Free Microsoft Office and 1TB cloud storage for WIT staff and students

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Those availing of the free initiative will benefit by being able to use the same software they can access at WIT at home or on their own devices rather than using open source software or paying for a Microsoft license.

Those availing of the free initiative will benefit by being able to use the same software they can access at WIT at home or on their own devices rather than using open source software or paying for a Microsoft license.

Students can save in the region of €80 (the cost of a student license) thanks to a global education initiative from Microsoft which WIT has signed up to

Waterford Institute of Technology staff and students can save themselves some money by availing of Microsoft Office for free, as well as 1TB of cloud storage

The cost of a student license is approx. €79.99 for four years whereas Office 365 Home costs €10 per month.

Those availing of the free initiative will benefit by being able to use the same software they can access at WIT at home or on their own devices rather than using open source software or paying for a Microsoft license.

The free service is provided by Microsoft for the duration of an individual’s employment or study at WIT. It allows for the installation of Office on up to 5 devices including PC, Mac, and Mobile Devices. Full versions of: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Access, Publisher, Outlook, and InfoPath are included in the offer.

OneDrive

The 1TB of cloud storage on offer through OneDrive means staff and students can access documents easily from anywhere once they have internet access.

“The benefits to the student are that they are all using the same software and they are getting more productive in college/uni or school through using the MS suite,” A Microsoft spokesperson explained.

Five devices

According to Microsoft the educational offer entitles customers with a Campus Licensing Agreement or an Open Value subscription to Student Advantage aka ProPlus (free Office).

Microsoft has clarified that refunds will not be available to individuals who have just bought a license. “You could still avail of your student entitlement of free Office and download it on up to 5 devices, for example pc/laptop at home, your phone/tablet,” a spokesperson said.


Find out how to download and install Office 365 at http://www.wit.ie/getoffice.


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