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[–] Frenchgeek 6 points 102 points (+108|-6) ago 

People use Office365?

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[–] Seamroy 1 points 29 points (+30|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Why is this downvoted. He/she literally just answered the question in the most direct way he/she could. What the shit, we don't like office365 so we downvoat people just because their company happens to use it?

Edit: Good work upvoaters :)

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[–] raymondgaf 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

we use it at my business as well. it's actually quite handy. we really don't use 100% of the features, but i'm satisfied so far.

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[–] roznak 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Not if you have a Greek business.

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[–] blergh- 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

Keep in mind Microsoft marketing though. Office365 is a confusing blob of services and many companies use it for instance just so they get cheaper licenses. Most large companies probably aren't going to entrust all of their email to Microsoft.

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[–] SonOfRobin [S] 1 points 26 points (+27|-1) ago 

Businesses do. Microsoft is pushing all Microsoft Office purchases to be office365 subscriptions.

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[–] iosx 3 points 47 points (+50|-3) ago 

This is the crux of it... People use Office365 because they have to, not because they want to. You can bet that 90% of the users were ecstatic the site was down because they could take the day off.

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[–] Frenchgeek 6 points 34 points (+40|-6) ago 

There are businesses stupid enough to send their confidential data to Microsoft?

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[–] erewhon 3 points 11 points (+14|-3) ago 

The university in town "choose" it, not because people wanted it, but because the consultants hired suggested that this was "the" tool to use. I, personally, don't know a single IT person who was happy about the choice.

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[–] bentrow 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Many governments do too, sadly i work for one of them

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[–] VillaLopez 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

If you have no personal information, or other information that is sensitive, then sure. Otherwise, this is a huge red flag, where you are once again expected to give up all personal security to a large corporation that is a target for hackers.

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[–] trolleyfan 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

So? I got LibreOffice for free too - and I don't have to send my life's history to Microsoft to use it.

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[–] roznak 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

The NSA approves.

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[–] gamesjunkie 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

If you're getting more than just the first year free, I'd be interested in how you pulled that off. I can't even get it for free through my college, and they're handing out copies of Windows 8/8.1 like candy.

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[–] woobie 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Yes, lots of them. I get that you were half-joking, but the lock Microsoft has on the business market for mail and business documents is still very real. Microsoft currently is to the higher-end IT management what IBM was in the formative days: ie "Nobody ever got fired for implementing Microsoft". It's the safe choice that was pretty much made for you long before you took the job, the dangerous waters are in trying to implement some other mail server that isn't used by all your buddies.

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[–] PasswordIsTaco 0 points 26 points (+26|-0) ago 

Yeah definitely not worldwide. Nice bit if hyperbole there.

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[–] bgroins 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

And it was down for 4 hours, not "half a day".

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[–] GarrioValere 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Looks like it was regional and late at night.

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[–] Declined 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I do the IT work at my company and the entire thing was strange. For the last week and a half I've had users have intermittent outages. Mine personally went out on the 5th for about 1/2 an hour. So when a few of my users complained it was down yesterday I just shrugged it off and told them it would be back up soon.

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[–] alloygeek 0 points 32 points (+32|-0) ago 

Working in IT there was an uproar- all my clients were livid. Not going to convince em the cloud isn't always the way to go though..

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[–] Bleak_Morn 8 points 3 points (+11|-8) ago 

Yes, yes, I'm sure you typically deliver better uptime than MS cloud services. :/

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[–] dontnation 0 points 48 points (+48|-0) ago 

Local software often delivers better uptime.

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[–] LargoUsagi 2 points 6 points (+8|-2) ago 

There are plenty of places that deliver the 99.9% uptime on services and do everything they can to mitigate that .1% of down time to off hours for the business. A VMWare cluster running our own "Cloud" can do wonders for that, throw in 2 physical locations with VMWare clusters and automated fail over and congrats you too can do just as good as any other cloud provider and scale hardware as you need it with a lower cost.

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[–] alloygeek 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Lol actually my company does- we use a combination of local exchange as well as Mxlogic for DR. In the 7 years we've had the combination we've not hit a point where users couldn't at least check their email through a webportal. But yes, sarcasm was rampant in my comment

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[–] dynot86 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Why the cloud makes me nervous. A friend of our company opened his own place and put his entire system on the cloud which would terrify me.

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[–] Geimhreadh 1 points 31 points (+32|-1) ago 

Southern California, New Mexico, Kansas and Utah does not equal worldwide.

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[–] Lag-wagon 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Maryland, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia. It was at least United States wide.

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[–] alloygeek 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

It effected clients we have in Florida, Colorado and Canada as well.

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[–] dsrtfx_xx 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

affected*. Effect is a noun, affect is a verb.

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[–] bgroins 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Four hours does not equal half a day, unless you live here.

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[–] johnnybgoode 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

It equals half a normal work-day.

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[–] FiftyShadesOfBlack 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Strange combination. What about the states in between those?

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[–] berne 0 points 19 points (+19|-0) ago 

Office 364.5

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[–] Can-O-Pickle 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Snap, you beat me to it

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[–] E-werd 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago  (edited ago)

It was fine for us.

EDIT: Thought this was /v/sysadmin, just realized it's not, that explains the one-off "nobody uses it lol" comments. Tons of people use it, especially in education. Grow up.

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[–] ProfKraken 2 points 5 points (+7|-2) ago 

I'm going to level with you, man. I pirated Office.

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[–] Rea11yN0tMe 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Same here, since Office 97. But I still use Office 2003 because I hate the ribbon interface.

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[–] JesTheRed 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Yup. Upvoted for being correct.

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[–] steveo 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

What a poorly proofread article... They mentioned downdetector.com twice and managed to spell it wrong differently both times...

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