Microsoft modified up its Office product in January by providing the productiveness suite as a subscription for dwelling customers for the primary time — pay a recurring annual fee of $99.99/year fairly than a one-time license. So how’s it going? The corporate simply introduced that Office 365 Home Premium has surpassed 1 million subscribers in about 100 days.
Total, Microsoft says the brand new Office is thus far the best-selling model of the software program in its historical past.
In an infographic, the corporate compares Office 365’s dwelling subscription uptake to the time it took different shopper providers to achieve 1 million customers — noting that Office 365 reached the milestone forward of Hulu Plus, Spotify, Dropbox and even Fb. In fact, the Office enterprise basically had an enormous working begin in contrast with these a lot youthful providers, but it surely appears like Microsoft’s subscription providing is resonating with a major phase of the patron inhabitants.
Beforehand Office 365 subscriptions have been out there solely to companies.
The $99.99/yr subscription comes with Phrase, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook and different Office apps for as much as 5 machines, plus an additional 20 GB of SkyDrive Storage, and 60 minutes of Skype world minutes per 30 days. The corporate nonetheless sells a conventional model, Office Home & Scholar, for a one-time-licensing payment of $139.99, with the flexibility to put in Phrase, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote on one PC.