Microsoft's Office365 Home Premium service has managed one million subscribers since its launch earlier this year, the company announced on its blog.

This has made the latest edition of MS Office the best-selling edition, with more than one copy of the application being sold every second on average in the last three and a half months. This service is one of the few to reach the one million mark in such a short span of time. Instagram is the only service that reached the one million user mark in two and a half months from the time of its launch, a time span less than that of Office365.

The Office365 Home Premium, which was launched in February, includes applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher and Access along with 20GB SkyDrive cloud storage.

The latest edition of MS Office is the best-selling edition with more than one copy being sold every second on average

Interestingly, this was the first time that the Redmond giant was offering this service through online subscription, a change from its traditional approach of granting permission to install Office on individual machines for a one-time fee.

As per the new change, users are expected to pay an annual or monthly subscription charge and get the license to use Office across five PCs or Macs and five mobile devices – it is available for Windows Phone and some Symbian devices. 

The new subscription process has helped organisations as they can now install Office365 on five PCs or Macs using a single subscription. Users also have the provision to create and edit documents using Microsoft's web-apps and sync documents in the cloud.

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