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  • Microsoft removes non-subscription SKUs from Home Use Program

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    This topic contains 8 replies, has 7 voices, and was last updated by  mn– 1 week ago.

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    • #1906051 Reply

      joep517
      AskWoody MVP

      Microsoft giveth and Microsoft taketh away. This may not affect many but is a nice perk if you work for a large company using Office. Here’s an articl
      [See the full post at: Microsoft removes non-subscription SKUs from Home Use Program]

      --Joe

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    • #1906199 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      It’s really too bad – but a sign of the times.

    • #1906232 Reply

      MrJimPhelps
      AskWoody_MVP

      If your company has Office 365 Business or Business Premium, and they have purchased a license for you, you can install it at home as well as having it on your work computer. In fact you can install it on up to five devices total – your work computer plus four more.

      So while you won’t have your own license, you will have a very generous offering as long as you have your current job.

      Group "L" (Linux Mint)
      with Windows 8.1 running in a VM
      • #1906282 Reply

        warrenrumak
        AskWoody Plus

        If your company has Office 365 Business or Business Premium, and they have purchased a license for you, you can install it at home as well as having it on your work computer. In fact you can install it on up to five devices total – your work computer plus four more.

        So while you won’t have your own license, you will have a very generous offering as long as you have your current job.

        If you do that, you lose a significant portion of the benefit of Office 365, which is the ability to keep your documents backed up to OneDrive where they’ll be safe in case your system crashes, and the ability to access those documents while away from the computer.

        Unless you’re fine with putting your personal files on the company OneDrive, of course…..

         

        • #1906555 Reply

          MrJimPhelps
          AskWoody_MVP

          Unless you’re fine with putting your personal files on the company OneDrive, of course…..

          In the jobs I have had in the past several years, it wouldn’t have mattered; in my current job, it would be a problem.

          Group "L" (Linux Mint)
          with Windows 8.1 running in a VM
        • #1906801 Reply

          mn–
          AskWoody Lounger

          Unless you’re fine with putting your personal files on the company OneDrive, of course…..

          Actually last time I checked, the current official OneDrive client runs semi-separate instances for OneDrive personal and OneDrive for Business, and allows multiple accounts in each.

          And I understand non-subscription SKUs didn’t come with cloud storage anyway? Sort of by definition even…

          Three Office 365 enterprise SKUs allow five installs on PCs or Macs. (same as business SKUs).

          … and Education.

          Yes, though it’s up to the organization on what is allowed locally. (As in Microsoft doesn’t mind if you install one at home, but your own employer might.)

      • #1906523 Reply

        joep517
        AskWoody MVP

        Three Office 365 enterprise SKUs allow five installs on PCs or Macs. They are Pro Plus, E3, & E5. Additionally on 5 phones and 5 tablets too (same as business SKUs).

        --Joe

    • #1906464 Reply

      Chronocidal Guy
      AskWoody Lounger

      Like so many other things crushed under the steamroller of forced obsolescence, I’ll keep using my Office 2007 Home Use SKU for as long as it remains compatible with my computer, because it does everything I have ever needed it to do.

      Makes me wonder how long it will be before Microsoft finally gives up on backwards compatibility, and makes the leap to forcing non-subscription licenses out of functionality.

       

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