivate devices, Add family members to your subscription, Access SkyDrive folders and documents, search and download Office apps in the Office Store and access a gallery of more than 700 new professionally produced templates!
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This giveaway is open to US residents 18+ and ends at midnight on June 29, 2013.