Several weeks ago, Microsoft unveiled Office 365. No longer is Office a suite of programs you buy and have forever. Instead, it is a subscription-based model that gives you the programs you know and love, like Word, Excel and Outlook, along with SkyDrive storage and Skype credits. Last Friday, Microsoft announced Office 365 University, aimed specifically at students. For 80 bucks – or $1.67 per month over a four-year education – you get a two-computer license for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher and Access, plus 27 gigs of SkyDrive storage. Pretty sweet. The coolest inclusion is Office on Demand, which lets you “stream” your copy of Office on another computer with an internet connection. Home for Thanksgiving and need to get a paper done? Stream Office to Dad’s laptop and you’re set. As we and Microsoft continue the journey into a purely digital-download age, this seems to be a good fit and a sweet deal for college students.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – October 22, 2012
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).