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A few weeks ago, we announced the new Office for consumers, including the all new Office 365 Home Premium, Office 365 University for college and university students, and traditional Office suites: Office Home and Student 2013, Office Home and Business 2013 and Office Professional 2013.
Since then we've received questions about the number of installations people get with the traditional Office suites, transferability, and how they compare to Office 2010. With that in mind, we want to offer some clarity on the matter, to help customers make the best purchasing decision.
Here's how our Office 2010 and Office 2013 licenses compare:
*An exception is granted when the software is on a PC that is replaced under warranty.
It is important to note that Office 2013 suites have consistent rights and restrictions regarding transferability as the equivalent Office 2010 PKC, which was chosen by a majority of Office 2010 customers worldwide.
We think this new lineup offers unmatched choice and value for students, families and everyone in between.
If you're interested in getting the new Office, we encourage you to go here to explore which offering will give you the most value.
--Jevon Fark, Office Team
Nice spin, Microsoft.
The absurd "licenced to one computer" existed in Office 2010, so that makes it perfectly acceptable for Office 2013?
Why don't you just come out and say it? "We want you to SUBSCRIBE to Office, and every other option we offer sucks."
Nice censoring job.
Nice spin, Microsoft. Because your absurd "one licence per computer" was in effect for Office 2010, that makes it perfectly acceptable for Office 2013? Why don't you just come right out and say it: "We want you to SUBSCRIBE to Office, and every other option we offer sucks."
Nice spin, Microsoft. Because your absurd "one licence per computer" was in effect for Office 2010, that makes it perfectly acceptable for Office 2013? Why don't you just come right out and say it: "We want you to SUBSCRIBE to Office, and every other option we offer makes you want to subscribe."
Here is the number to Microsoft Corporate headquarters: 1-425-882-8080, just ask for the complaints department. Otherwide the rest of us could use a little peace from all of the whining for something that is optional for you to buy, if you don't like the options provided, you can always move on to something else. Google docs, Open office, etc. Otherwise keep it moving, guys like you are giving me a headache.
That's certainly an option, uxo22. But most people realize that calling a company's complaint department is a waste of time.
A much better option is to post your complaints on the web, where others can see them, and maybe spread the bad news in a more efficient manner. Like this:
I tried to reply, but my comment was declined. I made a good point, but you won't read it here.
I would love to read your point as long as if's a valid one.
It's not worth my time to re-type it, only to have it deleted.
So wait, I bought and paid for Office 2013 and plan on updating the computer for which it is installed on in the very near future. Only a few parts of the current computer will be re used (hard drive, blu ray drive). This computer will be then given to charity. Are you trying to tell me that I can not install Office 2013 on the new computer (please note that it will no longer reside on the older computer).
Doesn't it say the following above?
*An exception is granted when the software is on a PC that is replaced under warranty
But...what defines a "PC that is replaced under warranty". I'm not replacing a computer "under warranty"...I'm building a new computer to replace an existing...somewhat out of date system. I would expect that after paying 300 bucks that I should be able to transfer said software to a new build.
ok there must be some special PUR that Mr Fark is using because the PUR's I have make NO MENTION of any software being tied to a single device for the life of that device except in reference to OEM installs. The terms clearly refer to "licensed device" over and over and omit any such language that it is tied to the device in the Retail Versions however that limit is clearly defind in the OEM versions, I doubt very much that was an oversight. On top of this the PUR gives you specific rights of resale or transfer to another owner. That right by itself shows it is not tied to the device for life.
I guess all those Microsoft sales cast I have listened to that made a point of how different Retail, VL and OEM were must have been a waste of time.
pricing/model kinda makes sense. for me the O365 subscription is a clear winner for home (3 PCs and 1 Mac), especially now the OSX version has just got a bit more expensive.
One thing I would love to see though is a combined subscription for the Office365 hosted exchange and O365 client pack... right now I'm considering dropping the hosted Exchange and moving to Outlook for my domain (4 users and pretty much just use it for email) but if there was a $ incentive to combine the two it would be a much easier path forward (and only having one subscription to maintain would be nice)
The chart is disingenuous at best. The Office 2010 FPP is comparable to Office 2013. That's a choice I was presented by Microsoft when claiming my "free" upgrade from Office 2010 to 2013. When you compare Office 2010 FPP to Office 2013 it's obvious it's a downgrade in licensing. That doesn't include the inconvenience of having to contact Microsoft after a catastrophic computer failure in order to allow for an installation on a replacement computer. On price did I miss something or is Office 2013 more expensive than Office 2010 FPP? Less licensing for more money? That's certainly no deal.