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Windows 7: How much will Office 2010 cost?


17 Jan 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cloud8521 View Post
my wallet is crying... why does this cost more then the os?
Unfortunately, that is the way that it has always been with Microsoft Office. Microsoft makes quite a bit of money from businesses and such on licensing for the Office suite...which many businesses have to stay current on. For home use though...I generally don't see that much need to stay current with Microsoft office.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rbmorse View Post
A TechNet subscription is nice, but keep in mind it imposes its own set of restrictions on how the software can be used. Probably not something that affects too many people here, but all it takes is a few selfish sociopaths to get caught misusing the program to convince Microsoft to restrict availability or eliminate the program completely. Which would be a shame as the MSDN subscription with the closest equivalent "Software Benefits" package (Visual Studio Professional with MSDN Premium) runs about $2,500 USD.
As far as Technet goes, I called Microsoft on the issue and they have no problems whatsoever if a home hobbyist buys a copy of Technet and uses all of the software provided on multiple computers within their own home for their own personal use. Microsoft only has an issue if you try to run or support a business with Technet software or if you share your technet software/keys with another person. Personally though, I feel that if you obtain your OS's and Office through Technet...then you should be renewing this Technet subscription year after year. I know many will disagree with me on this, but based on the amount of money saved on what you are using...it's not going to cost that much more (if any) to keep your Technet subscriptions current.



Microsoft is not likely to discontinue Technet as they make quite a bit of money off it that would otherwise likely be lost as people using Technet software would have likely obtained their software through other means.

MSDN costs more than Technet...but it's typically because you get more software and you also have the right to use said software in a business environment. In fact, if purchases for work use by your employer....I don't believe that it allows copies to be used outside of the office (for example, in the developers home).

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17 Jan 2010   #12

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
To Technet or Not To Technet

I looked at the info on subscriptions on the TN site. Excuse me for being so dense. How do it work? I am interested in Office 2010 with Access which puts it in the $400 range retail. How would I benefit from a TechNet subscribe? I'm just trying to cut down on the surprises if I do subscribe.
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17 Jan 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HammerHead View Post
I looked at the info on subscriptions on the TN site. Excuse me for being so dense. How do it work? I am interested in Office 2010 with Access which puts it in the $400 range retail. How would I benefit from a TechNet subscribe? I'm just trying to cut down on the surprises if I do subscribe.
Technet is a software subscription service from Microsoft. The retail cost is $349 for the 1st year. There are however discount codes available online which I have seen which drop that cost down to around $250-$265.

Technet provides all of the client operating systems (Windows XP, Vista, 7), as well as the server operating systems (Server 2003, Server 2008, etc), as well as the Office products. They provide approx 10 licenses for each product on the site...which would mean that you could install Windows 7 on 5 home computers with Office 2007 on those 5 home computers all legally for a cost of about $249-$349..depending upon any discount codes you might find.

So for anybody technical with a couple of computers at home with a desire to run Microsoft software...and a desire to not pirate...you cannot beat the price of Technet for what you get.
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26 Jan 2010   #14

windows 7/windows xp/windows vista
 
 

What if you're running the '10 beta?
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27 Jan 2010   #15

Ubuntu Lunix and Windows 7
 
 

You spend a lot of time chasing lost icons and waiting for Google to release an updated Google Calendar connector.
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28 Jan 2010   #16

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jradicle11 View Post
What if you're running the '10 beta?
prob dis-activates and locks cant be sure atm
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28 Jan 2010   #17

Windows 7 x 32 bit
 
 

How much will Office 2010 cost?

For me? $25 for the full package(under my employers 'work from home' licensing agreement with Microsoft). I knew there was ONE advantage to be stuck in a boring-as-sh*t University job
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31 Jan 2010   #18

 

I just downloaded the beta and have been using it for a few hours. Seems to have been streamlined a bit from office 2007.. barring any major errors, I will definitely be getting the retail copy when it becomes available
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10 Feb 2010   #19

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

any idea when it is going to be RTM?
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17 Mar 2010   #20

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Does anyone know will there be any Student Discounts and how much will they be?
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