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Microsoft launches Student Advantage worldwide

lets teachers who bought Office 365 give it to students for free

     
4:43 am on Dec 3, 2013 (gmt 0)

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http://thenextweb.com/microsoft/2013/12/02/microsoft-launches-student-advantage-worldwide-lets-teachers-bought-office-365-give-students-free/ [thenextweb.com]

Microsoft launches Student Advantage worldwide, lets teachers who bought Office 365 give it to students for free

Microsoft today announced the worldwide launch of a program called Student Advantage. In short, the move lets teachers offer Office 365 to their students for free.

All schools and universities that license Office 365 ProPlus or Office Professional Plus for staff and faculty can now also provide access to Office 365 ProPlus for students, without paying a dime. While the program was originally announced back in October, it has only been made available now, and Microsoft says more than 35,000 educational institutions can currently take advantage of it for their students.
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I hope the parents of the schools and parent of the students see this marketing action for what it really is:

"Hook them while they're young."
2:47 am on Dec 4, 2013 (gmt 0)

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That's certainly one aspect, but it also gets them familiar with the software that is used in most companies these days.

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While the program was originally announced back in October, it has only been made available now

Well, that's ingenious. Anyone who needed the program for the full academic year has already paid for it.

Is this about the one-time purchase price, or the ongoing subscription? I ask this after trying and failing to figure out what the educational price gets you.
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Those are business packages that are licensed on a monthly rate. [office.microsoft.com...]