Despite Windows 8 drama, Microsoft’s Office 365 Home Premium has been a hit

Brad Reed
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So we all know by now that Windows 8 has proven to be a very polarizing operating system that Microsoft has vowed to overhaul in an effort to assuage disgruntled users. But Benzinga’s Tim Parker notes that Microsoft has had considerably more success lately with another cornerstone of its business that isn’t an operating system or a gaming console: The subscription-based Office 365 Home Premium cloud service suite. Microsoft announced this week that there are now more than 1 million Office 365 Home Premium subscribers, which Parker says is a reflection of the fact that Microsoft has done “a pretty good job of not trying to completely reinvent something that isn’t broken” but has instead given an old product a “21st century treatment” by putting it in the cloud.

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