on 2 February 2013
I've been using Ms Project since version 1 a long time ago as well as several other packages that have since fallen by the way side. Yes MS Project is the de facto standard, but this is a clear abuse of a monopoly position in my view. Unfortunately there is no real alternative to MS Project that is also compatible with the file type, but the regulators need to be forcing MS to open up and allow competition. Project is also not complex software, all the algorithms and view types have hardly changes over years, it's just the eye candy that's a bit different and the ability to use a touch screen. If you are a Corporation and have lots of money sloshing around then yes you'll be buying this "upgrade" and the rest of Office 2013. Meanwhile those living in the real world will largely keep away from this software or will be incentivised to go and find some illegal copies - which I do not condone, just highlighting the situation that MS have exacerbated themselves.
on 29 January 2013
Seriously? £1000 is an insane amount of money. Especially for just 1 piece of software for 1 computer with only a product key card, no disc.
This is why people choose free alternatives or pirate software, because Microsoft are getting insanely greedy.
Sort it out.
And it cannot be bought used, (read other review of home and student), so basically you're forced to buy new.
Is this a hint from Microsoft? Are they gonna do the same with Xbox 720 games?