Microsoft has announced that now students can check if they’re eligible for Office apps from their school and install it for free. The company says that the program will benefit millions of students globally.
Office apps are available free for students and teachers both. Students will require a valid school email address to sign up. They have to go to office.com/getoffice365 and enter their valid email address from their school. Teachers have a separate page for themselves which can be accessed from office.com/teachers.
Microsoft will provide the latest version of Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Access, Publisher and OneNote for free once the sign up process is complete. Users can install the app on up to five PCs or Macs and up to five mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. Students will also get access to 1TB OneDrive storage and Office Online for in-browser collaboration.
Recently Microsoft opened up its Office 2016 Consumer Technical Preview for testing to anyone willing to sign a non-disclosure agreement. The new version includes a "Tell Me" tool, an automatic image-rotation feature has been added to help users correctly position images in Office documents. The company has also added a new "black" theme option for Office users. Microsoft is expected to release the Office 2016 in the second half of 2015.
Last year Google had announced its Classroom Educational Tool for teachers and students to collaborate and give them assignments and feedback. The internet giant has also launched the Classroom app for Android and iOS that helps students submit their homework through their smartphones. The apps can be used by anyone with Google apps for Education account.
Source: Office Blog