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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Solution To Office On Several Computers, May 5, 2013
This review is from: Microsoft Office 365 Home 1 Year | 5 PC or 5 Mac Key Card (Software)
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Most of us have had the experience of installing software on a computer and then having to later re-install it because we bought a new computer, replaced a defective one or re-installed Windows. It is very annoying to have to contact the software company to re-install your software on the same machine. Too often the response is "I'm sorry that software has already been installed, you'll have to buy a new one".

Office 365 takes all the annoyance out. You install the entire Microsoft Office on up to 5 computers (Mac or PC, or combo of both). Here is what is great. If you install it on a new computer that turns out to be defective, you can deactivate that installation of Office so it never counts against the 5 which you are allotted. I recently had the experience of installing Office 365 on 2 new but defective laptops...no problem. Microsoft allowed me to deactivate both installations. So I still have my 5 allowed installs. This is a great feature.

The software here is familiar to most...Word Excel, Powerpoint etc. The gem in all this is OneNote, which most people who buy Office seem to ignore even though it has been around since the 2003 Office. OneNote is a great note, outline, personal and business keeping software. It lets you keep information in notebooks which are organized into Sections and Pages (so 3 level deep outline organization to start with. If you then create an outline on one of these pages you can have many more layers of outline depth.) I find it great to run a law practice with. Others may find it great for whatever work they do to store that information in an organized manner so you can retrieve it easily. It is a great place to store all those personal things in your life (health information, travel reservations, tax info, recipes, etc. - whether in cut and paste, pdf, word, email, etc.) With Office 365, you can save these Notebooks to Skydrive if you wish. This allows you to access the information on any other computer, by signing into your Skydrive. You can even access the Notebooks on Skydrive from an Iphone or Ipad with the OneNote app. (which is free).

Word, Excel and the other programs are also well integrated with Skydrive. So you can save files to your local drive on your computer, or on Skydrive. Once in Skydrive, you can access these files from your other computers.

Access and Publisher are also included in Office 365 which are programs that most people were unfamiliar with when they bought the prior Home and Student editions of Office. Access is a very deep relational base database. This by far the most difficult program to master. But most people will have little use for it.

The various programs have basically the same features as the prior 2010 Office. Some programs have added Ribbons, or changed the organization of the Ribbons. But basically it is otherwise similar as the prior programs in functionality.

I should add that I have done 4 installations of Office 365 on Windows 8 machines and had NO installation issues. It went smoothly every time.

Office 365 is highly recommended.
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Initial post: Dec 1, 2013 12:05:35 PM PST
I'm glad this review was available cause I had few questions regarding MO 365, had no idea how smooth it sounds. Can't wait to purchase it since I'm getting a Notebook for my daughter for college, plus my older son has already a laptop but doesn't have the MO installed yet. This will be great to have since it can be install on 5 PC's including our smartphones for skydrive. Loving it already and don't have it yet. Thank you.

Posted on Mar 15, 2014 8:09:31 PM PDT
This review is a lie. Office 365 is worthless.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2014 5:44:38 PM PDT
JP says:
what seems to be the issue causing you to say a lie?
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