Microsoft Equipt to be discontinued after April 30, 2009

Microsoft is going to discontinue their Software and Services subscription package Equipt. Equipt, which includes Office Home and Student 2007, OneCare, Office Live Workspaces and Windows Live Essentials, got launched July last year.

To help address the growing need for essential PC protection, Microsoft recently announced that it will be offering consumers a no-cost, anti-malware-focused security solution and will discontinue Windows Live OneCare. As a result of this new offering and the discontinuation of OneCare, Microsoft Equipt, which includes a subscription to OneCare, will be discontinued after April 30, 2009.

We first reported that it would be discontinued as OneCare would be replaced by Morro, back in November. Now we got a definite date on it.

If you are a Equipt subscriber please fill out the the Equipt Refund Request Form on the Subscriber Center now! You will then be refunded for the months you didn’t get to use, and you will also receive a free copy of Office Home and Student 2007. If you purchased Equipt in the US and have not yet installed Equipt, please request your refund through the 45-day Money Back Guarantee program.

More detailed information on all this can be found at the Microsoft Equipt FAQ page.