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    Thumbs up Microsoft offers students at eligible educational institutions access to full Office


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    Fab news! What impact does this have if the school has an EES agreement? They can effectively upgrade to Office 365 Pro Plus for free?

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    ooooh
    Might pass this on to the NM. Thanks for that.
    Be interesting to see how we're effected with the W@H stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by funkyfin2000 View Post
    Fab news! What impact does this have if the school has an EES agreement? They can effectively upgrade to Office 365 Pro Plus for free?
    ditto ^^

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    So does this mean I can now run office over Citrix/RDP again like I could in the pre 2003 days?

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    @jamesbmarshall what if you do not use Office 365? Can you still get office for free?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by funkyfin2000 View Post
    Fab news! What impact does this have if the school has an EES agreement? They can effectively upgrade to Office 365 Pro Plus for free?
    No. As the post says, if you cover staff/faculty for Office on your VL (OVS-ES, EES) then the Student Advantage benefit allows you to licence Office 365 ProPlus for students at no additional cost.

    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    @jamesbmarshall what if you do not use Office 365? Can you still get office for free?
    If you don't use Office 365, sign up!

    This is not "free Office". Please read the blog post carefully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesbmarshall View Post
    This is not "free Office". Please read the blog post carefully.
    You'll need to spell it out to me please

    From 1st December, 2013, any institutions worldwide that licenses Office for staff and faculty can provide access to Office 365 ProPlus for students at no additional cost.

    Office 365 ProPlus includes all the familiar and full Office applications, such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and offers the ability for these to be locally installed on up to five devices and available offline.
    If office 365proplus includes 5x licenses then does that mean students get free office or not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesbmarshall View Post
    If you don't use Office 365, sign up!

    This is not "free Office". Please read the blog post carefully.
    We have EEES licencing with onsite exchange no Office 365. So does that mean we can't use it?

    For Office 365 it would be to costly to journal all the emails. Plus at the moment we cannot be reliant on the internet connection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    You'll need to spell it out to me please
    "From December 1st, any institutions worldwide that licenses Office for staff and faculty can provide access to Office 365 ProPlus for students at no additional cost."

    That's pretty clear.

    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    We have EEES licencing with onsite exchange no Office 365. So does that mean we can't use it?
    Not necessarily. The Student Advantage is delivered through Office 365. Office 365 Education Plan A2 is not required for students to leverage this benefit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesbmarshall View Post
    Not necessarily. The Student Advantage is delivered through Office 365. Office 365 Education Plan A2 is not required for students to leverage this benefit.
    But that means we have to sign upto office 365??

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    Confusing stuff....

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    But that means we have to sign upto office 365??
    If you haven't already, then yes.

    Here's the official answer:

    My school only has on premises Office Professional Plus for facultyand staff via EES/OVS-ES. To take advantage of the offer do I need to sign upfor Office 365?


    Yes. To takeadvantage of the benefit, schools will need to order the Office 365 ProPlus forstudents $0 subscription. If a customerdoes not have a pre-existing Office 365 tenant, one will need to be establishedwith the Office 365 ProPlus for Students SKU. Those licenses will then need tobe assigned and distributed to the students with instructions on how toinstall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesbmarshall View Post
    "From December 1st, any institutions worldwide that licenses Office for staff and faculty can provide access to Office 365 ProPlus for students at no additional cost."

    That's pretty clear.
    Ok, So I have some Office licenses (for staff), I can give away free ones to students after 1st Dec. correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    Ok, So I have some Office licenses (for staff), I can give away free ones to students after 1st Dec. correct?
    If you've covered all of your staff for Office via OVS-ES or EES volume licence subscriptions then you can licence students for Office 365 ProPlus for no additional cost under Student Advantage, via Office 365.

    I know it might be confusing, and this has literally only just gone live this afternoon (2pm), so please keep an eye on our blogs, Twitter feed, Facebook page, etc. as there'll be more posts, answers, Q&A sessions etc. to go into more detail about what this means for your students and staff.

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