Microsoft is launching the implementation of a new, yearly subscription.
The company announced that their program bundle will now differ from the plastic-covered, boxed discs which they have solely offered until this point. This new and improved option will be available for yearly download on up to five separate devices used by your family members, and it is compatible with Macs. The subscription will cost $99 dollars, which may seem like quite a bit to shell out at once, but it is brimming with all the necessities for folks who frequently use Office programs. Included are the basic Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote programs, and two bonus features: one being 60 free minutes of Skype calls, which can be made to landlines, and the new Office on Demand. The latter bonus, Office on Demand, is a clever and convenient program which allows users to access Office programs on any Windows 7 or 8 connected PC and offers an extra 20GB of SkyDrive for saving in the Cloud.
This change in Office operation is Microsoft's effort to modernize and breathe new life into the way their programs are used. One major improvement is that users will be able to receive free updates throughout their paid year on their subscribed programs. The general manager for Office product marketing, Rachel Bondi, stated her thoughts, saying, "people want more regular updates on their terms, allowing them to be able to get more frequent features that make their lives a little easier." For busy families worldwide, this fresh option may be a key to simple success.
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