I agree. Note 2 was passed over on kitkat when it was offered elsewhere. Why pay for a top phone if there is no support. Well you have to admit, it's pretty old.
Microsoft estimates that more than 1. That's one in seven people on earth! To say that Office is quite popular is a huge understatement since it is one key component critical to Microsoft's whole business strategy. However, a big part of the company's future plans is a tighter integration of its products with its cloud-based services and subscriptions. But is Microsoft's push for cloud-based services deliberately putting its offline Office users at a disadvantage? With the recent release of Office , it certainly appears like that's the case.
Read on and see why Office is NOT the version you would want to get. In case you didn't know, Office is the latest offline "on-premises" version of Microsoft's productivity suite, which bundles together long-standing favorites like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, Visio, Access, and Publisher.
Fun Fact: Microsoft's first Office application was a spreadsheet application called Microsoft Multiplan, released in The company changed the software's name to Excel when it was launched for the Macintosh in For one, Office won't have Microsoft's machine learning capabilities and new search functions. It won't have Office 's intelligent security features nor real-time document collaboration, either.
This means that unlike Office , where subscribers always get the latest and greatest features, Office users will be stuck with whatever application feature sets they have. Why Office ? When Office was released a few years ago, it was identical to its Office counterpart at that point in time, with virtually all the same features and functions. Office , however, is now missing a whole set of features that are only available via an Office subscription.
So what's the message that Microsoft is sending with this distinction? Well, if you want the best Office experience available, you have to move on and subscribe to Office So if that's the case, why does the offline "on-premises" version of Office still exist?
That's because although Microsoft understands that cloud-based applications are the future, some organizations and businesses are still not ready to make that leap. It's the most secure, intelligent and collaborative version of Office. This includes hybrid and on-premises. To support those customers, we have Office , a valuable new release of Office with a subset of features from Office For example, Adobe had successfully transitioned users from standalone versions of its popular products like Photoshop and Premiere to its subscription-based Creative Cloud service.
With how Office is marketed, it's obvious that Microsoft wants to replicate that success with Office Assuming that the offline version of Office gets updated every three years, subscribing to Office will actually be cheaper, bringing the total cost of ownership down in the long run. Additionally, with , you will always get the latest versions of all the Office applications each time.