07-09-2013 05:34 AM
In any event - it seems there should be a solution available by now from ACT ---- it is unfortunate that all the blame is being put on Microsoft - when it is not their fault - they have the right to produce their product to the satisfaction of THEIR customers, just like ACT should develop a product that works to the best benefit of THEIR customers. The blame should not be on Microsoft.--- the blame is on the apparent inaction by ACT to keep up with a developing product.
07-09-2013 06:36 AM
07-09-2013 06:42 AM - edited 07-09-2013 06:48 AM
But the thing is: Microsoft does provide these tools. They just work in a new (and better) way.
But changing software costs money and companies would rather like their existing codebase to keep working so they can charge money for it every year without having to do much work.
Also. Mike, I've had a chat with a Microsoft helpdesk employee. The following Office 2013 versions are CTR:
Office 2013 Home & Student
Office 2013 Home & Business
Office 2013 Professional.
The following are NOT Click to Run.
Office 2013 Standard
Office 2013 Professional Plus
Those two are afaik only available by volume license key agreement. The link you gave earlier shows no way to buy the standard/professional plus version outside of a VLK agreement.
07-09-2013 06:53 AM
07-09-2013 07:14 AM - edited 07-09-2013 07:16 AM
Installing the trial first would work with a professional version but how does it react to a Home & Business version? Certain applications like Access are not included in that version.
Second of all. All of the non-subscription versions are CTR Excluding the VLK versions.
Even if you download a full DVD ISO of Office 2013 Home & Business (which is NOT a subscription version) and install it using that DVD, It IS a CTR version. I tried this, believe me. I contacted Microsoft about this as well.
Further: In-process add-ins in outlook work in the CTR version(that's why attaching an e-mail works for example.) It's the out-of-process add-ins that don't work.
This is the card microsoft is obviously pulling and will probably continue to pull in the future.
What the act developers should have done is rewritten the outlook add-in so that instead of Act itself trying to control outlook, it would forward commands using WCF or another inter-application communication framework/technology, and thus have the in-process add-in execute the necesary work.
Microsoft has been pulling this card since 2010. But as they didn't want to force everyone to have to change their software at once back then they still offered a full version for download if you had the CTR version. They don't do that anymore. Developers have had more than enough time to get their act together.
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