Microsoft: Office 365 Home Premium brings in over one million subscribers

Microsoft's launch of Office 365 Home Premium in late January has been a big hit for the company, at least according to their numbers. Today, Microsoft announced that over one million subscriptions have been registered for Office 365 Home Premium, the consumer version of its cloud software service, in just over 100 days.

Microsoft's news post on its Office blog also says that "the new Office" has become its "best-selling" version of Office ever, with an average of over one copy sold every second so far; it did not offer any specific sales figures.

In a footnote at the end of the post, Microsoft says that when describing "the new Office", it includes Office 365 subscriptions, along with sales of of its stand alone Office 2013 suites (Office Home & Student 2013, Office Home & Business 2013, Office Standard 2013, Office Professional 2013). The one million figure is only for the Office 365 Home Premium, which means that Microsoft has sold well over 1 million Office products since launch.

Microsoft has said it would like to move every Office user from the standard retail packaged software format to a cloud-based service at some point but added that it will likely take some time for that transition to happen. With the company already signing up over one million users for Office 365 Home Premium, it would appear that it is moving to that cloud-based software future pretty quickly.

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