Post by Paul in Houston TX
MS has been pushing O-365 for at least 2 years.
Those with MS cloud accounts or use the business outlook servers will be pestered
to install it. If one is not careful and hit the wrong button it will be installed.
It is on my employer's machines because we use the Outlook servers.
It is useful if you have multiple machines that need to sync data.
However, I do not use it due to being out of internet range much of the time.
That might be the answer, because it was her old business laptop, that
probably used business outlook servers. I had the old Microsoft Exchange
Server, then upgraded to 2003, then 2007. I could have set it up to access
away from base, but never really had the need to do so.
Last weekend, I had to manipulate a one page excel spreadsheet, and realized
I couldn't print from my desktop because my printer is wireless. I tried
looking for the cord, to no avail, and my laptop is on loan to my son, so I
sent it to my two Microsoft 8.1 phones. It asked me if I wanted to save to
the cloud or phone, and I said phone. Then it wanted to charge me $70 for
another year of a product that I had never used the first year on each
phone. Needless to say, I had to log in, and I have no idea what email or
password I used to set it up.
As a life long user and beta tester for Windows 95, I am looking to go to
Linux. I don't care to pay $70 for using my own printer and software to
print one sheet of paper.