1.    11 Nov 2014 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Standish, Lancashire
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Office 365 Education free to students and teachers in US

    Making it easier for teachers and students to work together

    Microsoft Office has long been a staple in the teacher toolkit for communicating and collaborating with their classes. Today we’re thrilled to announce that we’ve made it easier for teachers to get Office on all their devices—while storing and sharing class material with students using OneDrive.
    Last week we were excited to share with you the next steps in bringing Office to everyone, on every device. The updated Office apps for iPhone and iPad and the upcoming Android and Windows 10 apps are full of great features to help students and teachers do more and achieve more. When combined with an Office 365 subscription and full Office, they can do even more and the experience can be incredibly impactful on classroom collaboration and learning outcomes.

    Millions of teachers and students are already eligible through their school to utilize the advanced editing and collaboration capabilities, unlimited OneDrive storage and Dropbox integration of an Office 365 subscription and may not realize it. So we’ve created a simple way for you to find out.
    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.
    Worldwide availability of the self-sign up process for both students and faculty is planned for later in the year.
    Read more - Making it easier for teachers and students to work together - Office Blogs
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  2.    12 Nov 2014 #2
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Posts : 805
    10 Pro Preview x64

    There is no such thing as free with a listed company which is obligated to maximise shareholder return. MS want to get children used to Office so they will want to (pay to) use it when they enter the workplace. Similarly the advertising company Google want more info from an earlier age to better target their ads.

    My son (at school in UK) uses "free" Google docs at school and (paid for) Office 365 at home.
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  3.    12 Nov 2014 #3
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Posts : 275
    Windows 7, 8.1, 10 | Linux

    Wow, Cool.
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