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Microsoft makes Office 365 ProPlus Benefit available for students and educators in Asia Pacific

By Ng Chong Seng - on 5 Dec 2014, 7:15am

Microsoft makes Office 365 ProPlus Benefit available for students and educators in Asia Pacific

Here’s a piece of great news from Microsoft for education institutions using Office 365. More specifically, from now on, eligible institutions across Asia Pacific are able to provide an Office 365 ProPlus subscription (which includes Office apps like Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote) to their students, faculty, and staff at no extra costs. Students and teachers who sign up for Office 365 ProPlus will also get 1TB of storage on OneDrive for Business and Office Online, as well as access to full Office on up to five PCs or Macs, and the ability to unlock the editing capabilities of Office apps for iPad.

Anthony Salcito, Microsoft Vice President of Worldwide Education, has this to say about Office 365 ProPlus Benefit:

Students need 21st century skills to be prepared for the jobs of tomorrow. We are confident that Office 365 ProPlus Benefit can help to equip students with the skills they need for the future. Millions of students, teachers and staff across Asia Pacific are already using Office 365. With the availability of Office 365 ProPlus Benefit today, we are putting the best-in-class suite of productivity tools in the hands of educators and students.

Students and educators can find out more about Office 365 ProPlus Benefit here.


HP announces Enterprise Services for Office 365

In another piece of Office 365-related news, but this time for enterprises, HP Enterprise Services has announced that it has reached an agreement with Microsoft to offer Office 365 and HP service delivery as one comprehensive enterprise solution.

Called HP Enterprise Services for Office 365, this is a new offering that addresses enterprise needs by combining the capabilities and benefits of Microsoft Office 365 with the global delivery expertise of HP Enterprise Services. This solution includes value-added features enterprises demand from the cloud, such as service accountability, managed service solutions, tightly integrated support processes, and expanded data center location options.

HP Enterprise Services for Office 365 is now available with per user pricing. Additional information about this offering and other HP mobility solutions are available here.

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