"The newest release of Office 365 Education will help bring educators and students together to embrace the ever-increasing opportunities of this new era of digital learning." -Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Worldwide Education at Microsoft

As part of Microsoft YouthSpark -- our companywide initiative to empower 300 million youth through education, employment, and entrepreneurship -- Office 365 for Education is now available to teachers to use in the classroom for free. This enables young people around the world to access to the tools that will help set them up for success later in their education career and beyond.

The cloud-based software provides teachers with technology that lets them to be the architects of their own classroom. It has features ranging from high compatibility across Windows8 and non-Windows devices, to integrated social functions like microblogging, HD multiparty video and Skype.

Read more about Office 365 for Education here.