Get $14,000 in Software for $99 with Microsoft Office 365

Overview

You’ve probably heard of Microsoft Office 365, the $99 per year subscription service that includes the full suite of Microsoft’s latest Office 2016 software, plus some other software.

Is an Annual Subscription a Good Deal?

Most people think of subscription services as a rip-off. Instead of paying annually, they’d rather purchase Microsoft Office for about $130 as a one-time purchase and keep it forever. However, every 2 or 3 years Microsoft releases a new version and it’s generally a good idea to stay current.

Here’s what you get for the $99 per year subscription fee to Office 365.

  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint ($125 on Amazon)
  • Outlook ($220 on Amazon)
  • Publisher ($240 on Amazon)
  • Access ($110 on Amazon)
  • One Note
  • 1,000 GB of cloud storage with OneDrive
  • Email services with Outlook online

TOTAL COST SOLD SEPARATELY: $695

But Wait, There’s More

Using the Microsoft Office 365 subscription, you can install the above software on 5 computers (a $3,475 value), or share the subscription with four other people (or any mix of installs and shares). When you share with others, they can install on 5 of their own computers or devices.

So, if you use the purchasing user account for one of the installations (required), then share your Office 365 subscription with four people, there can be a potential for a total of 21 computers to have the full suite of software listed above.

That’s 21 computers with $695 in software
for a total of $14,595 in value for only $99 per year.

Limitations

Keep in mind that the intention of the Office 365 license is to share among people in the same household or family. It’s not for business use or sharing with acquaintances. Each person with a shared account needs to login on their 5 computers with their own Microsoft account to activate the software. Other than this limitation, for those who are able to take full advantage of the subscription, it’s a great deal.

Video Overview of Office 365 Features

The video below provides an overview of Office 365 features.

 

How to Purchase and Download Microsoft Office 2016 for Apple Mac

On 31 October 2014, Microsoft announced the release of a new version of Outlook for Apple Mac OS X computers. It’s designed to look like the Windows 8 design Office 2013 Windows applications.

On 9 July 2015, Microsoft released Microsoft Office 2016 for Apple Mac. The new Word, PowerPoint, and Excel apps are similar to Outlook in appearance, and look like their Windows counterparts.

Office 2016 for Windows is only available as a public beta preview.

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Microsoft Office 2011 Mac Security Vulnerabilities Update

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Introduction

This update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office that could allow remote code execution if a specially crafted file is opened in an affected version of Microsoft Office.

What You Need To Do

To install this update, simply start one of the Microsoft Office applications, such as Word, and the update dialog (shown above) should appear. Click Install and follow the instructions. The rest of this document goes into more details about the update.

Summary

Microsoft has released security bulletin MS14-017. This security bulletin contains all the relevant information about the security update for Microsoft Office for Mac 2011. To view the complete security bulletin, go to the following Microsoft website:

https://technet.microsoft.com/security/bulletin/MS14-017

In addition to the application improvements that are mentioned here, Office for Mac 2011 is now available as a subscription offering. For more information about subscription, see Frequently Asked Questions.

Details

This update provides the latest fixes for Office for Mac 2011. These include the following:

  • Improves synchronization of blocked senders for Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 and Microsoft Exchange Online accounts in Microsoft Outlook for MacThis update fixes an issue that causes the blocked sender list not to synchronize with the Exchange server when a message is moved immediately after you use the Block Sender action.
  • Improves the ability to recover from certain network errors when you connect by using POP in Outlook for MacThis update fixes an issue that causes Outlook for Mac to re-download the contents of the inbox for POP accounts for certain connection errors.
  • Improves the ability to recover from errors when you try to update the Offline Address Book in Outlook for MacThis update fixes an issue that causes Outlook for Mac not to download the Offline Address Book when certain errors are detected.
  • Improves synchronization of folder hierarchies added by using “Open Other User’s Folder” in Outlook for MacThis update fixes an issue that causes Outlook for Mac to synchronize the folder hierarchies that were added by usingOpen Other User’s Folder too frequently.
  • Increases the data validation control capabilities in Excel for MacThis fix increases the data validation control capabilities from 1,024 entries to 2,048 entries.
  • Improves the ability to respond and recover from certain Exchange server errors in Outlook for MacThis update fixes an issue that causes Outlook for Mac to send too many Exchange server requests when Outlook for Mac receives certain errors from the server.
  • Improves the ability to manage responses for meetings that are sent to distribution lists in Outlook for MacThis update fixes an issue that causes meetings that are sent to distribution lists in which the Request Responses option is not selected to display response options when attendees view meetings in the Calendar view.
  • Improves the ability to create Microsoft Lync for Mac online meetings in Outlook for MacThis update fixes an issue that causes Outlook for Mac to stop responding when you try to schedule an online meeting by using Lync for Mac. This issue occurs when certain information, such as a toll-free number, is missing from the dial-in conference settings.
  • Improves Microsoft Word pointer displayThis update fixes an issue that causes mouse pointers to disappear in sections of documents.
  • Improves the experience for sending encrypted messages in Outlook for MacThis update fixes an issue that causes Outlook for Mac to check Active Directory Domain Services every time for certificates when the application sends encrypted messages in OS X Mavericks, instead of first checking locally cached certificates in the OS X Keychain.

Prerequisites

Before you install the Office for Mac 2011 14.4.1 update, make sure that you have Office for Mac 2011 14.1.0 or a later version installed on your computer. Also, make sure that the computer is running Mac OS X v10.5.8 or a later version of the Mac OS X operating system.

To verify that the computer meets this prerequisite, click About This Mac on the Apple menu.

To verify that Office for Mac 2011 14.1.0 or a later version is installed on your computer, follow these steps:

  1. On the Go menu, click Applications.
  2. Open the Microsoft Office 2011 folder, and then start any Office application. For example, start Word.
  3. On the application menu, click About <application>.
  4. In the About <application> dialog box, notice the version number that is displayed there. It should be 14.1.0 or a later version number.

How to obtain the update

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Download

Download the Microsoft Office for Mac 14.4.1 Update package now.

Release Date: April 8, 2014

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services

Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

Updated files

For a complete list of the files that this update adds or changes, double-click the update installer, and then, on the File menu, click Show Files.

Notes

The Office for Mac 14.4.1 Update is also available from Microsoft AutoUpdate. AutoUpdate is a program that automatically keeps Microsoft software up-to-date. 

To use AutoUpdate, start a Microsoft Office program. Then, on the Help menu, click Check for Updates.

Learn about the resources for Office for Mac 2011

(Source: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2939132)