Microsoft has always considered education as one of the most important necessities and Microsoft Office has been one of the most popular software which is used by the students.
Recognizing this, Microsoft has decided to target college students by launching a new Microsoft 365 University package for both full-time and part-time students of accredited colleges and universities in India. The Office 365 University encompasses all the functions and application of MS Office as well as the option to work on 2 PCs or MAC with Office on demand. Additionally, 20GB of Skydrive space is also being provided to the subscribers.
Announcing the ‘Office 365 University’ for college students, general manager of Microsoft Office division, Microsoft India, Ramkumar Pichai said:
“Office 365 University will be a trusted and integral part of students’ everyday always-on, always-connected life, taking full advantage of the cloud and touch capabilities, all at the best price. The special pricing for students will help provide them with opportunities and empower them to develop the necessary skills to be successful in the fastpaced campus environment, making them future ready as they join the workforce of tomorrow.”
Being priced at Rs. 4199 on a 4 year subscription period the Office 365 University gives the students access to the entire software at an reasonable rate. It also helps in the overall development of the student as the student has full control over the MS Office features and can develop his/her skills to the maximum so that they can be prepared for all challenges in the workforce.
The newly released Microsoft Office’s biggest USP is the use of cloud interface, that gives the option to work on the go. It gives more freedom to the student as they can work under the environment they are most comfortable with, and which can ultimately result in getting the optimum performance from the students.
Users can use the Office 365 University in the manner stated below:
Students need to go online at www.office.com/verify to verify their eligibility in order to activate Office. During the verification process, students will need to fill out their university credentials, or international student identity card (ISIC) details. Alternatively, they can submit documentation through the manual verification process. The academic verification process is completed online; after which students can purchase Office 365 University from the online Microsoft store.
Reiterating the above stated points, the Microsoft Office 365 University will prove to be a significant development for strengthening the education system to accrue on a par with respect to the international standards and a product like this will prove to be beneficial for the students.
Office 365 University will be offered online and at retail locations in 52 markets worldwide. Features include:
- The latest and most complete set of Office applications – Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, Access
- Office on Demand
- Additional 20 GB Premium SkyDrive Storage and default save to SkyDrive
- Install Office on up to two PCs or Macs, for use by a single person
With the launch of this product, the company is aiming to target the top 55 premier education institutes in India, along-with the other 563 universities and 34,000 colleges.