Microsoft Announces Free Office 365 Education For Students And Faculty In The US

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Microsoft today announced that they have made it easier for teachers to get Office on all their devices—while storing and sharing class material with students using OneDrive. Millions of teachers and students will be eligible through their school to utilize the advanced editing and collaboration capabilities, unlimited OneDrive storage and Dropbox integration of an Office 365 subscription.

Beginning today, teachers in the U.S. who are eligible to get Office from their school can sign up for Office 365 themselves using a school-provided email address at www.office.com/teachers. Students in the U.S. can check their eligibility at www.office.com/getoffice365.

By signing up for an Office 365 Education account students and teachers receive:

  • The latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Access and Publisher.
  • Installations of Office on up to five PCs or Macs.
  • Advanced capabilities on Office mobile apps including Windows tablets, iPad, iPhone and Android (when available).
  • 1 TB of storage using OneDrive for business (unlimited storage coming soon).
  • Office Online to work on Office files with anyone, anywhere in real-time.

Teachers, to check if you’re eligible:

  1. Go to office.com/teachers.
  2. Enter a valid school-provided email address.

Students, to check if you’re eligible:

  1. Go to office.com/getoffice365.
  2. Enter a valid school-provided email address.

For school IT, allowing students and teachers to use the self-sign up process makes it easier to manage Office 365 and deliver all the benefits of the world’s leading productivity tools to your entire organization.

Read more about it here.

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