Remember the good old days when – in contrast to older industries – computing services got steadily cheaper, rather than more expensive?
No more, it seems. The bottom, perhaps, has been reached.
Microsoft Australia says it will raise the price of its Office 365 Home and Personal subscriptions from October 12. But at this stage the price rises will affect only home versions of Office 365.
The whisper is that business subscriptions may also be quietly raised in coming months.
Meanwhile, for Office 365 Personal edition users, the subscription price will climb from $89 to $99 a year. So far not revealed is the new pricing for the Home edition, currently $119 a year.
A Microsoft Australia spokesperson said the company “periodically assesses its pricing to ensure reasonable alignment with the needs of customers, partners and the marketplace”. Uh, huh …