Microsoft releases Office 2013 and 365 - wants you on $100 a year subscription

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#1

Microsoft releases Office 2013 and 365 - wants you on $100 a year subscription.

Microsoft officially released Office 365 Home Premium and Office 2013 today. Read more for the changes and prices…

Read the full article here: http://www.myce.com/news/microsoft-releases-office-2013-and-365-wants-you-on-100-a-year-subscription-65912/


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#2

I’ll stick with my “free” copy of Office 2007, thanks. The best was Office 2003.


#3

[QUOTE=DukeNukem;2675109]The best was Office 2003.[/QUOTE]

I am happy to see that I am not the only person that thinks this is true.


#4

2003 was the best but the newer ones have a lot more to offer.

It has taken me 8 months to finally get use to it enough not to bash it anymore :bigsmile:


#5

After a few years of using Office 2007 and 2010, I’ve got fairly use to the ribbon, but still find it annoying when I need to use a seldom used feature. Word 2010 has an annoying bug when exporting a document as HTML with PNG images and this bug is still there in 2013 (at least the preview), so I have Word 2007 in a virtual PC for the occasion I need to use this feature.

As I use Publisher quite a lot at work, Office 2010 seems to have the best version of Publisher as I find it a lot quicker to align items in Publisher 2010 than 2007. On the downside, as of Office 2010, Microsoft has made Publisher only available in its expensive Professional package, where as previously it use to be bundled with the Office 2003/2007 Small Business Edition.


#6

[QUOTE=DukeNukem;2675109]I’ll stick with my “free” copy of Office 2007, thanks. The best was Office 2003.[/QUOTE]

:iagree::iagree::iagree::iagree:


#7

I have been using 2007 Ultimate Office for along time now and its imho the best version. Before that I had the 2003 Student Edition for 3 computers LOL, so I really do not have much to compare it to.:confused:


#8

Heck, WordPerfect 6.1 for Windows does everything I need from a word processor.


#9

One more step closer to SaaS. What next?


#10

2007 was a good software but since using 2010 and having extra features turned on with Windows7 would be my biggest advantage to keeping 2010 as it integrate with features that you can’t get in XP if you load Office 2010 into XP. So there are limitations to using a new Office on older O/S you won’t get alot of features that you won’t be able to use on XP loaded machine.


#11

I’m sticking with Office 2007 as that’s also what we use in work and it currently meets all my needs.

[B]Wombler[/B]


#12

meh. For a hundred bucks a year, I’ll just keep my TechNet subscription going…


#13

$99 per year for software that is only OK, not happening.
Whenever my copy of Office 97 no longer suits my needs then Open Office gets the nod. Should be sometime about 2025.


#14

[QUOTE=olddancer;2675167]$99 per year for software that is only OK, not happening.
Whenever my copy of Office 97 no longer suits my needs then Open Office gets the nod. Should be sometime about 2025.[/QUOTE]

Ouch.,…lol… I paid only $10.00 for 2010 Office plus and that’s all I had to pay and it’s mine… $99/yr you got shafted… IMO


#15

[QUOTE=Wombler;2675155]I’m sticking with Office 2007 as that’s also what we use in work and it currently meets all my needs.

[B]Wombler[/B][/QUOTE]

Not for me we got discount as the company was moving to Windows7 and Office 2010 and all the networks are going 2010 so having 2010 fits my needs and work as well.


#16

Heck, I’m still using 2000, and it works great in Vista, as wells as the Release Candidates for 7 and 8. What’s great about this version is there are no subscriptions, ribbon, or other BS. I do wish I could edit PDFs like this new version, but that alone is not worth the upgrade, especially since there are free tools like OpenOffice.Org which can do the same.


#17

Just thought I would mention the one thing almost every article like this has missed.
Office 365 $99.99 1 year licence for 5 systems.
Office Professional 2013 $399.99 is 4 year licence for 1 system. “You don’t own it”

A new version of Office is released every ~2.2 years.
With 365 you get those new releases.

Office 365 Home Premium (from 2013 to 2023) = $ 999,90
Office Professional 2013, 2016, 2019, 2022 = $ 1,599.96
LibreOffice = Free but you’re going to have to find a good substitute for Outlook, Publisher and Access

So if you need 2013 go with 365.


#18

@Red, but you can still use it after 4 years right? Consider the relative small changes 2013 brings, I would not even care to upgrade and stick with a previous version :slight_smile:


#19

Be sure to include the cost of Internet Service access, too. Those make $99 a year to be small-potatoes.

I’m still looking for ‘new services’ in all of these upgrades. I haven’t done much more on a word-processor now than I did 20 years ago, although having the ability to do Word Balloons for User Manuals is a great feature in a word processor instead of a desktop-publisher. That’s the new service that Office95 offered over WP 6.

Everything else seems cosmetic. I like being able to do a SAVE TO PDF, but that’s called a PRINT TO function, not a more correct concept of SAVE TO.

What new services are people producing from Office 2007 or 2010 or 2013 that they weren’t doing in OfficeXP, 2000, 2003? (Or even 95-98)?


#20

[QUOTE=ChristineBCW;2675445]Be sure to include the cost of Internet Service access, too. Those make $99 a year to be small-potatoes.

I’m still looking for ‘new services’ in all of these upgrades. I haven’t done much more on a word-processor now than I did 20 years ago, although having the ability to do Word Balloons for User Manuals is a great feature in a word processor instead of a desktop-publisher. That’s the new service that Office95 offered over WP 6.

Everything else seems cosmetic. I like being able to do a SAVE TO PDF, but that’s called a PRINT TO function, not a more correct concept of SAVE TO.

What new services are people producing from Office 2007 or 2010 or 2013 that they weren’t doing in OfficeXP, 2000, 2003? (Or even 95-98)?[/QUOTE]
I agree Christine, I am using Office 2010 Standard, but I do not use it much differently then I did with Office 2003 Student Edition with an Outlook addon.