Microsoft 365 is everyone’s productivity tool. I don’t know anyone who can get work done without it. Of course you are familiar with Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneDrive, and Outlook. These have become basic necessities of using a computer for working, going to school, owning a business, and more. For decades they have evolved with our computer skills and technology to do more for us. Microsoft keeps getting better: now with the inclusion of Microsoft Defender! Learn more about the new Microsoft 365 then enter for a chance to win a one year digital download for your devices.

How do you keep your online activities safe

There are many advantages of getting Microsoft Defender included with Microsoft 365. Firstly, you get a single centralized dashboard to view your security protections across devices, and for family members. You also get device protection across all platforms. In my household, some people use a PC, others use Android, and others use Apple products. It’s great to know that just like we all use Word and the other applications for productivity, we’ll all have similarly dependable security with Defender.

In addition, Microsoft 365 includes 1TB of OneDrive storage so you can access all of your files on any device from anywhere. Not only is this incredibly convenient, pairing it with Microsoft Defender in the same software bundle ensures your files are accessible to you—and only to you! For people like me who purchase the Family version, each person you include gets their own 1 TB of storage. Think about that: Microsoft 365 Family costs just a little bit more than Microsoft 365 Personal, and you get 1TB of storage for each person included on the subscription. Each person in my family has their own personal and secure storage!

Over the past few years we’ve all seen our family’s online activity increase. That also means that online risk has gone up. Now more than ever, we need better online security. Microsoft 365 is doing this for us by including Defender for no additional charge. Suddenly your security is the same for all family members, for all devices. And when you add a new device to your home, it instantly has the same security too.

Microsoft Defender is the security you need where you need it

I love that with Microsoft 365 I don’t have to worry. I know the version I’m using is the newest, and is the same on my computer as on my tablet and my phone. I don’t have to worry about dependability: years of use has shown me I can depend on Word documents, Excel spreadsheet, and Powerpoint presentations. I don’t have to worry about my family’s ability to get school or work done either, since my wife and kids get the same applications I get with the family subscription. Now with Defender built into the same software package, I don’t have to worry about my security, or my family’s security. Our online protections will stay up to date automatically.

Few of us are security experts. We can try to do all of the things we are supposed to do, like create strong passwords, not click on suspicious links, etc, but we know that there are risks in the computer world that we are just not equipped to deal with. However, from now on, anyone with a Microsoft 365 subscription is equipped—and at no extra cost! Defender is just included along with Word, Excel, OneDrive, and the other applications you love. Security on all devices you regularly use. Protection when and where you and your loved ones do any computer activities.

How to enter for a chance to win a one year Personal subscription

Entering this contest is easy and you can enter in two different ways.

  1. In a comment below, tell us which of the many Microsoft 365 applications do you wish you could learn more about and why.
  2. Visit the Microsoft 365 Family product page and find the answer to this question: how many people can use the one family subscription. Send an email to with the subject line Microsoft 365 contest and tell us your answer to that question and tell us approximately how many devices (phones, tablets, and laptops) in your home would be protected thanks to a family subscription with Defender included. Do not put that answer in a comment on the blog.

What you can win

At the end of this contest, we will randomly select one eligible entry to win a one year digital download of Microsoft 365 Personal.

This contest runs from Oct 1st to Oct 16th

Remember that there are two ways to enter this contest. Be sure to tell your friends, colleagues, fellow students, and family to enter too. It may make them more aware of the importance to stay secure online, and may also give them a chance to win too.

Win Microsoft 365 Contest Rules and Regulations 

Good Luck.


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