Microsoft Office 2010 EULA
End User License Agreement how to buy Office Products. Microsoft Office is one of the products many of us can not live without. You might think about all the other copies you have and the total investment you made over the years and think Microsoft owes you a free copy. Not so, but...
I'm one of those that has purchased the full licensed copy of Office since Office 97. The price really hasn't changed much over the years but the application has.
Each new version that hits the market I always seem to find slight changes to the EULA that sometimes help the software user.
I know, it's expensive and I'm sure a few (thousand) of you have searched for the cracked versions. I'm not the one to say don't but I can point out a few things to help you choose which version to license if that's what you are looking to do for your business.
I'm an OEM for Microsoft which allows me to purchase OEM versions of the software. This year the OEM versions are really nothing more than a installation package offering Excel and Word with an upgrade link directly to Microsoft so you can at anytime upgrade to a full version.
But what version should you upgrade to?
I found my version cost about $165.00 for Office Home and Business
that's a bit cheaper than the retail version. I don't want to even talk about the Student and Home version for business because of the limitations or lack of Email applications. That an the EULA really does say "Not for business use...". But really, who reads the license agreements anyway.
So you pick up a copy for $79 or $149. Great but did you know there are licensed copies for Home and Business that are about $234.00? That includes two installations which is like the Office 2002 EULA that gave the impression it was OK to install a copy in your Laptop and your Desktop. The only thing it said was you can only use one or the other. Kind of a single user license.
I found a copy that has full usage rights for two computers and under $240.00. That's about $120.00 per computer in your business. Great if you have more than one computer and allot cheaper. Not sure if Microsoft planned this to see who actually reads the EULA but because I did I've got my copy up and running on both my workstations in my shop.
Let's recap: You're a business user and want to find the best deal online for your licensed copy of Microsoft Office 2010 Home and Business.
Ask me for the product ID: About $240.00 or so gets you one license that you can install on two computers and it is a Retail Version not OEM which means you get the DVD!
Comparing to the Office Home and Student it's actually less than that full retail. It could mean you can finally have a legit license for your Office computers.