Microsoft Office 2013 pricing and packages announced

By Jos ยท 7 replies
Sep 18, 2012
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  1. Microsoft has announced pricing details for its upcoming Office 2013 packages as well as the subscription rates for the cloud-based Office 365. Interestingly, the company seems to be steering customers towards the latter, saying the online solution will be updated...

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  2. ReederOnTheRun

    ReederOnTheRun TS Booster Posts: 304   +62

    Apple needs to develop an office suite to bring these prices down. Until then I'll have to see how Libre Office does.
  3. Guess I'll stick with what I have...
  4. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,890   +1,224

    The other day I realized I was using office 2007 instead of 2010. I couldn't even tell because they look pretty similar. What's new about 2013?
  5. Axiarus

    Axiarus TS Maniac Posts: 253   +126

    Lol these prices are ridiculous. I guess I am off to the Bay.
  6. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,374   +69

    IBM's Cobol compiler for mainframe/mini is $8000/year per cpu. It's timeshared tho.
  7. waterytowers

    waterytowers TS Booster Posts: 101   +10

    MS Office is purely a business suite, I haven't used it at home for more than 5 years, OpenOffice, now Libre Office is perfectly good for writing documentation. Even at work I mostly edit documents in Libre Office. Someone else creates the document templates using MS Office and I just edit. My work MS Office license is mostly a waste of money, but corporates don't like to hear that...
  8. Office 2007 mainstream support ends October 2017, which leaves me just five years at most to decide what to do next: stick with it or wait till Office 2017 (unless everything has moved to the cloud) :D

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