Office 365: What it means to Mac users
Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:39 PM
Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:00 PM
11. 11 years.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:22 PM
Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:34 PM
I sure hope not! I too paid for Office 2011, I fully expect to run it until it can run no more on my Mac (I'm done upgrading MS software, not a good bargain at all).
MacWorld, can you please clarify what this means for existing owners of MS office 2011?
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:14 PM
To me, this 365-stuff is a big ripoff (if you have one machine). Basically it's like buying office every year, without an upgrade that would justify this. I recently upgraded from office 2000. 2011 doesn't really add that many features..and that after how many years? 11. 11 years.
Funny! but shouldn't your name be "Monstrasaurous" (note "r")?
Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:19 PM
I think I can answer that. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! Microsoft makes a bundle already off their Mac Office suite, and it is not up to par with the PC version, and it will NEVER include their database program! I haven't used Office in years.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:00 PM
I'm relatively certain I'm not alone, but I do realize that not all of us are in the same boat here. Apple couldn't have come up with a better sales strategy than the upcoming Microsoft Office Implosion!
Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:39 AM
Only if you want a 365 subscription, with all the cloud stuff. Otherwise you don't have to do anything, and they have nothing else to really offer you.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:48 AM
Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:05 AM
I also got my home copy of office using the Microsoft Home Use Program (HUP). However I think you're confused as to what you paid for. HUP allows you to share you're companies Microsoft enterprise license. You have not got a personal license for office. If you ever quit your job or your company ends its enterprise license, legally you must uninstall your copy of office and stop using it. So it's not perpetuity.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:23 AM