Microsoft to make Office free for devices under 10.1 inches

Microsoft is planning to offer free version of Office for devices with small screens. The company has announced that Microsoft Office is going to be available for free on devices with a screen size of less than 10 inches.


Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office 365 Client Apps and Services team, said that tablets bigger than 10-inches cannot be classified as a professional tablet or PC which can perform extensive tasks. Microsoft is going to classify anything with a screen size of 10.1 inches or less as a true mobile device and offer core editing and viewing experiences for free until one gets the premium, subscription features like integration from one app to another, security, and reliability-all part of the Office 365 suite, and not the individual apps.

Users will be able to create new documents, edit, and view them on the free versions of Office. The specific subscription benefits include the terabyte of OneDrive storage, 60 minutes of free worldwide Skype calls and more robust editing tools that come with the full Office 365 suite.

Author: Sneha Bokil

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