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Have a client using Office 365, now says it needs 10.10 -- any way around that?
Posted by: jdc
Date: March 20, 2017 03:12PM
Shes on 10.9 and she can go to Sierra -- but trying to avoid it if I can -- theres nothing wrong with her system and it run sweet. Hate to tweak it if I dont have to...

options?

And no, open/libre office is not a solution.



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Re: Have a client using Office 365, now says it needs 10.10 -- any way around that?
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: March 20, 2017 03:54PM
Are you sure you don't mean Office 2016? That requires OS 10.10. Office365 is a service and can be accessed from OS 10.6 if you want.
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Re: Have a client using Office 365, now says it needs 10.10 -- any way around that?
Posted by: jdc
Date: March 20, 2017 05:55PM
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Lew Zealand
Are you sure you don't mean Office 2016? That requires OS 10.10. Office365 is a service and can be accessed from OS 10.6 if you want.

Must be. I never use Office, so kinda clueless -- I thought it was still called 365...

Ugh, really dont want her to update.



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Re: Have a client using Office 365, now says it needs 10.10 -- any way around that?
Posted by: Onamuji
Date: March 20, 2017 06:16PM
1. Office 365 is a subscription service and BOTH Office 2011 (which does not require OS X 10.10) and Office 2016 (which does require OS X 10.10) can be licensed under Office 365.

2. Office does not suddenly require Mac OS X 10.10; If you were running Office 2016 then you've needed 10.10 all along. If you were running Office 2011 then you did not...

3. HOWEVER, a recent update to the auto-updater component of Office 2011 DOES require OS X 10.10 and because MS is populated by a bunch of a-holes, they don't tell you that until you've gotten an alert that an update is available and tried to install the update. My guess is that your client tried to do the auto-updater update and got that alert.

To be perfectly clear: This component is completely unnecessary to continue to run Office 2011. Turn off update alerts or skip that particular update when prompted and Office 2011 will continue to work fine.

4. Yosemite is a decent OS and unlike Mavericks, it's still getting security updates. Why are you so wary of it? (Don't need to install Sierra.)

5. If your client has an Office 365 subscription that includes a MS Office license (many Office 365 subscriptions do not) then your client qualifies for an Office 2016 license. In that case, your client would likely be better off upgrading to Yosemite and running Office 2016 because Office 2016 is worlds better than Office 2011 (excepting Excel which always sucks on the Mac).

HOWEVER, I'm not sure from your posts that your client really has Office 365. Are you sure your client doesn't just have a regular "perpetual" license to Office 2011?



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Re: Have a client using Office 365, now says it needs 10.10 -- any way around that?
Posted by: jdc
Date: March 20, 2017 06:34PM
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Onamuji
HOWEVER, I'm not sure from your posts that your client really has Office 365. Are you sure your client doesn't just have a regular "perpetual" license to Office 2011?

I dont either -- but thanks a ton for the very clear breakdown -- really appreicate it -- gold star for the day.

Im trying to avoid updating because shes already kinda running a goofy system with a 2.5" external boot drive, cause the internal randomly dies and the overall computer novice she is....

thank you both.



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Re: Have a client using Office 365, now says it needs 10.10 -- any way around that?
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: March 21, 2017 12:09AM
Onamuji, do you have a blog? That's quality.




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