A week ago, Microsoft announced that it would stop distributing its proprietary software for editing screenplays.
It’s a blow to independent film producers and writers, who have long relied on a proprietary solution.
This announcement has caused major backlash among film studios and distributors, and Microsoft has also had to pay back the $3.7bn in film and TV revenue that it made from the software.
Now, the company is looking to its own software for its new offering.
The new Microsoft Screenwriting Suite includes more than 40 software components, which it calls the Core Software, and it will be made available for free to anyone who owns the Microsoft Office suite.
There is a version for Windows, as well as a Windows 8 Pro and Windows 10 Pro version.
The software is not meant to be a replacement for the Office suite, but rather a “first step towards the creation of a new product”.
Microsoft is calling the new software “the best way to deliver screenplays in a comprehensive, unified package”, but it is also clear that Microsoft has set its sights on other software.
“Microsoft Screenwriting is a great way to add new features to your existing Office applications,” the company said.
“This new software is designed to allow you to create, edit, publish, and share your best screenplays, and provides an even deeper understanding of how to create and edit screenplays on the widest variety of devices.”
Microsoft has been testing the new suite with independent film and television producers, and they have been pleased with the experience.
“It’s the best way I’ve seen for my screenplays to be delivered to audiences,” said James Dolan, an independent film producer and producer of television shows.
“I have been able to edit the screenplays myself on my personal computer, and I am impressed with the new Microsoft software.”
He said he had already seen some of the improvements that had been made to the software over the past few months.
“We have seen some significant improvements in the software itself and the quality of the content that is being created.
The addition of the Core software makes it much easier for me to produce content that has the potential to be seen by the widest audience possible,” Dolan said.
In the coming months, Microsoft will also be releasing a new version of the software that it says will allow independent filmmakers to edit their films without any need to use the Microsoft software.
That new version will be called Microsoft Screenwriter Pro.
The company has also announced that the Core and Screenwriter software will be available free to Microsoft Office users who purchase the Office Suite.
The free version of Microsoft Screenwriters Suite will come with the Core suite, and the free version will include the Screenwriter Studio software, which includes a feature that allows you to import, create and share a single screenwriter screen with other screenwriters.
The Screenwriter Suite is a free product that can be downloaded from Microsoft’s online store, and those who purchase it can upgrade to the Core Suite for $9.99 per year.
“The Screenwriters suite brings you all of the benefits of a Microsoft Office productivity suite including all of your screenwriting needs, including screenwriting tools like Microsoft Office Document Writer, Microsoft Word Writer, and Adobe Premiere Pro and Studio,” Microsoft said.
The Microsoft Screen Writers Suite will be released to all customers in the United States and Canada on August 30, 2019.
A Microsoft spokesperson said that all of its new products are being rolled out at the same time and that there are no plans to introduce any other products in the near future.
Microsoft’s decision to stop distributing the software has caused a number of other companies to follow suit.
“As we have been seeing a steady decline in the quality and value of independent film productions, we decided to remove the software from the Office marketplace and ensure that all new content created with our Core suite will be delivered in the most consistent and reliable way,” said Michael Mays, the co-founder of the Independent Screenwriters Guild.
“With a strong community of independent screenwriters, this will allow us to better serve them, including new films that are not yet released.”
Mays added that he was excited to see the “new and innovative” new software being offered by Microsoft.
“What’s great about this is that it’s a great product for both independent and mainstream filmmakers,” he said.
Some independent film companies have also expressed frustration that the software was not being released sooner.
“Screenwriters are a vital part of the storytelling process, and without their expertise and support, we’re unable to achieve the quality we all strive for in the industry,” said Samira Ali, a screenwriter and producer.
“For now, we can only imagine what the future holds for independent screenwriting.”
Microsoft said that it was “committed to providing a new way to work with your content” and that it had already delivered its content to some of its customers.
“While we continue to work closely with independent