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Author Topic: Microsoft to sell 'Office' as subscription basis- $70 annual fee mid-July08  (Read 8737 times)

crepemyrtle357

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Thanks Vonu, I just order the free CD and then download the instructions. Never new there was a book. But I am a trial and error and error and error type person, then ask.

In 97 when we got our first computer, we got the dummy books. My questions were never in them.
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Thanks Vonu, I just order the free CD and then download the instructions. Never new there was a book. But I am a trial and error and error and error type person, then ask.

In 97 when we got our first computer, we got the dummy books. My questions were never in them.

The book isn't free, but it probably contains information which would help someone unversed in Linux, as I am generally in PCs.
I feel the same way about the Vista for Dummies book I bought. It doesn't even contain the correct information so I can send email from outside my Gmail page.
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I second Ubuntu  and open office.  If you have some thing that is "locked" into a MS operating system you can down load virtualbox
http://www.virtualbox.org/ and run windows inside of linux. Or use xen (another virtualization layer)with ubuntu.  But you need newer hardware the is VI enabled to use xen.



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byron mc

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Nov.2008- Microsoft discontinued subscription version of 'Office'
« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2009, 04:59:22 pm »


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As a result of this new offering and the discontinuation of OneCare, Microsoft Equipt, which included a subscription to OneCare, has been discontinued.

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is unlikely to be the last Office subscription service, particularly as Microsoft moves into Web-based versions of its productivity software. The company has also sold prepaid Office subscription cards in some countries.
November 18, 2008
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10101562-56.html
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MS Office 2010 Web Apps
« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2009, 02:21:42 pm »

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"Office Web Applications will run fully in a browser offering an identical experience to running Office applications on the desktop. If Microsoft gets this right and targets it at the right price then it could quickly kill off the increasing competition from Google Docs."

Office 2010 beta and Office Web Applications
" the Office 2010 beta this month on an invite-only basis,"
Microsoft To Unveil Office Web Apps
Jul. 09, 2009
http://www.crn.com/software/218401382;jsessionid=ZS50CNPJSOIIUQSNDLRSKHSCJUNN2JVN
screenshots here:
http://www.neowin.net/news/main/09/07/09/microsoft-is-planning-an-office-party-on-monday


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Another feature of Office 2010 is called "unified communications." When a user moves the cursor over the name of a colleague, up pops a box that shows whether that person is online—and offers the option of e-mailing, calling, or setting up a meeting.
June 24, 2009
http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/09_27/b4138000527445_page_3.htm


related:
Google Apps are now on a subscription basis for $50. a year
http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=8091.msg286743#msg286743
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Microsoft Office Web apps vs.Google Docs: A Web Apps Showdown
« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2009, 03:07:16 pm »

Microsoft Office vs.Google Docs: A Web Apps Showdown
Jul 13, 2009
http://www.pcworld.com/article/168309/microsoft_office_vsgoogle_docs_a_web_apps_showdown.html
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