Microsoft Launches Office 365 in 10 New Markets, Eyes Expansion in Nearly 100 New Markets By Next Year

Microsoft is bringing Office 365 to 10 new markets. The company today announced that people in Bhutan, Cambodia, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Laos, Maldives, Martinique, Mozambique, Myanmar, and Vatican City can now also subscribe to its productivity suite. The company says it plans to launch Office 365 in nearly 100 more markets by next year. VentureBeat adds: It’s worth underlining that Microsoft is using the word “market” and not “country” on purpose. There are 196 countries in the world today, but the company plans to launch Office 365 in “a further 97 markets over the next year.” That would bring the total to 247 markets — the extra markets are differentiated by certain cultural and language differences that require more work on Microsoft’s part, even if they are part of the same geographic country.Office is one of Microsoft’s biggest cash cows. The company says over 1.2 billion people worldwide use its productivity suite.

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