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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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Bid adieu to the box. The CD installations of tech yore are a thing of the past. That said, while Microsoft's marketing machine is revving its engines behind Office 365, you can still get the "traditional" version of Office 2013, although it comes in the form of product key card download. The budget and capital expenditure folks undoubtedly will have their say in this decision: Office 2013 Professional runs $399 for a single perpetual license, whereas the Office 365 Small Business Premium edition -- which includes the full desktop version of Office apps -- can be had for $150 per year, per user. Bear in mind that the lower-tier Office 365 packages for small businesses don't actually include the full-blown versions of Word, Excel or other popular applications.

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Leo Regulus
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3/5/2013 | 8:23:21 PM
re: Office 2013: 10 Questions To Ask
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?
Stephane Parent
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Stephane Parent,
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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?
JimC
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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.
AustinIT
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AustinIT,
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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.
SMB Kevin
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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.
SMB Kevin
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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...
AdrianA931
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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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