Office 365 Subscriuption

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Steve_D
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Office 365 Subscriuption

Postby Steve_D » Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:28 pm

I have Office 2016 Professional and i was wondering if I should convert to Office 365 so I can get a personal Power BI log in. Is there any functional difference between Office 2016 Pro and Office 365?

The second question is there any easy (read free) transfer from Office Pro to Office 365?

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Re: Office 365 Subscriuption

Postby MattAllington » Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:42 am

When you say Office 2016 Professional, I assume you have a boxed version that you have paid for already. There is no way to trade this in for O365. I assume you also mean you have this at home, not work. Functionally the software is the same, however O365 should get bug fixes and enhancements sooner.

The cheapest way I know to get a personal Power BI account is to buy a domain (any domain) and set up a new email address. You can do it from there. A domain will cost around $20 per year depending on the domain and where you buy it. From there you can get a free Power BI account or use the 60 day pro trial service.
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Steve_D
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Re: Office 365 Subscriuption

Postby Steve_D » Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:00 am

Thanks Matt, seems silly that there isn't an upgrade path from the old disc/web update Office to the new (and future direction) Office.

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Re: Office 365 Subscriuption

Postby MattAllington » Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:56 pm

I think this is the same with virtually all software. Once you open the box they won't give you the money back.
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