pros and cons of Office 365


Kevin Meyers <kevinmeyers@...>
 

Hello,

I’m using Windows10 and Jaws 2018. I was looking to switch to Office 365. I need to start using Access. I’m looking for the most cost effective way to get Access. I either go to Office 365 and pay the $70 per year for the personal version. Or purchase a stand alone Access 2016 for $129. What are the pros and cons of using office 365?

Cheers,

Kevin

 

 

 


Chris Hill
 

Pros: you are always running the latest version, which is likely to have about the best support from Jaws.  Cons: you have to keep paying.  I switched from Office 2007 a couple of months back.  So far, I think it is worth the price, although $100 per year for my household is a lot more than the $10 a year that 2007 cost me.  Oh well, no such thing as a free lunch, except maybe a free office suite if it meets all of your needs.



On 11/30/2018 13:37, Kevin Meyers wrote:

Hello,

I’m using Windows10 and Jaws 2018. I was looking to switch to Office 365. I need to start using Access. I’m looking for the most cost effective way to get Access. I either go to Office 365 and pay the $70 per year for the personal version. Or purchase a stand alone Access 2016 for $129. What are the pros and cons of using office 365?

Cheers,

Kevin

 

 

 


Ann Byrne
 

As I understand it, when you get Office 365, which is a web based application, you also get the desktop versions of Office apps. Can someone verify this???

At 01:37 PM 11/30/2018, you wrote:
Hello,
I'm using Windows10 and Jaws 2018. I was looking to switch to Office 365. I need to start using Access. I'm looking for the most cost effective way to get Access. I either go to Office 365 and pay the $70 per year for the personal version. Or purchase a stand alone Access 2016 for $129. What are the pros and cons of using office 365?
Cheers,
Kevin




 

Hi,
When you get Office 365 (or subscribe to a plan), you can install Office
desktop apps on a number of computers (depends on which subscription plan
you're using). The only notable online component is OneDrive.
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2018 1:14 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: pros and cons of Office 365

As I understand it, when you get Office 365, which is a web based
application, you also get the desktop versions of Office apps. Can someone
verify this???
At 01:37 PM 11/30/2018, you wrote:
Hello,
I'm using Windows10 and Jaws 2018. I was looking to switch to Office
365. I need to start using Access. I'm looking for the most cost
effective way to get Access. I either go to Office 365 and pay the
$70 per year for the personal version. Or purchase a stand alone Access
2016 for $129. What are the pros and cons of using office 365?
Cheers,
Kevin




Chris Hill
 

Yep, downloaded them onto three household computers.  You can also use versions for portable devices, not just the website.

On 11/30/2018 15:13, Ann Byrne wrote:
As I understand it, when you get Office 365, which is a web based application, you also get the desktop versions of Office apps.  Can someone verify this???
At 01:37 PM 11/30/2018, you wrote:
Hello,
I'm using Windows10 and Jaws 2018. I was looking to switch to Office 365. I need to start using Access. I'm looking for the most cost effective way to get Access. I either go to Office 365 and pay the $70 per year for the personal version. Or purchase a stand alone Access 2016 for $129. What are the pros and cons of using office 365?
Cheers,
Kevin





Jason White
 

JAWS 2019 now separates the scripts for the Office 365 versions from scripts for older releases of Microsoft Office. This is said to improve performance, and, I suspect, reliability as well. Microsoft has also been making accessibility improvements that appear in the Office 365 updates.

 

I’m of course referring to the desktop Office 365 application, not the Web-based ones that are also included with the subscription.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Hill
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2018 4:15 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: pros and cons of Office 365

 

Pros: you are always running the latest version, which is likely to have about the best support from Jaws.  Cons: you have to keep paying.  I switched from Office 2007 a couple of months back.  So far, I think it is worth the price, although $100 per year for my household is a lot more than the $10 a year that 2007 cost me.  Oh well, no such thing as a free lunch, except maybe a free office suite if it meets all of your needs.

 

 

On 11/30/2018 13:37, Kevin Meyers wrote:

Hello,

I’m using Windows10 and Jaws 2018. I was looking to switch to Office 365. I need to start using Access. I’m looking for the most cost effective way to get Access. I either go to Office 365 and pay the $70 per year for the personal version. Or purchase a stand alone Access 2016 for $129. What are the pros and cons of using office 365?

Cheers,

Kevin

 

 

 


David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>
 

I haven't read all of the responses to your question on this thread and so I'm sure that most of what I'm about to say has already been covered. The only downside, if you consider it a downside, is that you'd be paying an annual fee for the software. However, the benefits far outweigh any negatives. You'd be able to access the desktop apps on more than one computer and you'd also have a terabyte of space on Onedrive. However, you will get new features sooner than you would if you bought what Microsoft calls the perpetual license of Office, such as a boxed version of Office 2019. This article explains the differences in what you'll see in Office 365, as opposed to Office 2019.

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/office-365/176224/office-2019-vs-office-365-whats-really-happening

David Goldfield, Assistive Technology Specialist WWW.David-Goldfield.Com

On 11/30/2018 2:37 PM, Kevin Meyers wrote:

Hello,

I’m using Windows10 and Jaws 2018. I was looking to switch to Office 365. I need to start using Access. I’m looking for the most cost effective way to get Access. I either go to Office 365 and pay the $70 per year for the personal version. Or purchase a stand alone Access 2016 for $129. What are the pros and cons of using office 365?

Cheers,

Kevin

 

 

 


Richard B. McDonald
 

In the particular situation for MS Access, you would likely be best off with Office 365.  And, I mean its web-based version not its desktop version.  That said, in general I have not found Access to be very accessible.  However, I recollect reading something recently about the Office 365 version of Access being substantially more accessible than any desktop version; including 2016 and 2019.  You ought to Google this topic.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kevin Meyers
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2018 11:37 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: pros and cons of Office 365

 

Hello,

I’m using Windows10 and Jaws 2018. I was looking to switch to Office 365. I need to start using Access. I’m looking for the most cost effective way to get Access. I either go to Office 365 and pay the $70 per year for the personal version. Or purchase a stand alone Access 2016 for $129. What are the pros and cons of using office 365?

Cheers,

Kevin

 

 

 


Kelly Pierce
 

If you want MS Office cheap on a DVD, go to eBay. A single PC license
of the professional version that includes Access is $84 and a two PC
version is $104. The license lasts forever, unlike the $70 a year for
Office 365. That’s $140 for just two years and $210 for three years.
If you get Office 365, Microsoft has effectively turned you into a
surf.

Another con for Office 365 is the possibility of being removed from
the service and having all your files deleted without notice. Section
I of the MS services agreement tells users “Don’t do anything
illegal.” This would mean that if you told a friend you smoked a
joint of marijuana, you violated the services agreement and can have
your account suspended. This is because while the substance is legal
in some states, it is still illegal on the federal level. Even if
someone were using marijuana to cure themselves of cancer, Microsoft
doesn’t care. The person was committing an illegal act and therefore
has violated the services agreement and deserves to be banned for
life. Another doozy is in section vii of the services agreement.
Microsoft tells users to “Don’t engage in activity that is harmful to
you, the Services, or others.” Microsoft gives obvious examples of
nasty and destructive behavior like transmitting viruses, stalking,
and posting terrorist content. Another example listed refers to
“communicating hate speech, or advocating violence against others.”
The second provision would be extremely troubling if you are a gun
owner and possess firearms for personal defense. Advocating for gun
rights, stand your ground laws, and laws that eliminate any duty to
retreat from an attacker could be considered by some as advocating
violence as the person would be using lethal force in defense of his
life. Using violence in self-defense is perfectly legal, but it is
still advocating violence, according to some on the left. The
technology industry has removed many thousands of people from
Web-based services, such as Google, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube over
issues of hate speech, which the companies never define or explicitly
describe. Recently, large numbers of Google Docs users found
themselves locked out of their account because an automated system
determined they had used the software to create unspecified material
that the company considered hate speech. Those blocked include
academic scientists and business owners who insisted nothing of a
controversial or political nature was stored on Google’s system. The
company later acknowledged that a staff programmer made a change to an
algorithm that created many hate speech false positives. If you were
to buy an Office 2016 DVD, your access to Access, Word and other
Office programs will never be denied for grounds of simply having a
political opinion, or someone’s arbitrary determination of hate speech
or engaging in illegal activity of a law you knew nothing about.

Kelly

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On 12/1/18, Richard B. McDonald <richardbmcdonald@gmail.com> wrote:
In the particular situation for MS Access, you would likely be best off
with
Office 365. And, I mean its web-based version not its desktop version.
That said, in general I have not found Access to be very accessible.
However, I recollect reading something recently about the Office 365
version
of Access being substantially more accessible than any desktop version;
including 2016 and 2019. You ought to Google this topic.



From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kevin Meyers
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2018 11:37 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: pros and cons of Office 365



Hello,

I'm using Windows10 and Jaws 2018. I was looking to switch to Office 365. I
need to start using Access. I'm looking for the most cost effective way to
get Access. I either go to Office 365 and pay the $70 per year for the
personal version. Or purchase a stand alone Access 2016 for $129. What are
the pros and cons of using office 365?

Cheers,

Kevin













JM Casey
 

Yep, all good points that people should generally be aware of.

I got my copy of Office 2016 for $40.
Oh, and in case all that oneDrive storage is an incentive for you -- be aware too that the service has had a number of reported unexpected outages.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kelly Pierce
Sent: December 1, 2018 7:33 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: pros and cons of Office 365

If you want MS Office cheap on a DVD, go to eBay. A single PC license of the professional version that includes Access is $84 and a two PC version is $104. The license lasts forever, unlike the $70 a year for Office 365. That’s $140 for just two years and $210 for three years.
If you get Office 365, Microsoft has effectively turned you into a surf.

Another con for Office 365 is the possibility of being removed from the service and having all your files deleted without notice. Section I of the MS services agreement tells users “Don’t do anything illegal.” This would mean that if you told a friend you smoked a joint of marijuana, you violated the services agreement and can have your account suspended. This is because while the substance is legal in some states, it is still illegal on the federal level. Even if someone were using marijuana to cure themselves of cancer, Microsoft doesn’t care. The person was committing an illegal act and therefore has violated the services agreement and deserves to be banned for life. Another doozy is in section vii of the services agreement.
Microsoft tells users to “Don’t engage in activity that is harmful to
you, the Services, or others.” Microsoft gives obvious examples of
nasty and destructive behavior like transmitting viruses, stalking, and posting terrorist content. Another example listed refers to “communicating hate speech, or advocating violence against others.”
The second provision would be extremely troubling if you are a gun owner and possess firearms for personal defense. Advocating for gun rights, stand your ground laws, and laws that eliminate any duty to retreat from an attacker could be considered by some as advocating violence as the person would be using lethal force in defense of his life. Using violence in self-defense is perfectly legal, but it is still advocating violence, according to some on the left. The technology industry has removed many thousands of people from Web-based services, such as Google, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube over issues of hate speech, which the companies never define or explicitly describe. Recently, large numbers of Google Docs users found themselves locked out of their account because an automated system determined they had used the software to create unspecified material that the company considered hate speech. Those blocked include academic scientists and business owners who insisted nothing of a controversial or political nature was stored on Google’s system. The company later acknowledged that a staff programmer made a change to an algorithm that created many hate speech false positives. If you were to buy an Office 2016 DVD, your access to Access, Word and other Office programs will never be denied for grounds of simply having a political opinion, or someone’s arbitrary determination of hate speech or engaging in illegal activity of a law you knew nothing about.

Kelly

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On 12/1/18, Richard B. McDonald <richardbmcdonald@gmail.com> wrote:
In the particular situation for MS Access, you would likely be best
off with Office 365. And, I mean its web-based version not its
desktop version.
That said, in general I have not found Access to be very accessible.
However, I recollect reading something recently about the Office 365
version of Access being substantially more accessible than any desktop
version; including 2016 and 2019. You ought to Google this topic.



From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kevin
Meyers
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2018 11:37 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: pros and cons of Office 365



Hello,

I'm using Windows10 and Jaws 2018. I was looking to switch to Office
365. I need to start using Access. I'm looking for the most cost
effective way to get Access. I either go to Office 365 and pay the $70
per year for the personal version. Or purchase a stand alone Access
2016 for $129. What are the pros and cons of using office 365?

Cheers,

Kevin













Kevin Meyers <kevinmeyers@...>
 

Thanks for the suggestions. Actually I jus want to get Access 2016. That doesn't come with Office 2016. I will look on Ebay and other places to see if I can find a cheaper price than $129.

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Saturday, December 1, 2018 6:44 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: pros and cons of Office 365

Yep, all good points that people should generally be aware of.

I got my copy of Office 2016 for $40.
Oh, and in case all that oneDrive storage is an incentive for you -- be aware too that the service has had a number of reported unexpected outages.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kelly Pierce
Sent: December 1, 2018 7:33 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: pros and cons of Office 365

If you want MS Office cheap on a DVD, go to eBay. A single PC license of the professional version that includes Access is $84 and a two PC version is $104. The license lasts forever, unlike the $70 a year for Office 365. That’s $140 for just two years and $210 for three years.
If you get Office 365, Microsoft has effectively turned you into a surf.

Another con for Office 365 is the possibility of being removed from the service and having all your files deleted without notice. Section I of the MS services agreement tells users “Don’t do anything illegal.” This would mean that if you told a friend you smoked a joint of marijuana, you violated the services agreement and can have your account suspended. This is because while the substance is legal in some states, it is still illegal on the federal level. Even if someone were using marijuana to cure themselves of cancer, Microsoft doesn’t care. The person was committing an illegal act and therefore has violated the services agreement and deserves to be banned for life. Another doozy is in section vii of the services agreement.
Microsoft tells users to “Don’t engage in activity that is harmful to
you, the Services, or others.” Microsoft gives obvious examples of
nasty and destructive behavior like transmitting viruses, stalking, and posting terrorist content. Another example listed refers to “communicating hate speech, or advocating violence against others.”
The second provision would be extremely troubling if you are a gun owner and possess firearms for personal defense. Advocating for gun rights, stand your ground laws, and laws that eliminate any duty to retreat from an attacker could be considered by some as advocating violence as the person would be using lethal force in defense of his life. Using violence in self-defense is perfectly legal, but it is still advocating violence, according to some on the left. The technology industry has removed many thousands of people from Web-based services, such as Google, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube over issues of hate speech, which the companies never define or explicitly describe. Recently, large numbers of Google Docs users found themselves locked out of their account because an automated system determined they had used the software to create unspecified material that the company considered hate speech. Those blocked include academic scientists and business owners who insisted nothing of a controversial or political nature was stored on Google’s system. The company later acknowledged that a staff programmer made a change to an algorithm that created many hate speech false positives. If you were to buy an Office 2016 DVD, your access to Access, Word and other Office programs will never be denied for grounds of simply having a political opinion, or someone’s arbitrary determination of hate speech or engaging in illegal activity of a law you knew nothing about.

Kelly

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On 12/1/18, Richard B. McDonald <richardbmcdonald@gmail.com> wrote:
In the particular situation for MS Access, you would likely be best
off with Office 365. And, I mean its web-based version not its
desktop version.
That said, in general I have not found Access to be very accessible.
However, I recollect reading something recently about the Office 365
version of Access being substantially more accessible than any desktop
version; including 2016 and 2019. You ought to Google this topic.



From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kevin
Meyers
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2018 11:37 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: pros and cons of Office 365



Hello,

I'm using Windows10 and Jaws 2018. I was looking to switch to Office
365. I need to start using Access. I'm looking for the most cost
effective way to get Access. I either go to Office 365 and pay the $70
per year for the personal version. Or purchase a stand alone Access
2016 for $129. What are the pros and cons of using office 365?

Cheers,

Kevin













 

Interesting interpretation regarding the "surf" by which I assume you meant a "serf".
I fail to see the connection between a subscriber which is what you are when you subscribe to Office 365 and a serf which, by definition is an "agricultural laborer bound under the feudal system to work on his lord's estate."
Just because you don't want to pay a subscription for Office 365 which also includes 1 Tb of OneDrive storage, cost for that on Dropbox alone is as much or more than the Office 365 subscription) doesn't mean others find it reduces them to serfdom.

Regards,
Sieghard

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kelly Pierce
Sent: Saturday, December 1, 2018 7:33 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: pros and cons of Office 365

If you want MS Office cheap on a DVD, go to eBay. A single PC license
of the professional version that includes Access is $84 and a two PC
version is $104. The license lasts forever, unlike the $70 a year for
Office 365. That’s $140 for just two years and $210 for three years.
If you get Office 365, Microsoft has effectively turned you into a
surf.

Another con for Office 365 is the possibility of being removed from
the service and having all your files deleted without notice. Section
I of the MS services agreement tells users “Don’t do anything
illegal.” This would mean that if you told a friend you smoked a
joint of marijuana, you violated the services agreement and can have
your account suspended. This is because while the substance is legal
in some states, it is still illegal on the federal level. Even if
someone were using marijuana to cure themselves of cancer, Microsoft
doesn’t care. The person was committing an illegal act and therefore
has violated the services agreement and deserves to be banned for
life. Another doozy is in section vii of the services agreement.
Microsoft tells users to “Don’t engage in activity that is harmful to
you, the Services, or others.” Microsoft gives obvious examples of
nasty and destructive behavior like transmitting viruses, stalking,
and posting terrorist content. Another example listed refers to
“communicating hate speech, or advocating violence against others.”
The second provision would be extremely troubling if you are a gun
owner and possess firearms for personal defense. Advocating for gun
rights, stand your ground laws, and laws that eliminate any duty to
retreat from an attacker could be considered by some as advocating
violence as the person would be using lethal force in defense of his
life. Using violence in self-defense is perfectly legal, but it is
still advocating violence, according to some on the left. The
technology industry has removed many thousands of people from
Web-based services, such as Google, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube over
issues of hate speech, which the companies never define or explicitly
describe. Recently, large numbers of Google Docs users found
themselves locked out of their account because an automated system
determined they had used the software to create unspecified material
that the company considered hate speech. Those blocked include
academic scientists and business owners who insisted nothing of a
controversial or political nature was stored on Google’s system. The
company later acknowledged that a staff programmer made a change to an
algorithm that created many hate speech false positives. If you were
to buy an Office 2016 DVD, your access to Access, Word and other
Office programs will never be denied for grounds of simply having a
political opinion, or someone’s arbitrary determination of hate speech
or engaging in illegal activity of a law you knew nothing about.

Kelly

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On 12/1/18, Richard B. McDonald <richardbmcdonald@gmail.com> wrote:
In the particular situation for MS Access, you would likely be best off
with
Office 365. And, I mean its web-based version not its desktop version.
That said, in general I have not found Access to be very accessible.
However, I recollect reading something recently about the Office 365
version
of Access being substantially more accessible than any desktop version;
including 2016 and 2019. You ought to Google this topic.



From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kevin Meyers
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2018 11:37 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: pros and cons of Office 365



Hello,

I'm using Windows10 and Jaws 2018. I was looking to switch to Office 365. I
need to start using Access. I'm looking for the most cost effective way to
get Access. I either go to Office 365 and pay the $70 per year for the
personal version. Or purchase a stand alone Access 2016 for $129. What are
the pros and cons of using office 365?

Cheers,

Kevin













Cristóbal
 

Darn. I was too lazy to check and catch that homonym.
Anyway... to sort of stay on topic, I’m pretty agnostic about the subscription model or whether one's better than the other. I am a subscriber to a couple of Office small business plans Mainly for the exchange accounts and while I'm entitled to the standard desktop installs, I've been in the habit of getting my Office licenses via eBay, but just the key and not the DVD. You can grab these for anywhere from $5 to $12. I've posted about this in the past.
It's completely on the up and up due to an EU regulation having to do with some sort of antitrust/antitrade stipulation (Those darn government rules. Tyranny I tell you!). Too boring and technical to really get into, but the quick and dirty is that companies make a business out of buying busted or retired systems in bulk to extract among other things, scrap, parts and the extraction of the associated keys. I think OS licenses are a bit more of a gray area and to be on the safe side, you're probably best off just buying a Windows OS key through the MS store if you don't want the feds kicking down your door or find that you got stuck with a bogus key, but office licenses? Fair game.
I just recently grabbed my wife an Office 2016 Professional license a couple of weeks ago for $9 from a seller in the UK to put on her new Dell laptop.
Standard caveats if you go this rout and all that. Check the seller's ratings and if it's one dude with 2 feedbacks or if it's some random guy trying to sell his one license, you may be better off passing and looking somewhere else. There are enough out there that keys are not hard to find through sellers who've got thousands of reviews. Paying $10 rather than $80 is really sticking it to the man...
That or you could sell your digital soul and subjugate yourself to the MS overlords with a sub. Choices choices.
Cristóbal

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Saturday, December 1, 2018 7:23 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: pros and cons of Office 365

Interesting interpretation regarding the "surf" by which I assume you meant a "serf".
I fail to see the connection between a subscriber which is what you are when you subscribe to Office 365 and a serf which, by definition is an "agricultural laborer bound under the feudal system to work on his lord's estate."
Just because you don't want to pay a subscription for Office 365 which also includes 1 Tb of OneDrive storage, cost for that on Dropbox alone is as much or more than the Office 365 subscription) doesn't mean others find it reduces them to serfdom.

Regards,
Sieghard

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kelly Pierce
Sent: Saturday, December 1, 2018 7:33 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: pros and cons of Office 365

If you want MS Office cheap on a DVD, go to eBay. A single PC license of the professional version that includes Access is $84 and a two PC version is $104. The license lasts forever, unlike the $70 a year for Office 365. That’s $140 for just two years and $210 for three years.
If you get Office 365, Microsoft has effectively turned you into a surf.

Another con for Office 365 is the possibility of being removed from the service and having all your files deleted without notice. Section I of the MS services agreement tells users “Don’t do anything illegal.” This would mean that if you told a friend you smoked a joint of marijuana, you violated the services agreement and can have your account suspended. This is because while the substance is legal in some states, it is still illegal on the federal level. Even if someone were using marijuana to cure themselves of cancer, Microsoft doesn’t care. The person was committing an illegal act and therefore has violated the services agreement and deserves to be banned for life. Another doozy is in section vii of the services agreement.
Microsoft tells users to “Don’t engage in activity that is harmful to
you, the Services, or others.” Microsoft gives obvious examples of
nasty and destructive behavior like transmitting viruses, stalking, and posting terrorist content. Another example listed refers to “communicating hate speech, or advocating violence against others.”
The second provision would be extremely troubling if you are a gun owner and possess firearms for personal defense. Advocating for gun rights, stand your ground laws, and laws that eliminate any duty to retreat from an attacker could be considered by some as advocating violence as the person would be using lethal force in defense of his life. Using violence in self-defense is perfectly legal, but it is still advocating violence, according to some on the left. The technology industry has removed many thousands of people from Web-based services, such as Google, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube over issues of hate speech, which the companies never define or explicitly describe. Recently, large numbers of Google Docs users found themselves locked out of their account because an automated system determined they had used the software to create unspecified material that the company considered hate speech. Those blocked include academic scientists and business owners who insisted nothing of a controversial or political nature was stored on Google’s system. The company later acknowledged that a staff programmer made a change to an algorithm that created many hate speech false positives. If you were to buy an Office 2016 DVD, your access to Access, Word and other Office programs will never be denied for grounds of simply having a political opinion, or someone’s arbitrary determination of hate speech or engaging in illegal activity of a law you knew nothing about.

Kelly

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On 12/1/18, Richard B. McDonald <richardbmcdonald@gmail.com> wrote:
In the particular situation for MS Access, you would likely be best
off with Office 365. And, I mean its web-based version not its
desktop version.
That said, in general I have not found Access to be very accessible.
However, I recollect reading something recently about the Office 365
version of Access being substantially more accessible than any desktop
version; including 2016 and 2019. You ought to Google this topic.



From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kevin
Meyers
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2018 11:37 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: pros and cons of Office 365



Hello,

I'm using Windows10 and Jaws 2018. I was looking to switch to Office
365. I need to start using Access. I'm looking for the most cost
effective way to get Access. I either go to Office 365 and pay the $70
per year for the personal version. Or purchase a stand alone Access
2016 for $129. What are the pros and cons of using office 365?

Cheers,

Kevin













Richard B. McDonald
 

Just to clarify what you mean below, in fact "Access 2016" *does* come with Office 2016. Recently, I purchased on eBay for $65 an authentic DVD of MS Office 2016+ Professional (2 PC Install). It has Access 2016.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kevin Meyers
Sent: Saturday, December 01, 2018 6:12 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: pros and cons of Office 365

Thanks for the suggestions. Actually I jus want to get Access 2016. That doesn't come with Office 2016. I will look on Ebay and other places to see if I can find a cheaper price than $129.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Saturday, December 1, 2018 6:44 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: pros and cons of Office 365

Yep, all good points that people should generally be aware of.

I got my copy of Office 2016 for $40.
Oh, and in case all that oneDrive storage is an incentive for you -- be aware too that the service has had a number of reported unexpected outages.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kelly Pierce
Sent: December 1, 2018 7:33 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: pros and cons of Office 365

If you want MS Office cheap on a DVD, go to eBay. A single PC license of the professional version that includes Access is $84 and a two PC version is $104. The license lasts forever, unlike the $70 a year for Office 365. That’s $140 for just two years and $210 for three years.
If you get Office 365, Microsoft has effectively turned you into a surf.

Another con for Office 365 is the possibility of being removed from the service and having all your files deleted without notice. Section I of the MS services agreement tells users “Don’t do anything illegal.” This would mean that if you told a friend you smoked a joint of marijuana, you violated the services agreement and can have your account suspended. This is because while the substance is legal in some states, it is still illegal on the federal level. Even if someone were using marijuana to cure themselves of cancer, Microsoft doesn’t care. The person was committing an illegal act and therefore has violated the services agreement and deserves to be banned for life. Another doozy is in section vii of the services agreement.
Microsoft tells users to “Don’t engage in activity that is harmful to
you, the Services, or others.” Microsoft gives obvious examples of
nasty and destructive behavior like transmitting viruses, stalking, and posting terrorist content. Another example listed refers to “communicating hate speech, or advocating violence against others.”
The second provision would be extremely troubling if you are a gun owner and possess firearms for personal defense. Advocating for gun rights, stand your ground laws, and laws that eliminate any duty to retreat from an attacker could be considered by some as advocating violence as the person would be using lethal force in defense of his life. Using violence in self-defense is perfectly legal, but it is still advocating violence, according to some on the left. The technology industry has removed many thousands of people from Web-based services, such as Google, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube over issues of hate speech, which the companies never define or explicitly describe. Recently, large numbers of Google Docs users found themselves locked out of their account because an automated system determined they had used the software to create unspecified material that the company considered hate speech. Those blocked include academic scientists and business owners who insisted nothing of a controversial or political nature was stored on Google’s system. The company later acknowledged that a staff programmer made a change to an algorithm that created many hate speech false positives. If you were to buy an Office 2016 DVD, your access to Access, Word and other Office programs will never be denied for grounds of simply having a political opinion, or someone’s arbitrary determination of hate speech or engaging in illegal activity of a law you knew nothing about.

Kelly

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font-size: 13px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
line-height: 18px;">Virus-free. <a
href="https://www.avast.com/sig-email?utm_medium=email&utm_source=link&utm_campaign=sig-email&utm_content=webmail&utm_term=link"
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On 12/1/18, Richard B. McDonald <richardbmcdonald@gmail.com> wrote:
In the particular situation for MS Access, you would likely be best
off with Office 365. And, I mean its web-based version not its
desktop version.
That said, in general I have not found Access to be very accessible.
However, I recollect reading something recently about the Office 365
version of Access being substantially more accessible than any desktop
version; including 2016 and 2019. You ought to Google this topic.



From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kevin
Meyers
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2018 11:37 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: pros and cons of Office 365



Hello,

I'm using Windows10 and Jaws 2018. I was looking to switch to Office
365. I need to start using Access. I'm looking for the most cost
effective way to get Access. I either go to Office 365 and pay the $70
per year for the personal version. Or purchase a stand alone Access
2016 for $129. What are the pros and cons of using office 365?

Cheers,

Kevin













JM Casey
 

Cristobal...I know what choice I'd make! *grins*

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Cristóbal
Sent: December 2, 2018 12:13 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: pros and cons of Office 365

Darn. I was too lazy to check and catch that homonym.
Anyway... to sort of stay on topic, I’m pretty agnostic about the subscription model or whether one's better than the other. I am a subscriber to a couple of Office small business plans Mainly for the exchange accounts and while I'm entitled to the standard desktop installs, I've been in the habit of getting my Office licenses via eBay, but just the key and not the DVD. You can grab these for anywhere from $5 to $12. I've posted about this in the past.
It's completely on the up and up due to an EU regulation having to do with some sort of antitrust/antitrade stipulation (Those darn government rules. Tyranny I tell you!). Too boring and technical to really get into, but the quick and dirty is that companies make a business out of buying busted or retired systems in bulk to extract among other things, scrap, parts and the extraction of the associated keys. I think OS licenses are a bit more of a gray area and to be on the safe side, you're probably best off just buying a Windows OS key through the MS store if you don't want the feds kicking down your door or find that you got stuck with a bogus key, but office licenses? Fair game.
I just recently grabbed my wife an Office 2016 Professional license a couple of weeks ago for $9 from a seller in the UK to put on her new Dell laptop.
Standard caveats if you go this rout and all that. Check the seller's ratings and if it's one dude with 2 feedbacks or if it's some random guy trying to sell his one license, you may be better off passing and looking somewhere else. There are enough out there that keys are not hard to find through sellers who've got thousands of reviews. Paying $10 rather than $80 is really sticking it to the man...
That or you could sell your digital soul and subjugate yourself to the MS overlords with a sub. Choices choices.
Cristóbal

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Saturday, December 1, 2018 7:23 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: pros and cons of Office 365

Interesting interpretation regarding the "surf" by which I assume you meant a "serf".
I fail to see the connection between a subscriber which is what you are when you subscribe to Office 365 and a serf which, by definition is an "agricultural laborer bound under the feudal system to work on his lord's estate."
Just because you don't want to pay a subscription for Office 365 which also includes 1 Tb of OneDrive storage, cost for that on Dropbox alone is as much or more than the Office 365 subscription) doesn't mean others find it reduces them to serfdom.

Regards,
Sieghard

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kelly Pierce
Sent: Saturday, December 1, 2018 7:33 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: pros and cons of Office 365

If you want MS Office cheap on a DVD, go to eBay. A single PC license of the professional version that includes Access is $84 and a two PC version is $104. The license lasts forever, unlike the $70 a year for Office 365. That’s $140 for just two years and $210 for three years.
If you get Office 365, Microsoft has effectively turned you into a surf.

Another con for Office 365 is the possibility of being removed from the service and having all your files deleted without notice. Section I of the MS services agreement tells users “Don’t do anything illegal.” This would mean that if you told a friend you smoked a joint of marijuana, you violated the services agreement and can have your account suspended. This is because while the substance is legal in some states, it is still illegal on the federal level. Even if someone were using marijuana to cure themselves of cancer, Microsoft doesn’t care. The person was committing an illegal act and therefore has violated the services agreement and deserves to be banned for life. Another doozy is in section vii of the services agreement.
Microsoft tells users to “Don’t engage in activity that is harmful to
you, the Services, or others.” Microsoft gives obvious examples of
nasty and destructive behavior like transmitting viruses, stalking, and posting terrorist content. Another example listed refers to “communicating hate speech, or advocating violence against others.”
The second provision would be extremely troubling if you are a gun owner and possess firearms for personal defense. Advocating for gun rights, stand your ground laws, and laws that eliminate any duty to retreat from an attacker could be considered by some as advocating violence as the person would be using lethal force in defense of his life. Using violence in self-defense is perfectly legal, but it is still advocating violence, according to some on the left. The technology industry has removed many thousands of people from Web-based services, such as Google, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube over issues of hate speech, which the companies never define or explicitly describe. Recently, large numbers of Google Docs users found themselves locked out of their account because an automated system determined they had used the software to create unspecified material that the company considered hate speech. Those blocked include academic scientists and business owners who insisted nothing of a controversial or political nature was stored on Google’s system. The company later acknowledged that a staff programmer made a change to an algorithm that created many hate speech false positives. If you were to buy an Office 2016 DVD, your access to Access, Word and other Office programs will never be denied for grounds of simply having a political opinion, or someone’s arbitrary determination of hate speech or engaging in illegal activity of a law you knew nothing about.

Kelly

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On 12/1/18, Richard B. McDonald <richardbmcdonald@gmail.com> wrote:
In the particular situation for MS Access, you would likely be best
off with Office 365. And, I mean its web-based version not its
desktop version.
That said, in general I have not found Access to be very accessible.
However, I recollect reading something recently about the Office 365
version of Access being substantially more accessible than any desktop
version; including 2016 and 2019. You ought to Google this topic.



From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kevin
Meyers
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2018 11:37 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: pros and cons of Office 365



Hello,

I'm using Windows10 and Jaws 2018. I was looking to switch to Office
365. I need to start using Access. I'm looking for the most cost
effective way to get Access. I either go to Office 365 and pay the $70
per year for the personal version. Or purchase a stand alone Access
2016 for $129. What are the pros and cons of using office 365?

Cheers,

Kevin













Dan Longmore
 

The bargain is that Office 365 gives you up to 5 separate computers or devices. Also, you can give one or more to a family member or friend and it will not cost them anything. All 5 computers get 1 terabyte of space on "One Drive".
If you use more than one computer or have someone who could use the program but can't do the cost this may be a good way to go. Not for everyone but for multiple people or systems price is good.
Also, "One Drive" is very reliable at least from my setting.

Dan

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Saturday, December 1, 2018 7:44 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: pros and cons of Office 365

Yep, all good points that people should generally be aware of.

I got my copy of Office 2016 for $40.
Oh, and in case all that oneDrive storage is an incentive for you -- be aware too that the service has had a number of reported unexpected outages.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kelly Pierce
Sent: December 1, 2018 7:33 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: pros and cons of Office 365

If you want MS Office cheap on a DVD, go to eBay. A single PC license of the professional version that includes Access is $84 and a two PC version is $104. The license lasts forever, unlike the $70 a year for Office 365. That’s $140 for just two years and $210 for three years.
If you get Office 365, Microsoft has effectively turned you into a surf.

Another con for Office 365 is the possibility of being removed from the service and having all your files deleted without notice. Section I of the MS services agreement tells users “Don’t do anything illegal.” This would mean that if you told a friend you smoked a joint of marijuana, you violated the services agreement and can have your account suspended. This is because while the substance is legal in some states, it is still illegal on the federal level. Even if someone were using marijuana to cure themselves of cancer, Microsoft doesn’t care. The person was committing an illegal act and therefore has violated the services agreement and deserves to be banned for life. Another doozy is in section vii of the services agreement.
Microsoft tells users to “Don’t engage in activity that is harmful to
you, the Services, or others.” Microsoft gives obvious examples of
nasty and destructive behavior like transmitting viruses, stalking, and posting terrorist content. Another example listed refers to “communicating hate speech, or advocating violence against others.”
The second provision would be extremely troubling if you are a gun owner and possess firearms for personal defense. Advocating for gun rights, stand your ground laws, and laws that eliminate any duty to retreat from an attacker could be considered by some as advocating violence as the person would be using lethal force in defense of his life. Using violence in self-defense is perfectly legal, but it is still advocating violence, according to some on the left. The technology industry has removed many thousands of people from Web-based services, such as Google, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube over issues of hate speech, which the companies never define or explicitly describe. Recently, large numbers of Google Docs users found themselves locked out of their account because an automated system determined they had used the software to create unspecified material that the company considered hate speech. Those blocked include academic scientists and business owners who insisted nothing of a controversial or political nature was stored on Google’s system. The company later acknowledged that a staff programmer made a change to an algorithm that created many hate speech false positives. If you were to buy an Office 2016 DVD, your access to Access, Word and other Office programs will never be denied for grounds of simply having a political opinion, or someone’s arbitrary determination of hate speech or engaging in illegal activity of a law you knew nothing about.

Kelly

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font-size: 13px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
line-height: 18px;">Virus-free. <a
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On 12/1/18, Richard B. McDonald <richardbmcdonald@gmail.com> wrote:
In the particular situation for MS Access, you would likely be best
off with Office 365. And, I mean its web-based version not its
desktop version.
That said, in general I have not found Access to be very accessible.
However, I recollect reading something recently about the Office 365
version of Access being substantially more accessible than any desktop
version; including 2016 and 2019. You ought to Google this topic.



From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kevin
Meyers
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2018 11:37 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: pros and cons of Office 365



Hello,

I'm using Windows10 and Jaws 2018. I was looking to switch to Office
365. I need to start using Access. I'm looking for the most cost
effective way to get Access. I either go to Office 365 and pay the $70
per year for the personal version. Or purchase a stand alone Access
2016 for $129. What are the pros and cons of using office 365?

Cheers,

Kevin