Last week Kings College London’s fresher’s showed their enthusiasm for the Office Pro Plus Benefit for Students Package.
Over the 2 day period over 11'500 students visited the Barbican Exhibition Centre to meet with different student activity groups, societies and sports clubs. The students were keen to learn of the opportunities out there for them when entering the University, and with the news that they were entitled to a complimentary package of the entire Office Pro Plus suite students were ecstatic!
The Microsoft team assisted the Universities IT department in order to promote the benefit and interact with students.
Feedback from students was excellent: "This is the best freebie I have got today ". One student even told us “I was going to buy Microsoft Office Pro Plus this week, now I don’t have too!” Some students did not believe the offer until they downloaded the package at the fayre in front of the Microsoft team! There were big smiles all-round the fayre as the word quickly spread.
What is Office Pro Plus Benefit for Students?
Any institution worldwide that licenses Office for staff and faculty can provide access to Office 365 ProPlus for students at no additional cost. As a result, more than 35,000 institutions worldwide are automatically eligible to deliver the package to their students.
Office 365 ProPlus includes all the familiar and full Office applications, such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and offers the ability for these to be locally installed on up to five devices and available offline.
Furthermore, when a school combines the Office Pro Plus Benefit with our other cloud services - Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and Lync Online - of which all are available free through Office 365 Education, students have access to the same set of productivity tools and services used by Fortune 500 companies all over the world.