Microsoft will return the money to those who ordered a paid subscription to Office 365 for iPad




In Microsoft surprised many decided to change strategy: last week, the company announced that Office for iOS and Android will be distributed free of charge , at the same time will have almost all the necessary functionality.


A press release from Microsoft word “free” is not mentioned, instead, used the phrase “non-subscription”, which has the same meaning. In particular, it says: “Now users of iPhone, iPad and Android can create and edit content Office without a subscription.” This move marks a new strategy for Microsoft in terms of Office, which is called a loud slogan: «Office everywhere, for everyone.”

However, what about those who have already become a paid subscriber to Office 360 ​​in order to be able to edit documents on your iPad? So users of Microsoft promises to return the money. Claim for reimbursement is possible, if the subscription was purchased after March 27, 2014. A request can be made up to 31 January 2015.

If Office 365 ordered in accordance with the conditions described above, you should write to support iTunes , or directly to Microsoft . With the proper interpretation of the problems the company will return the money spent for 6-8 weeks.

For someone like Microsoft’s move may come as a surprise, but it is quite logical, given the number of existing solutions for today free, allowing you to edit office documents. Microsoft has not so much earns Office, as before, while the main income yield Azure and other services.

In addition, Office no longer so popular and in demand, as before, and Microsoft can not fail to understand this. “Many consumers do not need a PC. They only need access to the Internet. In Office they do not feel a great need, “- says analyst Rick Sherland of Nomura Securities.

Corporate vice president of marketing Office John Keyes commented on the initiative of Microsoft: «We want to dramatically increase the number of people using Office».

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