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Microsoft boasts 1 million subscribers to Office 365

In just over 100 days since its launch, Office 365 Home Premium has surpassed the 1 million subscribers mark, putting it on pace, Microsoft claims, with some of the most popular Internet services (see graphic below).

Microsoft's latest Office software sells more than one copy every second, making it the best-selling edition to date, the Redmond-based company said. That includes Office 365 Home Premium, Office 365 University, Office 365 ProPlus and Office 2013.

"However, the numbers are only part of the story," John Case, corporate vice president of marketing for the Microsoft Office Division, wrote in a blog post. "At its core, Office exists to help people get things done, and people tell us they are choosing the service because it delivers full Office, it keeps them always up-to-date and it's a fantastic value."

The Office 365 Home Premium cloud productivity suite launched in January alongside Office 365 University.

Microsoft's long-standing software has been utilised by everyone from goal-achieving entrepreneurs to learning-to-connect families, including a Tennessee-based mother of six, Suzanne Emberton. Microsoft recruited Emberton, a full-time IT support analyst, to write about her experiences with Office 365.

"I feel like Office 365 Home Premium helps me be a better mom overall and more focused on the relationships in our house," she wrote in a separate blog post. "Not keeping up with schedules, schoolwork and the mountain of paper."

All the dreamers out there who have accomplished something with the help of Microsoft's technology are invited to visit the company's Facebook page and share their own stories. Some will be published to the Office blog.