Dey turk er jurbs! Microsoft is now mocking itself?

Subject: General Tech | February 8, 2019 - 01:11 PM |
Tagged: Internet Explorer 11, office 2019, office 359, office 365, microsoft

Microsoft recently release Office 2019, along with a series of videos about why you shouldn't buy it, one of which you can see at Ars Technica if you don't want to watch them all.  It does make sense financially as you will pay for Office 359 forever, while Office 2019 is a one time purchase, but mocking your own product is a bold move.

That is not the only self inflicted mockery coming from Redmond today, as they now refer to IE 11 as "a compatibility solution" and not a web browser.  As their other browser, the one you use to install Chrome, will soon be Chromium based which the competition seems to approve of.  

Considering how hard Microsoft fought to ensure IE remained an integral part of Windows, this seems a major sea change for the company.

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"In an unusual turn of events, Microsoft this week warned Windows users off from using its Internet Explorer and dissed its new Office 2019 suite in a series of videos that show it to be worse than the competition."

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February 8, 2019 | 01:27 PM - Posted by razor512

I am still on office 2007, and can't find a reason to upgrade. Microsoft has not made any useful improvements to justify a new version. In many ways they have made things worse by making the UI even less efficient by making UI elements larger, thus less screen space to get actual work done.

Does microsoft have anything to justify the price of office 2019?

February 8, 2019 | 01:33 PM - Posted by BinkyTO (not verified)

Is "Office 359" deliberate? A poke at MS?

February 8, 2019 | 02:02 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

It is indeed, and is a more accurate description of their up time for large enterprises. :)

February 8, 2019 | 01:41 PM - Posted by Brogen

The office 365 can be justified with 5 1TB cloud drives and 5 desktop subscriptions for office. I like it for the family(5 adults, 3 actually use office, everyone uses the drives)

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