Microsoft finally released Office 2016 for Windows users, two months after Mac users had already been able to upgrade to it. Although the wait was a bit longer for Windows users, and Volume Licensing users will not be able to get it until October 1st, the company has put out a special offer to upgrade for very little cost, providing you have already upgraded to Windows 10 and own a copy of Office 2010 or earlier.
Last night Terry Myerson posted on the Blogging Windows website the terms for the deal:
I also want to highlight a very cool offer from the Office team — if you upgrade to Windows 10 and have Office 2010 or earlier, you can get a 50% discount on a one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal through the pre-installed Get Office app.
The deal hints at the importance of taking advantage of the free upgrade to Windows 10 offer, applicable to those currently on Windows 7 or 8.1. It’s not known for how long this deal will run, but it may coincide with the free Windows 10 upgrade offer which expires in July 2016.