Amazon Lightning Deal: Microsoft Office 365 Personal for $26.77

Amazon’s Lightning Deals don’t last long, and a hat tip to Windows Central for pointing this one out. You can get Microsoft Office 365 Personal for $26.77 for as long as the deal lasts. Office 365 Personal includes: A license to install the latest version of Office on 1 PC or Mac, and 1 Windows […]

Microsoft on Every Device (Updated: Office Mobile Now Free)

Update: When I hitched my wagon to Microsoft here at The Tech Chat, I did so because the Surface Pro 3 convinced me that they’re doing some exciting and strategic things to become relevant again. Their decision, announced today, to offer Office Mobile for free to consumers (no longer requiring an Office 365 subscription to edit […]

Microsoft Posts Excellent Q1 2014 Financial Results

So, Microsoft’s earnings report for Q1 2015 has been released. The numbers will be sliced and diced by analysts and others over the next few days, but generally they seem extremely positive. Revenues were up 25% to $23.2 billion while operating income was down 8% to $5.8 billion given ongoing costs to restructuring and the Nokia acquisition. Some highlights: Devices and […]

Microsoft 365: Will Microsoft Migrate to All Subcription Services? (Updated)

Update: Microsoft just announced their Q1 2015 financial results, and they did quite well. Relative to this post, the fact that 7 million consumers are subscribing to Office 365 is particularly interesting. Makes a pretty strong case for the kind of subscription service I envision here… Update 2 (10/27/2014): So, Microsoft announced unlimited storage for […]