Free Microsoft 365 Pro Plus

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FREE Microsoft 365 ProPlus

Palmer’s College is happy to announce the new Microsoft Student Advantage programme. The College has a special enterprise agreement with Microsoft that now entitles all students to download and install Microsoft Office ProPlus desktop applications AT NO ADDITIONAL COST.

The software can only be accessed via the college office 365 online accounts.

A recent announcement by Microsoft announced a new Student Advantage programme:
  • Beginning December 1, 2013, education institutions worldwide that license Office 365 ProPlus or Office Professional Plus for staff and faculty can provide access to Office 365 ProPlus for students at no additional cost.
  • Office 365 Education provides students with cloud based productivity tools that help them to communicate and collaborate more efficiently, access assignments in shared workspaces, have their notes synchronized in OneNote and the ability to use familiar applications such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel anywhere, anytime and across virtually any device.

Who is eligible?

All full time students currently studying at Palmer’s College.

What do I get?
Eligible students will be able to download Microsoft Office ProPlus applications on up to 5 devices (PC, Mac, and/or mobile device). These applications include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote*, Access*, and Publisher*.

*Windows PC client programs and/or features only. Cannot be used across devices.
*The Office 365 suite shown to download is Office 2013 but office 2010 is also available.

How is Office 365 ProPlus different from Office 365 Web Apps through Skydrive?

Office 365 Web Apps includes:
  • Access to Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote from your web browser
  • SkyDrive – Online document storage with up to 7GB of storage
  • Open, edit and share your Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote files from your web browser
  • Office 365 ProPlus includes:
  • A digital download of Office 365 ProPlus to install on PC/Mac for up to 5 devices
  • Office 365 ProPlus stays up to date with the latest releases from Microsoft (currently Office Professional Plus 2013)
  • Office Mobile access for iOS and Android devices.
  • Create and store Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, OneNote, and Publisher files locally on your machine.
  • Connect your student email account to the Outlook desktop client, opening more features to use with your email and calendars.

How do I get the software?

You must login to your College email account by either logging in through the Palmers portal or by going directly to

How do I login to my Student email account?

Inside of college the login happens automatically, outside of the college network you can access your email via the Palmers portal or directly via

What is my email address?

{college login} The password will be your college network password.

Installation is a very simple process and can be completed in four steps:
  1. once logged into your email click on the settings icon in the top right hand corner.
  2. Select office 365 settings from the drop down menu.
  3. click on ‘Software –install and manage software’
  4. The available software then be shown. Click on install button to start the process off which should take approximately 15mins depending on your internet speed.

Please be aware you are only licenced to install the software on a maximum of five personal devices. These devices are tracked with the unique serial number and will be shown on your download page.
The software is based on a subscription model and hence once you leave college and your account college account is disabled the subscription will cease. You may then enrol in other available consumer offers or will be offered a similar subscription via your new university.

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