- 01-29-2013, 10:21 PM #2
Office 365 is a service you pay $99/yr or $9.99/mo and you get what you said plus the use of office for up to 5 computers. It should work so long as you pay. Office 2013 is a single pc license starting at $130 (I think) but it will work so long as the activation severs are on.
- 01-30-2013, 07:51 AM #3
Microsoft Office 365 comes with 20GB skydrive and 60 Minutes Skype. Its true that it will only work for as long as your subscription but you do get the ability to swap which computers its licensed on and free upgrades. It also supports 5 PC's where as a standard licenses only allows for 1 installation.
Microsoft Office 2013 is deliberately priced higher than previous editions to encourage people to adopt 365. However if you only need 1 2013 license and will not bother upgrading to 2017 it will probably workout better value.
- 01-30-2013, 09:33 AM #6
I just checked office.com and office 365 university (student edition) is $80 for four years up to 2 computers. With that subscription you get Office, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, & Access. You also get 20 GB additional storage on Skydrive and 60 minutes of Skype calls per month.
This is a way better deal THAN Office Home & Student 2013 for $140 for only 1 PC and you only get Office, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.
- 01-30-2013, 10:08 AM #7
If I subscribe to Office 365, am I forced to save everything on SkyDrive? I don't want to sync my files to any cloud service. I have a NAS solution at home that I can access from anywhere in the world, whenever I want to. I don't need SkyDrive.
If I can save locally to my PC, or to my NAS, without syncing to SkyDrive, then I would think that Office 365 is the better solution, because of the flexibility, more pieces of software, upgrades, etc. etc.
But I don't want to be forced to upload stuff to "the cloud"...
- 01-30-2013, 10:30 AM #8
Are you forced to do anything one way in any of Microsoft's products?
I highly doubt that it would force you to save only to SkyDrive. SkyDrive is only there for people who want to edit things on the go and have/transfer files to multiple computers easily. Think about it...
- 01-30-2013, 10:40 AM #9
- 01-30-2013, 01:06 PM #11
And for " and worst still, what are the enticements of a subscription based suite ?" , I think I wrote all of the enticements of the subscription based office in my last post...but I did forget about free updates.
- 01-30-2013, 01:13 PM #12
www.office.com online support people instantly pop up asking if you need any help so you could just ask them to make sure.
- 01-30-2013, 02:28 PM #13
So if you want to use it with multiple accounts, here's what you do. You sign in to Office.com with the account that you purchased it on in order to get it activated. Then, when you're opening the program for the first time (and it asks you if you want to sign into an account), that's when you would log in to the second Skydrive.
Keep in mind that only the account that purchased Office will get the 20GB though.
01-31-2013, 08:30 AM #14
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If the Office 365 University follows the same schedule, you may be able to get the $80 deal for 4 years on the 21st.
- 01-31-2013, 03:27 PM #16
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03-24-2013, 03:24 PM #24
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03-30-2013, 05:13 PM #25
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I dare to say that the main difference is something completely different: Microsoft said that they are now aiming for shorter iterations, meaning that there could be indeed a "Office 2014".
So if you went the "Office 365" route you can easily upgrade when it's out. If you bought Office 2013, you'll have to stick with it or buy Office 2014.
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