Microsoft: Free Office on all small devices

Microsoft announced in January that Windows 10 will be completely free for computers running Windows 7 and 8.1. But the company seems to be looking for new ways to entice new customers. Microsoft office 2016

This time, the company reported in one of the vague announcements released a few weeks ago that Office will be completely free for small devices. This will allow more people to have the benefits of the Office productivity suite, depending on the device they use.

According to Microsoft All devices with a screen below 10,1 inches are considered part of the "mobile" category. So, devices with a screen up to 10,1 inches will be able to have Office at absolutely no cost, as the company clarified today.

Basically, the company continues the freemium approach for small devices, designing in addition to the free package to offer others with more subscription features.

"On these devices, the editing and display kernel will be free, but there will also be Premium subscription features," said Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president of the Office 365 Client Apps and Services team.

So all Windows 10 for phone devices will have Office preinstalled.

A desktop version of Office, called Office 2016, will be released this year, and probably in the second half of 2015, after the release of the Windows 10. Pricing for this application version is unknown.

The reasons why Microsoft is proceeding with the free disposal of its products, apart from searching for new customers, is the retention of old ones. The plethora of office applications on the market made the company's production suite free of charge a necessity.

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