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    Microsoft Outlook comes to iOS........Finally
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    Microsoft Outlook comes to iOS........Finally
    Mods I can't post a link the normal way, so could you please fix for me as I'm on my iPad Mini iOS 7 Edit : Seems like iOS 7 Auto inputs it all for me Bonus FYI

    Microsoft Outlook app hits iOS | TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

    Just thought this is news worthy with so many people using MS Outlook but is finally here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TattooedMac View Post
    Mods I can't post a link the normal way, so could you please fix for me as I'm on my iPad Mini iOS 7 Edit : Seems like iOS 7 Auto inputs it all for me Bonus FYI
    You can't tell me what to do.

    I think this is another clear sign that MS is going to privilege 365 and/or migrate to it as the permanent method of selling Office.
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    I think this is another clear sign that MS is going to privilege 365 and/or migrate to it as the permanent method of selling Office.
    I hope not but I suspect you're right. They did release Office 2013 for Windows so that does raise some hope they'll do the same for the Mac next year.

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    I hope that you're right - I'd much rather have a local copy than one that is contingent on an Internet connection. Who knows how that will play out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    I hope that you're right - I'd much rather have a local copy than one that is contingent on an Internet connection. Who knows how that will play out.
    Office 365 doesn't only work that way - my company looked at migrating. If you buy a top level membership then you get an off-line install as well as the web apps.

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    That's a great option for businesses and other entities that can afford a top level membership but it doesn't help an individual user. Mac Office is too big a cash cow for MS to not consider an update for individual users and of course students. However, MS has done dumb things before so who knows?

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    The pricing structure for Outlook for Mac leaves a bad taste in your mouth.

    After buying Office for Mac last year (Home and Student) I wanted to purchase Outlook.

    Two choices: $219.99 for Mac for Business, ignoring that I had paid for an underlying copy of the suite or $9.99 per month for Office 365.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbm View Post
    Office 365 doesn't only work that way - my company looked at migrating. If you buy a top level membership then you get an off-line install as well as the web apps.
    And how much is that top-level subscription? I'm going to guess that it's considerably more expensive than the individual prices.

    Side note - I just noticed that the "university subscription" for 365 is $79 for four years (includes two mobile and two desktop installs). I have to say - that's not bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    And how much is that top-level subscription? I'm going to guess that it's considerably more expensive than the individual prices.
    The cost comparison for a business was reasonable - it would cost around the same over 3 years for Office365 vs having your own servers and the software licenses. I haven't seen Office365 costs for non-business users so I don't know how that compares.

    But the fact remains that you don't have to be Internet dependent with 365.

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    Fair enough - it would appear that you don't need an active network connection. However, the use of those apps is tied to a subscription that ultimately requires some sort of persistent connection (in the general sense) which is what I'm not comfortable with (and the main reason I shun "always-on" connections for products).
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    I agree that it wouldn't be my preferred model for software. It depends on your usage pattern though; if you only occasionally need to make documents, and usually at home, then why not 'hire' MS Word for $10 each time rather than buy it for $150 or what ever the going rate is? And each hire would get you the software for a month, so even a spike of activity like applying for a new job might well be covered by a single charge. Even if you do end up spending more than the software license cost after a number of uses each individual transaction would have been so small as to be inconsequential compared to the one-off license cost.

    It seems to be the way the industry is going, though, and I think Adobe has already moved to this model? It allows them to have a more smooth income month-on-month rather than having peaks and troughs built around release dates.

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