Microsoft office for cheap??

#1
ive just been told that the forces can go on to a link through DII to obtain a code to get Microsoft office for cheaper than the normal cost. does anyone know about this, if so can you please tell me how and what id need to do to get it. cheers guys
 
#3
If you search MS office home use program from dii and put in your dii email, it will cost you about £8. I did it last year. Not used the ****** yet. You will then have 3x licences to use on your different computers. If you don't have any joy, pm me your dii email and ill send you the e mail I got from Microsoft. But not until Monday or Tuesday.
 
#5
I recall reading recently that the MOD's license has expired - can anyone substantiate on this?
Mines still going strong unless it may apply to the 2013 version and future additions & not seen anything on Armynet, DIi homepage or Defence management website..


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#7
The mod enterprise licenses have expired and this has caused a number of changes.
On dii some default dii applications have been dropped and you have to request them as single applications
The enterprise licence had not been renewed and only the existing 'perpetual' licence is being used to cover Microsoft office

It also means the home use programme has ceased, so no more 'nominal fee' purchases
It was so cheap because you were buying an extension of your work copy to use at home

If someone in the household works for a participating company then home use via them may be possible

If not it means going for other licence options such as student etc

Microsoft | - discounted software for students and academic staff
 
#8
ive just been told that the forces can go on to a link through DII to obtain a code to get Microsoft office for cheaper than the normal cost. does anyone know about this, if so can you please tell me how and what id need to do to get it. cheers guys
Does it absolutely have to be MS Office? You can download and use LibreOffice for free and it supports MS Office files.
 
#10
ive just been told that the forces can go on to a link through DII to obtain a code to get Microsoft office for cheaper than the normal cost. does anyone know about this, if so can you please tell me how and what id need to do to get it. cheers guys
Go here Pirate Bay or Torrent search and download the programme and the bits to go with it.

Make sure you check your download for viruses etc.

If your ISP blocks you from the sites - download a TOR browser and use that.
 
#12
Go here Pirate Bay or Torrent search and download the programme and the bits to go with it.

Make sure you check your download for viruses etc.

If your ISP blocks you from the sites - download a TOR browser and use that.
I'd suggest you dont encourage piracy.
 
#13
Quite frankly I'm gobsmacked how many pers still prefer the torrent route to acquiring MS even at such a low discounted price and I'm a fan of torrent usage*

If the free compatible alternative options were more widely known to others then perhaps they'd be less need to go down the other option in the first place.

*Each to their own I suppose & many anti-torrent supporters may not be aware there's a paid torrent version option?
 
#14
If you have kids at school or if, ahem, you claim to have kids at school, you can get the Microsoft educational discount on Office 2013. IIRC you get 5 licences for less than £100.

One of the sites offering this is software4students.co.uk
 
#15
Quite frankly I'm gobsmacked how many pers still prefer the torrent route to acquiring MS even at such a low discounted price and I'm a fan of torrent usage*

If the free compatible alternative options were more widely known to others then perhaps they'd be less need to go down the other option in the first place.

*Each to their own I suppose & many anti-torrent supporters may not be aware there's a paid torrent version option?
Its not a case of against torrents (I'm not) but advocating piracy is a no-no. Quite apart from which, one has no idea what has been added to the software installer, such as trojan software. Not so long ago a Win7 DVD was doing the rounds which claimed to have all sorts of goodies slipstreamed into it, such as Ccleaner, Chrome, etc. It also had a RAT (remote access tool) and keylogger, free-of-charge....

There is also a scam site, which claims to be selling MS software licences from the Comet bankruptcy. Again, another no-no. No licence, and simply a live name and email address to be added to a suckers list.
 

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Go here Pirate Bay or Torrent search and download the programme and the bits to go with it.

Make sure you check your download for viruses etc.

If your ISP blocks you from the sites - download a TOR browser and use that.
No, do not follow this route.

1. It is illegal and this site can not condone such an action

2. If you want a sure fire way to get your machine infected and open to attack then crack on.

3. Don't be a pikey, buy a copy. If you can't afford a copy use Google Docs or iWorks (Apple) instead, it is fine for most people and the work they do.

4. If you need it for your work (ie self employed) then you need to get the professional version. If you get a student version, create some work and later it is found out you used a non business licence you could get in the shit. If you think you can get away with it cos who would know - fine. Plus I am sure you can write it off as a tax thing or something (anyone else know???).

5. If you need it for your business and you need more than 5 licences look at bulk purchase etc. It saves money, gives you technical support and in many cases a constant upgrade path.
 

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Its not a case of against torrents (I'm not) but advocating piracy is a no-no. Quite apart from which, one has no idea what has been added to the software installer, such as trojan software. Not so long ago a Win7 DVD was doing the rounds which claimed to have all sorts of goodies slipstreamed into it, such as Ccleaner, Chrome, etc. It also had a RAT (remote access tool) and keylogger, free-of-charge....

There is also a scam site, which claims to be selling MS software licences from the Comet bankruptcy. Again, another no-no. No licence, and simply a live name and email address to be added to a suckers list.
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#19
I got it for £19.95 (office Professional) off a website not so long ago.....don't know if it is legal or not :), but I didn't have to put a serial number in it. Didn't come with visio though :(
 

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