Is Microsoft office crapware?

Jul 30, 2018 36 Comments

I joined EMC and I got a monstrous 17 windows laptop. I have been an Apple user for last decade.

The machine is terrible, slow, cheap and plastic. But that’s not the main problem.

In order to access the corporate email I started a tool called outlook. I logged on to the exchange server and can access emails but Outlook keeps demanding that I “register” the product. I entered corporate email and the registration utility crashed immediately.

Next Outlook warned me that if I don’t register the product then my access will be blocked.

I called up the IT helpdesk and he had no idea why the registration tool crashes.

My question to Microsoft is what is this registration nonsense? The mere fact that I have account and I am logged in should be sufficient to “register” me.

Is this the 1990s where I have to enter 20 digit license key?

It peeves me how stupid companies like Microsoft are. They don’t give a damn about user experience.

I regret every second of using this bloated windows laptop loaded with Microsoft crapware.

With Apple all I have to do is sign in into my laptop that it ..... everything works smoothly after that. My identity is my registration.

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TOP 36 Comments
  • Microsoft Microsofty
    Sounds like an issue with your system specifically and the ineptitude of your IT department. I've been using Outlook regularly for the past 8 years on probably 10-15 different devices and have never had an issue like that. You might have an issue with the installation of office, which can easily be repaired. If your company is on office 365 then the product should register with your identity as you said. Sounds like your IT department is the primary issue here
    Jul 30, 2018 0
  • T-Mobile 67eks5n2
    I have no problems with my identity being my license with a Windows machine and using Office 365 and other Microsoft apps flawlessly in my company provided laptop for years - we even went through two Microsoft Office upgrades, Power BI rollout, etc. Maybe I am lucky or maybe EMC IT has new staff that do not have everything setup right?
    Jul 30, 2018 1
    • Microsoft nOOpsledge
      Or op got rejection email from Microsoft
      Jul 30, 2018
  • Oracle Doowah
    Sounds more like EMC IT are noobs
    Jul 30, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Other 9973885
    Windows software is junk
    Jul 30, 2018 0
  • OP
    By looking at the response of some MS guys I will have to say that you guys are living in 1990s. All I wanted to do was to read email. Where is the need for IT in this simple step? Why is there a need for IT in this simple step? Why is there a registration? Why can’t I simple do I email without arm twisting from MS
    Jul 30, 2018 2
    • Microsoft nOOpsledge
      Because your company sets those policies! Why is it so hard for you to understand? Outlook can be a simple single factor auth or multi factor. Registration, as you dont understand, is part of requirement from EMC.
      Layman language, if you don't understand this, god bless EMC.
      P.S. 1990s? Really? At least come up with better argument! Lol
      Jul 30, 2018
    • Microsoft Microsofty
      You're right. There is no need for IT to do much of anything if they do things right. In this case, the OS build on your laptop was probably built by EMC IT including the OS and any applications on it. All policies are a result of what It configured. Don't blame Microsoft for the way your company configured your computer/ software. I could grab literally any computer, sign in and have all my apps and policies properly pushed down to my device instantly. The fact that you don't get this and work in tech is very concerning.
      Jul 30, 2018
  • Microsoft Nope-er
    Global revenue would indicate: "no".
    Jul 30, 2018 0
  • Microsoft ghe$%
    I go to customers everday where IT f**** up office thinking they are smarter then the users.
    Jul 30, 2018 5
    • OP
      It’s because MS created a convoluted mess. Don’t blame IT.
      Jul 30, 2018
    • Okta SEJ184
      I triple dog dare you to do better, tell us what awesome piece of software you are responsible for bringing to the human race or go back to your hole, seriously.
      Jul 30, 2018
    • OP
      Don’t force users to register. Work with the organizations on licensing. Why are you forcing me for registration?
      Jul 30, 2018
    • Okta SEJ184
      Considering that office has been toward the top of the most pirated pieces of software list, I think taking 12 seconds out of your day to verify that you are in fact licensed and then bring you unending productivity bliss isn’t that much to ask. Unless of course somebody does something re-tarded to set it up which sends peasants on crazy tirades like we’re witnessing right now.
      Jul 30, 2018
    • Microsoft somuch
      Lol Okta
      Jul 30, 2018
  • OP
    Funny I used Apple products for last 10 years and never had the need to blame any “IT guys”.
    Jul 30, 2018 0
  • Tango Health / Eng WaterColor
    Well OP, the stinky pieces are in your company (IT Dept) who do not know how to configure a license subsbcription
    Jul 30, 2018 0
  • OP
    I think Satya Nadella is a stinky piece of shit doing shopping using the credit card given by his masters.
    Jul 30, 2018 2
    • Oracle Doowah
      Why is he stinky?
      Jul 30, 2018
    • Oracle sacratmato
      Some ppl think it's curry but it's actually genetic, from the subcontinent.
      Jul 30, 2018
  • OP
    Also Microsoft engineers should learn to write meaningful error messages. The registration tool fails with a CorrelationID which is a GUID. that’s it nothing else. As a user I’m helpless. What should I do with that GUID shove it up your A**.

    I’m in a situation where the registration crashes with no other information than GUID. Outlook won’t let me email because registration is not done and no one knows what’s going on.
    Jul 30, 2018 1
    • Microsoft somuch
      Are you using computers for first time in your life? That's not GUID. Its error code. You Google that error code. Or find better IT person to help you. Dude, stop making fool of yourself here. You are digging deeper pit for yourself. You are like a fool that's unware of your foolishness so pain in others asses. Just stop talking! Already!
      Jul 30, 2018
  • OP
    I asked they don’t allow anything else. Only shitty dell pastic laptops with titanic crappy windows.
    Jul 30, 2018 1
    • Oracle Doowah
      😂
      Jul 30, 2018
  • Okta SEJ184
    Lol, ms office is superior in literally every possible way vs anything in that space. Did you fall asleep behind your MacBook Pro 10 years ago? Don’t be stupid.
    Jul 30, 2018 0
  • Oracle sacratmato
    Outlook is just Outlook. If you actually use *Office*, you'd know Mac version, open source versions, browser-based toys like GDocs, are all inferior.

    Ask Quants if they use Mac office.
    Jul 30, 2018 0
  • NetSuite justtrying
    Sounds like EMC
    Jul 30, 2018 0
  • Microsoft somuch
    Lol OP needs to get his/her shit together. Rejection from company can be hard, but making fool of yourself and not understanding they are doing that, is harder (for others) :D. If Oracle, MS competitor, says they have no problems with Outlook and everyone here but you know the issue is with your IT, then you must be wrong, mustn't you? Stop fighting and making yourself look stupid!
    Jul 30, 2018 2
    • OP
      I am a user and users are allowed to be stupid. It doesn’t give Microsoft to arm twist them and break their elbow.
      Jul 30, 2018
    • Microsoft somuch
      Yes. But for a tech person to be this stupid is really sad!
      Jul 30, 2018
  • Microsoft nOOpsledge
    Lol. This is your IT dept issues. Outlook works flawlessly on all my devices. Android and Windows. You should probably delete this post. Its making you look stupid not Microsoft xD
    Jul 30, 2018 2
    • OP
      Typical Microsoft attitude of blaming the user for your crap. There should be NO IT. All I want is to use email why is there a need for any IT in this simple step?
      Jul 30, 2018
    • Microsoft nOOpsledge
      I officially give up on you.
      Jul 30, 2018
  • Microsoft Microsofty
    So give the laptop back and use an apple device
    Jul 30, 2018 0
  • OP
    WHY should I register I am logged on to the exchange server .... isn’t logging on sufficient?
    Jul 30, 2018 0
  • Intel XUTc23
    Libre office ftw
    Jul 30, 2018 0

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