Posts Tagged ‘subscription’ Premium is Quite the Expensive Affair

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

In its present state, it doesn’t sound like the Premium version of Outlook adds enough value to justify the subscription price. It will be interesting to see if additional capabilities are added as the service evolves.

Microsoft revealed Premium, a subscription-based version of its free email offering earlier this year. Back then, the offer was only available to select customers who took part in the beta test. The company appears to have opened the doors for sign up to Premium to the public recently.


Would You Pay a Subscription Fee for Windows?

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Although Microsoft hasn’t taken this step yet, it does seem to be the way of the future. Software companies have discovered that subscription fees generate additional revenue, so it’s pretty obvious that they’ll eventually go that route.

Ever since Microsoft introduced Windows 10’s free for the first year upgrade offer, rumors circulated around the Internet that the company would introduce subscriptions after that time period that all users who had upgraded to Windows 10 for free would have to pay. While those rumors are not true as far as I can tell, it is clear that software companies have been moving towards subscription-based services in the past couple of years.


Microsoft Office 2013 Can Now be Transferred Between PCs

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Wow, it sounds like Microsoft finally listened to customer concerns … for a change.

The Office 2013 lineup is Microsoft’s entry into the world of subscriptions thanks to Office 365 which is available for a yearly subscription fee instead of a one-time price. Subscriptions to have their advantages for customers, like being switched to the latest version of a product automatically. To make the subscription packages more appealing, Microsoft decided to make the product available to up to 5 PCs or Mac systems per user while limiting the boxed copy of Office 2013 to one system and one user.


Grooveshark Asks Users to Subscribe, Or Else, Unskippable Ads

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Here’s an interesting new approach to using ads to generate website capital; I wonder if this business model will catch on?

There is nothing wrong with financing a service or website with advertisement. There will always be users who will use ad blockers or other scripts to get rid of those ads, but the majority will understand that these are what pay the bills and keep the site going. The wrong kind of advertisement on a site can have an ill-effect on the site’s reputation. The wrong kind in this regard refers both to what the ads try to sell, their placement, or type.


4 Options to Bypass the 20 Article Limit

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Here are four different simple tricks to get around the New York Times website’s 20 article per month limit …

Did you know that you can only read 20 articles on the New York Times website before you are asked to subscribe to continue reading articles on the newspaper site? A warning is displayed at the bottom of the screen once you are near your monthly limit on the site, with links pointing to the subscription page that lists the available options.