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  Reply # 753089 30-Jan-2013 09:48
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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?





The Cloud Services here means SkyDrive and Office on Demand cloud services

Office on Demand lets you use your Office applications on PCs that don't have Office installed on them or that are running older versions of Office, for example a PC in the library, at a business centre, or one that you borrowed from a friend. The applications are streamed to the PC instead of being permanently installed on it. Streaming speed depends on Internet connectivity speed. Once you close the applications, they are no longer available to other users of that PC. Documents you save to SkyDrive will also no longer be available to other users, unless you saved them locally on the computer. You can use Office on Demand on a PC that is connected to the Internet and running Windows 7 or later.

Office also installs and keeps itself up to date using Click-to-Run, a streaming technology that lets you begin to use Office applications before installation is complete. All versions of the new Office use Click-to-Run. 


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  Reply # 753091 30-Jan-2013 09:48
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gehenna:
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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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Yes

All SkyDrive users receive 7 GB of SkyDrive storage for free. Additional storage can be purchased if needed. Customers with an active Office 365 Home Premium or Office 365 University subscription get an additional 20 GB of SkyDrive storage as part of their subscription service, for a total of 27 GB of storage. This additional 20 GB of SkyDrive storage is applied to the SkyDrive account that is linked to the Microsoft account used to create the Office 365 subscription account.

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  Reply # 753093 30-Jan-2013 09:53
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Pricing comparison - 

US: US$99 for a year or US$9.99 a month = NZ$118.15 and NZ$11.90 respectively.

Australia: A$119 or A$12; NZ$140 and NZ$15.

NZ: $165 and $16 respectively.

That's quite a difference.




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  Reply # 753097 30-Jan-2013 09:59
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I went through the Amazon purchase process for Office 365 Home Premium and it ended up being $129NZD. I'm not sure if it would have rejected my NZ credit card as I didn't process the payment, but it did ask for a delivery address (even though it's a download) and usually when an Amazon product is region locked it fails on the address check.

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  Reply # 753099 30-Jan-2013 10:00
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As its not covered here, if you work for government agency, check with your IT service desk for eligibility for the Microsoft Home use Program.

Only small $ to buy.

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  Reply # 753105 30-Jan-2013 10:13
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D1023319: As its not covered here, if you work for government agency, check with your IT service desk for eligibility for the Microsoft Home use Program.

Only small $ to buy.


Doesn't seem to include 365 though. You'd think that would be a good idea for them, as once employees leave, they wouldn't be able to renew their subs. With the 2013 install, they keep using it even after they leave the organisation (licence says they shouldn't, but...)

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  Reply # 753120 30-Jan-2013 10:37
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juha: Pricing comparison - 

US: US$99 for a year or US$9.99 a month = NZ$118.15 and NZ$11.90 respectively.

Australia: A$119 or A$12; NZ$140 and NZ$15.

NZ: $165 and $16 respectively.

That's quite a difference.


As always NZ gets shafted even for products that are downloaded / cloud based and don't need to be shipped etc.

The one that gets me the most, with this type of pricing, is Xero.
A New Zealand company, listed on the NZ stock exchange, that is cloud based, that provides much better pricing to the US than to fellow Kiwis.

Xero Medium plan for us Kiwis is $49/month
Xero Medium plan for the US is $29/month which is around NZ$35.

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  Reply # 753210 30-Jan-2013 12:34
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D1023319: As its not covered here, if you work for government agency, check with your IT service desk for eligibility for the Microsoft Home use Program.

Only small $ to buy.


Doesn't seem to include 365 though. You'd think that would be a good idea for them, as once employees leave, they wouldn't be able to renew their subs. With the 2013 install, they keep using it even after they leave the organisation (licence says they shouldn't, but...)


Actually not just Government Agencies, but any company with an Open Business/Open Volume license agreement with Software Assurance. The product set available under Home Use rights is: 2013 versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Onenote, Access, Publisher, InfoPath, Lync client. As far as I can tell (not having gone right through the process), these are full downloadable versions and at extra cost are also available on an install DVD for the Home Use user

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  Reply # 753219 30-Jan-2013 12:53
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juha: Pricing comparison - 

US: US$99 for a year or US$9.99 a month = NZ$118.15 and NZ$11.90 respectively.

Australia: A$119 or A$12; NZ$140 and NZ$15.

NZ: $165 and $16 respectively.

That's quite a difference.


It's called NZ tax..




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  Reply # 753233 30-Jan-2013 13:11
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Word 95/97 had more features than I'll ever need. The only reason for most people to upgrade is so you can read newer file formats, but you can usually find converters.

"Hey, now you can pay for features you don't need every year other than just once" doesn't sound like a great deal to me. I don't know what version of Office I use at home, but it's at least 3 or 4 years old and the only reason I'll ever upgrade is if it fails to work on a new PC/OS. That or I'll use a free one. It's good to have choices :-)




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  Reply # 753237 30-Jan-2013 13:13
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Security, Performance, Stability and Features are also the important reasons why a lot of people upgrade.




Do whatever you want to do man.

  

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  Reply # 753240 30-Jan-2013 13:16
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billgates: Security, Performance, Stability and Features are also the important reasons why a lot of people upgrade.


Is that why M$ thinks they upgrade, or is it why they really upgrade? I've never heard of a consumer I know upgrade because of security, newer software's usually slower, sometimes it's more stable, and honestly who uses even 5% of the features of word? Plus that stupid ribbon, no-one likes that to start with, but some get used to it.




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  Reply # 753241 30-Jan-2013 13:20
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timmmay: ... Plus that stupid ribbon, no-one likes that.


Actually I beg to differ. I've got to quite like it now. My only gripe is the amount of screen real estate it takes up on a Netbook sized screen - and yes I know you can hide it out of sight.

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  Reply # 753247 30-Jan-2013 13:24
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Fair point, post edited! It's so much more difficult to use some functions with the ribbon, I spend time on google for anything I don't use more than once a week.




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  Reply # 753263 30-Jan-2013 13:54
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juha: Pricing comparison - 

US: US$99 for a year or US$9.99 a month = NZ$118.15 and NZ$11.90 respectively.

Australia: A$119 or A$12; NZ$140 and NZ$15.

NZ: $165 and $16 respectively.

That's quite a difference.


NZ is very remote and this means it costs a lot more to buy things here. ie, shipping and support costs are much higher. 

Also, the consumer guarantees act means that it costs MS more to service if the product fails. 


But in all seriousness, i wonder how MS justify this ripoff? 





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