I’m still having trouble grasping Microsoft’s business model in the mobile world (other than the company’s inability to sell many mobile devices). Chris Smith on the latest for Office 365.
The company said that millions of students and teachers around the world are now eligible for free Office from their schools, a promotional offer that was previously available only in the U.S.
Free? What’s the catch?
In addition to access to the latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Access and Publisher for PC, Mac and up to five mobile devices including iPad, Android and Windows tablets, users get 1TB of OneDrive storage and access to Office Online.
What? No catch?
Microsoft’s previous CEO, Steve Ballmer, was known for making profits. This year’s CEO, Satya Nadella, knows how to give away products for free. Free only works for so long.