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Microsoft Really Doesn't Want You To Buy Office 2019

Wednesday February 6, 2019. 08:20 PM , from Slashdot
An anonymous reader shares a report: Microsoft today launched a marketing campaign pitting Office 2019 and Office 365 against each other. The goal? To prove Office 2019 isn't worth buying -- you and your company should go with Office 365 instead. In a series of three videos, twins Jeremy and Nathan calculate the differences in Excel, Cynni and Tanny present their findings in PowerPoint, while Scott and Sean type it out in Word. The ads are cringe-worthy, to say the least, but they do get the point across.

When Microsoft announced Office 2019 in September 2017, the company said the productivity suite was 'for customers who aren't yet ready for the cloud.' And when Microsoft launched Office 2019 in September 2018, the company promised it wouldn't be the last: 'We're committed to another on-premises release in the future.' And yet, Microsoft would much rather you join the ranks of Office 365's 33.3 million subscribers. If you must, Office 2019 is available for purchase. But Office 365 is really what the company wants you to buy.

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