Today I received an email from MS in my Mac under the title “Your Services Agreement made Clearer,” which says, among other things: I have MS Office 16 on Mac, but it`s installed in the computer and in everything that matters is mine, as in “I own it,” not like in “I have it as a service provided by MS to mortals like me.” So I have “Office,” but as nothing I don`t have access to “365.” The completely modified agreement, which is related to the beginning of the MS article, itself bound at the top of me, generally does not list “Office” among “services,” but only “Office 365” and “Office 365” according to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. The text of the email is apparently authentic, because there was a real Microsoft message – dated August 27 – that can be viewed here. This email is legitimate and you don`t need to read the whole thing.. The links look legitimate, but I don`t think it would do much good, because it wouldn`t be like someone going to bother reading the T-C agreements, 🙂 I have the “legitimate” version only yesterday (dated September 16, 2012) as above is the last line of the first paragraph “Please read the new Microsoft services agreement here to familiarize myself with the changes we`ve made. here” is a link to the agreement, not an attached file, but otherwise the text matches. Normally these things are obvious because English is so bad, but this one was very good, apart from the British date format. But since I never signed an agreement with Microsoft, I would have been suspicious. And I don`t hide extensions, so I would have seen the .exe. If you received an email, apparently from Microsoft, in which they claim to be dealing with “significant changes to Microsoft`s service agreement,” would we trust it? Why do I have this? Office 2016 expires on October 13. I`m still in the running to find out if I`m going to install the 2019 version, with MS urging me to do so (but also to reassure myself that I`m not going to grab my Mac to disable my “Office 2016” apps if I don`t).
It has already been said that the next version of Office after “2019” will only be available in “365.” But it is neither here nor now (and who knows where things will be, in years, in these remarkably uncertain times?) So, the secret. I received an email yesterday about updates from Microsft Services on May 1st. I went to it and wanted to update the ad selection, but it wouldn`t enter me with my passowrd, so took me through all the security information etc. which was strange…. Esp, when they asked for my postcode! I am concerned that this is a fraud! someone? However, you should never click on a link in an email.