Microsoft wants to Offer Office 365 University to Students for up to six months FREE!

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Microsoft has announced their plan to offer Office 365 software to students with up to six months of free access.  Office 365 is a cloud-based software suite originally launched back  in 2011.

If a student has a qualifying .edu e-mail address, Microsoft is offering to let them try Office 365 University for three months as well as 20GB of SkyDrive storage for free.  These qualifying students can receive another three months free just by sharing the offer on Facebook.

Microsoft is hoping to entice students with Office 365 and SkyDrive’s cloud storage with a more touch-friendly design for tablets and touch-screen laptops.  The idea is to get these students to purchase the product by starting them out on a free period.

Microsoft’s Office 365 University comes with word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access all for $79.99.  It also comes with 20GB of online storage through SkyDrive and 60 minutes of Skype calls per month.

Microsoft’s office 365 is already gaining traction in the business market as it recently launched its online version.  By offering this free trial, Microsoft Office 365’s presence in the education sector should show significant growth.

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If you or your business will be transitioning to Microsoft’s Office 365 and need assistance with training for your software upgrade, please give us a call at (813) 387-3500 for one of our account executives can help you.  You can also visit our website at to find our latest class schedule.  You can also order classes through the website.

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Microsoft Office 2013 Releases Today. They are Offering a New Way to Pay.

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After months of testing, Microsoft Office 2013 is being released today.  Microsoft Office 2013 has refreshed its looks and feel to be more visually similar to Windows 8.

Instead of paying for Microsoft Office 2013 all at once, Microsoft has decided to start offering superscription fees annually.  Microsoft Office 2013’s Home Premium, which includes such business basics as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook will cost $99.99 a year and include automatic software updates, 20GB of extra storage of SkyDrive (Microsoft’s Cloud Storage Service), 60 Skype World minutes, and use of Microsoft Office 2013 on up to five different devices.  This subscription plan would be a wise investment for most small businesses wanting to upgrade to Microsoft Office 2013.

Microsoft Office 2013’s University edition will cost only $79.99 for four years; however, you will only be able to use it on two devices and this software subscription can only be renewed once at this price.

Microsoft Office 2013 will still be available for a one time price of $219.99; however, the whole push that Microsoft is trying to do with these subscriptions is to have their software update constantly, like a website or application.

If you would like more information about training in any of the Microsoft Office 2013 Suite, Please feel free to give us a call at (813) 387-3500.  At the current moment, We are the only New Horizons to offer Microsoft Office 2013 classes.

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