Office 365 University is Microsoft's time tested and proven office software suite offered as a low cost subscription 'software as a service' business model. Paying a low monthly fee gives access to the most current software suite both installed on your computer and available as web apps from anywhere in the world. the future of cloud computing is here!
What it is
Microsoft office 365 subscriptions come in a vast array of flavors, but the university edition is geared specifically towards personal use. These applications include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneDrive and Skype. While Word, Excel and PowerPoint are now common house hold names, OneDrive and Skype may be less familiar. OneDrive allows you to sync your files from your local machine to the cloud for access across multiple devices. The University subscription allows for 1 TB of free storage, a huge amount! Skype is Microsoft's messaging and voice over IP phone software, allowing users to message, conference and video conference with friends and family. You can install these programs locally on up to five devices or access the web applications from any computer in the world with internet access. All your data and access, anywhere you want, however you want to work. Harness the power of the cloud to make your technology work for you.
How it looks
Office 365 University edition allows you to install popular office applications on up to five different devices without any other restrictions. These devices can include smartphones, computers and tablets. the service keeps track of everything so you can seamlessly move from working on your computer, uploading files to the cloud, and then have access to those same files on your mobile devices. All documents stored in OneDrive can be edited in the cloud with either web applications or opened locally by the locally installed application. Office 365 handles all the communication and coordination between the local computer and the cloud behind the scenes so, to the user, everything just appears to work. It's an elegant system and at a modest price, it's a bargain. Couple that with the slick interfaces on Microsoft's newest edition of software (office 2016) you'll be up and creating documents in no time, even if you've never used a Microsoft Office product before.
Office 365 University edition provides powerful office software at a bargain price for personal use. Even if you only rarely use office applications like Word and Excel, the storage space and flexibility that OneDrive offers is incredible. Modern day man is accumulating more and more documents and pictures that may or may not be protected against loss. OneDrive offers an extremely simple backup solution that also provides unparalleled access to your data. All in all, Office 365 University is a great investment for any student.