Microsoft launches updated FREE version of Office online

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  1. Merchant UK

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    For more than a year, Microsoft has offered a free version of its popular software suite Office. The only problem is, it was difficult to find.
    That’s now changed as the Redmond, Washington-based tech giant recently rebranded the free version of Office Online easily available through a website

    The software includes Word, Outlook, OneNote, PowerPoint, and Excel.

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    you can find it here https://www.office.com/start/default.aspx

    Enjoy
     
    Posted: Apr 6, 2014 By: Merchant UK Member since: Aug 15, 2010
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  2. KM-Tiger

    KM-Tiger UKBF Legend Full Member - Verified Business

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    But will it remain free?

    It's an age old marketing technique - offer it free, lock users in and then charge.
     
    Posted: Apr 6, 2014 By: KM-Tiger Member since: Aug 10, 2003
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  3. Merchant UK

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    I think it will keep being free, as they want to compete with google docs.

    Its ideal for people that don't want to buy the full version and only use office occassionally
     
    Posted: Apr 6, 2014 By: Merchant UK Member since: Aug 15, 2010
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  4. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    You can't use it for business so it's not really much use.

    And try using it on a dodgy 3G connection - crashes constantly.
     
    Posted: Apr 6, 2014 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  5. Remys

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    I'm happy to see Microsoft giving this out for free. Is this just a cloud based office suite? Or could I just download it to my PC?
     
    Posted: Apr 6, 2014 By: Remys Member since: Mar 18, 2013
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  6. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    Did you even read the post? It's Office Online not MS Office.
     
    Posted: Apr 7, 2014 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  7. Excel Expert

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    Office Online is pretty much the old Microsoft Works i.e. it does the basics of Office and little else. From an Excel point of view (my area of expertise) the number of functions is limited and it wont run macros.

    On the Word front I find it slow when handling big documents and the formatting is pain (I think the later is down to what I'm used to)

    If you pick the right time to buy you can effectively get the full Office for free. Every now and again they put on offer where you get 60 minutes of Skype a month and free XBox Live. This of course is only good if you use both services. Office cost me £60, the freebies got me £50 back as they stand. If you take in to account that you get a free game worth about £15 twice a month with XBox live, it more than pays for its self
     
    Posted: Apr 13, 2014 By: Excel Expert Member since: Jan 1, 1970
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  8. asbesting

    asbesting UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    about a absence of save button and automatic save function :) word or excel offline must contains it too
     
    Posted: Apr 13, 2014 By: asbesting Member since: Apr 7, 2014
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