Microsoft drops one-off Office licenses from its Home Use Program

The company really, really wants you to buy Office as a subscription.

Microsoft will no longer sell one-off licenses for Office 2019 as part of its Home Use Program (HUP). As spotted by Computer World, the company updated it HUP frequently asked questions page to confirm: «Office Professional Plus 2019 and Office Home and Business 2019 are no longer available as Home Use Program offers.»

The HUP is a program aimed at employees in eligible companies, allowing them to buy the same Microsoft products they use at work to use at home. Previously, employees had been offered discounted rates for perpetual licenses. Now, they will have to purchase a subscription with a 30 percent discount, costing $48.99 a year for Office 365 Personal or $69.99 a year for Office 365 Home.

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Credits: Georgina Torbet@georginatorbet

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