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# 208593 18-Feb-2017 17:04
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I have 4 computers with Office Professional 2010 installed and have been considering upgrading to a newer version.

 

We really only use Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook though.

 

I am a bit confused with all the names that Office has now, Home, Student, Business, 2016, 365 and mixtures thereof.

 

I notice there is a thing called Office Home 365 that allows for 5 installs but is a yearly subscription of $165.

 

This seems tempting when a single PC license of Office Home and Business 2016 is $425 ($1700 for 4 pc's).

 

Throw in some maths ...1700 / 165 = 10.30 yrs of subscriptions for the same price as 4 outright licenses. 

 

Is my logic right? The subscription offers better value?

 

What have others done with regards to Office upgrades?





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  # 1722401 18-Feb-2017 19:15
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Does it still do that which you need it to do without problem if yes then don't bother upgrading it just keep it upto date....

 

 

 

I still use Office 2007 as I don't need anything more than that 




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  # 1722405 18-Feb-2017 19:35
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I dont have any issue with the functionality of 2010.

 

But as the informal support person for an ever increasing mob of friends and family I find I am getting asked about later versions more often than not, so its also just for keeping my skills up to date as well.





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365 is great, so good just to set and forget (and keep right up to date).  I have a 5x licence to cover my PC and laptop, wife's PC and laptop, and daughter's school laptop.  Way to go.





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  # 1722478 18-Feb-2017 21:47
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Go for 365.  


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Office 365 means you always have the latest version (currently 2016) and they are constantly adding apps to it that you may or may not be interested in. You can often find codes for O365 on sale, too. You are able to extend your license to up to 5 years so if you see it on sale you can just buy it and apply it to keep your sub going. 






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  # 1722489 18-Feb-2017 21:55
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kiwifidget:

 

........This seems tempting when a single PC license of Office Home and Business 2016 is $425 ($1700 for 4 pc's).

 

..........

 

 

 

wow that's expensive!, we sell microsoft Home and Business 2016 for $295+gst so $339.25


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  # 1722502 18-Feb-2017 23:01
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as someone who has seen the outcry of dropping RC4 support (which in some cases does count out 2010 and below) i would love if everyone was on 365.

 

 

 

It quite simply, just works. everyone has the same version!

 

 

 

 

 

Work uses 365 and the integration is wonderful. 





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  # 1722531 19-Feb-2017 08:33
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lNomNoml:

 

kiwifidget:

 

........This seems tempting when a single PC license of Office Home and Business 2016 is $425 ($1700 for 4 pc's).

 

..........

 

 

 

wow that's expensive!, we sell microsoft Home and Business 2016 for $295+gst so $339.25

 

 

$425 was the price on the Microsoft website. Yes, it can be bought cheaper as can the subscription, but I was just wanting to compare apples with apples so to speak.

 

So it sounds like the 365 Home subscription has been a popular choice. 

 

Maybe it will also provide the impetus for getting an Outlook email account which I have been putting off... forever! Because... apathy.





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  # 1722898 20-Feb-2017 09:45
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kiwifidget:

 

, but I was just wanting to compare apples with apples so to speak.

 

 

 

 

"Not for commercial use" . 
so compare 365Bus with Office2010

 


Also consider 2016 is a one off expense, you own it. It can cost less over its real life , many companies keep the same version of 
Office for 5years++


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