Office 365 Education – free to eligible students and teachers

Office 365 Education is now available free to students and teachers at schools that have licensed Office institution-wide for their faculty and staff.

The plan allows the installation of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, and Access on up to 5 PCs or Macs, and the Office apps on other mobile devices.

It also includes 1TB of OneDrive storage and rights to Office Online.

See the Microsoft announcement confirming availability from 23 Feb 2015 here:, and details on eligibility here:

A guide to maximizing Student Advantage for Office 365 ProPlus

A useful guide for education customers who want to get to grips with the Student Advantage option (that’s free Office 365 ProPlus for students when 100% of Faculty/Staff are licensed for Office). It goes through ordering, activation, deployment and provisioning:

Announcement of Student Advantage

Microsoft announce a program where Office 365 ProPlus is free for students. It’s called Student Advantage and from 1st December 2013 “any academic institution that licenses Office for staff and faculty can provide Office 365 ProPlus for students at no additional cost.” More details are to be released over the coming weeks. Read the original announcement here: