1. yaron zeevik's Avatar
    so they just throw us under the bus with this "office apps free" move to android and IOS...and when I mean "us" I mean windows users.
    I just got a new dell XPS12 laptop and what a surprise office is not pre-installed in my windows 8.1 os,but it's fine because I know that the office suite doesn't need to come with the os..it's a standalone paid service.
    but now there is this situation that the people that have windows os in their computer need to pay for the 365 service and also because I have windows phone I have a very limited version of the office suite because it's built inside the os and cannot updated like a regular app(like the music hub was before the 8.1 update) so we like not getting it from both sides of the windows ecosystem,not from the windows phone side and not from the windows 8.1 side...please change my mind about it and show me that i'm wrong because it is really ******* me off
    11-10-2014 03:26 PM
  2. Paul215821's Avatar
    Office for phones and tablets is free, Office for laptops and desktops (whether Windows or Mac) remains paid. So not getting Office with your new laptop is correct.
    Office on iOS and Android is limited, like Office on the RT
    11-10-2014 03:44 PM
  3. arjan wolthuis's Avatar
    I get Free office from school (365) it's not always paid
    11-10-2014 03:54 PM
  4. JamesPTao's Avatar
    I get Free office from school (365) it's not always paid
    Do you think your school gets it for free. They buy the licenses for x amount of students and roll it into your tuition..now its probably cheaper for the student that way, but its still paid.
    aximtreo and xandros9 like this.
    11-10-2014 04:01 PM
  5. yaron zeevik's Avatar
    Office for phones and tablets is free, Office for laptops and desktops (whether Windows or Mac) remains paid. So not getting Office with your new laptop is correct.
    Office on iOS and Android is limited, like Office on the RT
    office for IOS and android is less limited then our office in windows phone..I think if they want people to move to their eco-system they need to give them somehow a more functional office or maybe free version..maybe in windows phone or maybe in the desktop ver.
    xandros9 likes this.
    11-10-2014 04:19 PM
  6. aximtreo's Avatar
    Boy, we toss free and gimmee way too much. If everything was free, how in the name of buttermilk would it have been developed, tested and provided. Stop with the free stuff. If you don't like what your phone has on it, go elsewhere. MS is a multi billion dollar company. I believe they have many smart people there who know what they are doing.

    Jeez, makes me sick to see people who want everything for nothing.
    11-10-2014 04:36 PM
  7. yaron zeevik's Avatar
    Boy, we toss free and gimmee way too much. If everything was free, how in the name of buttermilk would it have been developed, tested and provided. Stop with the free stuff. If you don't like what your phone has on it, go elsewhere. MS is a multi billion dollar company. I believe they have many smart people there who know what they are doing.

    Jeez, makes me sick to see people who want everything for nothing.
    I don't want anything for free I just want the same treatment to my os as they give to IOS and andrioid that's all
    11-10-2014 05:11 PM
  8. Zulfigar's Avatar
    I don't want anything for free I just want the same treatment to my os as they give to IOS and andrioid that's all
    Office is built into the OS, so you can't have the same treatment until it's split off or we get an OS update.

    IOS and Android have their apps separate from the OS, so they can get updates faster, but Microsoft can also use them as a beta test to make it perfect for us Windows Phone users. So let them find the bugs so we get the perfect product, then we're going to cheer. ;)
    11-10-2014 05:26 PM
  9. xandros9's Avatar
    I don't want anything for free I just want the same treatment to my os as they give to IOS and andrioid that's all
    iOS and Android are mobile OSes.
    Windows Phone and Windows RT tablets compete directly against those. Office is 100% free.
    What about the full Windows crowd? Many Atom tablets have it included free, especially the small ones.
    Your laptop isn't exactly something that will compete with iPads.
    11-10-2014 05:52 PM

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