Office 365 Now Free to Students Worldwide

office_365[1]Microsoft renewed its membership in the "hook'em young" club on Sunday. This tech company has long offered US students free licenses to Office 365, and now it's expanding the offer worldwide.

Students in schools around the globe can now get free access to Office 365. All that is required is a valid school email address, and that the school is already paying for an Office 365 subscription.

That's a big catch, enough so that I'm not sure that this offer is worth all that much - not when we already have access to free alternatives, including Libre Office and Google Docs.

But for students in schools which provide an Office license for faculty and staff, it's a good deal. The student will gain access to the latest version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, OneNote, and Publisher, as well as 1TB of storage on OneDrive. They'll be able to install Office 365 on up to 5 PCs and 5 mobile devices.

A student can check to see if they're eligible for free Office 365 from their school by visiting and enter a school-provided email address.

The offer is also open to teachers, and they can sign up here:

Microsoft via Slashgear

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4 Comments on Office 365 Now Free to Students Worldwide

  1. Nate – sorry, but I’ve got to ask… Do you proof your articles?

    Your content is often excellent, but the non-stop typos and grammatical errors are pretty distracting.

    • I usually go back in the evening and proofread the posts and fix errors. As a rule, that keeps me aware enough of the errors that I tend not to make any in the first place.

      Alas, this trick only works so long as I keep going back in the evening, and I don’t always have time.

      • Well, your process is your process… so whatever works for you.

        But I do find it odd that you’d feel comfortable leaving errors all day until you (maybe) return to fix them. Why not just proof properly in the first place?

        And you do need to proof, especially if you want this site to be taken seriously. (A site which focuses on the digital reading experience, no less.) I’m often seeing problems with every para in a post, and not just nitpicky stuff.

        Just sayin’…

  2. Thanks I’ll get my torrent copy instead.

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