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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Re: Office 365 Subscriuption

Postby CharlesOwen » Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:54 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?

In an online marketing forum someone was offering O365 subscription for $8 or $10. If you still need it, I can look up the offer for you.
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Re: Office 365 Subscriuption

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Re: Office 365 Subscriuption

Postby AdrianG001 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:51 pm

I would like to suggest you to go for any of the Office 365 subcsription. Office 365 business plans or Enterprise plans. MS Power BI is a stand alone product that you can buy with Office 365

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Re: Office 365 Subscriuption

Postby RuskinF » Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:46 pm

Usually, the Office 2016 (add any year over here) is a static version of the then-current Office 365 service.
Office 365 is a subscription-based product and Office 2016 is a one-time buy product.
A scalability is an option in Office 365 which Office 2016 lacks.
There'll be no future updates to Office 2016 other than Office 2019.
Microsoft rolls out newer updates to Office 365 as soon as they are good to go.
These are the basic differences.


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