This means in December I can go to the Office 365 Admin Center go to "purchase services" and purchase 750 "Office 365 ProPlus A for Students" for £0.00 each. Rather than the current £1.27 per month.
Currently "Office 365 Education A2 for Students" is priced at £0.00 (Of which I have 750)
This means after a Dirsync (When I get around to it) the pupils can login to office 365 and download a copy of office pro to their personal PC.
Last edited by chazzy2501; 15th October 2013 at 03:42 PM.
I am sorry James, but I am being thick here possibly. Would it be possible for you spell this out in simple terms for the feeble minded please?
Many of us have EES microsoft office
Some also have microsoft exchange EES
Some use Office 365 which is already free
What does this announcement actually mean?
Hopefully chazzy's post above is the answer... I understand that.
Last edited by elsiegee40; 15th October 2013 at 03:43 PM.
Surely you can just sign up and use the giveaway without actually using it?
We certainly don't plan on using it until it gets as good as Google apps, but I'll happily sign up for 10,000 'free' copies of full office.
Office 365 ProPlus)
Office 365 Plan A2, while free, does not include Office 365 ProPlus. It only becomes available for no additional cost when you have your staff licensed for Office via your volume licensing agreement.
Looks like we are stuffed then!
We have EES for all our onsite licences but our Office365 is supplied by London Grid so its 2 separate entities.
This is a bloomin' awesome! Just to double spell it out for me. I have EES with a FTE of 101 I purchase office, windows upgrade, server and exchange. I'm entitled to ask softbox for 750 proplus licences.
Also will they auto renew
Can you install on a mac (for those mac peasants!)
The announcement is today, the availability is December. When I have an answer I can share about schools in your situation believe me I'll make it known!
To everyone that might have a question, if you think I'm being a bit stuffy in my answers please understand that there is very careful guidance about how I can respond to your questions at the moment. I'm doing my best. I'm very happy that you're asking lots of questions, and I'll do my best to be clear and provide answers.
Can I use this version on RDP? or do student *need* to use the subscription version installed on their local computer?
Internally you do as you please and choose and it doesn't change anything you are doing currently so you keep your EES sub with MS Office, Windows, Exchange, SCCM etc.... I don't see the problem other than avoiding doing some prep and setup work as a one off. Its not like you will be using it internally so it shouldn't be seen as a problem if anything I'd say its preventing access to good software for free to enable the students to continue learning and using outside of the classroom.
That is all unless I have mis-understood what @jamesbmarshall has put?
Last edited by john; 15th October 2013 at 04:55 PM.
"If you licence your staff/faculty for Office on your VL, then you can licence students for Office 365 ProPlus for no additional cost."
Repeat it slowly, with some atmospheric music and incense.
EDIT: http://www.slideshare.net/Microsofte...ustomer-facing - read and inwardly digest!
Last edited by jamesbmarshall; 15th October 2013 at 05:10 PM.
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