Microsoft’s New Student Advantage Program Offers Free Office 365 ProPlus For Students

Microsoft today announced a new program called Student Advantage that will allow students in schools to enjoy full Office 365 ProPlus for free. From 1st December, 2013, any institutions worldwide that licenses Office for staff and faculty can provide access to Office 365 ProPlus for students at no additional cost. Office 365 ProPlus includes the following,

Office suite included
Always have the latest versions of:
Microsoft Word Microsoft Excel Microsoft PowerPoint Microsoft Outlook Microsoft OneNote Microsoft Publisher Microsoft Lync Microsoft Access
  • Capture your ideas however you work best—using a keyboard, pen, or a touchscreen.
  • Open PDFs and edit paragraphs, lists, and tables just as you do in familiar Word documents.
  • Keep track of comments in Word documents and mark them as done with the new reply button.
  • Convert your data into a chart or table in two steps or less so you can analyze it faster, and then preview it with different formatting.
  • Embed Excel spreadsheets, Visio diagrams, photos, and almost any other kind of computer file, in your OneNote notebooks.
  • Share your PowerPoint presentation over the web by sending a link to it.
  • Design customized marketing materials that fit your brand and customers.
Office on more devicesEnjoy a consistent and familiar Office experience across PCs, Macs, Windows tablets, and most mobile devices.

Office Mobile can be installed on up to 5 iPhones and Android phones, enabling you to access, edit, and view Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents. Note that Office Mobile is already available on Windows Phones and does not count toward the 5-device limit. Use the OneNote, OWA, Lync Mobile, and SharePoint Newsfeed apps on most devices. Learn more.

Office on any PC
Stream full versions of Office programs on any PC with Office on Demand.2

Antony Salcito, vice president of Worldwide Public Sector Education at Microsoft said the following on this new program,

“Students use Office every day for school work and activities that are most important to them. Office not only helps students stay organised and get their work done today, but at the same time develops skills that will be required when they enter the workforce,”.

This is a great news for students across the world. Office 365 Pro Plus generally costs $12 per month for a single user. I’m sure students are going to enjoy free Office on their mobile devices like iPhone, Android and iPad devices.

Source: Microsoft

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