Microsoft is the most valued publicly traded company in the world, but because much of their business is in the enterprise sphere it can be difficult to get a good sense of the scale of their business.
A recent tweet by Tren Griffin, a senior director at Microsoft, puts Microsoft’s productivity cloud Office 365 into a perspective consumers should be easily able to understand.
Someone asked me what is the most interesting part of my work. It is this;
"Microsoft’s Office is now a cloud-based service boasting more than 214 million subscribers who pay around $99 a year; it has more subscribers than Spotify and Amazon Prime combined."
— Tren Griffin (@trengriffin) May 5, 2019
The vast majority of these users are in enterprise seats, but Tren notes 34.2 million are consumers paying their $10 per month to use Office at home.
For those Office 365 offers great value for money, where much like Netflix it offers access to more Office apps than they could ever use, and more storage than they can ever use, and 6 licenses in total they can distribute to their family.
Tren notes the number is all the more impressive from being able to convert Office buyers from previously buying perpetual licenses to buying subscription services in only a few years.
To me, Office 365 has been a no-brainer, giving me peace of mind knowing my family has 1 TB of storage each to back up their documents, and access to the latest copies of Word and Powerpoint for their educational and productivity needs, all for only a few pounds a month. Are any of our readers not subscribers? Let us know why below.