Licensing is all about what you’re allowed to do with Microsoft Office for Mac after you’ve purchased it.

You may think, “I purchased it, therefore I can do anything with it that I choose!” That’s not true! The following information explains what you need to know about licensing.

Software is ‘licensed’ and not sold

Commercial software (software that you’ve purchased) is licensed to you. But the developer of the software still holds the “copyright” (taken . . .

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Software pirates illegally selling Office 2008 beta

Posters in the Microsoft newsgroups report they have purchased Microsoft Office for Mac 2008 or the beta, which was still in testing as of October 8. These reports spurred Emma Grant of MacBU to respond to one poster in the newsgroup and confirm that neither Office 2008 nor the beta are available legally for sale.

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