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Microsoft 365 Family 15-month Subscription, $99.99

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FatSheep wrote: I had office 365 for two years mainly for the OneDrive.

Then invested $1000 for 20TB personal NAS with synology. Best decision.


If only want to have 6TB personal NAS with a entry level synology, you can get that with $300-$400.

This costs $19/15 month (or $15/year) after splitting it with people, and they update and secure their server. No electricity cost or maintenance of a NAS.

It will take 15 years to break even if you do it yourself, assuming 1 TB NAS setup costs $300 to setup.
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I am month to month now with 365. can I add this to my account and not pay for 15 months?
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xman111 wrote: I am month to month now with 365. can I add this to my account and not pay for 15 months?
I don’t see why not. I added another 15 months to my active M365 account.
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zdpz wrote:

This costs $19/15 month (or $15/year) after splitting it with people, and they update and secure their server. No electricity cost or maintenance of a NAS.

It will take 15 years to break even if you do it yourself, assuming 1 TB NAS setup costs $300 to setup.
When I got office 365, I am paying for all my family members, and not charging them. Of course, if you do it with friends or others, you can split the cost.

Also with NAS you get other things, e.g. docker, plex, torrent machine, and eventually you need to download your data. Are you planning to use OneDrive forever?


With personal setup, you get your hardware with you, so you could sell them at the end of the day, with OneDrive it is pure cost.


But I mean, it is definitely a good deal for office 365, Microsoft is really good at this, personally I got hooked up to Xbox ecosystem from PlayStation. Microsoft knows how to do business.
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hank hill wrote: 6 TB OneDrive is selling feature for me too.

Now if I install same account on five computers, those would be limited to the one TB correct?

I ask, because it seems like it might be kind of a pain in the ass if I have to use 6 different accounts to take advantage of the full 6TB.
Yes, 1TB per account.

With Google you can have a pool of data to share between accounts but with Microsoft you have to split it 1TB each.
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xman111 wrote: I am month to month now with 365. can I add this to my account and not pay for 15 months?
Yes. Once you redeem the code, it will show the expiry date of your current plan.
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MayorOfToronto wrote: Yes, 1TB per account.

With Google you can have a pool of data to share between accounts but with Microsoft you have to split it 1TB each.
If I need 1tb of space, and wanted to go through google, I'd have to pay google $140/year, would get 2TB because they don't have 1tb option, and I wouldn't get microsoft office.

Personally I'd rather get the o365 family package. It's good value if you can split the cost with others.
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spiralspirit wrote: If I need 1tb of space, and wanted to go through google, I'd have to pay google $140/year, would get 2TB because they don't have 1tb option, and I wouldn't get microsoft office.

Personally I'd rather get the o365 family package. It's good value if you can split the cost with others.
Agreed. You simply cannot beat the value of 365.
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hank hill wrote: 6 TB OneDrive is selling feature for me too.

Now if I install same account on five computers, those would be limited to the one TB correct?

I ask, because it seems like it might be kind of a pain in the ass if I have to use 6 different accounts to take advantage of the full 6TB.
You do need separate accounts each getting 1TB. But with OneDrive I’m pretty sure you can ‘share’ or make public your TB with others. So you could access all 6TB from one account but they would look like different network folders. You can set limits on who has access, what folders they have access to and read/write privileges. You can also access this from FileManager - or whatever it’s called now.
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How does it work? Do you get a product key from Costco? I'm on free trial, so should be able to use this.
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spots01 wrote: You do need separate accounts each getting 1TB. But with OneDrive I’m pretty sure you can ‘share’ or make public your TB with others. So you could access all 6TB from one account but they would look like different network folders. You can set limits on who has access, what folders they have access to and read/write privileges. You can also access this from FileManager - or whatever it’s called now.
That certainly makes it far more manageable if that's the case, basically sounds like same share features as Google drive.
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Does anyone know when this deal expires?

I have a $350 coupon which I have to use in one shot ... right now I can't find anything else to pair this deal with

thanks
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I have family subscription and I can add 2 more IDs, let me know if anyone is interested. We can share the cost.
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I have a $25 off $100 coupon, can anyone suggest filler item?
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I am eligible for the home use program through work. CAD $76.30 / year for Microsoft 365 Family subscription.

Rakuten.ca offers $6.5 Cash Back on Office 365 (Yearly Subscription)

I signed up for the Home Use Program and then started a shopping trip from Rakuten.ca and pasted in home use program link from my email hoping the rebate will apply. If it doesn't that's fine but totally worth a shot.

EDIT: 3 days later, the cashback is processed without issue.
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If anyone is looking for this. We have 2 spots remaining in our group buy. If interested PM me. It works out to be $19 a person.
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FatSheep wrote: I had office 365 for two years mainly for the OneDrive.

Then invested $1000 for 20TB personal NAS with synology. Best decision.


If only want to have 6TB personal NAS with a entry level synology, you can get that with $300-$400.
I use cloud storage because some pictures/documents can't be replaced should tragedy befall one's home. I used to have an external HD kept in a fireproof safe. Microsoft is unlikely to lose my files.
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Every time I see a deal for O365 I always see so many downvotes because people seem to think an office subscription isn't worth it but if you look at the online storage component alone it is one of the cheapest you'll find anywhere.

You get 6 accounts with 1tb storage each for $100/15moths. Assuming you split with 6 people where else can you get 1tb of online storage for $1.06/month?
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xman111 wrote: I am month to month now with 365. can I add this to my account and not pay for 15 months?
From this article, you should be able to stack up to a max of 5 years. Hope this answers your question.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/what-happens-if-i-add-another-microsoft-365-for-home-subscription-to-my-account-e53bde8b-ff38-414c-b2c3-63173a0668e0

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