Microsoft is offering free upgrades to its suite of Office 365 programs for free for a year and a half, according to an announcement from the company.
The free upgrades will start rolling out this weekend.
The company also plans to expand its offering of free upgrades this year to include the Office suite of applications for the Mac and Windows operating systems.
Microsoft also announced earlier this week that it plans to add a free Office 365 subscription to the company’s other popular business and consumer products, including its Windows Azure and Dynamics CRM applications.
The Office 365 upgrade offers up to a $100 upgrade fee per user, which the company says is intended to help pay for the company to invest in a new, faster, cloud-based version of Office.
The upgrade is available to Office 365 subscribers on a per-user basis, and the cost for all users will be $5 per year.
The announcement also mentions that Microsoft plans to make Office 365 free for new users in the coming months.