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In the US, the Home license costs $99.99 per year, or $9.99 per month, while in South Africa it is available for R749.99 per year or R74.99 per month.
R7,50/$ is a good exchange rate!
Does anyone have experience with this and is it R75/month better than Google Docs?
So yea, it's not a bad deal, and if you're like me where you constantly have to deal with corporate documents (which you have no control over) then Google Docs usually don't fly very far.
Ive used it. Honestly its not bad, but I just kinda used it to open the odd docx document that google docs doesnt format correctly. For my "base of operations" online I need a free service so if I forget a payment or am away or something, I always have access to my data. If Outlook+Office365 was a free service like Google Docs I would take it more seriously.
This is still OneDrive and not OneDrive pro which means if I was writing your IT policy this would be banned (along with dropbox, google drive, Mega etc). From an admin POV there is no control over what you do and who you share that data with: https://onedrive.live.com/about/en-us/plans/
Lets also not forget that this is a consumer o365 product which means home use only, roll this out in a company and they will be mislicensed. To achieve the same results in a working environment you are looking at about R143 per user (for up to 25 users) and R171 per user (up to 300 users):
or R228 per user for the E3 package:
The above obviously includes 50GB of Exchange per head but that's more or less what you would pay if you got the Office Apps and OneDrive Pro storage through Office 365 for business.
Does this come with a desktop version.
Yea, but this is for personal use, so the corporate microsoft licensing is a different story. What i mean by corporate documents is, you have personal work you do, people in corporate environments sends you documents made on their corporate microsoft products (especially fancy macro-riddled Excel sheets) and you have no choice to retain their formatting or risk breaking things for them in their corporate environment. So you can't just whip up Google Docs here and convert the doc and send it back to them, knowing they are going to open it in their corporate version of Office.
At my own work, i , like everyone else most likely, have a work PC with a work version of Office. So it's a non-issue at work. It is however a problem when you have you own personal laptop and either do extra work (unrelated to your day job) or even want to open the odd work document while nowhere near work...
if u just need to open to view MS Office docs, u could get the free 'viewer' only download, just to be able to view MS Office files correctlyIve used it. Honestly its not bad, but I just kinda used it to open the odd docx document that google docs doesnt format correctly. For my "base of operations" online I need a free service so if I forget a payment or am away or something, I always have access to my data. If Outlook+Office365 was a free service like Google Docs I would take it more seriously.