Microsoft's new "pay-as-you-go" rental scheme

Would you pay $15 a month to use Microsoft Office 2003? Some users, who are helping Microsoft test whether renting Office might be preferable to buying it for certain groups of customers, say they would. Microsoft has been testing quietly a new "pay-as-you-go" rental program for Office 2003 in South Africa, Mexico and Romania, and […]

Would you pay $15 a month to use Microsoft Office 2003?

Some users, who are helping Microsoft test whether renting Office might be preferable to buying it for certain groups of customers, say they would.

Microsoft has been testing quietly a new "pay-as-you-go" rental program for Office 2003 in South Africa, Mexico and Romania, and will decide in the next couple of months whether to extend the program to include Office 2007.

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