Sunday, May 8, 2011

Office Beyond Windows - in the Clouds

Is anyone interested in a world with free Microsoft Office?
I've logged onto my account (called "Windows Live") and created my first Excel spreadsheet.  And I haven't paid a dime toward an Office license fee, nor am I breaking any license agreements or stealing or co-opting any software.
See "Office" there?  Go to - sponsored by Microsoft - and sign up for a free account.  You can use any email address for your account. 
I use
So buy that new PC or netbook - or dare I say tablet - without Office, but continue to work with Microsoft Office - online!  You can save files on local drives, if you like.  I recommend that, of course.  Feel free to use the convenience of online storage, though.  But you're responsible for your own backups!

** Update**
Windows Live has changed the Office link to SkyDrive. Hover over it, a drop-down box appears, and there's Word, Excel, PowerPoint:

Click SkyDrive, and you're in the cloud version of Office. 

Call me if you have any questions about setting up a Live profile.

1 comment:

  1. has changed - not a huge surprise, as change is inevitable in technology, it is... what it is!