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Office for Windows 10 users: You may need a subscription to Office 365

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Get ready to sign up for Office 365 if you use Office for Windows 10. “With the release of Windows 10, you will need an Office 365 subscription to edit on Windows 10 PCs and larger tablets,” says Gabriel Aul, Microsoft.

“Viewing and most editing will remain free for noncommercial use on devices of 10.1-in. or less,” says Aul. Aul pointed users toward the free Office Online browser-based apps as an alternative for those who do not have a subscription to Office 365, reports Gregg Keizer, Computerworld.

“Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote are licensed for your personal, noncommercial use, unless you have commercial use rights under a separate agreement,” Aul said. Office for Windows 10 will be licensed differently than other mobile versions of the suite, including smartphone and tablet apps.

— Adapted from “Office for Windows 10 will require Office 365 subscription on PCs, larger tablets,” Gregg Keizer, Computerworld.

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