First 50 to bring an Apple iPad to Microsoft Store by Sunday get free year of Office 365

First 50 to bring an Apple iPad to Microsoft Store by Sunday get free year of Office 365
So you just downloaded and installed the Microsoft Office suite on your Apple iPad. Now what? Well, if you're satisfied just to read previously worked on documents, or give presentations, you're cool. But if you want to get your hands dirty, create your own documents from scratch, or even edit older documents, you will need an Office 365 subscription. This costs $99.99 for a year, although students can snag one for $80. And later this spring, a personal edition will be offered for $70.

But what can you do if you don't want to shell out any more cash? Well, thanks to a deal being run by Microsoft that starts Friday, we'd set the alarm real early, make sure the car is gassed up, and head over to the nearest Microsoft Store before the doors open. You see, starting tomorrow, Microsoft is giving away a free Office 365 subscription to the first 50 people to show up to a Microsoft Store wielding an iPad. It can't be any easier.

The one-year subscription includes the latest Microsoft applications, and you can share the package with up to four members of your household. You can use it on up to five PCs or Macs AND 5 iPads or Windows tablets. You also get 20GB of OneDrive cloud storage, just the place to store the Office documents you create on your iPad. Up to five people get that 20GB of storage. You can make calls in 60 countries with 60 minutes of  free Skype each month. And you can access your documents using Office Mobile apps for the Apple iPhone, Android and Windows Phone handsets.

While the offer officially ends on Sunday, you would probably have to live in a one-horse town for your local Microsoft Store not to have hit the limit of 50 Office 365 subscriptions that are being handed out for free starting tomorrow. So have your keys by the nightstand along with your iPad, and a trusty alarm clock set to wake you. You know where you're going first thing in the morning!

source: @MicrosoftStore via WPCentral

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