Upgrading entire office to current Windows/Office versions.....

Discussion in 'General Software' started by Damar, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. Damar

    Damar [H]ardness Supreme

    Jun 20, 2004
    So I've found myself in a pickle, thanks to being the "go to" guy in the office when it comes to the computers. (aka I know how to force quit an application and they think I'm a God or something).

    The owner wants to get every PC in the office on Windows 10, and also the latest version of Office 2019. Some are running 7, some 8.... and some (3 or 4) are already on 10.

    I know MS is heavily pushing the whole Office 365 subscription thing, but for our uses, I'm not sure its the better way to go, and honestly, after trying to figure out the cost both ways I'm completely lost. One 365 license is good for 5 PC's??

    Out of the 35 or so machines in the office, around 5 or 6 of them would also need the current version of Visio (which only seems to come as a single PC license either way, single copy or sub).

    Anyone who's sailed the waters of this type of mess able to help me figure out the cost per PC to do it with standalone copies versus the 365 route?

    We don't need all the online stuff. Though one of the engineers does access our server to open Visio files and I guess the version of Visio on the server atm isn't the same as the version on her laptop and it's causing issues? This is not something I've dealt with before at all.

    Personally I'd like to buy spare keys off the FT/FS forum for Windows 10 where needed and get the copies of Office 2019 from MS, if I can figure out the costs. But maybe I'm wrong?