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Updated: August 7, 2013 01:11 IST

Microsoft launches Office 365 for students at Rs 4,199

Yuthika Bhargava
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Microsoft India Chairman, Bhaskar Pramanik, during the launch of New Generation ''Office 365'' in New Delhi. File photo: S. Subramanium
The Hindu Microsoft India Chairman, Bhaskar Pramanik, during the launch of New Generation ''Office 365'' in New Delhi. File photo: S. Subramanium

Microsoft launched its Office 365 for full time and part time university students in India on Tuesday with a subscription offer.

Office 365 University includes the complete set of Office applications and can be installed on two PCs or Macs.

It also sports Office on Demand and an additional 20 GB premium SkyDrive storage.

Microsoft has priced it at Rs 4,199 for a 4-year subscription and is available for students studying in accredited colleges and universities in the country.

"The special pricing for students will help provide them with opportunities and empower them to develop the necessary skills to be successful in the fast-paced campus environment," Microsoft India GM (Microsoft Office Division) R Pichai said.

The alternatives are also very good. They are cross-platform & can reassure people who are paranoid about the NSA. There is 2 click export to PDF as well in OpenOffice & LibreOffice.

I think people should try LibreOffice 1st:
www.libreoffice.org/download

Or try OpenOffice or KingSoft office. www.openoffice.org/download
www.kingsoftstore.com/download

They are all free & very good.

Google Drive is great too.

from:  Paul Joseph
Posted on: Aug 7, 2013 at 15:02 IST

Sure going to help students across the country.

from:  Suraj
Posted on: Aug 6, 2013 at 23:26 IST

Linux Open Office and Linux Libre Office Suite are available FREE ;-) I hope no institute falls for this trap and make blanket agreements for purchase by students. This must be ensured by the academetia of this country. It is bad policy by Microsoft to mix business into education, where they should be providing free services to the student segment. Students in future when they get into profession would promote Microsoft as a 'good' company. In exchange Microsoft can be given advertising space in the campus, on an equal footing compared to the Free / Open Source organisations.

from:  sameer b
Posted on: Aug 6, 2013 at 21:18 IST
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