Microsoft officially debuts Premium -- but who is it for?

Yolanda Curtis
February 14, 2017

If you already own a domain name, then you can use it with Premium as well.

Premium costs $49.99 per year, but Microsoft is offering a deal right now which lets you get the service for only $19.95 per year. You can create up to five email addresses per domain.

Premium is Microsoft's subscription offer for the service and it has been in preview phase since April previous year, and then opened to the public on October 2016.

At the moment, Premium appears to still be US only, so you'll have to wait for access if you live elsewhere in the world.

For instance, it gives subscribers access to custom email domains, through GoDaddy, "like" or "" as noted by Microsoft.

If you are interested, you can sign-up for Premium here.

Now, here is where the collaboration part comes into play: the Premium users who share a custom domain can easily share calendars, contacts and documents.

Anyone in the United States can now subscribe to Premium for $19.95.

As it was during the public preview, Premium is still for USA users only who have been moved to the new

The service, which offers features such as an ad-free inbox, was rolled out to certain users back in April after previously being available as a free add-on for Office 365 Home users. If you're a USA customer, you can sign up today. Whether Microsoft will continue the offer past March 31 remains to be seen, but at the current price Premium is certainly very attractive. After that, the price rises to $50 per year.

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