Microsoft has revealed that it is experimenting with two new models for its Office-range of software in response to increased competition from open source rivals.
The Redmond-based firm is apparently testing both a subscription-based revenue model as well as one that is free to consumers but makes its money from advertising.
Microsoft has indicated that the subscription-based service should arrive before the end of the year. No pricing has been announced, though it will have to be lower than £10 a month for the Home and Student edition and £30 a month for the Standard edition to make it value for money.
Source: PC World