Microsoft has succeeded in business space with its Microsoft 365 subscription, combining Office 365, Windows 10, and remote management with Enterprise Mobility + Security. Its local Office 365 subscribers are also constantly growing with 32.5 million subscriptions from the company's latest financial statements. And now Microsoft plans to combine these things with the Microsoft 365 subscription for non-corporate users, reports Mary Jo Foley.
Microsoft 365 Consumer would be a subscription package with consumer attention. Foley notes that there has been a job advertisement that refers to such a product, and it seems that this movement is in line with the company's plan to re-engage with consumers. At the start of the Inspire Partner event earlier this year, the company said it wanted "professional consumers" by offering software and services to enhance their "Modern Life and Devices". This meaning is not entirely clear, but it seems that this means that the company will continue to improve its services wherever you use them (greater support for iOS and Android phones). Synchronizing and replicating will ensure that your work and current context move smoothly between devices.
Less clear is what the Microsoft 365 Consumer Package really does. Office 365 is an obvious component; it's already being sold to consumers, and it's still the heart of Microsoft's vision of productivity. But after that? Windows 10 is already functionally free for home users. It's long been fearful / rumors / speculation that Microsoft is switching to the monthly Windows subscription model for consumers, but there are no signs that this is happening. Taking into account how Windows 10 is located – the latest version of Windows, which will be updated and updated indefinitely, it's hard to imagine that it never happens.
Foley speculates that Skype, Bing, Cortana, and mobile apps like Outlook Mobile could be part of it. The Skype package makes sense because Skype has already paid for the items; An extra pair of Office 365 subscription peaks to get telephony, and make it logical for calls. The rest is not obvious. Another option? Include transaction subscription hardware. The Xbox is another area in which Microsoft sells subscriptions, and Microsoft has in the past sold subscription packages that include Xbox Gold. But there are few obvious synergies.