• Microsoft Unveils Cheaper Office Subscription Plan for iPad, Mac Users



    In late March, Microsoft finally unveiled Office for iPad.

    As hoped, Office for iPad brought with it Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and all the bells and whistles that you would want on Apple's industry-leading tablet. But access to Microsoft's Office suite would not come cost-free. From the start, we were told that a subscription would be required. And today we have new details about the latest package made available this week.

    In an effort to drive accelerated interest in the Office suite on iPad and Mac, Microsoft's Office 365 service now presents a Personal subscription plan for $69.99 annually. This is $30 cheaper than Office 365 Home, which came with a $99.99 annual price tag.

    "Office 365 Personal is a subscription service built to help you get things done from virtually anywhere and any device," Microsoft says of the "Personal" plan.

    Office 365 Personal enables you to install the latest full desktop version of Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook, on 1 PC or Mac, in addition to 1 Windows tablet or iPad so you can use all the features offline as well as online. You can also install Office on multiple smartphones.
    In conjunction with the new package, Microsoft has launched a corresponding landing page for potential subscribers to learn more. To check it out, click here.

    Source: Microsoft
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Microsoft Unveils Cheaper Office Subscription Plan for iPad, Mac Users started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 7 Comments
    1. Christophxr's Avatar
      Christophxr -
      I don't know why they don't advertise/price it as "$6-8 a month or $70-100 a year!" instead... That $70-100 just does not look attractive at all.

      Oh, Microsoft.
    1. scroogelives's Avatar
      scroogelives -
      Office is just a rip off!
    1. gldoorii's Avatar
      gldoorii -
      So...it went from $100 a year to $70 a year....or get Keynote, Pages, & Numbers...which does the same thing..for $10 each once and keep it forever..

      unbelievable.
    1. Perceptum's Avatar
      Perceptum -
      Quote Originally Posted by gldoorii View Post
      So...it went from $100 a year to $70 a year....or get Keynote, Pages, & Numbers...which does the same thing..for $10 each once and keep it forever..

      unbelievable.
      + 1
    1. holyshnikes's Avatar
      holyshnikes -
      Microsoft will keep dropping the price. No one is jumping on board cause it's to much money.
    1. cpotoso's Avatar
      cpotoso -
      As long as it is a rental, I will not be getting it. Period. Stop this nonsense...
    1. IChi1d's Avatar
      IChi1d -
      now thats whats im talking about when we people work together we can get things done and prices to go down. I agree im not going to get it. there are many free alternatives, to be honest looks like subscriptions will be the future of software to making money, they want to keep the control going.
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