The Guardian has tackled the big question when it comes to college students and MS Office: Which version makes the most sense to buy? Here’s the gist of the answer. For more, click the link at the bottom of the page.
Some universities recommend specific software for their courses, and some have deals with Microsoft and other suppliers that enable them to offer programs at low cost. Ideally, your granddaughter will have this information already. If she’s doing a course that requires specialised software, it’s worth checking. If Microsoft Office is a general requirement, it may not be worth the effort.
For students, the simplest, cheapest, and most powerful option is Microsoft Office 365 University, which she can buy online. It’s a fantastic deal. It bundles together the main Office applications – Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote plus, for Windows users, Outlook, Publisher and Access – with a terabyte (TB) of cloud storage for four years, all for only £59.99.
[Via The Guardian]