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Microsoft Office 2010 to 2013 upgrade offer.

  1. #11


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    I had a look at the Microsoft site that covers Office 365 (Office 365 is Secure, Anywhere Access to Your Online Office). Lot's of advertising blurb, but not a lot of real info as to how it all actually works. All that is very clear is that Microsoft wants to host everything that you do. It's almost like Oracle of years gone by that tried over and over to introduce thin client to every organisation, which Microsoft resisted vehemently, and now Microsoft seems to want deliver everything over today's thin client, the internet.

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    And this is a prime example of the bad advertising on their part. They aren't "hosting" anything other than the software download. You buy the software via a subscription model, you download the software and install it locally on up to 5 computers. You can optionally save files to the cloud or to your local drive. Their isn't any cloud requirement at all aside from fact that you cannot buy the software in a store, but have to download it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    And this is a prime example of the bad advertising on their part. They aren't "hosting" anything other than the software download. You buy the software via a subscription model, you download the software and install it locally on up to 5 computers. You can optionally save files to the cloud or to your local drive. Their isn't any cloud requirement at all aside from fact that you cannot buy the software in a store, but have to download it.
    But note that they provide a set amount of storage space in Skydrive (or whatever it is) and that is the default location for all of your files. So when the average Jill/Joe installs 365 and signs in (which clearly you must), everything goes to the Microsoft servers, unless you know to direct otherwise. People may not even know that things they save are not stored on their PC, because the interface may look like it is. Even that link I provided is as clear as mud as to how things work.
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  4. #14


    It's extremely easy to change from saving to Skydrive to your local drive. And for anybody who can manage to download and install Office 365, this won't be a challenge. And saving files to Skydrive isn't necessarily a bad thing. It's probably far better backup protected their their own home pc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    It's extremely easy to change from saving to Skydrive to your local drive. And for anybody who can manage to download and install Office 365, this won't be a challenge. And saving files to Skydrive isn't necessarily a bad thing. It's probably far better backup protected their their own home pc.
    Yes, if you are aware. We don't really know how people are going to buy Office 365 just yet. Maybe it can be bought with a new PC and you just sign on at first connection. It's in Microsoft's interest to make this as seamless and invisible as possible.
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    I just found this thread and found myself captured by the eloquent, articulate and very respectful debate of pparks1 and Ray8 on the EULA and License's of Software from Microsoft. I commend you two, well done.
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  7. #17


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    wow now i have to go read the license agreement..

    i however got lucky and was able to buy Office 2013 pro, visio 2013 pro and publisher 2013 pro for $10 each through my company...
    I was told.. and yes I need to verify.. that each can be installed on 1 desktop and 1 laptop....
    oh and also i got windows 8 pro from our msdn subscription as my boss said we will never run it at work so I can use one... hah...
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