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Some users want Office but don’t want to pay for the current products—Office 2019 standalone software, or Microsoft 365’s subscription-based Office apps. You can get Microsoft Office for cheap if you’re willing to buy an older version, but you need to shop carefully. Here’s what to consider before you buy.
Check the expiration date
First of all, check product lifecycles and compatible Windows versions before you invest. Office 2000 through 2007 no longer work in Windows 10. Office 2010 ends October 13, 2020. Office 2013 is scheduled for termination on April 11, 2023. But Office 2016, which was originally slated to die much sooner, was extended through October 14, 2025—which is also the last day for Office 2019.
Microsoft says these products will still function normally after death, but there will be no more updates. At the least, you will want a robust antivirus program to fend off attacks.
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BANGKOK, THAILAND – SEPTEMBER 24: Thai protesters attend a rally outside of the Thai Parliament on September 24, 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thousands of anti-government protestors and student activists rally at Thailand’s Parliament where MP’s were meant to vote on six proposed amendments to the constitution. This rally marks the latest in a string of anti-government protests that began in late July where students and anti-government protesters call for the reform and the complete dissolution of the military backed government including the removal of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)
Thai protesters calling for reform of the monarchy plan to surround the prime minister’s office on Wednesday and openly defy King Maha Vajiralongkorn, according to a key leader of the demonstrations.
COBB COUNTY, GA — Penon Partners, an international business execution consulting firm is opening its first North American office at The Battery Atlanta. The French firm was founded in 2016 and they have just commenced operation at 800 Battery Ave in Cobb County.
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“As a multi-national consulting practice, it is an extremely proud moment for us to locate our first North American location in Atlanta,” said Penon Partners CEO Jean-Christophe Laurent in a news release. “I created Penon Partners based upon my belief that successful business transformation combines solid, open methods with a subtle human factor. Now our team puts our experience from working with large consulting practices, international firms, and international programs and operational program management to work for our clients.”
The new firm has plans for exponential growth over the next few years as they build their presence and name recognition across North America.