Have pirated Microsoft Office? Get 50% discount from company; check how to

Microsoft Office is being offered to pirates at 50 percent discount! Know how to avail it.

| Updated on: Aug 21 2022, 22:32 IST
Microsoft Office subscription is available in personal as well as family plan format. (REUTERS)
Microsoft Office subscription is available in personal as well as family plan format. (REUTERS)

It's no secret that a huge number of people use pirated Microsoft Office versions. Of course, the most common working tool from school students to even corporate employees, Microsoft office is not affordable for everyone to buy its original version and this leads to many using its pirated version. It seems like the company knows about it very well! That is why now, instead of launching yet another crackdown against those selling pirated Microsoft Office, the company is looking to give them an offer they can't refuse. Microsoft is calling software pirates and offering a 50 percent discount on a Microsoft 365 subscription. An interesting approach to deal with piracy!

The offer was first reported by Ghacks when those who are using pirated versions of Office 2019 starting observing and talking about a banner below the ribbon bar which offers 50 percent discount on Microsoft 365, applying to both personal and family subscriptions. Which makes the offer for you to get Microsoft 365 for yearly personal subscription for just $35 ( 2652.74) and the Microsoft 365 Family for $50 ( 3789.63), which can be used by up to six members of the family.

How does the Microsoft Office offer works?

“GET UP TO 50% OFF. For a limited time, save up to 50% on a genuine Microsoft 365 subscription,” the offer reads. While clicking on the offer, you will be taken to a new Microsoft 365 landing page, where it warns users against the use of a pirated version of Microsoft. The threats include increased vulnerability to virus and malware assaults, identity theft, corrupted files, and data loss, as well as a lack of access to vital software updates.

However, because Microsoft 365 is routinely renewed, the deal may be enough to attract some customers to sign up for auto-renewal and then forget to cancel it later. Customers may also be motivated by Microsoft 365's cloud storage option, which, unlike Office programmes, cannot be pirated. They may choose to renew their subscription if they use that storage space throughout the subscription period.

Other Microsoft Office options without actually buying?

Though everyone knows that pirated is not ethically and legally correct, still to escape the option to purchase it, users tend to go for the pirated versions. However, there are other options available too. You can get the same licensed features for free! Yes, indeed. How? By using Office Online from your web browser or you can just use free and open source alternatives like LibreOffice.

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First Published Date: 11 Dec, 09:51 IST
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