We have some great news for all pupils here at Downsbrook.

Recently Microsoft Corporation launched the Student Advantage scheme to provide students with a free subscription to the Office 365 ProPlus suite of applications whilst they are on role at a qualifying establishment. We have reviewed our school agreement for 2015/16 and will continue to offer this service as part of our school portfolio and are very pleased to announce that the product will still be available for all our pupils to download free of charge (see the download instructions for your device in the table below).

If you have any questions that are not answered in this article or any of the linked documents then please contact the school and we will do our best to help out. You can email our helpdesk with queries related to this article by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The information below has been taken from Microsoft's Student Advantage and Office 365 FAQ blog post.

What is included with Office 365 ProPlus subscription license?

  • Office 365 ProPlus for PC (Office 2013 ProPlus base applications)
  • Office 365 ProPlus for Mac (Office 2011 for Mac base applications)
  • Office Mobile for iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch
  • Office Mobile for Android

Office 365 ProPlus Details

Format How to download / What you get? Help and Support System Requirements

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Office 365 ProPlus for PC

Download the the application via your web based School email account, see details at the bottom of this page.

What you get:

  • Word 2013
  • Excel 2013
  • PowerPoint 2013
  • OneNote 2013
  • Access 2013
  • Publisher 2013
  • Outlook 2013
  • Lync 2013
  • InfoPath 2013

Below is a link to some excellent training guides on Office 2013:

  • What's new
  • Learn the basics
  • Quick start guides
  • Video tutorials

Microsoft online help resources

  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows 8

32-bit Office can be installed on 32-bit or 64-bit operating systems. However 64-bit Office can only be installed on 64-bit operating system.

To find out if you have 32-bit or 64-bit Windows, click the start button, right-click Computer then click Properties, then under System Type you should see either 32-bit or 64-bit operating system.

Computer and processor  1 GHZ or faster x86 or 64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set.Memory  1 GB RAM (32-bit)  2 GB RAM (64-bit) recommended for graphics features,   Outlook Instant Search, and certain advanced functionality.Disk space  3 gigabytes (GB)Monitor resolution  1024 x 768

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Office 365 ProPlus for Mac

Download the the application via your web based School email account, see details at the bottom of this page.

What you get:

  • Word 2011
  • Excel 2011
  • PowerPoint 2011
  • Outlook 2011

Here are some excellent training guides on Office for Mac 2011:

  • A Mac computer with an Intel processor.
  • Mac OS X version 10.5.8 or later
  • 1 GB of RAM recommended
  • 2.5 GB of available hard disk space
  • HFS+ hard disk format (also known as Mac OS Extended or HFS Plus)
  • DVD drive or connection to a local area network (if installing over a network)
  • 1280 x 768 or higher resolution monitor

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Office Mobile for iPhone/iPod Touch

iPad users can download the iPhone version

Download the Office Mobile for Office 365application from the App Store.

What you get:

  • Word Mobile
  • Excel Mobile
  • PowerPoint Mobile
  • OneNote and Lync Mobile (available as separate download)

More options from Microsoft

Here are some help guides on Office Mobile for iPhone/iPod Touch:

FAQs, share documents, connect to Skydrive or SharePoint, features of Word, Excel and Powerpoint, and more.

Signing in, Navigating, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Settings, FAQs

  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5s
  • iPod Touch 5th generation
  • iPad users can download the iPhone version, however the resolution would be as detailed as applications developed for iPhone. All devices above must be running iOS 6.1 minimum

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Office Mobile for Android Phones*

Download the Office Mobile for Office 365app from the Play Store.

What you get:

  • Word Mobile
  • Excel Mobile
  • PowerPoint Mobile
  • OneNote and Lync Mobile (available as separate download)

More options from Microsoft

Here are some help guides on Office Mobile for Android:

FAQs, share documents, features of Word, Excel and Powerpoint, and more.

Signing in, Navigating, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Settings, FAQs

  • Android phones running OS 4.0 or greater (* not compatible with some Android devices that are not phones)
  • Android touch enabled smartphones only

FAQs

How many machines/devices can I run this subscription on?

Each subscription license allows you to run Office on up to five machines being Mac or PC. You can also run Office Mobile for Android or Office Mobile for iPhone on up to 5 mobile devices.

Is this a full version Office?

Yes, this is full Office on the PC, Mac, iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch, and Android platform and all are available for offline use.

How long will the free subscription of Office 365 ProPlus last for?

The product will be licensed for the duration of a pupil's time at Downsbrook Primary School. The license is directly linked to each individual "downsbrook.eu" email account.

Could there be issues using Office Office 2013 ProPlus on my personal device, and Office 2010 on any other machine?

To open a Microsoft Word 2013 .docx or .docm file in Word 2010 or 2007, you don’t need to do anything extra. Just open the file. For previous versions of Office, you can view Microsoft's compatibility webpage.


How can I get Office 365 ProPlus on Windows and Apple Mac?

Note: for iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad and Android, see the download info in the table higher up.

For Windows and Mac OSX follow through the rest of this guide:

  • If you already have Office 2010 or a previous version, it is recommended that you firstly uninstall Office from Add/Remove Programs, then reboot your computer
  • Open your web based school email account
  • Click the cog in the top right corner

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  • Then select Office 365 Settings

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  • Next choose Software

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  • Make sure Office is selected in the left menu

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  • Mac users: can go ahead and click Install. If prompted to enter either a product key or sign in, click Sign in to an existing Office 365 subscription then for authentication use your full @downsbrook.eu email address and password (not just your username).  
  • Windows users: if you are happy to install the default *32-bit version, then go ahead and click Install.

* Note for Windows users: the 32-bit installer can be installed on both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows. If you have a 64-bit Windows edition then you may prefer to download the 64-bit version, you can do this by clicking Advanced then changing the dropdown list to 64-bit, before clicking Install. Microsoft recommends the use of the 32bit version of Office 2013 on both 32 and 64 bit platforms.

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To find out if you have a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows:

On Windows 7: click the Start button, right-click Computer then click Properties, then under System Type you should see either 32-bit or 64-bit operating system

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On Windows 8.0: on your keyboard press Windows Key and D together (to put into desktop mode), then hover the mouse in very bottom right corner, and from the popup menu click Settings, then PC Info.

On Windows 8.1: right-click the Startbutton then click System.

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