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Office 2013: 10 Questions To Ask

Is Microsoft Office 2013 right for you? Here are the right questions for small and midsize businesses and enterprises to ask.
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Volume licensing customers have their own deal with Microsoft. But small businesses, freelance professionals and others who buy their software on a case-by-case basis have a licensing decision to make with Office 2013. It's tied directly to the on-premises-vs.-cloud decision, and Microsoft is not exactly hiding its hopes for which you'll choose. The product key card versions of Office 2013 get you only one license for one machine, and it's not transferable if you upgrade or otherwise change hardware. That's not a change from Office 2010. What is different -- and what has caused a minor Internet kerfuffle -- is the retirement of the full-package product versions, which included multiple transferable licenses. Office 365 subscriptions, on the other hand, cover up to five devices per user. You do the math: Unless you work on the same machine 24-7, Microsoft is essentially giving you a licensing discount to move to Office 365.

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AdrianA931
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9/8/2013 | 1:52:34 AM
re: Office 2013: 10 Questions To Ask
Office 2013 is quite good , it's great article to share the tips for office 2013 ,i just update from office 2010 to office 2013 , there are some new functions , so it's useful for me .

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3/6/2013 | 10:20:04 PM
re: Office 2013: 10 Questions To Ask
re: Licensing... while it's still a worthwhile consideration, Microsoft has changed it's tune on transferring Office 2013 from one machine to another. More here: http://www.informationweek.com...
SMB Kevin
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3/6/2013 | 4:39:20 PM
re: Office 2013: 10 Questions To Ask
@AustinIT, those are actually live screens from a current trial subscription. But, yes, they're of the "P1" plan -- I started my trial prior to the recent reboot/re-brand of the 365 packages, which is probably why they appear "old." -Kevin C.
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3/6/2013 | 2:56:20 PM
re: Office 2013: 10 Questions To Ask
FYI - The two slides showing the Office365 Control Panel are from the old version of Office365.
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3/6/2013 | 10:07:06 AM
re: Office 2013: 10 Questions To Ask
It's good to see the correct use of the term "on-premises" instead of the increasingly common mistake of "on premise" used even by journalists and IT professionals.
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3/5/2013 | 11:43:37 PM
re: Office 2013: 10 Questions To Ask
Uh... where are the 10 questions? Am I supposed to read between the lines er... pixels?
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3/5/2013 | 8:23:21 PM
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Information Week only had one important New Year's Resolution this year. '"No Slide Show Articles with out a prominent 'View-as-one-page' link." How's that working out for you so far?
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