Microsoft looking at quarterly, subscription-based updates to Office

Microsoft has revealed it now has the infrastructure to roll out quarterly updates of its Office productivity suite as part of its Office 365 subscription package.

According to ComputerWorld, Microsoft’s Windows group chief Kurt DelBene revealed the tech giant was moving away from providing customers with “perpetual” licences for Office towards a subscription model that would feature far more frequent upgrades.

“We already have the mechanisms in place to update the [Office 365] service on a quarterly basis,” DelBene says.

“With the client subscription…we’ll have the ability to do that with client business as well, [for] the desktop version of Office.”

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