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BubblesGump
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BubblesGump,
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3/15/2014 | 12:26:48 PM
MS Office 365
MS has got to be kidding. I, and most people/companies I know, have NO intention of using the "cloud". Apparently MS is not considering the vast differences in internet speeds (download and upload) across various geographic areas which can make dealing with a remote server farm tedious. Additionally, by running Office locally, I am not subject to connectivity issues or needs. My laptop is truely mobile in that it is a stand-a-lone device. Of course there is that persistent concern about privacy, security, accessibility and reliability. The "cloud" is nothing more than a regression to the old "time share" days. But it's being hyped as the best thing since slice bread.

Over the years, Office has been upgraded infrequently and even less so when it comes to monthly updates. So Gates can get off the "tuneup" rhetoric. Really, how much more needs to change/be added when it comes to spreadsheets, word processors, presentation graphics and database software? That "blue ribbon" was the biggest change and was certainly unnecessary and unwelcomed. I'm not going to play games with MS any longer. Windows 8.x is a disaster and MS needs to step up and move on. Leave Office alone unless you are truely bringing value to the users.

I have NO intention of providing the Tech Giants with new monthly revenue streams. If Office truely needs tweaked on that frequent a basis, then it's time to look at alternatives.
anon6110514317
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anon6110514317,
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3/15/2014 | 10:10:39 AM
Re: "Personal" office 365
This is another (among many) reason to totally avoid Microsoft products.
anon6541641096
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anon6541641096,
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3/15/2014 | 9:42:13 AM
"Personal" office 365
If it truely is "Personal" use instead of for work, then there's absolutely no reason to use it.   LibreOffice is $0 dollars/year.  And for most personal uses - you'll never be lacking.  Use the $70 for something useful instead of contributing to a corporation that outsourced all its jobs to India.
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