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titleOffice

Office 201x Professional Plus, Office 201x for Mac

What is it?

This is what most people would consider "normal" Office. It is available for both Windows and Mac, though the Mac version has fewer features.

Which devices can it be installed on?

  • Departmentally owned computers for staff use
  • Departmentally owned computers for shared student use - such as student rooms / teaching labs
  • Computers purchased via research grants being used mainly on-site

Which devices can it NOT be installed on?

  • Personal computers
  • Departmentally owned computers provided to a single student
  • Off-site computers purchased using research grants
  • Computers purchased via research grants being used mainly off-site

How can I install it?

  • CSCS supported or purchased computers - Office will be installed for you when we set up your computer
  • Unsupported computers - Office can be downloaded from University Software Sales

How can I upgrade from an older version?

How is it licensed - do I need a key?

  • Office 201x for Windows automatically connects to a University licence server to activate itself. This can only happen when you are connected to the University network (wired or wireless). If the computer leaves the network for longer than 180 days it will de-activate automatically, leaving you with reduced functionality. If you are going off-site for longer than this you should contact our service desk so that we can configure your computer in an alternative way.
  • Office 201x for Mac does not require a licence key or activation, placing the responsibility on the user

Office 365 Professional Plus

What is it?

This version of Office is part of the Office 365 suite. Functionally it is identical to the 'normal' Office, but it is designed to be easier to install on personal devices. For more information on Office 365 see our Office 365 FAQ.

What devices can it be installed on?

  • Student personal computers
  • Staff personal computers - please note that Office 365 will be available for staff in February 2016
  • Departmentally owned computers for single student use
  • Computers purchased via research grants being used mainly off-site

Which devices can it NOT be installed on?

  • Departmentally owned computers for staff use
  • Departmentally owned computers for shared student use - such as student rooms / teaching labs
  • Computers purchased via research grants being used mainly on-site

How can I install it?

How can I upgrade from an older version?

  • Office 365 Pro Plus is automatically updated via Microsoft, this includes upgrades between versions, e.g. from 2013 to 2016.

How is it licensed - do I need a key?

  • You must sign into your Office 365 account to download or use it
  • You can install it on up to 5 devices

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titleOffice 365 Online Services

Office 365 Availability

Office 365 is a package of online products designed to make mobile working and collaboration easier. It is being made available as and when each product is ready.

  • Office 365 Pro Plus - as described above, 5 fully functional Office installations for your personal devices
  • Office for mobile - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote on your Android, iOS or Windows Mobile device

Available early 2016:

  • Office online - basic versions of Office applications that work in your browser, for when you are on a computer with out Office
  • 1TB OneDrive for Business - 1TB of cloud storage for syncing between computers and uploading to from your mobile devices
  • Skype for Business - Video conferencing and instant messaging

Please note: The above products will be released in stages beginning in January 2016, once they have undergone testing. The release will be announced. Documentation will be available at that time.For more information see our Office 365 FAQ

What Happens if You Leave the University

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