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Microsoft confirms Equipt kill date

Microsoft has told Equipt customers that the subscription software package will be killed off on 30 April 2009. The date comes three months after the company confirmed plans to ditch the Office and security subscription service in November. Microsoft only began selling Equipt to consumers late last summer in the US via the …
Kelly Fiveash, 18 Feb 2009
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MS kills off OneCare to introduce free security software

Microsoft has abandoned its attempt to make money from selling anti-virus software to consumers, two years after entering the cut-throat market. The Windows Live OneCare consumer security service will be discontinued from the end of June next year in favour of a free consumer product, codenamed Morro, currently under …
John Leyden, 19 Nov 2008
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Microsoft targets online Office bundle at US cheapskates

Microsoft has tied up with ailing US retailer Circuit City to launch its Office and security subscription service which hits the market bearing the moniker "Equipt". The software giant said that it has handed Circuit City the new product line, with plans for the retail chain to start punting Equipt from mid-July. It will carry …
Kelly Fiveash, 2 Jul 2008
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Microsoft beta tests Office subscription software

Microsoft has launched a private beta test of a subscription version of its Office and security software. Dubbed Albany the package includes Office Live and OneCare - Microsoft's bundle of security and anti-virus products. It is aimed at consumers rather than businesses - Microsoft is already trialling similar offerings for …
John Oates, 21 Apr 2008

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