New Self-sign up for Students, Office 365 ProPlus benefit for faculty and staff
Beginning September 22, 2014, students eligible for free* Office 365 ProPlus from their school can now take advantage of a new self-service sign up process that will allow them easier access to the Office 365 services, including a terabyte of storage with OneDrive for business and Office 365 ProPlus.
To check their eligibility of the ProPlus benefit, students can go to https://products.office.com/en-us/student?ms.officeurl=getoffice365 and enter a school-provided email address. Once validated, students over the age of 13 can create an Office 365 account and get access to Office 365 ProPlus, OneDrive for business, SharePoint Online, Office Online.
Announcing Office 365 ProPlus Benefit available for faculty and staff
In addition, Microsoft has announced that faculty and staff can access the same Office 365 ProPlus benefit as students. This means that any organization purchasing Office for 100% 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 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 manage their own installs of full Office on up to 5 PCs or Macs and unlock the editing capabilities of the Office for iPad apps. It also gives them access to all their Office documents across devices 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.