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Microsoft has announced that Office 365 ProPlus will be available free to OHIO students some time later this academic year.
If you don't want to wait for the free ProPlus version to become available, you still can purchase an Office 365 University subscription from Bobcat Depot. Just keep in mind that Microsoft does not issue refunds. We will update this page as we learn more.
Office 365 University is currently for "students" only and includes:
Four year subscription exclusively for eligible higher education students. Office can be installed on 2 PCs or Macs plus select mobile devices.
The latest versions of the Office apps and access to Cloud Services Application availability and features vary by platform and device. Customers with an active subscription will be entitled to the newest versions when available.
Athens Campus - Students can purchase Office 365 University from the Bobcat Depot, Baker University Center, 112 (Bobcat Depot Hours).
Regional Campus - Currently regional campuses are NOT selling Office 365, except at the Chillicothe & Zanesville campuses.
Chillicothe students can purchase Office 365 University from Chillicothe IT Help Desk, Stevenson Center
Zanesville students can purchase Office 365 University from Zanesville Help Desk, Elson Hall Room 102
Regional Campus & Distance/On-Line Students - Students not attending Chillicothe, Zanesville or not living close to OU Athens campus, can request for software to be sent via mail (USPS). Send request to firstname.lastname@example.org - include name, OHIO ID (i.e. email or PID), mailing address, software title and authorization to bill your student account. We will bill your account for the price of the software with tax and $5 shipping and handling.
Windows System Requirements:
Once your Office 365 subscription expires, the Office software applications enter read-only reduced functionality mode, which means that you can view or print documents only, but you will not be able to create new documents or edit existing documents. The Office applications do not vanish from the hard disk or SSD, but retreat into that reduced-function mode. Documents created with those applications are untouched.
To regain the lost functionality, a customer must purchase a new subscription to Office 365, or buy a "perpetual license" copy of the suite (the latter is the familiar pay-once, use-forever type of license).
Documents already on SkyDrive will not disappear, even if the 7GB free limit has been exceeded. They can be moved out of SkyDrive and to a local system at any time.
Email notices from Microsoft will be sent to customers when they are nearing their expiration of Office 365.