Staples is pushing it at a discount with a PC purchase, so just for giggles I went to the MS website and had me a leetle chat with one of their Office doods.
If you're a SMB or larger and you need lots of collaboration among employees in and out of the workplace, and want web conferencing, cloud storage, and file sharing/editing, web and Exchange hosting all bundled, it's a decent solution. But there aren't any big improvements or new feature sets to Word, Excel, PPT, etc. In fact, if I were to subscribe, I'd still need Office 2011 on my HD as a client for those apps.
Btwn Office 2011 Home Edition, iCloud, Carbonite, Network Solutions, and GoToMeeting — I've got all the same functionality, albeit, not bundled.
Meh... Nuttin' to see fer me. Just another example MS over-thinking irrelevant doodads.
Neither Office for Mac or Apple's own iWork apps have been updated in years (beyond stupid little security fixes and full-screen support) and it ticks a lot of people off. It's amazing to me that such staple applications have been ignored for so long—especially in the case of MS Office.
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