Microsoft has started to warn customers who signed up for Office 365 subscription previews that their free ride is about to end. Emails sent by Microsoft last week outline what happens when the previews expire and urge customers to subscribe to the paying versions of Office 365. Microsoft is sending out Office 365 Home Premium preview expiration warnings: Pay up or lose...
(2 months and 17 days ago)
Microsoft might be selling two versions of its Office suite, but its licensing policies suggest the company is not only trying to thwart software piracy, but also drive customers away from Office 2013 and over to the Office 365 subscription model. First, a little background. Purchasing Office 2013 only provides a license for a single PC (as opposed to up to five PCs with...
(3 months ago)
When Microsoft reported its third-quarter financial results last week, company officials trumpeted several metrics about sales and adoption of Office 365, the cloud subscription suite for email and collaboration.Specifically, Microsoft said that Office 365 "net seat additions" grew five times compared with the same quarter last year, and that 25 percent of the company's...
(27 days ago)
The party will soon be over for anyone enjoying the free Office 365/Office 2013 Preview, and Microsoft is getting serious about convincing people to buy or subscribe to the new productivity suite before the trial ends. For the past few weeks, Microsoft has notified preview users about the close of the free Office test period by using an alert bar below Office’s menu ribbon....
(2 months and 3 days ago)
Office 365 has accounted for about 25 percet of all Office retail unit sales in the U.S. since its introduction two months ago, but the new “rent-not-own” strategy has not boosted overall sales, an analyst said today. Stephen Baker of the NPD Group, a research firm that regularly surveys U.S. retailers for software sales figures, noted that the split between Office 2013 and...
(1 month and 16 days ago)
NEW YORK (TheStreet) - Microsoft kept its promise. The software giant said it would release its next-generation office suite of applications on Feb. 27 and it kept its word. The Redmond, Wash.-based firm describes the new software as a major new update to its Office 365 services for businesses. They're calling it Microsoft's most complete Office cloud service to date...
(2 months and 22 days ago)
Microsoft apparently really wants students to use Office 365 and its accompanying suite of products, including SkyDrive. Today, Microsoft announced a new campaign offering college students the ability to try Office 365 University for free for up to six months. Students with an .edu email address can sign up for an initial three months for free, and then if they share the...
(2 months and 10 days ago)
Microsoft has confirmed that Office 365 owners cannot transfer their license to another PC once it has been installed.In a departure from Microsoft's Office 2010 stance, those who purchase a single license for the new Windows 8 productivity suite, will not be able to reinstall elsewhere, even if their PC is stolen.In an emailed response to a query from Computerworld asking...
(3 months and 2 days ago)
Microsoft today unveiled several new versions of its Office 365 suite for businesses.
(2 months and 22 days ago)
Pop quiz: What's the difference between Office 2013, Office 365 and Office Web Apps? If you're not sure, read on
(3 months and 3 days ago)
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