Microsoft UK announced that they’ll release Equipt on the 20th October in the UK. Microsoft unveiled Microsoft Equipt codenamed “Albany”, an all-in-one security and productivity software subscription service for consumers. In one easy installation, the service delivers award-winning anti-malware protection technology and features to simplify PC management and help improve performance, the productivity tools people use to organize their lives, and online services that help make it easy to keep in touch with friends and family.
Microsoft have pulled together their most popular productivity software, including Office Home and Student 2007, Windows Live OneCare, Windows Live Mail, Messenger and Photo Gallery. All in one easy to install package. Equipt also installs the Microsoft Office Live Workspace connector on the Microsoft Office tool bar, so users can save documents to their own dedicated online workspace and invite friends and classmates to collaborate and share.
And as it’s a subscription based model subscribers will receive free upgrades to the latest versions of Microsoft Office Home and Student as well security updates for Windows Live OneCare as they’re released free of charge. One subscription could cover the average household’s quota of PC’s in one fell swoop as the software’s licence cover up to 3 PC’s.
Equipt is available 20th October from PC World for an annual subscription cost of £59.99