Microsoft is hoping to attract more students by offering free access of the online version of its office application.
The Office 365 University version will provide four-years of cloud-based office service with subscription fee of $79.99. It will give access to Office application such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher and Access.
Students with a .edu email address will get three months free access to the Office 365 University including 20 GB of online storages in SkyDrive and 60 minutes of Skype calls each month.
Microsoft also offers three more months of free access for those who share the offer on Facebook after entering their .edu email address on www.officeforstudents.com. Student's who wants to redeem the offer also needs a Microsoft account to install and manage Office software on cloud.