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Windows 7: Students and teachers: May be Eligible to get Free Office

22 Sep 2014   #1
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
Students and teachers: May be Eligible to get Free Office

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It was just about a year ago we announced Student Advantage, a benefit that allows eligible students to get Office 365 from their school for free. One drawback to Student Advantage—the onus has been on the school to initiate the service, create an account and order the Office 365 license on behalf of the student.

Today we’re making it easier on the school IT department with a new self-serve model for students that lets them sign up for the free service on their own.

If you’re a student 13 years-old of age or older, here’s what you can do the check your eligibility and get Office for free:
  1. Go to Office 365 for Students.
  2. Enter a valid school-provided email address.
Here’s what qualified students will receive:
  • The latest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Access and Publisher
  • Installation on up to five PCs or Macs, and Office apps on other mobile devices including Windows tablets and iPad
  • 1 Terabyte of OneDrive cloud storage
  • Office Online
Sign-up for students is available in the U.S. today, and will expand worldwide later this year.

In order to be eligible for this benefit, the student must attend a school that has purchased Office organization-wide for all faculty/staff via the Microsoft Volume Licensing program.

You can see the new sign-up process on the Garage Series with host Jeremy Chapman as well as other really cool features of Office Mix, Power Map and OneNote.



These changes not only make it easier for students to get Office, but it makes managing the services easier on school IT. In the past, organizations were required to initiate the service, create accounts and order the free licenses on behalf of their students. All this needed to be done prior to students being able to access Office and OneDrive. The new self-service model removes all of that unnecessary friction and delay by simply allowing eligible students to sign up for the service themselves, while maintaining the same level of control, flexibility and security institutions have come to expect from Office 365.

Office 365 ProPlus benefit available for faculty and staff starting December 1, 2014

We have even more great news to share—we’re also announcing that faculty and staff will soon be able to access the same Office 365 ProPlus benefit as their students. This means that any organization purchasing Office for all of their faculty and staff can now include an Office 365 ProPlus subscription at no extra cost for all students, faculty and staff.

Extending the Office 365 ProPlus benefit to faculty and staff ensures that teachers are using the latest versions of Office and the same feature set as their students. It will allow teachers to install full Office on up to five PCs or Macs and unlock the editing capabilities of the Office apps for iPad. It also gives them access to all their Office documents both at school and at home. With Office 365 ProPlus teachers can take advantage of great Office apps and add-ins like Office Mix to record and publish class lectures.

Teachers in the U.S. can sign up for Office 365 ProPlus in October and expand to worldwide teachers later this year.
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22 Sep 2014   #2
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Im glad to hear it, correct me if i am wrong here but maybe %40 of pirated office are from students who cant afford the price tag
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22 Sep 2014   #3
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I am hoping for a free Office in our Country, Almost everything here is pirated crap.
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22 Sep 2014   #4
Pendaws

Win7 SP1 + Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I am sure that in Australia this will be a dream for students. The Unis and High Schools here would be too lousy to be involved in the programme. Time will tell I guess?
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23 Sep 2014   #5
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Visual Studio 2013

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pendaws View Post
I am sure that in Australia this will be a dream for students. The Unis and High Schools here would be too lousy to be involved in the programme. Time will tell I guess?
I was able to get "Visual Studio 2013" through my TAFE and DreamSpark (a couple of weeks ago).

It was strange that they had W7 available to download, but not any of the W8 series.
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23 Sep 2014   #6
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there

My Use at home Enterprise Office 2007 does everything I need -- I can't think of ANYTHING that I would bother with in Office 2013 or Office 365 - I hear though they have fixed one major irritating gripe - lack of theme customisation - the bright one is despised by a lot of people. They are bringing back the Black one like Office 2007 / 2010.

If you can find older copies of Office 2007 / 2010 go for them - you can use on 3 computers with the old licences so if you've got old PC's lying around just use the office from those.

Cheers
jimbo
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23 Sep 2014   #7
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pendaws View Post
I am sure that in Australia this will be a dream for students. The Unis and High Schools here would be too lousy to be involved in the programme. Time will tell I guess?
I know two University in Australia, that are involved in the program and give free office 365 to students.

They are University of Wollongong and University of Western Sydney
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