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  1. Joined : Oct 2013
    Newport, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 1,146
    Windows 10 Pro x64 - XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
       3 Weeks Ago #11

    I don't yet use office 365, but I do subscribe to Adobe Creative cloud photography package and this means that rather than pay out hundreds of pounds every three years or so to have the latest features I pay around $10 a month and in the last three years since the release of photoshop CS6, I have had at least three major updates and many minor ones. For less than the cost of CS6 and get lightroom for free. The subscription model can work better than the older system and although the applications have features that need net access the main programs work fine without
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  2. Joined : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 2,378
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       3 Weeks Ago #12

    When really thinking about it the $99.99 per year cost would take only about 3 or 4 years to equal the up-front cost of the "more-featured" versions of Office we've had to pay before and a large number of users tend to upgrade about that same type interval. I find the only real downside of Office 365 is having to be connected to the 'net at least monthly to keep it updated, have had to help one traveler to get logged back into the Office site when he returns to his Desktop, no issue with his Notebook he takes with him.
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  3. Joined : Oct 2013
    Newport, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 1,146
    Windows 10 Pro x64 - XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
       3 Weeks Ago #13

    I think I'm entitled to a seat of office 365, if so I may load it on my system that crashed yesterday rather than my normal office 2016i was intending to use.
    Will be a useful experiment if nothing else
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  4. Joined : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 2,378
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       3 Weeks Ago #14

    You just reminded me I got a year's subscription with my Tablet last year, expires next month so guess now that I've found I could give it a try. It's good for 1 PC or Mac and 1 Tablet.
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  5. Joined : Jul 2015
    Eastbourne East Sussex UK
    Posts : 2,395
    Windows 10 Home x64: 1607 Redstone (1) Build 143934.479
       3 Weeks Ago #15

    Geoff Daniell said: View Post
    Thank you for all the replies.

    I do not like the whole concept of Office 365, because previous experience with such services has been bad. I want a product that is installed on my PC from a medium that I control and can re-install whenever I wish to and is thus guaranteed to work off line. Anything that is dependent on an Internet connection being available is unacceptable, simply because in the environment I work in I do not have guaranteed Internet access all the time. Maybe my understanding of what Office 365 offers is not that good?

    So it is Office 2016? That sounds like what I will want to get. Is there any talk of a new version coming out next year?
    2007 has served me extremely well up until now. All I need to do is understand what the upgrade path is.
    I can use Office 365 and 2016 both on and offline
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  6.    3 Weeks Ago #16

    RoasterMen said: View Post
    I think he's complaining about the subscription type license of it.

    And there's this Office 2016 that was made for people who don't like to pay yearly.
    The install is the same for Office 2016 and Office 365. You can even use the trial install file just when you do the install there is an option the small print to select Enter a Key which is Office 365. If you to the default it sets you up for Office 365 which doesn't use a key.
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  7. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 7,978
    Windows 10 IoT
       3 Weeks Ago #17

    When I install Office 2016, and launch any of the programs for the first time, I get prompted to setup a subscription for office 365. There is however another option to just enter a product code. Which is the option I use as I have keys via my MSDN subscription.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2013
    Standish, Lancashire
    Posts : 4,610
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       2 Weeks Ago #18

    For anybody in the UK that is interested, I've just spotted Office 365 - 5 PC, 1 year subscription on the Amazon Black Friday deals for £49.99 - Microsoft Office 365 Home - 5 Users - 1 Year Subscription (PC/Mac) [Download]: Amazon.co.uk: Software
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