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Wish you could use Office for free – 04022012

Use Office products like Word and Excel for free? Nope this is not an April Fool.  Although it is a negative in our business because it is just one more product that is not as easy to sell when there are free versions available. 

Now before I get you overly excited the free versions may not be as robust as the paid versions but for many users they may be just enough (sorry MicroSoft I know you hate when we tell customers this).

First if you are buying a new PC today many of the system builders are paying a small fee to MicroSoft to be able to install the Office Starter edition which includes Word and Excel. The price to the user is that the system must have Windows Live and Bing toolbar loaded initially.  Not a bad price to be able to use basic word processing and spreadsheet tools. Oh and one other small price an ad can be displayed in the bottom right corner of the office product.

So could it get any better for you, or worse for the retail side. Quietly I say “Yes” as you may start to roar I can get more with out paying 100.00’s o’dollars to MicroSoft. You can activate an ID on Microsoft’s Live platform, also part of the old MicroSoft Passport, Hotmail, and I believe MSN members.  There are many benefits to being on the Live Platform including free storage (currently 10G), and access to the Web Office Apps. These applications include Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. To see a brief slide show of the Web Apps click here.  Also check out this demo on how users can collaborate using Web Apps.  So did I hear you say what’s the cost? Free. That’s it the total cost is 0 point 0 dollars. (Howard Stern’ fans may get this reference, Poor Ronnie the limo driver, #rmlimodriver69).

So if you don’t want to pay for Office anymore but want to use more current versions you can. To find out more see us at E2 Computers 40347 US Hwy 19 N. #125, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689 or Contact us by email at support@end2endsupport.com.

If you want to purchase new PCs and Laptops online that may already have versions of Office loaded checkout our two Amazon shops:

  • Our Amazon store at –  http://www.amazon.com/shops/e2computers  These are products that we are shipping to you.
  • Our Amazon aStore – http://astore.amazon.com/e2com-20 This is a catalog of Amazon listed vendors and products that we are compiling to create an online catalog of things we think our customers may be looking for.  Additionally this is a way for us to get small commissions gaining sales that we normally would lose to the big box discounters.

Please check out our catalogs before buying from the other guys.

An interesting tech tip from the techies at www.end2endsupport.com and www.gotavirusbug.com. Check the sites out.

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