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Let's see what the sweet, kind, new Microsoft that everyone loves is up to. Ah yes, forcing more Office home users into annual subscriptions

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I get the Office HUP courtesy of a certain Institution of Higher Education. We get it because the school is a proud Microsoft shop. All office-type stuff is with MS Office, the students all get Office for ‘free’ (that is, part of their tuition) and so on. We’re supposed to have Office on our personal computers because, in part, the department spends a lot of time teaching Office. All students must pass a specific class on Office in order to graduate. There is no way, no way at all, that any of the faculty will use _our_ cash to pay a subscription in order to teach Office. Either the school will be paying or no-one will be installing Office on their machines. I suspect that the students will be getting a subscription ‘deal’ as well. That is going to be extremely unpopular. Instead of influencing students to go Microsoft, faculty will be mentioning LibreOffice and students will be listening. Microsoft just killed the next generation of customers. Good going, there, boys.

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