I’ve always been the sort to acquire standalone versions of software rather than to delve into subscriptions. But lately, as I have been trying to sort out more general stuff, like compatibility issues with the likes of MS Office 2021, it is occurring to me to rethink the philosophy.
My first round of “checking the Math”
So I, basically, need 3 versions of MS Office (Home and Student is fine).
That’s 149 x 3 = $447 for about 4 years of supported (i.e. updates and security) software.
Now take MS 365 Subscription
Let’s say the Family version:
That’s, I think, 99 bucks a year for installation on up to 5 devices x 2 to 6 users. … I think,
So that’s: $99 x (4 years support time frame) = $396 for a bucket load of installs
I only really need 3, and if I am not mistaken my methodology as applied to the 365 Personal at 69 bucks makes my Math … even more interesting.
Am I missing something?
P.S. not a Microsoft Sales Employee