Summary: I wish Microsoft would go back to providing a disc to install the software from, or at least give us the option to purchase the key or a disc. Having to download the product and install it took more time and was more problematic than the old disc method.
Summary: This was the only way to upgrade the software i already use, including MS Access. I didn't want to buy a 1 year licence as I think it's a con but I had no choice if I wanted to continue using my old Office suite.
Summary: Pros: 1) it's not Office365 (nice racket, that one) 2) it does what it says on the box Cons: 1) Common options have been moved around (again!) 2) the Windows 8 "flat" look makes everything look like background after a while. Moved up from Office 2007 because I had to, not because I wanted to.
Summary: Most of the 2013 Office package works well and installs well over a previous version of Office. The problems come with Outlook. Microsoft has never got the bugs out when you replace one version of Outlook with a newer version or upgrade the OS.