Office 365 for Students Makes Getting Office a Breeze
As a current student at UCLA, I can tell you one thing for sure: Microsoft Office 365 is an absolute necessity. I’m constantly writing papers in word, taking notes in OneNote (on my Surface Pro 3), creating lists and forms in Excel, and sharing all of the above in various ways with fellow students, teachers, TA’s and so on. To say that Office 365 is my “bread and butter” app suite is an understatement. I personally pay the $99 per year subscription fee, so I already have full access, but if you’re a student who doesn’t have access yet, you just might be in luck.
Microsoft revealed that as of now, students of eligible schools can simply sign up at the Office 365 website using their .edu email address and get immediate access to download and install the Office 365 suite to their Windows or Mac PC. In addition, they’ll receive one terabyte of free online storage via Microsoft OneDrive, which is fully integrated with the Office 365 suite. Students can use the tools to create documents, reports, presentations and more, as well as collaborate online with their classmates. But in my opinion, the biggest deal here is the 1TB of free OneDrive storage. Now any student, whether they own a Mac or a Windows PC, has a solid reason to download the terrific OneDrive app and save all their files straight into a folder that automatically backs up all their data to the cloud for safe keeping. As a student who’s lost files a couple of times in the past, before I had everything syncing to OneDrive, I can attest to what a horrible experience it is to lose hours of work, especially when it happens the night before a project is due.
To get your free installation of Microsoft Office 365, register here.
If you have Windows 8.1, the OneDrive app is built in. If you use Windows 7, Mac OSX or Android, grab a link to the OneDrive app here, or in your platform’s app store.
Once that’s all done, just be sure to save your files (neatly!) into your OneDrive folder and never worry again about losing your important papers and files.