The recent release of Microsoft Office 2013 also brought with it a new way of paying for it. Now, instead of paying a single fee upfront for the privilege of installing and using the ubiquitous office suite, you can opt to pay a yearly fee of $99.99 instead.
Yes, you read that right. You can now choose between paying $139.99 to $399.99 (depending on the version) just once like you always have or shelling out a hundred bucks each and every year.
The guys and gals in Redmond are calling this new subscription payment model Office 365, and for good reason. After the year is up you have to pony up another $100 if you want to keep using the software. Sounds like a pretty bad deal right? Well, it does have a couple of things going for it: [Read more…]