Office 2013 licenses can now be transferred to another PC
March 8, 2013No Comments
In the face of user concerns over its previous policy, Microsoft today amended its Office 2013license agreement. Now Office 2013 customers can move the software and license to another PC once every 90 days.
Effective immediately, the agreement covers Office Home and Student 2013, Office Home and Business 2013, Office Professional 2013, and all of the standalone Office 2013 applications.
Microsoft’s previous policy for Office 2013 limited users to a perpetual license good for only one PC. Buy a new PC, and you were restricted from transferring your Office 2013 license. The only exception was for a PC that failed under warranty. In that case, users could contact Microsoft support to activate Office 2013 a replacement PC.
Based on the negative comments to its February 19 blog post explaining the policy, Microsoft likely received a fair number of complaints from Office 2013 users.
As a result, the new agreement is decidedly more flexible and user-friendly.
A blog posted today explains the revised agreement in a Q&A format: