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Get Office 365 For Free If You Are a Teacher or Student

5th December 2017

Microsoft has announced that Teachers and Students are eligible to receive Office 365 for free when it is being used for educational purposes and practices. This is not a trial, it is the real deal and includes programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and now Microsoft Teams, plus many more additional classroom tools.

What is Office 365 For Education?

Office 365 for Education is a collection of services that allow you to collaborate and share your schoolwork. It’s available for free to teachers who are currently working at an academic institution and to students who are currently attending an academic institution. The service includes Office Online (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote), unlimited OneDrive storage, Yammer, and SharePoint sites

How Do I Know if I am Eligible?

To be eligible to receive Office 365 for free you must be a full-time or part-time faculty or staff member or student at an academic institution and:

  • Have a school-specific email address provided by the school (for example, contoso.edu) that can receive external emails.
  • Have access to the Internet.

What Does the Free Package Entail?

The Free Package for Students and Teachers Includes:

How Long Can You Use This Plan For?

You can use the plan as long as you are working or studying at a qualified school. Your eligibility may be re-verified at any time. When your Office 365 for Education plan expires:

  • The Office applications enter a reduced-functionality mode, which means that you can view documents, but you cannot edit or create new documents.
  • Online services associated with the academic email address—for example, Office Online and OneDrive—will no longer work.

How Long Does it Take to Be Approved as a Qualified Academic Institution or Person?

In many cases, the response time is instantaneous through an automated verification process. In other cases where an institution or person needs to be verified, it shouldn’t take more than three to seven days.

How Do I Get It?

To see if you are eligible and to get started now for free Click Here 

How Do I Ensure my Systems and IT Infrastructure are of the Minimum Requirements Needed For Office 365 and How Do I go About Implementing it Smoothly and Efficiently with Minimum Downtime and Interruptions?

If you are looking or need help deploying Office 365 for your school or educational organisation, PC Comms can help. We will plan, set up, configure and support you to make sure your school or educational organisation’s use of Office 365 is as productive as possible. We are a Microsoft Silver Partner, certified to assist with small, medium, or large sized schools and educational practices in relation to Microsoft’s cloud-based solutions.

We will ensure the stress-free implementation of Office 365 for you so you can focus of studying/ teaching whilst we focus on giving you a productive and effective system that can be utilised by your whole school or organisation.

For more information on any of the above or if you would like to discuss the implementation of Office 365 or your school or organisation please call 01278 458558 or email sales@pccomms.net.

Source 1 – https://products.office.com/en-gb/student/office-in-education#FAQS

Source 2 – https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/education/products/office/default.aspx

 

 

 
 
 
 
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