Microsoft Has Taken One-Off Licenses from Office Home Edition

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The tech firms love to chase the subscription-based fee that piles up as revenue. This is applicable from Netflix to phone apps. Microsoft has followed this path; lately, they have decided to offer their office products as a service that is based on subscription. Microsoft is one of the latecomers to this trend; many other tech firms have utilized this approach. It was only time before Microsoft followed into the tracks as well.

Microsoft will not sell the licenses anymore for the office edition of the year 2019; this is a component of home use program HUP policy. The professional plus edition of 2019 as well s the business, and home editions of 2019 are no more available as the home Usage programs. Microsoft itself has now closed these offers. The HUP is an employee based program, it enables them to buy the products which they can use at home. 


Now the employees will require purchasing the subscription with a discount of about 30 percent. The cost will be around 49 US dollars as far as 365 personal editions are concerned. However, if you are looking for a home edition of office 365, then you will require to spend about 70 US dollars. In case you have a license that is bought via the program, it will not create issues. Buying the subscription under the HUP will not stop you from receiving the discounts on the future updates, regardless of your connection with your employer.

As for now, the company seems to continue with its ways of offering the 2019 edition of the office via licenses to the users. This is for those who would purchase the software instead of renting it. Although it has been crystal clear from Microsoft that this is one of the moves that emphasize on shifting the users to a subscription-based method.

Robert Williams is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. Her passion is to write about Cybersecurity, malware, social engineering, Games, internet and new media. She writes for Ms-Office products at or

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