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Microsoft roasts its own software in new ads promoting Office 365 over Office 2019

The Verge Wednesday, 6 February 2019
Microsoft roasts its own software in new ads promoting Office 365 over Office 2019Microsoft launched Office 2019 late last year, but if the company’s new ad campaign is anything to go by, the company would really prefer if you didn’t buy it. Instead, Microsoft’s latest ads pit sets of identical twins against each other to complete office-themed challenges, with the end result showing that the company feels you’d be much better off with a monthly or yearly subscription to Office 365 instead, as spotted by TechCrunch.

The commercials are, put simply, extremely bizarre, with Microsoft intentionally going out of its way to show just how bad and inefficient the one-time payment version of its productivity suite is compared to the constant stream of updates it pushes to the subscription-based version.

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