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Microsoft offers extra SkyDrive storage to students for free

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Microsoft offers extra SkyDrive storage to students for free
Good news for folks going attending college in the US this year, if you validate your school email address (with a domain of .edu) with Microsoft, you will be provided with a redemption code to add an additional 3GB of storage to your SkyDrive account.

SkyDrive already offers more free storage than the other high-profile providers like Google Drive, iCloud, or Dropbox. Pricing for extra storage is aggressive too, with additional storage of 20GB for $10, 50GB for $25 or 100GB for $50 per year.

However, if you are a college student, there is a better than average chance you do not have a ton of extra cash to burn on extraneous things. That also means you need to take care of your investments, like your smartphone and laptop. Doing so means taking advantage of cloud storage solutions to back-up your class work and other assignments in case your hardware is lost, stolen or damaged.

With that in mind, Microsoft, through this promotion, has you covered by increasing free SkyDrive storage to a total of 10GB. It is not a bad deal, and the best part is that SkyDrive is available for every major mobile operating system as well as for Apple OS X, Chrome OS and of course Windows. Many popular applications work with SkyDrive too, such as DocuSign, OneNote, Office Web Apps and others.

If you are a student, click here to enter your .edu email address and Microsoft will provide you with your redemption code. The code must be used by December 31, 2013, is valid for one year from redemption and is only valid in the US.

via: WPCentral

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posted on 26 May 2013, 22:50 1

1. HASHTAG (unregistered)

I already gotten the free 20GB offer for students a while back.

posted on 27 May 2013, 00:25

2. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1236; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

28GB here i come

posted on 27 May 2013, 00:31 3

3. joey_sfb (Posts: 6600; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

I have 25g from Sky Drive, 50g from Dropbox giving by Samsung, 50g from Box given by LG.

All this storage is useless if I only have a 2g data bundle from my telco. So microSD is important feature which determine whether I end up buying the phone or not.

I hope more high end phone would include a microSD slot.

posted on 27 May 2013, 02:33

4. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)

I have both Box and Skydrive which i signed up during extra space offers last time but i have yet to use both of them yet

posted on 27 May 2013, 07:05

5. papss (unregistered)

I have trend micro that I pay for and the free skydrive. I really like skydrive and my phone auto uploads my pictures so I can instantly see them on my ipad4

posted on 28 May 2013, 10:58

6. Muzhhur (Posts: 261; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)

im in learning process for my life on, so i think it most be free for all of us

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