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Old Jan 29, 2013, 09:44 AM   #1
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Microsoft Launches Office 365 Subscriptions Alongside Office 2013, But Macs Still Stuck on Office 2011




Microsoft today announced the launch of its latest Office software suite, updating its applications for Windows machines to new 2013 versions and launching a new Office 365 subscription option.

While the $99-per-year Office 365 option allows for installation on up to five computers, Mac users will continue to receive Office 2011 applications until an updated version of Office for Mac becomes available. Office for Mac versions typically follow about 12-18 months behind their Windows counterparts.
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Office 365 Home Premium is available in 162 markets in 21 languages and includes the following:

- The latest and most complete set of Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher and Access

- One license for the entire household to use Office on up to five devices, including Windows tablets, PCs or Macs, and Office on Demand available from any Internet-connected PC

- An additional 20 GB of SkyDrive cloud storage, nearly three times the amount available with a free SkyDrive account

- 60 free Skype world calling minutes per month to call mobile phones, landlines or PCs around the world

- Future upgrades, so you always use the latest time-saving technology
Office 365 Home Premium is priced at $9.99 per month or $99 per year, while college and university students, faculty, and staff are eligible for Office 365 University priced at $79.99 for a four-year subscription.

Aside from the Office 365 subscription plans, Windows users are also offered the option of standalone Office 2013 packages including Office Home & Student ($139.99), Office Home & Business ($219.99), and Office Professional ($399.99). There are no ongoing costs with the standalone installations, and a version of Office typically remains current for three years.

Office for Mac 2011 also remains available as a standalone purchase, and users who purchase Office 2011 for Mac between October 19, 2012 and April 30, 2013 can shift over to a one-year Office 365 subscription free of charge.

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Old Jan 29, 2013, 09:47 AM   #2
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Who needs to keep their Office updated anyway? They will just have the same functions, just an different UI

The Office at my workplace's PC is still 2003
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 09:52 AM   #3
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Who needs to keep their Office updated anyway? They will just have the same functions, just an different UI

The Office at my workplace's PC is still 2003
Pretty much, the only cool advantage I see with 2013 is Skydrive integration. The only reason I got Office 2013 for Windows was because it was free from my school. Plus, I was able to get it last week.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 09:55 AM   #4
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Word and Excel are basically the same product from the 90s.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 10:04 AM   #5
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At home I'm on OpenOffice. My wife is on MS Office.X. It still works and does everything she needs so why bother upgrading. Eventually OS-X won't support it any more. Her old MacBook is on Snow Leopard just so she can keep using the old Office and a few other things. Eventually she'll get a new system and then I'll likely move her over to OpenOffice.,

Where I work we are all on Office 2010 and Win 7 with no plans to change. I'll likely lay in a few extra copies of each while I can still get them as spares. I'm running OpenOffice on my system and nobody has noticed.

We have two users on Office365, salespeople that need mobile access to docs and e-mail. Having gone through the setup I'm pushing heavily toward NOT deploying it any further. I see no advantages, significant drawbacks, and ongoing cost.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 10:09 AM   #6
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Sadly folks Office 365 is likely the inevitable future for the Mac and Office on the mac platform.



Been using Office 13 for a long while, it is pretty much Office 2010 with small face lift and tweaks.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 10:11 AM   #7
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I wonder if it's an issue of patents. I find it incredible how the back end of Numbers hasn't been updated to be better than Excell in 20 years. I say back end, because I think the UI and usability of Numbers is much better than excell. as far as pages and keynote go, they are way better than microsoft office IMO.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 09:53 AM   #8
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Who needs to keep their Office updated anyway? They will just have the same functions, just an different UI

The Office at my workplace's PC is still 2003
My workplace of over 110,000 employees still uses Office 2003 and XP.
If it ain't broke...
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 11:14 AM   #9
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My workplace of over 110,000 employees still uses Office 2003 and XP.
If it ain't broke...
it ain't broke but it isn't efficient.

although there will be an initial transition curve but once you get off the transition period, you will find that office 2010/2013 is far more productive especially excel.

you could do filter much easier.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 12:41 PM   #10
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My workplace of over 110,000 employees still uses Office 2003 and XP.
If it ain't broke...
What will your company do in May 2014? My understanding is that XP will be end-of-life'd in April 2014. That means no more security updates or and fixes whatsoever.
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What will your company do in May 2014? My understanding is that XP will be end-of-life'd in April 2014. That means no more security updates or and fixes whatsoever.
Even April 2014 might not be the end of support for XP since I think it was originally supposed to go out of "style" after the release of Windows 7.
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What will your company do in May 2014? My understanding is that XP will be end-of-life'd in April 2014. That means no more security updates or and fixes whatsoever.
They'll jump to Windows 7 which is actually a halfway decent OS, especially for businesses. And by then, I'm sure Windows 9 will be well in the works that will probably fix the mess of W8.
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My workplace of over 110,000 employees still uses Office 2003 and XP. If it ain't broke...
Every arch and engineering firm we work with is too. MS is going to have a hard time getting them to upgrade after the Office 2007 disaster & eventual 2003 downgrades. ...and to pay a subscription fee for MS Office.

...glad we but the bullet and converted everything to iWork a couple years ago.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 03:38 PM   #14
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My workplace of over 110,000 employees still uses Office 2003 and XP.
If it ain't broke...
Exactly why I still edit video on my "maxed out" 2008 24" iMac 3 Ghz Core 2 Duo with 4 GB of RAM. Yeah, it isn't the fastest machine, but I don't sit in front of it all day....just and hour or so each evening editing video, checking e-mail, etc.
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My workplace of over 110,000 employees still uses Office 2003 and XP.
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I guess security isn't a big thing at your company.
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My workplace of over 110,000 employees still uses Office 2003 and XP.
If it ain't broke...
My dad's Hospital he works at still uses windows 2000 for many of its computers along with xp. Office 2000 is as advanced as it gets there.

This is how Irelands healthcare system is run.
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Who needs to keep their Office updated anyway? They will just have the same functions, just an different UI

The Office at my workplace's PC is still 2003
Yeah, I'm still at '04, but I also have '08 installed. Also, after '08 I think, they really screwed up the interface and made it just way more annoying.
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Yeah, I'm still at '04, but I also have '08 installed. Also, after '08 I think, they really screwed up the interface and made it just way more annoying.
Yeah, Office 08 is like Windows 8, wasting users' time to learn the UI all over again.
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Who needs to keep their Office updated anyway? They will just have the same functions, just an different UI

The Office at my workplace's PC is still 2003
I used 2004 for the most part on a regular basis pretty much until it stopped working on Lion. Now I use 2011 on my MAC. I probably won't upgrade though, since I use pages and keynote more often these days than Office 2011
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The Office at my workplace's PC is still 2003
Yeah my job only updated to office 2007 last year.
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Who needs to keep their Office updated anyway? They will just have the same functions, just an different UI

The Office at my workplace's PC is still 2003
I'm still using Office 2007 at work and have no plans to upgrade. For our needs, 2007 is just fine. Although I still miss the UI of '97-2003 Office.

I have Office 2011 for my Mac and it's just fine for me as well. I think only super-serious power users might want the latest version of Office if there happens to be a new feature.
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As a home user I would not spend $99/year to keep my Office subscription. I'd move to iWork at that point. I paid the home price for 2011 when it came out and intend to keep using it.
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As a home user I would not spend $99/year to keep my Office subscription. I'd move to iWork at that point. I paid the home price for 2011 when it came out and intend to keep using it.
Open Office for Mac would be a nice choice too, at least it's free.
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Open Office for Mac would be a nice choice too, at least it's free.
Open Office is Open Ugly though.
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Why use office? I use Apple Pages, it's cheaper and does everything I need it to do. Probably better too.
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