Microsoft just announced the next version of its Office productivity suite. If you were hoping that Microsoft would simplify how it delivers Office to its users, though, you will be sorely disappointed. The new Office will come in numerous online and offline versions, as well as the already semi-announced version for Windows RT tablets. In essence, Microsoft is taking an approach that’s somewhat similar to what Adobe is doing with its new Creative Cloud (though without making all of its tools available for just one subscription price): Office 365, which is currently just a set of online tools, will become a subscription service that will allow users to “stream Office 365 to any Windows 7 or Windows 8 Internet-connected computer.” At the same time, though, Microsoft will also continue to make Office available as traditional desktop software with a perpetual license. Read the full story at Tech Crunch.
Next Version Of Microsoft Office Puts Emphasis On Subscriptions With Office 365
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