Microsoft to provide Office 365 Education to more than 1 million NYC Schools students and families

On Thursday, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced that Microsoft will provide free copies of Office 365 Education to New York City students and their families.

Students and families will be able to download up to five copies of Office 2016, Office for Mac 2016 and the Office 365 mobile apps available for Windows 10 tablets, iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

“This initiative is about providing students with the tools they need to succeed,” said Mark-Viverito in a press release. “Technology like Microsoft software enhances the educational experience and infuses learning with crucial hands-on computer skills – skills that will be an asset as students prepare for college and the workforce. Learning doesn’t stop at the end of the school day – we want to ensure children and their parents have the resources at home to get curious, organized, and ready to learn together.”

“Home computing is about to get a lot easier — and cheaper — for city families,” wrote Ben Chapman in the New York Daily News.

To learn more, read the New York City Council press release and the New York Daily News.

Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff