Shelly Palmer Radio Report – October 22, 2012

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Several weeks ago, Microsoft unveiled Office 365. No longer is Office a suite of programs you buy and have forever. Instead, it is a subscription-based model that gives you the programs you know and love, like Word, Excel and Outlook, along with SkyDrive storage and Skype credits. Last Friday, Microsoft announced Office 365 University, aimed specifically at students. For 80 bucks – or $1.67 per month over a four-year education – you get a two-computer license for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher and Access, plus 27 gigs of SkyDrive storage. Pretty sweet. The coolest inclusion is Office on Demand, which lets you “stream” your copy of Office on another computer with an internet connection. Home for Thanksgiving and need to get a paper done? Stream Office to Dad’s laptop and you’re set. As we and Microsoft continue the journey into a purely digital-download age, this seems to be a good fit and a sweet deal for college students.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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