From the EULA for Office 2007 :
INSTALLATION AND USE RIGHTS. Before you use the software under a license,
you must assign that license to one device. That device is the “licensed
device.” A hardware partition or blade is considered to be a separate device.
a. Licensed Device. You may install and use one copy of the software on the
Section 3a....You may allow other users to access the software to provide you with
support services. You do not need additional licenses for this access. No other
person may use the software under the same license at the same time for any
So, you buy the software, install it on a machine and abide by the license use of having only one user use it. Then MicroShaft turns around and says: "Because YOU are not using it, pay us more money". How do they justify their OWN EULA?
Their licensing practices are more like piracy!
Go open source and to hell with M$