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‘Chip In’ and Help Students Get a New Windows 8 PC

Microsoft has launched a new program called “Chip In” to help students get a new Windows 8 PC for school that is complete with the latest and most complete set of Office applications. Just like a wedding registry, students with a valid .edu email address sign up for the PC of their choice at www.WindowsChipin.com. Then, they can crowd-source funds from friends and family to help them purchase a qualified PC of their choosing from MicrosoftStore.com.  Even better, Microsoft will “chip in” 10% of the purchase price and for the first 10,000 students to fully fund their PC, Microsoft will also “chip in”  a four-year subscription of Office 365 University at no additional charge!

The program launched May 28 and runs through September 1, 2013. For more information check out the Office blog.

WHY CHIP IN?:

· According to a recent survey conducted by Lab 42, 94% of students feel that they need a computer before graduation.

· 82% plan to head to college with a new computer.

· A PC is the number one thing students buy with graduation money.

MORE ABOUT OFFICE 365 UNIVERSITY:

· A four-year subscription (US$79.99) includes the latest Office applications on up to 2 devices (PC or Mac), plus an additional 20GB of storage in SkyDrive, and 60 anywhere minutes with Skype.

· You can also access your Office documents anywhere with Web Apps, Office on Demand and the cloud on SkyDrive.