Microsoft SkyDrive to offer extra storage to students for free

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The good folks working at Microsoft decided to gift US college students additional storage to their SkyDrive accounts, for free.

Good news for students studying in the US. You can now redeem Microsoft’s promotional offer available exclusively to students that gives you an additional 3 GB of storage on SkyDrive, their cloud storage service. This brings up the total storage free storage for students to a cool 10 GB (that should be more than enough for most legal activities). All you have to do is register using your school email address (that has a domain name .edu) which will qualify you to receive the redemption code.

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Microsoft’s cloud storage service already offers more free storage than majority of competition like Dropbox, Google Drive etc. and it only helps with their aggressive pricing strategy that they follow (for additional storage):

  • 20 GB for $10
  • 50 GB for $25
  • 100 GB for $50

(prices for 1 year of storage)

In an effort to help students, Microsoft came up with their promotional offer which brings up the free storage capacity to 10 GB which should keep most users happy. Perhaps the best part about SkyDrive is that it is accessible via any platform ranging from Android, Chrome OS, Mac OS X, Windows Phone (of course) and more.

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If you’re a student and would like to take up this offer, hit the source link posted below. Remember, you need a valid .edu email address. The offer can be redeemed only up to 31st December 2013, is valid for 1 year after redeeming the offer and can only be redeemed in the US.

Source: SkyDrive for Students

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