Higher education has never been cheap and with rising tuition costs, students are looking for any break that they can get. These days, Google offers a number of office products through the cloud that are free to use and these have become a viable alternative to Microsoft products.
Microsoft, however has also tried to remain competitive with their Office products and in regards to students, there is some good news if you are looking for Office 365. It’s been confirmed that Microsoft will be launching a student version of Office 365 known as University. This version will be available next year, sometime during the first quarter and it will come with the most common applications that customers are familiar with, namely, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Access, Excel, Publisher, OneNote and PowerPoint.
Now, in terms of pricing, students can receive all of this applications for $79.99 and for this price, you will have a four year license that will allow you full access. Additionally, you will also get additional free SkyDrive storage space in the amount of 20GB, bringing your total allotment to 27GB. But, that’s not all, with the Office 365 University bundle, Microsoft is also throwing in 60 free world minutes every month through their voice over IP application, Skype.
If you do decide to go with this bundle, you will be able to install Office 365 University on 2 computers and you have a single user license. Office 365 University can be purchased at Microsoft Stores, other retail locations as well as online. You will need to verify your eligibility during the activation process for this suite and anyone that is either a part time or full time student at either a local college or university is entitled to this promotion as are staff at these higher institutions of learning.