Why are Microsoft Office 365 and Skype subscriptions so expensive?
Posted On June 4, 2021
Share Share The subscription prices for Office 365 are not cheap, but Microsoft says its not a huge deal.
Office 365 subscriptions for both Office 2016 and 2017 are $9.99 per month, while Microsoft’s Skype subscription is $39.99 for a year.
Those are both good deals for the average user, but if you’re looking to get a little more work done on the go, the Office 365 subscription is for you.
Microsoft’s new Office 365 pricing structure also means that the Office subscription is much more flexible than its predecessor, with multiple tiers of discounts to get you the most out of Office 365.
Office 2018 is available in 10, 15, and 20-day subscriptions, while Office 2019 is available as a 10-day subscription.
Microsoft says the price drops for the Office 2019 subscription are based on “market conditions and demand.”
Pricing for Office 2019 and Office 2019 15-day plans are similar, but the 20-year plan is a little bit more expensive than the earlier plan, which is $49.99 a year, and you have to pay a bit more upfront to upgrade to the 20th year.
It’s also worth noting that you can choose the default office apps, and those apps can also be used for Skype, OneDrive, and Office 365 if you don’t have any other apps installed.
It seems like Microsoft is trying to get the word out to get people to switch over to Office 2019, but there’s no word yet on whether it’s available in the United States.
Office 2019 also offers more flexible pricing than its predecessors, with the same 10- and 15-year plans as the Office 2016, but with the 20 year plan starting at $49 a year instead of $49 per year.
Microsoft said that Office 2019 will be available for free starting next month, but it will cost $69.99 at launch to upgrade.
Microsoft also announced a new Office app that will work with both Office 365 Office and Skype, and that’s Office Workplace, which lets you create shared work spaces, as well as manage Office 365 work groups, Office 365 accounts, and more.
Microsoft will be giving away $20 worth of Office software and Office tools at the Microsoft Developer Forum next week, so stay tuned for more details.
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