Try Office 365 free and see how it can help your school. Here’s how:
  1. Sign up for a free trial. Explore the features and benefits of Office 365 for up to 50 users.
  2. Verify eligibility. At any time during the trial you can have Microsoft verify your domain's eligibility for academic prices.
  3. Start using the service. Deploy the free service (Office 365 for education Plan A2) to your entire institution or purchase other services.
To qualify for Office 365 for education you must be an accredited educational institution. You will be required to sign a contract and attest that you are an eligible customer. Microsoft reserves the right to verify eligibility at any time and suspend the service for ineligible customers.
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Faculty and staff:
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Faculty and staff:
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Business-class email:

Get business-class email,1 shared calendars, 50 GB of storage space per user, and the ability to use your own domain name.
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Web conferencing:

Conduct meetings over the web with HD video conferencing, screen sharing, and instant messaging.
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Simple file sharing:

OneDrive for Business gives each user 1 TB of personal storage they can access from anywhere and that syncs2 with their PC. Easily share files internally and externally and control who sees and edits them.
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Intranet sites for your teams:

SharePoint sites provide workspaces with customizable security settings for individual teams within the institution.
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Active Directory integration:

Manage user credentials and permissions. Single sign-on and synchronization with Active Directory.
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Spam and malware protection:

Premium anti-malware protection and anti-spam filtering.
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Community and phone support:

IT-level web support and 24/7 phone support for critical issues.
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Office Online:

Create and edit Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote files via a web browser.
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Mobile apps:

Access, edit, and view Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents on iPad®, iPhone®, Android phone, and Windows Phone. Use the OneNote, OWA, Lync Mobile, and SharePoint Newsfeed apps on most devices.3
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Guaranteed 99.9% uptime:

Get peace of mind knowing that your services are available with a guaranteed 99.9% uptime, financially backed service level agreement (SLA).
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Office applications:

Subscription to Office for up to 5 PCs/Windows tablets/Macs per user.
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Desktop versions of:
Word Excel PowerPoint Outlook
Publisher Access Lync OneNote
Desktop versions of:
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Publisher Access Lync OneNote

Advanced email:

Archiving and legal hold capabilities, plus unlimited storage.
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eDiscovery Center:

Tools to support compliance. Search across SharePoint sites and Exchange mailboxes.
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Hosted voicemail support with auto attendant capabilities.
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Yammer Enterprise:

Enterprise social networking that makes it easy to share ideas and that comes with advanced support, security, administration, and integrations.
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Enterprise voice:

Enhance or replace traditional PBX phone systems with the call capabilities offered in Lync Server 2013 Plus CAL.5
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Audio calling:

Make voice calls from your computer using Lync-to-phone.
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Plans that do not include the desktop version of Office work with the latest version of Office, Office 2010, Office 2007 (with slightly limited functionality), Office 2011 for Mac, and Office 2008 for Mac.
Please contact your Microsoft account representative if you are a Microsoft Core CAL or Enterprise CAL subscriber.

Office 365 onboarding service

Office 365 FastTrack and adoption offer

FastTrack is the onboarding experience included for qualified Office 365 customers. Microsoft engineers help you onboard your Office 365 services, enabling you to quickly get started with Office 365 and then easily move to widespread use.

Limited-time adoption offer: In addition to FastTrack, for a limited time (September 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015) qualified customers who adopt Office 365 can get additional adoption support or have their IT partner reimbursed for adoption support.

Learn more about FastTrack and the adoption offer

Get Office 365 ProPlus for your students at no additional cost when you purchase Office for faculty and staff

Your students get access to Office 365 ProPlus at no additional cost when you license Office 365 ProPlus or Office Professional Plus institution-wide for all your faculty/staff. Starts Dec. 1, 2013.

Schools can sign up through their existing Enrollment for Education Solutions, Open Value Subscription-Education Solutions, or school contract.

No. Students do not have to be on the Office 365 A2 plan. However, in order to have full productivity capabilities, it is recommended that institutions deploy both Office 365 A2 and O365 ProPlus for their students.

Your institution can order and deploy Office 365 ProPlus to students starting December 1, 2013, provided that it meets all the conditions required for this Enrollment for Education Solutions, Open Value Subscription-Education Solutions, or school contract benefit. At the anniversary or renewal date for your contract, please contact your Volume Licensing reseller to address additional questions related to the software provided to students.

There is no credit for the invoice already paid. For additional support, please contact your Volume Licensing specialist.

When students graduate, their Office 365 subscription through the institution ends. They can enroll in other consumer or commercial offers.

1 Users can connect the following versions of Outlook to their hosted email, so they can use the rich client application they already know: the latest version of Outlook, Outlook 2010, Outlook 2007 (with slightly limited functionality), Outlook 2011 for Mac, and Outlook 2008 for Mac.
2 The OneDrive for Business sync client is available with Office 2013 or with Office 365 subscriptions that include Office 2013 applications. If you don’t have Office 2013, a free download of the OneDrive for Business sync client is also available.
3 These mobile apps do not require a subscription, but may have other requirements. Learn more.
4 Publisher and Access: Windows PC client programs and/or features only; cannot be used across devices. OneNote for Mac is available as a separate download from the Mac App Store.
5 Lync Server 2013 Plus CAL requires a customer to purchase and deploy an on-premises Lync Server to enhance or replace traditional PBX systems.

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