Sunday, January 29, 2017

New Office 365 Subscriptions Plunged 62% In 2016

How many new subscribers can Office 365 continue to get? By now, if you want Microsoft's suite of office programs, you probably already have them, so this drop off was inevitable.

Subscriber additions peaked in the first quarter of 2015, at 3.2 million, followed by 3 million in the third quarter, providing a foundation for a record 11.4 million new subscribers during the year. After Q4 2015, however, the trailing 12-month numbers fell, a decline fueled by the plateau of 0.9 million each quarter from the second onward. That resulted in a gain of just 4.3 million subscribers throughout 2016, a reduction of 62% from the year before.