Microsoft aims to reach 25 million new Indian consumers with its devices and services.
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Microsoft has launched the Office 365 Personal for individual users which allows users to connect up to two home devices to the service. The software giant has unveiled new range of consumer services and devices that will help the company reach 25 million new Indian users in the next 12 months.
MS Office 365 Personal pricing and validity details
Rs. 330 per month
Rs. 3,299 per year
Valid for only one person across one computer, one tablet and one smartphone per subscription
Office 365 is Microsoft's fastest growing product and targets individual consumers with its PowerPoint, Excel, One Note and more range of services. The software lets users connect two devices to the service simultaneously. Microsoft's Office 365 Personal is available at all leading retail stores including Chroma, Reliance Digital and Jumbo Electronics and Microsoft's online Store.
Microsoft has also added new functionalities to its current services. Bing users can now access Venue maps to navigate through malls across India. Venue maps covers 120 malls and 3 major airports (Bangalore, Mumbai and New Delhi). The service also gives automatic directions while searching for a destination. Microsoft has also made Skype group video calling for Xbox One, Mac and Windows desktop free of charge.
Microsoft has launched Internet Explorer’s 3D FishGL, a WebGL graphics benchmark, that is easy to use and very interactive, the company stated. It is a part of Internet Explorer’s Rethink programs that aims to create new web experiences for consumers on the web.
Chakrapani Gollapali, Country General Manager, Consumer Channels Group stated, “Today’s consumers are seeking a more optimized experience across their phone, tablet and PC and the combined power of Microsoft devices and services provides the best experience they can have today across all these. We at Microsoft are working hard to deliver unmatched immersive experiences to the next 25 million consumers, powered by our first and third-party devices and our capabilities in the consumer cloud space.”
Commenting on the launch of Office 365 Personal, Ram Kumar Pichai, General Manager, Microsoft Office Division said, “More and more consumers today are looking for a home productivity suite which will allow them to move between devices and have constant access to important documents online. Office 365 Personal will address the needs of all these consumers.”