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    News - Microsoft launches Office 365 Personal in the UK

    The PC/Mac and tablet plan will be offered at £5.99 per month or £59.99 per year.
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    Re: News - Microsoft launches Office 365 Personal in the UK

    I rather stick with non-cloud office or open source Libre.

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    Re: News - Microsoft launches Office 365 Personal in the UK

    Office 2010 is fine for my needs, got it at 'education' prices because of my Mum (works in school) so there's no way I'd pay as much PER YEAR just to get some minor upgrades.

    There's no way I'd pay to access file saved on onedrive, I'll just use one of the many other 'office' apps that cost from free to about £10 that can access onedrive files.

    The saving of £12 just doesn't really cut it when you think about what you actually lose, you can only have 1 user versus 4.

    If I ever did 'subscribe' to office (unlikely for my needs) I'd pay the extra £12 and let my parents use it too, it's only a quid a month extra.... although I suspect this is MS 'deliberate worse value pricing' in action, same as what apple etc do too to make you buy the next one up etc.

    For what they're saying is a 'personal' package they need to half the 'family' pack price in my opinion.

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    Re: News - Microsoft launches Office 365 Personal in the UK

    It'll come as no surprise to anyone that knows me if I say I'm not paying a subscription for an Office suite, and that's that. Moreover, I wouldn't store my files on such a cloud service if they paid me. It just ain't happening. Ever.

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    Re: News - Microsoft launches Office 365 Personal in the UK

    Probably safe to assume that payment is by Direct Debit, something i want less of not more of.

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    Re: News - Microsoft launches Office 365 Personal in the UK

    Wow what a bargain, i can buy Office 2013 for £95 and receive support until 2023. Or i can pay £59.99 per year for ten years and pay £600.
    And all the time i can rest assured that my personal documents are safe from prying eyes on Microsoft's servers.

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    Re: News - Microsoft launches Office 365 Personal in the UK

    Hmm, it supports Android smartphones, but not tablets ... dumb. Also, it says it supports "Windows Tablets" - but surely if you'd got an Windows RT tablet then you've got Office anyway, and if you've got a Windows 8 tablet then you'd be using the full-blown Office, or is this a licensing thing that means you can run two Windows 8 editions at the same time?

    Pricing is pretty steep compared to the "Home" pack, although I can't say if the Home pack is cracking value, or the Personal pack is just horribly over priced.

    Think I'll pass on this one.

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    Re: News - Microsoft launches Office 365 Personal in the UK

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    Moreover, I wouldn't store my files on such a cloud service if they paid me. It just ain't happening. Ever.
    Quote Originally Posted by Corky34 View Post
    And all the time i can rest assured that my personal documents are safe from prying eyes on Microsoft's servers.
    Pretty sure you can just save on your pc as usual still, they're just trying to flog their onedrive service to everyone. But like I said, still not buying it

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    Re: News - Microsoft launches Office 365 Personal in the UK

    £59 per year or FREE when you use QuickOffice available for Android and iOS

    #justsaying

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    Re: News - Microsoft launches Office 365 Personal in the UK

    Office (excluding access) £190. Office 2013 is due to be supported for 9 years
    £60 subscription for 9 years is £540 so buying outright saves £350 which more than pays for the then new office suite.

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    Re: News - Microsoft launches Office 365 Personal in the UK

    Not sure where you got your price from big_hairy_rob, but £190 seems like a lot for Office 2013.
    Scan has Office Home & Student 2013 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote) for £95

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