Windows 10: Office 2016 -- Buy Now only links to Office 365 (subscription)

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  1.    22 Sep 2015 #11

    bro67 said: View Post
    Office 2016 requires a Office 365 subscription. All that Microsoft did, was create an offline Cloud Based interface, that uses Office 365 for the real work.

    It is not going to go well with the consumers when they go to install it and find out that they have to pay a monthly membership.
    There is also the "One Time Purchase" non subscription option. https://products.office.com/en-us/bu...ffice-products
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  2.    22 Sep 2015 #12

    Yeah, for those that don't want a subscription, I believe the Home and Business version is priced at $229.
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  3.    22 Sep 2015 #13

    I have no interest in Office 365. I should get keys for the full license Pro version on MSDN. Eventually.
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       22 Sep 2015 #14

    Finally got 2016 installed via 365 E3
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       22 Sep 2015 #15

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    Not up on MSDN yet?
    A Microsoft spokesperson said MSDN subscribers will have access to both Office 2016 for Mac and Windows today.

    http://www.zdnet.com/article/whats-n...6-for-windows/
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  6.    22 Sep 2015 #16

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    I have no interest in Office 365. I should get keys for the full license Pro version on MSDN. Eventually.
    For most people, they don't have access to MSDN. It's very expensive. To get Office products, you need the Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN and that is $5,999 for a new subscription.
    Compare subscription benefits | Visual Studio

    I used to have the Visual Studio Premium (Premium is no longer offered) account from work. However, when we renewed we dropped to Visual Studio Pro as that was $1,200 a year, rather than $6,000 a year. But it doesn't include Office, Exchange, Sharepoint, etc. For those apps, I just use the 180 day evals from Technet now.
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       22 Sep 2015 #17

    It's available on MSDN now.
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  8.    22 Sep 2015 #18

    bro67 said: View Post
    Office 2016 requires a Office 365 subscription.
    No, it doesn't require an Office 365 subscription.

    You can still buy standalone versions of Home and Student, Home and Business and Professional.
    Choose Microsoft Office Products

    bro67 said: View Post
    It is not going to go well with the consumers when they go to install it and find out that they have to pay a monthly membership.
    People need to think for a few seconds before they have a kneejerk reaction and cry foul.

    Using that link above that I posted, we can see offerings and prices

    Office Home and Student 2016 is $149.99 for 1 install. You only get Word, Excel, Powerpoint and OneNote
    Office Home and Business 2016 is $229.99 for 1 install. In addition to the above, you get Outlook
    Office 2016 Professional 2016 is $399.99 for 1 install. In addition to everything above, you also get Publisher and Access.

    So, if you need 2 copies of Office that include Outlook, you would need to spend $229.99 x 2 or $459.98 if you bought standalone.

    Now, you could also opt for Office 365 Home. For $99 a year, you get 5 installs of Office Professional 2016. So you get Outlook, you get Access, you get Publisher. You can install it on up to 5 machines at any given time. You can also share it with friends and family (Microsoft has an article about exactly how to do that...you could even split up the costs with your friends and family thus that each intsall would be a measily $20 a year). In addition, you also get 1TB of OneDrive space for 5 different Microsoft accounts.... so in essence you end up with 5TB of OneDrive space IN ADDITION to your 5 copies of Office Professional 2016.

    So, if you bought those 2 standalone copies of Office Home and Business, you would have spent $459.99. Instead, for just $99 for year 1, your total investment would be $99. At the end of year 2 it would be $199.98, At the end of year 3 it would be $299.97, at the end of year 4 it would be $399.96. So, after 4 years you still have saved $60.03 from what you would have spent for those 2 standalone copies on day 1. And when the next version of Office comes out, with a 365 subscription you upgrade to it, no extra costs. With those standalone copies you are once again buying software.

    So, people really need to sit down and evaluate what they need. If they just need 1 and only 1 copy of Office Home and Student and they don't need Outlook, Access or Publisher, they could spend the $149.99 once and be done. This would be financially in their best interest. But if they need 2 or more copies, or need Outlook, now they are spending $300+ for those standalone licenses and Office 365 should strongly be considered.
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  9.    22 Sep 2015 #19

    Brink said: View Post
    It's available on MSDN now.
    Was just about to post that. Just downloaded Professional Plus. Haven't installed it yet though.
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