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Office 2013 Now Transferable to New Device; Windows 8 Pro OEM Discount Prices Leaks

As we quickly approaching the rumored launch date of Windows Blue, as new screenshot showing off the alleged Start Screen leaks on the web.

Another screenshot leaked along shows the build number 9289, while previously leaked screenshots indicated that Windows Blue could have a build number of 9319.

Also, according to plans leaked today, Microsoft is planning to launch a new Windows 8 discount campaign for OEMs.

New Windows Blue Start Screen with Internet Explorer 11

“For below 10.8-inch notebooks, tablets and hybrids, Microsoft will offer the US$20 discount plus free Office 2013 software. OEM licensing rates for Windows 8 Pro stand at US$80-90 currently,” according to a sources quoted Digitimes report.

Meanwhile, those interested can save upto $400 on a new Windows 8 PC–as the company is running a promo at Staples “Trade up to touch.”

Starting March 3 through Apr 27th, Staples is offering customers to trade in an old PC/Tablet and save up to $400 on a new Windows 8 Touch PC, All-in-One or tablet PCs” such as the Lenovo Yoga, Lenovo Twist, Microsoft Surface RT and Microsoft Surface Pro.

staple: windows 8 pro trade up to touch

Microsoft UK Education team published a new video “Windows 8 in UK Schools”:

Here is an excellent resource tool “Resource Guide for Windows 8”:

resources guide for windows 8

Grab it at Download Center.

Microsoft Office team has announced an update to the Office 2013 retail license agreement to allow customers to transfer the software from one computer to another “if their device fails or they get a new one.”

With these license agreement Office 2013 (including Office Home and Student 2013, Office Home and Business 2013, Office Professional 2013 and standalone Office 2013 applicatons) now offering transferability options equivalent to those found in the Office 2010 retail license.

Previously, customers could only transfer their Office 2013 software to a new device if their PC failed under warranty.

Updated transferability provision to the Retail License Terms of the Software License Agreement for Microsoft Office 2013 Desktop Application Software:

Can I transfer the software to another computer or user?

“You may transfer the software to another computer that belongs to you, but not more than one time every 90 days (except due to hardware failure, in which case you may transfer sooner). If you transfer the software to another computer, that other computer becomes the “licensed computer.” You may also transfer the software (together with the license) to a computer owned by someone else if a) you are the first licensed user of the software and b) the new user agrees to the terms of this agreement before the transfer. Any time you transfer the software to a new computer, you must remove the software from the prior computer and you may not retain any copies,” Microsoft stated.

Windows Blue Build 9289 Leaked Screenshot

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