Microsoft offering limited number of free year subscriptions to Office 365 for iPad owners

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Along with today's big Microsoft Office for iPad announcement comes news of a special promotion offering a year's free Office 365 access to iPad owners. There are a couple of caveats, however, which include limited availability and the small detail that you need to go to a Microsoft retail store to claim it. ZDNet:

To promote the big launch, Microsoft is offering a one-year Office 365 subscription to the first 50 customers who bring an iPad into a Microsoft store. There aren't many Microsoft stores, so if your lucky enough to have one nearby and see iPad toting folks in your local store you know why.

So, if you live near a Microsoft store, grab your iPad and get down there first thing in the morning. The promotion starts tomorrow, Friday March 28, and runs for three days only. But with only 50 per store, they probably won't be around too long. Just don't forget your iPad!

Source: ZDNet

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Peter000 says:

I'm gonna head to the Mall of America tomorrow morning to give it a shot.

aardman says:

I'm guessing tomorrow morning will be too late. Don't they close 9 pm? Oh, you're trying to lull other iPad owners into complacency while you rush over right now.

Richard Devine says:

"The promotion starts tomorrow, Friday March 28,"

aardman says:

F in reading comprehension for me.

Peter000 says:

What Richard said.

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rjholmes123 says:

Free?????

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James Hart1 says:

"so if your lucky enough" should be "so if you're lucky enough".

Soeasy says:

Will be at the midtown Manhattan store as soon as they open.

EPJS says:

I think there's one in the mall, but I'm not going to bother. M$ Office just isn't needed and hasn't been needed for over 10 years.

oscaramzz says:

There's one near me in downtown Portland Oregon that opened up last year. Hope not too many people know about this deal so I can take my iPad 4!

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GreenDize12 says:

Thanks for the heads up. Microsoft Office and iPad/iPhone sync are probably the only 2 reasons why I still use my MacBook Pro, if I can get a free 365 subscription, and Office works on the iPad Air like I want it too, It will be the perfect tablet!! Will be waking up early for this!! The only thing I am still trying to figure out is if I can a 365 University subscription for the iPad, I have to hear any info on that.

razorpit says:

Even at "free" I have no interest in this. Even though iWork took "several steps back" in last year's update, Apple has been true to their word and has made periodical updates. Still not tot the level of '09 but its usable for 85% of what I do.

After being stagnant for years the new iWork suite seemed a little rushed. Apple obviously knew the details with Microsoft were being finalized, I wonder if that made Apple release it before it was fully baked?

Peter000 says:

In line at the Mall of America. It's a ZOO!

Well for a Microsoft Store. About 25 people in line. T minus 2 minutes to store hours.

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RapidAndi says:

I just picked up mine. Arrived at Columbus Circle in New York. I was 15th in line and waited around 20 minutes.

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Peter000 says:

Feels like I'm in an alternate universe.

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shief24 says:

Lol I went to Square One in MISSISAUGA
No Line. No one in the store. I was happy though got my free OFFICE!

oscaramzz says:

I'm in Portland Oregon and there are only about 15 people 5 minutes before the Microsoft store opens at 10am. Can't wait to try it out!

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mzengr says:

I went to the Galleria location in St. Louis and picked up my free subscription. There were 2 others there with me for Office365, but I don't know how many subscriptions they'd given out already.

counterculture says:

Closet one I could find was in Arizona.. I'm in Texas. Welp. Haha but even at free I don't think it's something I'm that much interested in.

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seattleboi1982 says:

i was 5th in line at the University Village location in Seattle. got there at 8:45am.

GreenDize12 says:

Showed up at Century City here in Los Angeles at about 9:30am. It was sooooo dead that the employees were playing Titanfall on the Xbox One. One of them was so happy when I walked in thinking that I was actually interest in an LTE surface, only to disappoint him when I told him I only came in for the free Office 365 deal. Went to the Apple Store right after to see the employees actually busy before opening hours.

oscaramzz says:

Same here! There were about 15 people waiting in line for the free Office at Microsoft. Only one had a question about a PC. I went to the apple store right after and it was packed!

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kdowns51196 says:

looks like i will be going to MOA tonight

asuperstarr says:

Why would I want to go into Microsoft store? Definitely not for this software. Is this how you want to get people into your store. Nice try.

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oscaramzz says:

I went in for the free Office. Don't think I will go in again.

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Greg Young2 says:

I got mine, and my friend and I were the only two who had been in there for that, and it was 4:00.