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Ultimate Steal Microsoft Office Versus Office 365
Microsoft offered its "Ultimate Steal" for Office 2007/2010. Back then, customers who purchased the bundle with Office 2007 would receive the 2010 version for free upon release. Thousands of Microsoft Office users took advantage of this deal. For now, no such deal exists for Office 2013, but a similar alternative is available.
Office 365 is a subscription based service that offers all the features of Microsoft Office and more. With that in mind, subscriptions range from $9.99 per month to $99.99 per year. This particular package persists with each new iteration of Microsoft Office. Therefore, buyers don't need to worry about missing out on new features in upcoming versions.
The Ultimate Steal bundle allowed Office users to get new software for free. Likewise, Office 365 allows users to get new versions of Office without paying anything extra. There's no reason a person should stick to an older version of software when new ones become available. Obviously, such subscription services offer an incredible opportunity for consumers.
Office includes well-known programs like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Other web apps and software are available with Office 365. Plus, a person can access many of these applications from the Web no matter what computer they're using. Multiple users are supported. Today's most popular devices and computers are supported, too.
The Ultimate Steal bundle and Office 365 are quite similar in many ways. Either way, consumers can save money by utilizing Office 365 today. Subscriptions are more than affordable and offer plenty of versatility. In the end, 365 is quite the steal for users and fans of Microsoft Office.
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