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Microsoft Office 365 - Misleading Advertising
07-10-2014, 07:13 PM (This post was last modified: 07-10-2014 08:19 PM by mirdragon.)
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Microsoft Office 365 - Misleading Advertising
I have a subscription to MS Office 365 Premium which gives me the ability to install on 5 PCs or Macs and 5 Tablets.

Now I have 3 PCs that have the product installed on and 2 Tablets.

Now based on the information advertised this should only use 3 licences as the tablets should not count towards an install.

But if you use on a Windows Tablet, Microsoft do not class it as a tablet but a PC and thus uses up another licence, meaning that my installations use all my 5 licences.

But if I had 5 PCs and 5 Ipads (or 5 Macs and 5 Ipads) I could install on them all and still only use 5 licences as they class Ipads as tablets.

And no Android tablet seems to be supported

So the actual product is very misleading in the way it is being sold, especially when you see the attached screenshot showing that Windows Tablets are classed under tablets


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07-10-2014, 09:43 PM
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I'm guessing for Windows tablet they mean Windows RT. The surface pro is a proper wintel pc in a tablet format.
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07-10-2014, 10:10 PM
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RE: Microsoft Office 365 - Misleading Advertising
I'm using the ASUS M80TA-DL001H VivoTab 8" Tablet which is a windows tablet yet still uses my subscription Sad

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08-10-2014, 08:43 AM
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Very misleading as it specifically says Windows tablets!

Trying to explain that to Microsoft though is going to be next to impossible!

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09-10-2014, 07:43 AM
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(07-10-2014 10:10 PM)mirdragon Wrote:  I'm using the ASUS M80TA-DL001H VivoTab 8" Tablet which is a windows tablet yet still uses my subscription Sad
Which is a Wintel device running full Windows 8.1. The adverts should explicitly state they are referring to RT tablets only. Trading standards?
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09-10-2014, 08:04 PM
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(09-10-2014 07:43 AM)clifft Wrote:  
(07-10-2014 10:10 PM)mirdragon Wrote:  I'm using the ASUS M80TA-DL001H VivoTab 8" Tablet which is a windows tablet yet still uses my subscription Sad
Which is a Wintel device running full Windows 8.1. The adverts should explicitly state they are referring to RT tablets only. Trading standards?

This is what I'm telling them but they won't have it - they reckon that even though it says 5 PCS/MACS + 5 Tablets/Ipads it can still only be installed on maximum 5 devices

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13-10-2014, 09:57 AM
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Go to the ASA dude.
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