Microsoft Pakistan and HEC teams up to offer free Microsoft Office 365

Written by Mohammad Farooq ·  45 sec read >

Good news for students studying at HEC registered institutions! Microsoft Pakistan and the Higher Education Commission (HEC) have teamed up to offer Office 365 for free as part of the Education Alliance agreement signed in 2011/12. Microsoft Pakistan jointly with HEC announced it as a part of ‘Launch of Student advantage’ program to make it available for free to all students on the 8th of June, 2015.

In partnership with Techaccess Pakistan, Microsoft Pakistan and HEC aim to revolutionize the education system of Pakistan with the use of Office 365. The portal Talmeez.Pk will allow teachers and students to access Office 365 services at no additional cost. HEC aims to address academic issues through an interactive collaborative platform to the students, faculty and researchers for facilitating them on latest technologies in the industry. HEC wants to promote an atmosphere of self-learning and growth in ways that students today can help in creating the building blocks of a knowledge based economy in Pakistan.

By offering access to genuine Microsoft Office 365, it will allow students to install it on 5 devices which include Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, Android smartphones and tablets. All Office 365 subscriptions come with access to 1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage, along with networking services Skype for Business, Sharepoint, Exchange and Yammer.

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Written by Mohammad Farooq
Farooq is currently writing for Dawn and TechJuice. He is also volunteering for Digital Rights Pakistan. Profile