Microsoft Changes Licensing, Now Allows Transfer of Office 2013 to Other PCs

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By Akemi Iwaya on March 7th, 2013

Microsoft seriously upset consumers this past month when the new licensing terms for Office 2013 were revealed. At that time the license did not allow for the transfer of Office 2013 to another PC unless a PC failed under warranty. Now, after ‘passionate’ feedback on the new licensing terms from consumers, Microsoft has relented and will allow transfers to other PCs every 90 days.

From the Announcement Post: “While the license agreement accompanying Office 2013 software will be updated in a future release, this change is effective immediately and applies to Office Home and Student 2013, Office Home and Business 2013, Office Professional 2013 and the standalone Office 2013 applications.”

You can read through the full blog post along with seeing the updated section of the license agreement by visiting the blog post linked below…

Office 2013 now transferable – Official Microsoft Announcement [Office News Blog]

[via CNET News, Ars Technica, and Softpedia]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 03/7/13
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