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Difference between Microsoft Works and Microsoft Office
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Published on 05/8/2007
 
Difference between Microsoft Works and Microsoft Office

Difference between Microsoft Works and Microsoft Office

Microsoft Works is basic office suit which includes:
1. Word Processor
2. Spreadsheet
3. Database
4. Calendar
5. Powerpoint viewer
6. Email Tools

It costs around $40 in retail or $10 when bought with a branded PC (Dell, HP etc...). This is sometimes offered free with branded PC's.

For basic home usage Microsoft Works is more than enough.