Microsoft is preparing a Microsoft 365 subscription for home users


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Microsoft has had success in the company with its Microsoft 365 subscription that unites Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security Remote Management. His home Office 365 subscriptions have also steadily grown with 32.5 million subscriptions and the company's most recent financial reports. And now Microsoft is planning to merge these products with Microsoft 365 subscription intended for non-corporate users, reports Mary Jo Foley.

Microsoft 365 Consumer would be a customer-focused subscription package. Foley notes that there were ads about jobs that were designed for such a product, and it seems that the move is in line with the company's plan to re-engage with consumers. At its Inspire partner earlier this year, the company said it wanted to target "professional consumers" with the provision of software and services to improve its "modern life and devices". The importance of this is not entirely clear, but it seems that the company will continue to improve its services wherever you use it (greater support for iOS and Android phones). Synchronization and replication will ensure that your work and current context move smoothly between devices.

It is less clear what actually includes the Microsoft 365 Consumer package. Office 365 is an obvious component; is already being sold to consumers and remains the heart of Microsoft's productive vision. But over it? Windows 10 is already functionally free for home users. For a long time, there were fears / rumors / speculation that Microsoft will move to a monthly Windows Customer Consumer model, but there are no signs that this is happening. Depending on how Windows 10 was installed – the "latest version" of Windows that will be updated and upgraded for an indefinite time – it's hard to imagine that it ever happened.

Foley suggests that they could be part of Skype, Bing, Cortana, and mobile applications, such as Outlook Mobile. The Skype package makes sense because Skype has already paid items; An additional pair of dollars above the subscription for Office 365 for telephony and calls would have some logic. But the rest is not obvious. Another option? Include hardware subscriptions to an agreement. Xbox is another area where Microsoft sells subscriptions, and Microsoft has previously sold subscription packages that include Xbox Gold. But a little obvious synergy.


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