How to get Office 365 in Pakistan for FREE

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How to get Office 365 in Pakistan for FREE

A good news for university students! Microsoft Pakistan has announced to offer Office 365 free to students enrolled in HEC registered institutions. It has partnered with Higher Education Commission (HEC) to equip the students with latest Office software suite. The program is the part of Education Alliance Agreement between Microsoft Pakistan and HEC signed in 2011-12.

Microsoft Pakistan and HEC have teamed up with Techaccess to bring Office 365 services to country’s educational system. The students and teachers will be able to get Office 365 from You will be able to install Microsoft Office products on upto 5 PCs/Macs. Moreover, you can also get Office Apps on 5 tablets and smartphones. The plan also includes 1 Terabyte of OneDrive storage. That’s not all! You will also be enjoying Microsoft networking services including Skype for Business, Exchange, Yammer and SharePoint.

Here is how you can get Office 365 in Pakistan for FREE:

  1. Visit website.
  2. From site menu, click on ‘Configuration’.
  3. Afterwards, click on ‘Installation Guide’.
  4. Now, follow the instructions mentioned.

In recent times, HEC has moved its focus on providing interactive platform to the students and teachers. HEC aims to ensure the use of latest technologies in educational institutions. It is now bringing programs to encourage students and teachers to get them enriched with the atmosphere of e-learning. This Office 365 program definitely will help Pakistani students and teachers in the field of education.

Here are few official words from Nadeem Malik, Country Manager, Microsoft Pakistan:

As part of our continuing efforts, the Office 365 services will be available for free to students who are attending academic institutions within Pakistan. The aim of this initiative is to provide Office 365 solutions to 156 Pakistani universities and other educational institutes.

Anwar Amjad, Director General (IT), HEC also made few comments,

Providing an enabling environment to the academic community of the country has been at the forefront of HEC’s vision since inception. At HEC our goal is to provide an encouraging environment for quality education.

We hope that HEC will continue introducing more such initiatives to help the students and teachers. Write to us your views regarding the story in comments section below.