, wastingtime​withforums wrote

*snip*

And again, why the change in licensing then? If it's so pointless, why have they bothered at all? (not to mention the bad press and bad amazon reviews as the result).

Because the old EULA contained terms for a product install type that Microsoft is moving to no longer support.

This isn't about deprecating Office in favour of Office 365. It's about deprecating shrinked wrapped CD installs in favour of OEM and MSDN web installs.