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  #752525 29-Jan-2013 11:42
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I tried so hard, but for some reason I can't seem to find the footnotes referenced in the Office 365 part of the page? There's a 1, 2, 3, 4, and double-asterisk but they don't actually seem to be included?

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  #752528 29-Jan-2013 11:46
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Kyanar: I tried so hard, but for some reason I can't seem to find the footnotes referenced in the Office 365 part of the page? There's a 1, 2, 3, 4, and double-asterisk but they don't actually seem to be included?


thanks I've already seen that and passed the feedback on

just please appreciate its not quite launched yet, tomorrow is the day

 
 
 
 


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  #752532 29-Jan-2013 11:52
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freitasm: Yes, the "Office 365" throws me into "cloud mode" because of the branding. Too confusing having two different product lines with same name.


Same here..  365 has been heavily branded as the 'cloud' service up until now.

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  #752533 29-Jan-2013 11:52
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I see in the latest Noel Leeming catalogue they are advertising Office 365, do they not actually have any stock yet either?
How did they get it when I don't see it on any of our usual suppliers websites (Synnex, Dove, Ingram Micro etc)
Is it being only offered to retail chain stores first?

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  #752567 29-Jan-2013 12:17
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martyyn: Apologies for the daft question but does this mean the office365 home premium replaces the old office family pack with three licences. But now you have five and it's a yearly subscription rather than outright purchase?



Office 365 premium is 100% subscription based model and pricing. Office 2013 is simply now licensed for 1PC only.

But I can now subscribe to office365 for five pc's rather than buy office2010 for three?



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  #752599 29-Jan-2013 12:52
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martyyn:

But I can now subscribe to office365 for five pc's rather than buy office2010 for three?


Office 2010 was not subscription based. Pay for it for life and 3 user license. Office 365 premium IMO is good value. Pay yearly fees, but you can install it on more machines incl Mac's and later mobile devices using the same subscription. Because it's subscription based, all major updates will be free moving forward like Office 2015/2016 whenever it will be released.




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  #752604 29-Jan-2013 13:01
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billgates:
Office 2010 was not subscription based. Pay for it for life and 3 user license. Office 365 premium IMO is good value. Pay yearly fees, but you can install it on more machines incl Mac's and later mobile devices using the same subscription. Because it's subscription based, all major updates will be free moving forward like Office 2015/2016 whenever it will be released.

Thanks, I understand the difference between subsription based and 'one off'. I just wanted to confirm Office365 premium is valid for 5 pc's rather than three and does the 5 include mobile devices, so three pc's and 2 phones ?

In the longer term, Im still not convinced its a better deal than buying Office2010 with three licences and using it for five years for example. I know plenty of people still more than happy with Office2003. But its got me thinking and I may well buy something which I havent bought previously instead of using Open Office :)

If I can buy three licences now of 2010 for $150 and have them upgraded to 2013 if activated before April (is my understanding) and use them for five years, thats a huge saving over $150 a year for five years. Online storage is neither here not there for me, as is the Skype minutes, and Im not convinced (for my situation anyway) having access to documents on mobile devices is worth it either.

Horses for courses and all that :)


 
 
 
 




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Thanks, I understand the difference between subsription based and 'one off'. I just wanted to confirm Office365 premium is valid for 5 pc's rather than three and does the 5 include mobile devices, so three pc's and 2 phones ?

In the longer term, Im still not convinced its a better deal than buying Office2010 with three licences and using it for five years for example. I know plenty of people still more than happy with Office2003. But its got me thinking and I may well buy something which I havent bought previously instead of using Open Office :)

If I can buy three licences now of 2010 for $150 and have them upgraded to 2013 if activated before April (is my understanding) and use them for five years, thats a huge saving over $150 a year for five years. Online storage is neither here not there for me, as is the Skype minutes, and Im not convinced (for my situation anyway) having access to documents on mobile devices is worth it either.

Horses for courses and all that :)



Yes, license is valid for 5 devices in total for Office 365 home premium. Whether it's 1PC and 4 mobile devices or 4 PC's and 1 Mac. 5 in total. Right now the mobile apps for iOS and Android do not exist and neither is there any confirmation that they will. 




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  #752639 29-Jan-2013 13:43
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billgates:
Yes, license is valid for 5 devices in total for Office 365 home premium. Whether it's 1PC and 4 mobile devices or 4 PC's and 1 Mac. 5 in total. Right now the mobile apps for iOS and Android do not exist and neither is there any confirmation that they will. 

Thank you.


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  #752652 29-Jan-2013 14:09
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Another thing to think about is that the Office 365 Home Premium software subscription includes Outlook, Publisher & Access, which the three user Office 2010 Home & Student does not.

You would need to purchase Office 2010 Pro to get those extra programs, which is a lot more expensive and is a 1 user license only.


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  #753018 30-Jan-2013 08:15
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freitasm: Yes, the "Office 365" throws me into "cloud mode" because of the branding. Too confusing having two different product lines with same name.


Same here..  365 has been heavily branded as the 'cloud' service up until now.


Wow. Steve Balmer just complicated things. This is the official press release:


Microsoft Corp. has announced worldwide availability of Office 365 Home Premium, a reinvention of the company’s flagship Office product line for consumers.Office 365 Home Premium is a cloud service designed for busy households and people juggling ever-increasing work and family responsibilities. The new offering includes the latest and most complete set of Office applications; works across up to five devices, including Windows tablets, PCs and Macs; and comes with extra SkyDrive storage and Skype calling.

“Today’s launch of Office 365 Home Premium marks the next big step in Microsoft’s transformation to a devices and services business,” said Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft. “This is so much more than just another release of Office. This is Office reinvented as a consumer cloud service with all the full-featured Office applications people know and love, together with impressive new cloud and social benefits.”


What "cloud benefits"? Additional Skydrive storage and Skype minutes?







 

 

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  #753033 30-Jan-2013 08:42
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gehenna:
And is the 20GB for SkyDrive? If you've already got 25GB will that be another 20GB on top of that?


Still keen to know the answer to this....?

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  #753037 30-Jan-2013 08:45
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What people will find is that free Outlook.com plus free Skydrive.com with Office Web apps is more than enough for their needs instead of paying for a local application.

Below, free:








 

 

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  #753082 30-Jan-2013 09:37
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gehenna:
gehenna:
And is the 20GB for SkyDrive? If you've already got 25GB will that be another 20GB on top of that?


Still keen to know the answer to this....?

/ping @Nathan


The storage from the subscription is additional to any existing SkyDrive storage you have, providing you use the same Windows ID.





 

 

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freitasm: Yes, the "Office 365" throws me into "cloud mode" because of the branding. Too confusing having two different product lines with same name.


Same here..  365 has been heavily branded as the 'cloud' service up until now.


Microsoft Office is still the name we use for our familiar productivity software.

Office suites have traditionally included applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. All Office 2013 suites include the latest versions of the applications , for use on a single PC.
We use the name "Office 365" for products that include features enabled over the internet, such as additional online storage with SkyDrive, Skype world minutes for home use, Lync web conferencing or Exchange Online hosted email for businesses.
Most Office 365 plans also include the full-featured Office 2013 applications, which users can install across multiple computers and devices. All Office 365 products, such as Office 365 Home Premium, Office 365 University, and Office 365 Small Business Premium, are paid for on a subscription basis, monthly or annually. Active subscribers receive future rights to version upgrades as a benefit of their subscription

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