In a move that’s bound to make Students, teachers and schools all over the world leap with delight, and in the procedure earn Microsoft some goodwill, the technology giant has declared on Monday that its ultra-popular Microsoft Office programs will be accessible free of charge to Students aged 13 years or older. The brand new self-serve sign up is available for US Students and will shortly be extended to Students world-wide.
While the Student Advantage program about a year ago, an advantage that enables Students to get Office 365 from their school at no cost was declared by Microsoft, the organization acknowledges in its website that there was a drawback. It writes, “The onus has been on the school to start the service, make an account and purchase the Office 365 permit on behalf of the student.”
Converting it into a self-serve process, the company asks eligible students to follow these steps: go to Office 365 for Students and register using a valid E-mail address given by the school.
However, there is a small grab. The catch is that Volume Licensing is not free.
Furthermore, Microsoft also declared that any school/organisation that has already bought or desires to purchase Office for all their faculty and staff can now include an Office 365 ProPlus subscription at no additional price. This scheme will be available to teachers in the US starting October and is anticipated to be accessible to teachers world-wide at a later date.