Microsoft Launches Equipt

July 2nd, 2008 at 12:00 am

microsoft equipt

Microsoft today announced that they will be selling a new software subscription package starting mid-July.  The package includes MS Office Home and Student 2007.  The whole package is called Microsoft Equipt which will cost $69.99 for a one year renewable subscription.

Each Equipt package, like the regular MS Office Home and Student 2007 software will be good for 3 computers.  However, the $69.99 subscription fee is a lot cheaper than the one time $150 for the regular software.

The whole Equipt package has a lot more value than the regular software hence the subscription worth renewing.  Microsoft Equipt comes with the Office Suite along with Windows Live OneCare, the all-in-one security and PC management service; Windows Live tools, such as Windows Live Mail, Windows Live Messenger and Windows Live Photo Gallery.  Although these softwares are actually free on the web, the subscription pays off all updates within the period of the license.

Bryson Gordon, group product manager, Microsoft Office, said, “With Microsoft Equipt we’re improving our customers’ computing experience by giving them essential software in a package that offers an easy install and setup experience, as well as a convenient and affordable way to stay updated with the latest versions of Office and Windows Live OneCare.”

Microsoft Equipt will be available in Circuit City Stores in the US starting mid-July.