Microsoft introduces Office 365 University, available first quarter of 2013

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Microsoft has announced the availability of Office 365 University edition, which will be tailored to university and college students. Available during the first quarter of next year, faculty and staff in accredited institutions are eligible to purchase Office 365 University.

“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,” Microsoft stated in an offical blog post. Microsoft will require university and college students and faculty of accredited institutions to verify their eligibility online as part of the activation process. Office 365 University will be offered online, can also be purchased at retail stores, as well as a Microsoft Store. Office 365 University comes with Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher and Access. Students have the ability to take notes with touch, pen or keyboard in OneNote and keep them handy in the cloud and across multiple devices.