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Students at 35,000 schools can now use Microsoft Office for free

Published Dec 3rd, 2013 7:15AM EST
Microsoft Office 365 Student Advantage
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Like any good pusher, Microsoft knows that the best way to get kids hooked on your product is to start them off with free samples. Microsoft this week officially launched its Student Advantage program that will give students at more than 35,000 participating schools free access to Microsoft Office 365 as long as the schools license Office 365 ProPlus or Office Professional Plus for their faculty members. This is the second big Office 365 promotion Microsoft has announced for students this year, as over the summer the company said that it would give new Office 365 subscribers in select countries free 12-month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.