Now that Microsoft Office 2013 is on the shelves at your local retailer, its important to understand the new licensing terms. A retail copy of Microsoft Office 2013, the kind you would buy at your local BestBuy, Staples or even online at Amazon, is tied to a single physical computer. This means that if at anytime you replace your computer (it fails, need something a little more speedy) you will have to buy a new copy of Microsoft Office. In previous versions, this was not true as you could move the software from one device to another so long as you stayed within your licensing restrictions (depending on version).
For businesses, this can become extremely expensive as a typical version of Microsoft Office will typically be effective longer than the computer. You can, however, purchase your Microsoft Office licenses through a partner and not be bound by this restriction with future computer upgrades. LightWire, a Microsoft Solution Provider, can help you with your next Microsoft Office purchase as well as many other technology needs. Contact us today at the form below or by calling Ian or Jon.