I’m starting to see a lot of back to school specials. From time to time I’ll be sharing the best ones with you. Here’s info on some of Microsoft’s back to school offers, as well as info on their current My Tech Style Sweepstakes.
The Microsoft Store is kicking off an online contest, My Tech Style Sweepstakes. Customers can enter daily through August 16 for a chance to win major tech prize packs from the Microsoft Store.
Get the Latest Tech Gear for Back to School from the Microsoft Store
With Back to School shopping beginning to get underway, don’t forget that many of the latest Microsoft products including Windows 8 PCs, Microsoft Surface, Office 365, Windows Phone, Xbox and more – all available at your local Microsoft retail store or online at www.microsoftstore.com.
Back to School Offers:
- Students save 10% on products in store/online*
- Buy a touchscreen PC, and get Office 365 University for free*
- Buy Office 365, get 12 mo. Xbox Live Gold Free (until 9/28)
*With valid student I.D.
TOP TECH GEAR FOR BACK TO SCHOOL:
Office 365 University
Work and study your way with Office 365 University. With time-saving features and a clean, modern look across all your programs, school assignments and personal projects can get done even faster. Plus, save your documents in the cloud on SkyDrive to access virtually anywhere. Price: 4 year subscription for $79.99 for students
All of the PCs and Tablets in the Microsoft retail stores run Windows 8, allowing you to easily switch between apps, zoom to the stuff you want, rearrange tiles, and so much more. Plus in store, all of our PCs and Tablets are touch, allowing you to experience Windows 8 in the optimal environment.
Surface RT and Pro
Surface is the ultimate back to school tool, helping students stay on top of homework, sports and social time. Surface comes equipped with Office, so students can power through group presentations or midterms, no problem. Surface makes it easy to switch between work and play. It’s a great tablet, provides an amazing entertainment experience, and you can use Surface to get stuff done. Price: Starting at $349
ASUS VivoBook X202E Touchscreen Ultrabook (Black)ASUS VivoBook X202E
If you’re looking for an affordable, great, new Windows 8 PC, the ASUS VivoBook X202E is worth checking out. This notebook has an 11.6-inch, multigesture touch screen, so you can tap and swipe your way through your favorite apps. Its Intel Core i3 processor delivers speedy system performance, uses less power and enables sharper graphics. The VivoBook also boasts a 500GB hard drive and 4 GB of system memory to give you smooth computing and ample storage for your movies, music and photos. Price: Starting at $359 for students
TIPS FOR PARENTS:
In addition to the great gear for the new school year, it is also important to remember the growing role technology is playing in today’s classroom. In this new classroom environment, tools like the NEW Office 365 will ensure parents and kids are completely equipped with Word, Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint and more. Plus – the family’s work is stored in the cloud with SkyDrive for easy access and sharing no matter where you are.
· Get homework done from anywhere: Access and review homework from anywhere with Office 365 Home Premium and SkyDrive on your Windows PC or Windows Phone. There your kids can store papers done in Word, OneNote notes, PowerPoint presentations or math done in Excel so that you can help your kids with their homework from anywhere.
· Don’t stress: Make back to school shopping and preparations a no-brainer with the back to school checklist template, containing sections for your to-dos and supplies to purchase. There is even a helpful template for managing your family’s back to school shopping budget. Once you’ve figured out what you need to purchase, Windows 8 has several great apps like Office Depot that can help you quickly find out where to purchase.
· Reviewing homework in between…everything!: The resume reading feature on the new Word lets you use small pockets of time during the day to review your kid’s book reports and continue at the same place you left off each time you open the document.
· Get organized: With Outlook, parents can keep their to-do lists in check, coordinate calendars, color code family activities, and organize important contacts and email. It’s easy to share schedules and thanks to improved search in Outlook, you can quickly find emails, attachments and contacts using keywords. Windows 8 and Windows Phone also let you pin individual Office documents, notebooks, presentations and spreadsheets right to your Start screen so they’re easy to access.
· Wow the teacher: If your child needs some creative inspiration for their next report or presentation, visit Office.com for thousands of free templates that can help them get a head start on any project. You can also find popular templates from the Start Screen from your favorite program.
About Office 365 Home Premium: A one-year subscription (US$99.99) includes the latest Office applications on up to 5 devices (PC or Mac), plus an additional 20GB of SkyDrive storage, and 60 anywhere minutes with Skype per month. You can also access your Office documents anywhere with Web Apps, Office on Demand and the cloud on SkyDrive. Looking to save? Get US$20 off Office 365 Home Premium when you buy a new PC at participating local retailers.