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  • Terms announced for the “bought” version of Office 2019

    Posted on October 2nd, 2018 at 07:46 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    And they aren’t pretty.

    In the US, $440 will buy you one copy of Office Pro 2019, good for one PC. The ad goes on to say:

    Classic 2019 versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook, plus Publisher and Access

    Microsoft support included for 60 days at no extra cost

    Licensed for home and commercial use All languages included. Compatible with Windows 10*

    *Go to office.com/systemrequirements for compatible versions of Windows 10 and for other feature requirements.

    The UWP/Metro/Microsoft Store version of OneNote (which isn’t available as a standard desktop app any more) has been free for years. It’s kinda ironic that Microsoft has orphaned the UWP versions of Office, while switching OneNote over to UWP (and Android and iOS and Mac and web). Then they offer the free UWP version of OneNote as a benefit for the very expensive Office Pro 2019.

    I mean, it’s pretty obvious MS doesn’t want to sell any of these, right? Or am I missing something?