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Office 365 University

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Microsoft today introduced a new subscription service for Students for about $80 a year. This is a surprisingly low price for features that students get. Office components like Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, Publisher and Outlook (that’s not available in the current Home version) plus all the other Office 365 goodies to go with it. On top of that students get 60 Skype world minutes per month, 27GB SkyDrive storage along with free upgrades and the ability to install on two separate computers. Check out the announcement from the Office Team below and how you will be eligible to get your copy.Office 365 University for Higher-Education Students

Today, we’re introducing a new offering for university and college students called Office 365 University. Available in the first quarter of 2013, Office 365 University will be offered online, at retail locations and at Microsoft Stores in 52 markets worldwide.

Starting today, eligible students can buy Office University 2010 or Office University for Mac 2011 and receive a free subscription to Office 365 University when it becomes available.

10 Reasons Higher-Education Students Will Love Office 365 University
  1. The best of Office: Includes the new Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher and Access.
  2. The best price: At US$1.67 per month, it’s a great deal. (Estimated retail price of US$79.99 for a four-year subscription; non-U.S. pricing available.)
  3. Four years: If school takes more than four years, renew once for a total of eight years of Office 365 University.
  4. Digital note-taking: Take notes with touch, pen or keyboard in OneNote and keep them handy in the cloud and across multiple devices.
  5. Save to SkyDrive: Office 365 University saves documents to SkyDrive by default, so content is always available across devices.
  6. More storage: Additional 20 GB Premium SkyDrive Storage for a total of 27 GB.
  7. Skype: 60 Skype world minutes per month included.
  8. New upgrades: Get future upgrades and enhancements.
  9. Two installations: Install Office 365 University on up to two computers (PC or Mac) for one user.
  10. Office on Demand: Use it even when you are away from your PC by streaming full-featured Office to an Internet-connected Windows-based PC.
Who can get Office 365 University?

Full- and part-time enrolled university and college students, faculty and staff in accredited institutions are eligible to purchase Office 365 University.

Higher-education students, faculty and staff must verify their eligibility online as part of the Office 365 University product activation process. (Note: Verification is post-purchase for all channels except directly from Microsoft Store, where we offer a pre-purchase verification.)

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Office 2013 Family of products RTM (Office 2013, Lync 2013, Exchange 2013, Sharepoint 2013)

Categories: Exchange, Lync, Office, SharePoint
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Moments ago, the Office engineering team signed off on the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) build. This milestone means the coding and testing phase of the project is complete and we are now focused on releasing the new Office via multiple distribution channels to our consumer and business customers.

This is the most ambitious release of Office we’ve ever done. It spans the full family of Office applications, servers and cloud services. The new Office has a fresh, touch friendly design that works beautifully on Windows 8 and unlocks modern scenarios in social, reading, note-taking, meetings and communications. We are proud to achieve this milestone and are eager to deliver this exciting release to our customers.

General availability is planned for the first quarter of 2013. Starting October 19, customers purchasing Office 2010 from local retailers or resellers will receive the new Office for free upon availability. Customers will also see a preview version of the new Office on Windows RT devices, beginning with the Windows 8 launch on October 26.

Additionally, we have a number of programs that provide business customers with early access so they can begin testing, piloting and adopting Office within their organizations:

  • We will begin rolling out new capabilities to Office 365 Enterprise customers in our next service update, starting in November through general availability.

  • Volume Licensing customers with Software Assurance will be able to download the Office 2013 applications as well as other Office products including SharePoint 2013, Lync 2013 and Exchange 2013 through the Volume Licensing Service Center by mid-November. These products will be available on the Volume Licensing price list on December 1.
  • IT professionals and developers will be able to download the final version via their TechNet or MSDN subscriptions by mid-November.

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New Products from Microsoft

Categories: Exchange, Hardware, Lync, Microsoft, SharePoint, Windows, Windows Server
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2012 seems to be quite the year for Microsoft. We will see these products releasing through February 2013.

 

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Did I miss anything? I will update as I find more.