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October 22, 2012
Microsoft Set to Power Office 365 University in January
By Oliver VanDervoort, Contributing Writer
As the hype surrounding Microsoft (News - Alert) Office 365 increases, there are new elements coming to light that are going to be making the robust suite that much better. We all know that Office 365 is the perfect software suite when it comes to enterprise level companies. And with Office 365 now being released to manufacturers, we are learning more and more about the different ways the solution will come in handy.
The technology giant will be selling the Office 365 University SKU online in retail stores all over the world in addition to Microsoft stores. This particular suite is specially geared towards the possible needs of any number of college students and will include Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher and Access. In addition to the number of different programs that college students will have access to, Office 365 University also provides users with an additional 20 GB of SkyDrive cloud storage (for a total of 27 GB) and 60 Skype (News - Alert) world minutes per month.
Microsoft is pretty obviously positioning Office 365 University as the replacement for Office 2010 University and Mac 2011 University. Both of these programs are different in that they are not subscription-based. It stands to reason that among the groups of people that will most benefit by moving to Office 365 subscription standards, college students would be at the top of the list. Instead of having to pay a large amount of money up front, Office 365 University will make it a little easier for students to afford all that the innovative portfolio has to offer.
The pricing for Office 365 University is just $1.79 per month which means that should a student choose to go that route, they will barely notice the financial effects. Students can also make sure they have taken care of access to Microsoft Office for their entire four year college period with a onetime payment of $79.99.
Edited by Jamie Epstein