How to Get Microsoft 365 for Free in the UK: A Complete Guide
Microsoft 365 is a subscription-based service that gives you access to premium features, more cloud storage and advanced security for your data and devices. It includes popular apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneDrive and more. You can use these apps on up to five devices simultaneously, including PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad and Android phones and tablets.
But what if you don't want to pay for Microsoft 365? Is there a way to get it for free in the UK? The answer is yes, there are a few options you can try. In this article, we will show you how to get Microsoft 365 for free in the UK, whether you are a student, a teacher or anyone else.
Option 1: Use Microsoft Office Online
This is the easiest and most convenient option. You can access Microsoft Office Online from any web browser and use online versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other apps for free. All you need is a Microsoft account and an internet connection. You can also save your files to OneDrive, Microsoft's cloud storage service, and access them from any device.
To use Microsoft Office Online, go to www.microsoft365.com and sign in with your Microsoft account or create one for free. If you already have a Windows, Skype or Xbox Live login, you have an active Microsoft account.
Option 2: Get Microsoft 365 Education
If you are a student, teacher or faculty member with an active school email address, you may be eligible to get Microsoft 365 Education for free. This gives you access to the full desktop versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Teams, plus other classroom tools. You can install these programs on up to five PCs or Macs and use them offline or online.
To get Microsoft 365 Education, go to www.microsoft.com/en-gb/education/products/office and enter your school email address. In many cases, you will be instantly granted access thanks to an automated verification process. If you attend an institution that needs to be verified, it might take up to a month to confirm your eligibility.
Option 3: Try Microsoft 365 for Free
If you are not a student or a teacher, you can still try Microsoft 365 for free for one month. This gives you access to the full desktop versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and more, plus 1 TB of OneDrive storage. You can install these programs on up to six devices and share them with your family members.
However, you will need to enter a credit card number and cancel your subscription before the month is up to avoid being charged Â79.99 for a one-year subscription of Microsoft 365 Family (formerly called Office 365 Home).
To try Microsoft 365 for free, go to www.microsoft.com/en-gb/microsoft-365/try and follow the instructions.
Option 4: Buy Microsoft Office Home and Student 2021
If you don't want to pay a monthly or yearly fee for Microsoft 365, you can buy a standalone version of Microsoft Office for Windows and Mac called Office Home and Student 2021. This costs Â119.99 and gives you access to the desktop versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint for one PC or Mac. You can use these programs offline or online and get updates as they are released.
However, you will not get access to other apps like Outlook or OneDrive.
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