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[Canada Computers] WARM: Office 365 1 user, 1 year $59, Windows 10 Home

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Dec 8, 2013
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[Canada Computers] WARM: Office 365 1 user, 1 year $59, Windows 10 Home

A warm deal on Windows software at Canada Computers (below), and at New Egg:
Office 365 1 user, 1 year $59 ($20 off) at Canada Computers
Office 365 Family, 1 year $104.99 ($5.00 off)
Windows 10 Home OEM 139.99 ($10.00 off)
Windows 10 Pro OEM dvd 169.99 ($20 off)

NewEgg:
Windows 10 Home OEM download $139.99
Windows 10 Pro OEM download $179.99

Reminder: college and university students can get access to Office 365 free through their school.
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You’d think Microsoft would be doing some deals on this with people at home .
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I usually top up when they have 50% off.
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stephroll wrote: You’d think Microsoft would be doing some deals on this with people at home .
https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/educati ... cts/office

This is not new, but probably useful for some now, especially those with students at home.
I've had it for several years. 5 devices per license, if it hasn't changed since then.

"Get started with Office 365 for free

Students and educators at eligible institutions can sign up for Office 365 Education for free, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and now Microsoft Teams, plus additional classroom tools. Use your valid school email address to get started today."
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Apr 1, 2013
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I still don't understand charging for an OS.
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P_shopper wrote: https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/educati ... cts/office

This is not new, but probably useful for some now, especially those with students at home.
I've had it for several years. 5 devices per license, if it hasn't changed since then.

"Get started with Office 365 for free

Students and educators at eligible institutions can sign up for Office 365 Education for free, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and now Microsoft Teams, plus additional classroom tools. Use your valid school email address to get started today."
Do they check your email once a year?

Thanks
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life359 wrote: I still don't understand charging for an OS.
That's how they make money. Guess how much Microsoft makes charging companies enterprise licenses. It's a lot.
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Jul 30, 2006
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smartie wrote: Do they check your email once a year?

Thanks
I have had no evidence of them checking in. Just did a quick check. I've had it since at least March 2015.
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P_shopper wrote: I have had no evidence of them checking in. Just did a quick check. I've had it since at least March 2015.
So you use it for whatever period of time until they want to stop you?
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Dec 8, 2013
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re school licensing of Office 365, Office 365 is now accessed from my college as a web app, after logging in using a college email address, and no software is installed first. So it looks like a student would lose access to it once the college email is no longer accessible, i.e. when no longer enrolled.
In the past, software may have been installed first and then activated. At one point about 5 years ago, my son had a 4 year student/family deal for Office for $79, before Office 365 became completely free for students. That installed software eventually expired after the 4 years plus a grace period of one or two months.
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PeterS582 wrote: re school licensing of Office 365, Office 365 is now accessed from my college as a web app, after logging in using a college email address, and no software is installed first. So it looks like a student would lose access to it once the college email is no longer accessible, i.e. when no longer enrolled.
In the past, software may have been installed first and then activated. At one point about 5 years ago, my son had a 4 year student/family deal for Office for $79, before Office 365 became completely free for students. That installed software eventually expired after the 4 years plus a grace period of one or two months.
It looks like they have 3 tiers now.
Perhaps it depends on what the individual educational institution has chosen:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/microso ... aprimaryr1


Office 365 A1
This free online version of Office includes everything you expect from Office, plus Microsoft Teams.

Office 365 A3
Access to the Office desktop apps including Microsoft Teams, plus robust management and security tools.
[for example: All the features in A1 plus full access to the Office desktop apps, and additional management and security tools.]


Office 365 A5
All the Office desktop apps including Microsoft Teams, with best-in-class security, compliance, and analytics.
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life359 wrote: I still don't understand charging for an OS.
You don’t understand paying for a product that you use? Interesting.
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life359 wrote: I still don't understand charging for an OS.
Most of the time, companies are charging for supporting it (updates, patches, and proper technical support)
huuuu! (¬'-')¬ C-('-'Q) straight!
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EthanMcL wrote: You don’t understand paying for a product that you use? Interesting.
Charging for an OS needed to run software you also have to purchase, made by the same company, is absurd.

Linux is free. Windows should be free for personal use at the very least.
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life359 wrote: Charging for an OS needed to run software you also have to purchase, made by the same company, is absurd.

Linux is free. Windows should be free for personal use at the very least.
Nearly every PC you buy already has a copy of windows installed.
I'd say their current structure is quite good. If building your own PCs, older Win7 / Win8 keys will work to activate Win 10. There are many loop holes like this.
Win10 has been pretty rock solid. I'd say it is worth it.

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