When Microsoft announced its new cloud-based subscription Office 365 package this summer, maybe America's students were feeling a little left out. Sure, you could grab the Home Premium version, but what about a deal for the up-and-comers and the folks who dedicate their lives to teaching them? Today, Microsoft revealed plans for a reduced-price University edition of the online Office suite.
Although early reports claimed that Microsoft would introduce a new 2013 edition of Office to match the one it showed off for Windows earlier this week, the company has since confirmed that's not the case.
Billed as the most important product that Microsoft offers, CEO Steve Ballmer took the stage today to introduce a new generation of the company's flagship Office product, with a preview edition available for download today.