Hit: Office 365 Home Premium
Let's start on a high note. Microsoft released Office 365 Home Premium, its ambitious "Office as a service" offering, way back in January, then extended its reach to Android and Apple phones later in the year.
While the mere existence of Office 365 Home Premium rekindled the old "software vs. services" furor, there's no debating that uptake has been brisk: In late October, Microsoft announced that more than 2 million users were paying $10 per month (or $100 per year) for 20GB of SkyDrive cloud storage, instantaneous updates, and—most important—the right to use Office 2013 on up to five devices. Not too shabby.