"This change by Microsoft is just a reflection of the times we live in - we are living in a networked, always on, cloud-based, software as a service world and we are going to have to come to terms with it - sooner or later."
Microsoft is not the be all and end all of software. There are other choices that for many will work equally well.
We don't have to get used to anything we don't like. We simply have to find a suitable alternative and these days, it's not that difficult and invariably, a lot cheaper.
The one thing you learn in this business if you are going to succeed, is to take the blinkers off and look around you.
The way Microsoft are going, what with Windows 8 and now this Office licensing issue, they won't have to worry about licensing in a decades time, as they won't have any business to speak of left.
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