Microsoft, the software giant, has announced its product – Microsoft Office 365 University in India for both full-time and part-time students of accredited colleges and universities. Targetting thousands of colleges in India, Microsoft has made this product available only for purchase via online system. Office 365 University is also going to be made accessible to faculty members of these colleges and universities. So now, students as well as teachers in India can buy the latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, and Access for your Mac or PC. (Compatible only with Windows 7, Windows 8, and Mac OS X 10.6 or later)
The four year subscription can be bought at a price of Rs. 4199. There’s a special offer going on too. If you buy your copy before September 28, 2013, you get 12 months of Xbox Live Gold. There you have the most complete set of office applications that come with office on demand and an additional 20 GB premium SkyDrive Storage. Students in the final year of a course would also be able to secure Office 365 for four years. That’s just what you wanted, right? And there’s also the facility to call phones in over 40 countries with 60 free Skype world minutes per month. Use Skype world minutes from any device where you have Skype installed, whether it’s your mobile phone, tablet, TV, or other device.
Your eligibility will be validated online at www.office.com/verify. During the redemption process, you will be prompted for your school email address or logon, or international student identity card (ISIC). You can process a manual verification request by completing the manual verification form and uploading a copy of one of the following documents: Dated student ID card, Current student report card or progress report and Dated current class schedule.
Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, 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 cloud and touch capabilities.”