The Redmond-based technology major Microsoft on Wednesday said that all users who have a subscription of Office 365, which is a cloud-based service, will get the new Office 2016 for free. Other users can purchase the new suite, which is available in 14 Indian languages and 47 languages globally, starting Wednesday.
“Starting today, Office 365 subscribers can choose to download the new Office 2016 apps as part of their subscription. Automatic updates will begin rolling out to consumer subscribers next month,” the company said.
The Office 365 Personal edition (for one user – one PC + one Tablet + one Phone) costs Rs. 3,299 per annum and Office 365 Home (for five users – five PCs + five Tablets + five phones) is priced at Rs. 4,199 per annum.
Although the technology major may be focused on collaboration, Sanchit Vir Gogia, chief analyst of Greyhound Research, said: “While the product is definitely a hit and significantly refined from previous version, integration (the lack of it) between various products is still slightly broken and can take users some time and experienced hands to get around the issue.”
“SMBs will find this exciting but need to be careful about choosing the right skew that fits their organisational needs today and in near-future – else, they can well be overpaying for the products,” he added.
Source: NDTV Gadgets 360