Product key cards, or PKCs, debuted three years ago alongside Office as a replacement for Microsoft's long-standing upgrade policies, which previously offered current users of the suite a lower-priced edition when it revamped the bundle. The PKC and standard versions of each edition are identical, although the means customers acquire Office may differ. PKCs were intended to provide a way for users to obtain a working copy of Office on a new PC that had a trial version of Office pre-installed. The idea was that customers would evaluate Office using the trial, then pay for -- and activate -- the suite with the character key code purchased on a PKC. That still holds true:
Paul Thurrott Sep 17, With Office , Microsoft is moving its most dominant product line to an attractive new subscription-based pricing and packaging model. Luddites will still be able to buy individual retail copies of three Office suites, or acquire the software that way with new PCs. But why would they?
Microsoft addresses confusion over Office licensing The company's latest blog attempts to answer some lingering questions about Office licenses. February 20, 9: Well, it depends.
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Sep 17, - First, let's just cover the basics. Office Home & Student will cost $, Office Home & Business is $, and Office Professional will retail for $ Each of those packages is for the locally-installed version of Office, and the license is valid for just a single PC or Mac. Feb 20, - Microsoft: Office license is for just one PC, FOREVER . by upping the prices of the Mac version of Office to match those of its Windows.