MS Office software free users who are either using a cracked version or the old genuine 2003 or 2007 version will be surely disappointed with this news. As per the latest update available from Microsoft sources , Windows 10 operating system will only allow users to use the new genuine version of MS Office 2013 on its platform in near future.
So, MS office users who were using 2003, 2007 and 2010 cracked (pirated) versions will have to dump their software into trash, if in case, they decide to go for a new Windows 10 operating system loaded laptop or a simple upgrade from Windows 8.1 & Windows 7 to Win 10.
Microsoft has also made it official that all those using Windows 8, will have to upgrade their laptops with Windows 8.1 operating system. If this is not done by June this year, then the free migration from Windows 8 to Windows 10 will not be possible. Microsoft wants to curb the usage of pirated versions of its software from this year and as a first step wants to put a barricade to MS office usage. All those who opt for a Windows 10 or upgrade to the said OS from Windows 7 or 8.1 must and should purchase Office 2013 software.
Unless you use genuine software on the latest Win 10 platform, you won’t be able to access the features. Microsoft will be giving a last chance to all MS office users of older versions. As soon as they load the old version, a pop-up will be appearing on the screen, which will ask for an upgrade for a premium. If you fail to do so, then the usage of the software will be barred on the said platform.
Like how, Windows 8/8.1 users were barred from using MS office 2003 version, the same will imply on the upcoming new OS, which is said to hit the software markets on a commercial note by August this year.
In order to encourage the users from buying genuine software, Microsoft is thinking to lower the premium amount of the software’s. It intends to put a $4 / month rate on each software purchase /device for the first 6 months and then wants to slightly increase the amount at the end of 6 months. The company is planning to keep this stipulation for 15 months and then intends to make the software free for that device later.
That means, Microsoft will offer software purchase to its users on EMIs.
In order to stop free usage of other software tools such as LibreOffice on its platform, Microsoft is planning to put a curb on such software’s running on its Windows 10 platform by 4Q of 2016.
So, the user will be the loser in the end!