There was a time, many moons ago, when I used Microsoft Office on my MacBook Pro. To be specific, I used Microsoft Office on my old MacBook Pro, the one that shuffled off its mortal coil a few years back, prompting the purchase of my current loyal machine. But when I opened up my new laptop, I didn’t install Microsoft Office. I didn’t see the point. For my purposes, TextEdit and Pages were all I needed in a word processor. For my purposes, Numbers did everything that Excel could do. And then there’s PowerPoint — I haven’t made a PowerPoint presentation since high school, so what was the point? Why waste money on Microsoft Office when my Apple computer literally came with everything I needed? I know that I’m not alone. Heck, I’ve worked with people and companies who exclusively use Google Docs because it’s cheaper and easier to share, a completely different experience than the archaic principles practiced by Microsoft.
Which brings us to Office 365, which at first sounded like Microsoft’s attempt to enter the 21st century and is now starting to sound like a public relations nightmare.