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  • Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Unfortunately I actually need the MS versions 🙁 – strongly worded e-mail to the developers in the states coming again.

    Anyway I have limped along with a copy of 2010 but need to get something on the rebuilt laptop.
    I know where I stand with 2013 (I hope) with installable products etc. all the licensing is tied to a single PC which my get annoying as if anything dies I loose the license (not sure how legal that actually is but it will be a significant pain)
    With 365 do you actually get the installed products? I tried the trial earlier in the year and could only get the web apps running which were nothing startling and didn’t interface properly with anything I needed. The other thing that is putting me off is that the business version is much bigger user wise than I need, I could do with 2 PC’s but 1 would be fine so it’s fairly over blown.

    Failing that I’m back to scouring round for Office 2010 Home & Business…

    surfer
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    I think you get the installed apps. You can get a trial copy for a month. You can also install it on a number of devices using a single license.
    I tried it at home for a month and started off not liking it. Warmed to it a bit but havent kept it. Its the future I suspect. Greater license and version control for developers, all tied in to cloud storage and the idea that people wont pay £300 for a suite of software but a few quid a month is acceptable!

    xiphon
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    365 = 100% installed on your local PC. You get Office Pro as ‘standard’

    2013 Retail = 100% installed on your local PC.

    The difference between the two is your Live email address (i.e. MS account) ‘activates’ the 365 software.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Cheers, tried the one month thing when it came out but couldn’t get the offline stuff to work, it was also a complete pain to get the sub to work as it was through the local phone company here in Oz which makes it 3x more difficult than it needs to be. I never got the offline stuff to work so I’m a bit dubious of starting off with the pain again.

    I reckon I can get round the single use license by doing a system image (as I did a rebuild this morning) I’m still going to head down into town tomorrow and see if there is any copies of the license card about….

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    cheers xiphon, missed that one will give it a go in the morning…

    another one to add to the loss column

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    was ready to pay the money, think I have paid the money then the mixing of ms and telstra conspires to stop you doing anything……

    Time to call salt lake and insist that it works with open office/google

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