Microsoft Preps Windows 10, Office 365 And Skype Subscription Bundle For Consumers
Neither job listing describes the consumer subscription and Microsoft has not been forthcoming with details. The listings do state the positions are part of Microsoft’s new “Modern Life and Devices Team”. This branch includes the Windows platform, Office 365, Skype, Cortana and Bing, Microsoft Surface
Microsoft already offers 365 bundles that contain Windows 10, Office 365 and Enterprise Mobility + Security. Unfortunately, these bundles are primarily intended for businesses, government agencies, and students. Even though many devices include Windows 10, consumers often need to separately purchase Office 365. Subscriptions can range from $69.99 to $149.99 USD for personal use. Microsoft thankfully recently lifted its device limitation, but the home and personal subscriptions are still not as robust as other bundles.
The Microsoft 365 Consumer Subscription appears to be part of the company’s plan to engage with “professional consumers”. Yusuf Mehdi, the corporate vice president of Modern Life and Devices, remarked that the target audience includes those who know how to use technology but need help to get more done.The Microsoft 365 Consumer Subscription would potentially help consumers to be more productive and bring them fully into the Microsoft ecosystem.