The Microsoft Services Agreement does not apply to products and services for business customers, including Office 365 for business, education, or government, Azure, Yammer, or Skype for Business. For more information about security, privacy, compliance, and related information that applies to Office 365 for business, see trust.office365.com in the Office 365 Trust Center. But they are sure to give you an ultimatum in a very pleasant way. And the 3 days I read the “chords” will give me something to focus on when I retire. I have MS Office 16 on mac, but it`s installed in the computer and in everything that matters is mine, as in “I own it”, not as in “I have it as a service that is graciously provided to mortals like me by MS”. So: I have “Office”, but like nothing I have access to “365”. The complete amended agreement linked to the beginning of the linked MS article, in turn, does not list “Office” in general under the “Services” above, but only “Office 365” and “Office 365” corresponding to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. For many users, Microsoft`s clear statement that it reserves the right to review your content is another source of privacy concern. As users have pointed out, this means that Microsoft may occasionally view and listen to your Skype calls when investigating alleged violations of the service agreement.

I received a similar email with an almost threatening quality. However, I clicked on the sender (service contract) and it was deleted with *** email address will be deleted for privacy reasons *** hmmmm nopefish. so I searched and found. thnks for confirmation. In the meantime, the new terms of the agreement could be interesting for those who have enough patience to read a very long document that mainly tells readers what they can`t or shouldn`t do. The conditions are obviously a response to OFAC – a draconian response to irresponsible social media that had refused to take responsibility for what happened on their platforms. Microsoft needs to consider the significant resistance it already has to its brand and the additional damage it could suffer from recent changes. Users are already tired of the relentless procrastination with Skype – with each recent iteration and the accompanying decline in user appeal bringing with it a new refrain of “I hate the new Skype.” My contacts (only today) ask me for advice on alternatives. Microsoft should also be careful when it comes to stepping on First Amendment rights, which could trigger costly lawsuits. Even if the courts gave Ms.

the right to put a neo-Victorian touch on freedom of expression, the damage to the company`s reputation would be irreparable. The threat that a pimp-faced nerd wearing horn-edged glasses could investigate a user`s entire story in a nude photo exchanged between consenting adults should be enough to escape millions of Skype and Outlook users. .