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Microsoft Office shines online

I’m not what you’d call a “latest and greatest” junkie, so I still use Microsoft Corp.’s 10-year-old Office 2003 software. I refused to spend money on Office 2007, or Office 2010, or the brand-new Office 2013.

But now here comes Microsoft with a different kind of office productivity suite, bearing a different set of digits. It’s Office 365, a name that makes sense because Microsoft expects you to pay for it every day, for the rest of your life. And the funny thing is, you might just want to. With its sophisticated features and skillful integration with the Internet, Office 365 is a refreshing rethink of the traditional office suite.

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