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A couple weeks ago, I posted this blog to clarify the new Office 2013 licensing terms. Based on customer feedback we have changed the Office 2013 retail license agreement to allow customers to transfer the software from one computer to another. This means customers can transfer Office 2013 to a different computer if their device fails or they get a new one. Previously, customers could only transfer their Office 2013 software to a new device if their PC failed under warranty.
While the license agreement accompanying Office 2013 software will be updated in a future release, this change is effective immediately and applies to Office Home and Student 2013, Office Home and Business 2013, Office Professional 2013 and the standalone Office 2013 applications. These transferability options are equivalent to those found in the Office 2010 retail license terms. The updated text is as follows:
Updated transferability provision to the Retail License Terms of the Software License Agreement for Microsoft Office 2013 Desktop Application Software:
Can I transfer the software to another computer or user? You may transfer the software to another computer that belongs to you, but not more than one time every 90 days (except due to hardware failure, in which case you may transfer sooner). If you transfer the software to another computer, that other computer becomes the "licensed computer." You may also transfer the software (together with the license) to a computer owned by someone else if a) you are the first licensed user of the software and b) the new user agrees to the terms of this agreement before the transfer. Any time you transfer the software to a new computer, you must remove the software from the prior computer and you may not retain any copies.
At Microsoft, we strive to make Office the very best product to help busy people and families get things done. A key ingredient in our formula for success is listening to our customers, and we're grateful for the feedback behind this change in Office licensing. Thank you.
--Jevon Fark, Office Team
The most common scenario customers were telling you was they were not going to buy this.
The restriction was on transferring the software to a different PC, not re-installing it on the same PC. Microsoft can easily tell if it's just a re-install vs. an install on a different machine. Also, why throw Mac into the discussion? Office on Mac will have the same license agreement as Windows, I'm sure.
ace1489, I'm pretty sure that Office 2010 only allowed an install on a desktop and a laptop, not three machines and not two laptops. Of course, even that restriction seems a little strange. I think allowing an individual user to have more than one install is reasonable. Otherwise, if I needed something on another machine that I do not use as often, I'd just live with a less capable product. I do that already on my Android device. I use Kingsoft Office. Certainly not as feature rich, but functional and MS Office is not on Android. I'd be tempted to use their PC software on my secondary machine and/or LibreOffice, WordPerfect, or something that would not require another $400 charge.
I have purchased every single release of Office since I Microsoft started publishing the suite. It's a great tool and I use it for personal and business use. Previously, I would always buy the Professional version and was happy with it. I always use it on a single computer, but that draconian policy of non-transferability was a showstopper for me. No way was I going to buy a $400 product whose useful life was dependent on my computer's life.
I looked at every offer Microsoft had and there was a problem with everything, either for me or for my wife. With this licensing change, I'm OK with Office 2013. However, it's still a problem for my wife.
My wife is like a bee in our house, minus the stinger. She bounces around between two different laptops and a tablet. she uses Office on both of her laptops. The Office 365 "Home Premium" would be perfect for her, except that it's not allowed for business use. She uses Office for business sometimes, so "Office Home Premium" has licensing restrictions that will not work for her.
Office Professional 2013 would almost work now with this change, but no way would she accept paying $800 for her two machines. She'd just stick with her current Office. I know her and she'd view that as a total waste of money. She would push me to find something cheaper.
Office 365 Small Business Premium would get around the fact she uses Office for business, but then the Office web site says it is "for business use". So, since uses it for non-commercial use, too, that option is off the table.
Then there is the Office Home and Business 2013. This was also a no-go due to transfer restrictions, but that hurdle is past. Still, she has the issue of 1 license and she has two computers. This product is cheaper, though, so perhaps she might accept it, but it missing Publisher. She uses Publisher for personal things, mostly, but sometimes she uses it for business.
So what in the world am I supposed to tell her? Sorry, Microsoft has nothing now that will meet your requirements unless you want to pay $800? I believe that's the only answer I can give her. It becomes my headache to have to maintain a subscription service just for her for one PC to be limited to personal stuff and then buy a Pro version so she can sometimes use that for business.
We have 3 different copies of Office in the family: Pro for me, Pro for my wife, and home/student for my kids. That is definitely not cheap, but Microsoft has replaced this combination with restrictions that make it painful to even bother with.
I could get Pro for me. I only have one machine, so fine.
My wife has no acceptable options ($800 or $400 + $100/yr subscription is not acceptable, and even that still risks running afoul of the licensing restrictions)
My kids would need home/student, but do they need a Microsoft account to install the software? They cannot download it without one, apparently. Microsoft wants my little girl's personal info? Seriously? Can Home/Student 2013 be purchased at the store and installed without requiring my kids to create Microsoft accounts?
This is a licensing nightmare for me.
anyway, what happen to the existing Office 2010 licenses if I claimed Office 2013 through "Redeem your offer" campaign, my company still buying some new pc with Office 2010 these weeks...
Maybe the ProPlus Subscription would work for your wife? Sure, it costs more than the home premium, but does not have the commercial use restriction. Like the home premium, it can be installed and used on up to 5 devices that she uses. office.microsoft.com/.../office-365-proplus-virtual-office-online-FX103213513.aspx
Why is it that Microsoft has so many versions of their products and also multiple licensing models for each version of each product! This is madness - this is also driving your customers, be it individual or corporate customers. Why doesn't Microsoft once and for all simplify the whole thing and just produce ONE version of One product and lower the prices to ONE price and do away with all this confusion and customer dissatisfaction. But I am sure that the RED Tape mentality of Microsoft can never change, or can it?
Or you could simply stick with Office 2010 until such a date that it is no longer supported and save yourself the cost. Take the money saved and go to Disney or take a cruise and when you come back your Office 2010 will still do 99% of what Office 2013 does and you won't have to go looking for where MS moved the feature you use daily.
What I am not happy with is the fact that Microsoft left out DVD video support and Windows media center because they said that it would reduce the cost of Windows since they would no longer be required to pay for the licensing fees for those features. Yet Windows is pretty much the exact same price. All version of Office Home and Student had 3 licenses because most families have more than one PC. Now Office Home and Student has 1 license and its still cost the same price. Over all I am happy with the changes with Windows 8 but Microsoft really has taken a nose dive as far as earning customer loyalty buy giving us much less features and benifets on their new software but still charging the same high prices. Doing this at a time when Apple computers are gaining more popularity is just insane from a marketing standpoint.
very good news!!
Paul, you are correct. There is not a restriction on re-installing on the same PC, and ddeulus, if you run into any issues on that, you can call our support team who would be happy to help you out.
ota, I'm replying because Jevon's taking some well-deserved break time. The official terms are published in the blog in that little box. The complete new, official license contains this text in the section titled "Can I Transfer the Software to Another Computer or User?".
As Jevon noted, the EULA, which really 'lives' within Office 2013, will be updated in future releases (for a variety of very good technical reasons from our engineers) to include this updated text. That may take a while, so we wanted to get this information out to customers asap.
We appreciate your overall feedback, though we do hope that some day you'll describe this type of flexibility as "very MS like." :)
Does this apply to HUP too?
先日、米国の Office Blog にて、新しい Office のライセンスを他のパソコンに移管することができるようになったという発表がありました。 日本では、一般消費者向けの Office
Won't buy anyway. Office 2010 is much better.