Microsoft offers education sector Office 365 sweetener

Microsoft is giving the training sector an advantage in to the cloud by providing free access to the office home and student 2013 for 2pc online productivity suite to existing Office licensees.

The offer belongs to the software giant’s Student Advantage programme, which is being ushered in on 1 December 2013 across the globe.

Out of this date, any educational facilities that already license Microsoft Office to be used by their staff and faculties will be able to offer access towards the Office 365 ProPlus edition to students free of charge.

Office 365 ProPlus features cloud-based versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Onenote, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher and Lync.

These applications can all be locally placed on five devices and are also available for students to use offline too.

Inside a article, announcing the programme, Anthony Salcito, v . p . of worldwide education at buy office 2016 professional plus , said the offer means schools will have access to the same productivity tools as some Fortune 500 companies.

As a result, office 2010 home and student hopes increasing access towards the software will help prepare students for everyday working life.

“Students today need job readiness skills, not job training. And also the technology industry can and should play an essential role in rebooting education to deal with this shift,” he explained.