Re: Nothing like having your work day extended a few more hours because 'The Cloud' is unavailable.
"Office 365 has client applications for most of the suite (depending on licence) which work fine without the cloud. You just might not be able to get at your files if you store them all in the cloud but you could just as easily elect to save them locally or on your network."
If you're going to install a local client and work on local files, why would you want to pay for a subscription cloud service instead of just paying once for the actual local client? The only reason to use Office 360ish is if you actually want the cloudiness; if the only way to make it work reliably is to ignore all the cloudiness, there's simply no reason for it to exist at all.