Brown University chooses Microsoft Office 365 for its students

Brown University has selected Microsoft Office 365 for its 8,600 students, and is using the Microsoft Student Advantage benefit to extend the service to students at no additional cost when they use their existing Brown University credentials.

Until now, students who wanted to use Office had to buy it for themselves, or rely on third-party programs that didn’t always sync well with one another. Many students use a variety of devices, such as iPhones, iPads, PCs and desktop computers, so Brown needed a solution that would give students the same robust experience no matter what device they are using. Microsoft Student Advantage, which launched Dec. 1, 2013, lets academic institutions that license Office for staff and faculty provide Office 365 ProPlus for students at no additional cost.

“The Microsoft Student Advantage is an incredible opportunity for all students to gain access to the Office programs,” said Sazzy Gourley, a student at the Rhode Island university. “Especially for incoming first-years, or for those who are purchasing new computers, Microsoft Student Advantage makes accessible the technology students need to be academically successful.”

To learn more, read the press release.

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Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff