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Microsoft Office Licensing Update

Marcus Bluestein

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A few weeks ago I posted Microsoft Office 2013: A Caveat, addressing Office 2013’s rigid licensing, which originally did not allow users to transfer the software between computers. Consider this Microsoft Office 2013: The Update.

In response to customer feedback to it inflexible licensing policy, Microsoft has revised the Office 2013 retail license agreement to make it transferable. Customers can transfer their license to another computer or tablet no more than once every 90 days.

The new agreement reads:

You may also transfer the software (together with the license) to a computer owned by someone else if a) you are the first licensed user of the software and b) the new user agrees to the terms of this agreement before the transfer. Any time you transfer the software to a new computer, you must remove the software from the prior computer and you may not retain any copies.